We take a look at the classic platformer, Prince of Persia, that popularised rotoscoped animation in games. This version is on the FM Towns Marty.
For our Halloween special we take a look at the genesis of the survival horror experience, Alone in the Dark on the FM Towns Marty.
We play Microcosm on the Fujitsu FM Towns Marty
A Galactic Odyssey
We take a look at another edutainment title on the FM Towns Marty, this time we go into outer space to learn about the history of space travel.
Inside the FM Towns Marty
We take one of our prized examples of the unfortunately forgotten console powerhouse, the FM Towns Marty, and open it up to see whats inside.
Car Marty Pinout
Here’s the Pinout for the Floppy port on the Fujitsu Car Marty. This will allow you to connect an external Floppy Disk Drive (Japanese 3 mode, 3.5″)
Port as seen from the back of the machine.
IMPORTANT: Some of the ports marked NC (No Connection) are actually attached to the +7V line, make sure these are unconnected.
|9||HD Out||22||Write Protect|
|13||GND||26||Select Side One|
This is still a WIP
We take a look at the action Role Playing game Drakkhen on the FM Towns Marty 2.
Fujitsu Car Marty
|Region||Release Date||Discontinued||Lifetime Sales|
Fujitsu Ten succeeded on many fronts, they created the worlds first car entertainment system. It was capable of using multiple external screens, had built-in GPS (another first) and could use most of the software that worked on the Marty. In fact, with the addition of an external floppy it could use all of the Marty software.
Once again, however, the Car Marty was far too expensive. It did not sell well and was pulled from the market after a fairly short time. It was a harbinger of things to come though and many other companies took notes from the Car Marty design.
The Car Marty itself is pretty hard to get working outside of a car. There was a cable available, but this is even rarer than the machine itself (which is incredibly rare). Because it’s made for a car, it needs a 12v power supply (centre negative) and a proprietary connector for video.
We’ve already got a pinout available if you need it, right here Car Marty Accessory Port Pinout
You can at least use a PSU of your choice, which means you can make it work without a step up/down convertor. But that’s really the only advantage of using this over a standard Marty.
There were two versions released, the MVP-1 and MVP-10. They’re pretty much the same but the MVP-10 has a slightly different CD mechanism for reliability.