News Article

Australia to get TurboGrafx-16 games in July

Posted by Darren Calvert

bit of a turn up for the books this one. Our Austrailian counterparts have been restricted from downloading TurboGrafx-16 games since the start of the Virtual Console service seemingly because the console never made a debut in that region. It wasn't the..

bit of a turn up for the books this one. Our Austrailian counterparts have been restricted from downloading TurboGrafx-16 games since the start of the Virtual Console service seemingly because the console never made a debut in that region. It wasn't the end of the world as certain sneaky Aussies found they could get around this by changing their Wii region settings but it still left them feeling a hard done by!

It would appear as if all that was set to change judging from Hudson's Virtual Console website. Yes indeedy a icon has now been added stating Aussieland will be getting TG-16 games in their Wii Shop from July!

We would imagine this would mirror the game list already available for the European region and then continue to keep in step with it. Lets hope so otherwise this will be very confusing indeed!

Sponsored links by Taboola

More Stories

User Comments (23)

__Migwel

#2

Migwel said:

No way he'd rather beat his wife and kids around, the scientologist freak.

__Orpheon

#4

Orpheon said:

Well, I can say that a lot of folks down under will be very happy with this news - all these years of emulation have left those TurboGrafx enthusiasts without any legitimate option to embrace the TG-16.

Now that this is set to change, I guess all of you can get ready to wipe your conscience clean.

JNoodles

#5

JNoodles said:

@Migwel, I really don't like your attitude. "beat his wife and kids around." He was a nice guy. Now, shut up and download ActRaiser. :D

DazzaAdmin

#6

Dazza said:

LOL Irwin beat crocs with sheer cunning. Never his wife & kids! He would have probably have liked to have played Bonk's Revenge I think.

DamoAdmin

#7

Damo said:

Yeah, you get to beat up dinos in Bonk's Revenge, and they kinda look like crocs.

eltomo

#8

eltomo said:

/quote/It wasn't the end of the world as certain sneaky Aussies found they could get around this by changing their Wii region settings but it still left them feeling a hard done by!/endquote/

hold on, if i change my Wii settings, can I download Japanese and US games, or I cant because its PAL regoin?

Jazzem

#9

Jazzem said:

Yay for Australia! It's so nice to see them getting the TG-16 games now, after that incredibly odd 'The console wasn't released there' reason.

You're in for a treat guys =] Make me happy and buy Soldier Blade, Chew Man Fu and Dragon's Curse!

DazzaAdmin

#10

Dazza said:

@el_tomo - You can change a PAL consoles settings to anywhere in the PAL region. You cannot set it to USA or Japan!!

Bluezealand

#11

Bluezealand said:

Why do they release TG-16 games only now in Australia? The console was also never released in Europe and we got them although from the beginning.

link64

#12

link64 said:

Is Australia going to get 20+ new games at once or are they going to start having different release schedules than us.

Bass_X0

#13

Bass_X0 said:

Strewth! Steve Irwin was a scientologist? Hopefully all 20+ TG16 games are made available at once.

__grayOlorin

#15

grayOlorin said:

"You can change a PAL consoles settings to anywhere in the PAL region. You cannot set it to USA or Japan!!"

so if i am in the US and set my region to japan, can I get msx games????

__Nathan

#16

Nathan said:

Good, I like vertical shooters, so now I'll be able to get that Soldier Blade game. That's the best one, right?

DazzaAdmin

#17

Dazza said:

grayOlorin - no, there are 3 regions EU/Austrailia, Americas and Japan. You are fixed to one of the 3 main regions depending on where your console came from.

E-dawg

#18

E-dawg said:

Yes! At last, this is the best news I've heard all week, maybe Nintendo Australia don't hate us after all...

Starwolf_UK

#19

Starwolf_UK said:

"@el_tomo - You can change a PAL consoles settings to anywhere in the PAL region."

Though if you do that any Wii points currently on your Wii shop balance get deleted. Something like NOE didn't like the fact cunning people were saving a few pennies by buying their points from Australia...

Anyway. This is great news. IIRC Famitsu said Bonk and Bomberman 93 would be the first games and that Australia would have 60 Turbografx games by the end of the year.

TBoneTony

#22

TBoneTony said:

ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!

Yes...hopefully Nintendo would then scrap their stupid (Original Region Only) policy and this is the next big step towards us PAL regions getting great RPG's like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6 and Super Mario RPG. Those are the BIG THREE in Australia's TOP 5 Most Wanted Virtual Console games according to Nintendo Gamer in Australia.

Sadly, Steve Irwin never saw any of these Wii Virtual Console Games. But I am sure Bindi would love Bonks Adventure if she has a Wii.

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...