Last Updated: 05-15-2019, 01:54 PM
Name: Sharp X68000 Full Romset + Emulator
Category: Full Rom Sets
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Submitted by: ChecKsuM

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The Sharp X68000 is a 16/32-bit Japanese computer platform that was originally released in 1987. It was the first home system to offer arcade-quality graphics, serving as the development machine for the Capcom CPS arcade system over the next several years. It was the most powerful home gaming system of the 1980s.

The Sharp X68000 is a 16/32-bit home computer manufactured by Sharp Corporation and co-developed by Hudson. It was revealed in October 1986 and released in February 1987 in Japan. It was the successor to the 8-bit Sharp MZ and Sharp X1 computers. At launch, the X68000 was initially sold at an expensive price of ¥369,000 (roughly $3000 in 1987 dollars, equivalent to around $6000 in 2012 dollars).

Based on arcade architecture, the X68000 was the first home system to offer arcade quality graphics, which was almost unheard of at the time. Like arcade machines, much of the X68000's advanced graphical capabilities came from the use of custom GPU graphics processors, which were improved with later hardware revisions. As a result, it had a large number of arcade-perfect conversions and even served as the development machine for Capcom's CPS arcade system over the next several years since it released. The X68000 remained the most powerful home gaming system up until the release of the Neo Geo arcade-based console in 1990.

Its main 16-bit rivals in the Japanese computer market were the NEC PC-98, launched in 1982, and the FM Towns, launched in 1989. The PC-98 would remain the computer market leader in Japan up until the mid-1980s, while the X68000 and FM Towns fought for second place, up until the arrival of Windows 95 on the IBM PC slowly began dominating over local Japanese competition around the late 1990s.


The Sharp X68000 had similar hardware specs as the average arcade cabinet hardware of the late 80's, as well as 2D arcade machines into the early 90's. Like arcade machines (as well as the later Neo Geo arcade/console system), much of the X68000's advanced graphical capabilities came from the use of custom GPU graphics processors, which were improved with later hardware revisions. Because of this, it featured a large number of games that were perfectly ported from the arcades to the X68000, making it the most powerful home gaming system of the 1980s.

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Extracts to ~6Gig

I have never played this system before, but it's defiantly one to check out !

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