Sega Genesis System with Sega CD Attachment. Includes Sega Genesis, Sega CD, RF unit, 2 Ac Adaptors, and a controller.
Sega CD was one of the first CD-ROM based gaming consoles. The extra
storage space this medium allowed gave rise to inclusion of full motion
video, higher quality audio, and improved graphics in games.
In similar fashion to the Sega 32X,
the original two Sega CD models (dubbed Sega CD I and II) required a
Genesis console to operate. Both models plugged into the bottom of the
Genesis, with CD I fitting the older version of the Genesis and the CD
II fitting the newer version.
One of the hallmark features of the Sega CD was the inclusion of full motion video
(FMV) in games. Though this was revolutionary at the time, the low
number of colors (512) the console was able to produce effectively made
low quality FMV. This was improved greatly with some Sega CD 32X games,
as these were capable of showing 32,768 colors.
Between North America, Japan, and Europe
approximately 221 Sega CD games were produced (including five Sega CD
32X games). Though a large number of these were original releases,
several were simply ports of existing Genesis games with extra content
and improved graphics (such as Mortal Kombat and Earthworm Jim).
- CPU: 12.5 MHz 16-bit Motorola 68000 processor
- Graphics: Custom ASIC processor, 64 colors onscreen out of 512, resolution of 320 x 224 or 256 x 224 pixels
- RAM: 4 Mbit program RAM, 2Mbit word RAM, 512kbit PCM samples, 128kbit cache, 64kbit backup RAM
- Storage: 500MB on CD-ROM with a transfer rate of 150 kB/s
Stereo PWM, total 12 MHz clock frequency, 18 total sound channels, max
sample rate of 32 kHz, 8 bits of wave data, 16 bit DAC
- Dimensions: 301mm x 212.5mm x 112.5mm
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