MagicEngine 1.1.3

MagicEngine is a PC-Engine console emulator.

  • Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011
  • License: Shareware / $30.00
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98
  • Publisher: David & Cedric Michel

Description of MagicEngine 1.1.3

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MagicEngine is a PC-Engine console emulator. The PC-Engine - also known as the TurboGrafx-16 in the USA, was a nice little machine made by NEC. The first model came out in 1987 followed one year later by a CD extension that made the PC-Engine the first console to have CD games.

MagicEngine emulates the PC-Engine almost perfectly. The emulator has:

full HuCard emulation!
full SuperGrafx emulation!
full CD-ROM and Super CD-ROM emulation!
(with a custom System Card - no BIOS ROM needed)
full Arcade Card emulation!
very accurate and fast emulation!
game save/load feature!
nice and easy to use graphical user interface!
five players mode - fully configurable!

This was quite an impressive machine, with good graphic capacities (16-bit video processor, 512 colors, 64 sprites) and a fast and powerful 8-bit CPU. It also had a very good game collection, with unique and high quality games. And even today some PC-Engine games are still without an equivalent on modern consoles. Of course if you only enjoy 3-D games, well, the PC-Engine may disappoint you a bit, but if you love good old 2-D games, especially shoot'em up, give it a try, it really has some excellent games!

The demo is limited in time, everything is fully fonctionnal, but after 5 minutes the game you are playing will be frozen. You can reset it to start again or you can load another game, but you can not play to a game more than 5 minutes.

However there's a little trick. If you save a game, reloading it will reset the time limit, so if every 4-minute or so you save the game and reload it immediately, you will be able to play to the same game for more than 5 minutes
Requirements: No special requirements

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