Good lord I want all of those 3DO M2 prototypes! Very specifically the blue, white and black FZ-21 versions, and that sweet circular design one with the triangle in the middle. The blue is so striking and clean though, and the white gives me some big PC-FX mixed with an Apple Pippin vibes.
I really love how ambitious NEC was about the PC Engine core system locking onto things for advanced functions. I didn’t realize until about a year or two ago that you could plug in a PCE CD unit into a PC-8801 MC to use as just a disc drive for a limited number of cd based PC-88 software.
I wonder how the phone would work with the core system? Would it be for network play? Or just placing bets/orders?