Hardware Review: Super SD System 3 for the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine

Episode 55 – On this episode of the show, we review the Super SD System 3 for the TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and SuperGrafx consoles. This device allows you to load TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine HuCard ROMs off of a microSD card (and even SuperGrafx ROMs if you have the device connected to a SuperGrafx console) , but unlike the Turbo Everdrive, also allows you to load CD, Super CD, and Arcade CD images. If that weren’t enough, it also adds both RGB and composite video output to your console, removing the need to have your system modded.

The SSDS3 is not without it’s shortcomings, however. Although the video and audio noise issues have been largely solved, the system does still display some minor CD audio distortion, and the lack of save state functionality is a surprise.

You can buy the unit directly from Terraonion here: https://bit.ly/2x4jV7z

You can buy the unit from Stone Age Gamer here:

DISCLAIMER: Although this product was provided to the show for the purpose of this review, this is not sponsored content. I was not paid to review the product, I was not provided with talking points, the manufacturer did not have to approve the script or video prior to its release, and all opinions given are my own. Links provided to purchase the unit are not referral links, and I am not compensated in any way for sales generated by this video.

Show Notes:

– This is the first episode of the show recorded in my basement. So that’s exciting.

-Gameplay footage was recored using an OSSC and Startech 3.0 capture card. All gameplay footage was captured using the SSDS3.

Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (www.smartsound.com/royalty-free-music/incompetech)

Send me a postcard and I’ll send you one back:

Classic Gaming Quarterly
PO Box 73126
Davis, CA 95617


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.