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Made for: TurboGrafx-16
Manufacturer: NEC Home Electronics (USA)
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The TurboBooster is an add-on to the TurboGrafx-16 allowing the console to be hooked up to composite cables, which in turn lead to a better picture and stereo audio, as opposed to the RF image and monaural sound offered by default.

The add-on is a large device (mainly for the sake of aesthetics - its electronic internals are small) designed to be connected to the rear expansion port of a TurboGrafx-16. This brings some disadvantages, such as the ability to hook up a TurboGrafx-CD or similar rear-end devices at the same time (although the TurboGrafx-CD also offered a composite option).

The TurboBooster was replaced by the TurboBooster-Plus, which also allows games to be saved.

Physical scans

TurboGrafx-16, US
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TurboGrafx-16 (TurboGrafx) (1989) | TurboExpress (1990)
TurboGrafx-16 Add-Ons
TurboBooster | TurboBooster-Plus | TurboCable | TurboPad | TurboStick | TurboTap
TurboExpress Add-Ons
AC Adapter | Car Adapter | TurboLink | TurboVision