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FM Towns Marty
1995 - 5th generation system
The FM Towns Marty is a home video game console developed by Fujitsu, released in 1993. It was a variation of the FM Towns computer, which was a popular personal computer in Japan. The Marty was the first 32-bit console to be released in Japan and it was also the first console to feature a CD-ROM drive as its primary storage medium. The FM Towns Marty featured a Motorola 68000 CPU and was capable of displaying graphics in 256 colors at a resolution of 640x480. The console also had built-in support for stereo sound, which allowed for more advanced games than other consoles of the time. The Marty's library of games was relatively small, but many of the games were well-received and considered classics today. Most of the games were ports from other platforms, such as PC-98, X68000 and arcade, but there were also some exclusive titles. Some notable games for the Marty include "Super Star Wars," "Final Fantasy VI," "Doom" and "Wolfenstein 3D." The FM Towns Marty was not as successful as other consoles of the time, such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis, due to its high price point and its limited distribution outside of Japan. The Marty was discontinued in 1997. Overall, the FM Towns Marty was a unique console that was ahead of its time, featuring advanced graphics and sound, but it ultimately did not achieve the same level of success as other consoles of the time. The FM Towns Marty is a home video game console developed and produced by Fujitsu, released in 1991. It was only released in Japan and was based on the FM Towns computer system. Some games that were released for the FM Towns Marty include: Sonic the Hedgehog: This is a port of the popular Sega Genesis game and features the same gameplay as the original. Street Fighter II: This is a port of the popular arcade fighting game and features the same gameplay as the original. Super Mario Bros. 3: This is a port of the popular NES game and features the same gameplay as the original. Phantasy Star IV: This is a role-playing game developed and published by Sega and features a traditional turn-based combat system. Lord Monarch: This is a strategy role-playing game developed and published by Nihon Falcom and features a unique playstyle where the player must build and manage a kingdom. Popful Mail: This is a side-scrolling action game developed and published by Falcom, in which player controls a young witch named Mail, on a quest to save her friend and her village. Keep in mind that those are just examples and that the FM Towns Marty had a limited library of games.