FM Towns Marty
The FM Towns Marty is a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1991 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market. It was the first 32-bit home video game system, and came complete with a built in CD-ROM drive and disk drive.
It was based on the earlier FM Towns computer system Fujitsu had released in 1989. The Marty was backward-compatible with older FM Towns games.
The Towns Marty is famed for it's software library of arcade conversions, such as Raiden, Splatterhouse and Operation Wolf, which were very close to the original games.
Despite the strength of the software and hardware, Fujitsu never seemed to have faith in it, and did little to promote it, leaving the companies publishing games to promote the software almost alone.
It was also a very expensive machine, far higher than the competition, and with the advent of 3D machines such as the Playstation and Saturn, Fujitsu pulled the plug just under two years from the machine's launch, leaving it today as a sought after expensive console, which also applies to the software library.
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