The original CD-ROM
unit for the PC Engine
, and the first instance of a home video game console
technology. The CD-ROM² unit, about the same size as the PCE
itself, was useless for game-playing (and not so great for portable CD-playing either) unless you bought the Interface Unit
so you could actually make it talk to the PCE. Like other early CD-ROM systems
, the CD-ROM² was single-speed.
Classics such as Ys Book I & II and Cosmic Fantasy first arrived on CD format, until NEC saw need to increase the power of the PCE even more by introducing the Super CD-ROM².
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