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Old 05 August 2010, 15:59   #10
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Originally Posted by Bloodwych View Post
Wow, I didn't realise they were so big and built like tanks!!!! Very nice machine to own - I would have loved the bragging rights as a kid to own one of those!

Excellent post - thanks for the pics. You can get some Sharpe x68 EMU's for those who want to try it out.

This was basically an arcade board in your home, same duel 68000 CPU's as capcom CPS boards, but it it cost an absolute fortune back in the day - probably why it was never sold abroad.

As such it was perfect for arcade ports, much better suited than the Amiga which mainly had poor ports, but didn't have the range of quality games we came to enjoy. Plus the Amiga has better sounding music, but not as many channels.

Arcade and console style games - this was the king! However you won't find Super Cars, Hybris, Speedball, Turrican, Stuntcar Racer etc or any of those kind of cult games on the system.

I think overall the Amiga was the better all round machine, but the Sharpe had the specs to impress!
Yep! I agree with pretty much everything in this post. It is well built. But the casing and taking out the motherboard, drives, etc is a pain in the ass. Not difficult, but a pain. I had to change the casing cos the original one was cracked and it was a bugger to change. I thought i broke the new case at one point, but got there in the end. I too put the Amiga above this due to its sheer volume of library of games. But this is an arcade machine powerhouse. A sort of computerised version of the Neo-Geo if you will (which i also have! :P). I m surprised Akira hasnt put his 2 cents in this thread he normallly shoots his load when the words Sharp X68000 is mentioned! lol
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