One of Commodore's last acts before going under was the launching of the worlds FIRST 32 bit game console. Featuring sound and graphics abilities way ahead of the competition, Commodore demonstrated once again their uncanny ability to render themselves irrelevant in a market they should be dominating.
The Cool thing about the CD32 is that it is completely backwards compatible
with the CDTV, meaning that one can take advantage of the CD32s enhanced
speed, both in CPU power and CD-ROM speed, to play the older games.
The CD32 also has the ability to be expanded into a full computer, and
thousands of kits have been sold to do so. Now, why one would rather
do that than just buy a fully expandable Amiga computer, I don't know.
ROM: 1024 kilobytes
Video: CSG "Lisa & Amber" chip
Personal Note: Another eBay find. I have been somewhat disappointed by this machine. The top loading cdrom drive is a bit awkward, and while there are more games for this machine, they do not take as much advantage of the abilities of the CD32/CDTV as the pure CDTV games did. Still, I do keep mine plugged in and ready to go.
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