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The TI Speech Synthesizer plugged into the TI-99/4A plugged into the expansion port on the right side of the computer.  The Speech Synthesizer used the TMS5110/5220 series of speech chips that were used in the first wave of commercial voice synthesizers in the late 70's and early 80's. In an application, they allow speech data to be stored in a highly compressed format, which was very important in the days when ROM space was expensive.  The same series of chips were used in the Speak ' n Spell educational toy and the Gauntlet and Star Wars arcade games.

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box cover thumbnail Alpiner (1982 · TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (1982 · PC Booter, Commodore 64, Atari 2600...)
box cover thumbnail M*A*S*H (1983 · Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Microsurgeon (1982 · PC Booter, Intellivision, TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Moon Mine (1984 · TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Numeration 1: Under the Big Top (1983 · Apple II, TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Numeration 2: At The Carnival (1983 · TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Parsec (1982 · TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Pulsar (1983 · TI-99/4A)
box cover thumbnail Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (1982 · DOS, Commodore 64, Atari 2600...)
box cover thumbnail The Secret Agent (1984 · TI-99/4A)