TG-16 Reviews - Page 3

World Sports Competition (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

World Sports Competition (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Originally released in 1992, World Sports Competition brought the spirit of the summer Olympic games home to the TurboGrafx-16.

There won't be many gamers out there that remember this one most likely. World Sports Competition is a game based on the Olympic Games, but without the official license. As to be expected the games are represented as a series of mini-games which you and up to four other..

J.J. & Jeff (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

J.J. & Jeff (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

This comical action game features two bungling detectives, J.J. and Jeff, as they travel through a total of six fields.

The PC Engine (Japanese name for TurboGrafx-16) has always been a console to attract weird games. If you've ever played Toilet Kids and Photograph Boy then you will know what I mean. This particular game started out life as Kato Chan & Ken Chan in Japan, aside from the..

Blazing Lazers (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Blazing Lazers (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Blazing Lazers is a vertical-scrolling shooter that was praised for surpassing the limitations of the hardware of its time.

Originally released in Japan as Gunhed, Blazing Lazers was one of the most heavily featured titles in the original TurboGrafx-16 adverts, and with very good reason. Considering the age of the title (it was originally released in 1989!), it's nothing short of stunning and..

Ninja Spirit (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Ninja Spirit (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Ninja Spirit is a side-scrolling action game that amazed the gaming world with its precision graphics and quality game play.

While it would be easy for someone to dismiss any ninja action title that doesn't have the name Ninja Gaiden or Shinobi in the title, doing that would cause you to miss a little-known, but outstanding ninja action title...

Ordyne (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Ordyne (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

The evil Kubota has kidnapped Dr. Tomari's fiancee Kana and taken the colossal nuclear reactor Ordyne.

For those who have never come across this gem in Namco's history Ordyne is a cutesy horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up in the vein of Konami's Paradious. It's a lot more obscure than it ought to be as in fact it was quite a novel game at the time. You're cast as Dr. Yuichiro Tomari, a brilliant and..

Shockman (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Shockman (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

It's been two years since Arnold and Sonya were made into Shockmen.

Shockman is actually the second game in the Japanese ‘Schbibinman’ series. The first title never saw the light of day outside of Japan sadly, it was basically a fun platform action game along the same lines as Mega Man. It’s sequel Schbibinman 2 was released in North America as Shockman, and although graphically it is a big..

Battle Lode Runner (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Battle Lode Runner (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

This upgraded edition to the famous Lode Runner series includes a 5-player versus mode.

Lode Runner is strange little title - it's been around for ages, has a cult following but never really seems to break through to the mainstream. This Turbografx 'Battle' edition was produced by Hudsonsoft and graphically is a step up from previous versions, which tended to look a bit drab. In Battle Lode..

Bonk's Revenge (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Bonk's Revenge (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

I love a good bonk!

Hudson struck gold with Bonk's Adventure, following its success a sequel was inevitable and we couldn't have asked for a much better follow-up than this. Improving on numerous facets of the original, Bonk's Revenge boasts better graphics and sound and more challenging gameplay. This sequel offers gamers a quaint, humorous, and charming adventure through prehistory that will..

Bravoman (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Bravoman (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Bravo, jolly good show - NOT!

It must first be understood that Bravoman isn't to be taken too seriously. The game was created as a parody whose sole purpose was to make light of the many different "superhero" games created over the years. Most Turbo fans will tell you that the game is a semi-sequel to the Keith Courage in Alpha Zones game that was bundled with the American TurboGrafx-16..

Dragon's Curse (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Dragon's Curse (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Wonder Boy by another name...

Those of you that used to own a Sega Master System may experience an unshakable feeling of deja vu when playing Dragon's Curse (known as Adventure Island in Japan) - because it's pretty much the exact same game as the Master System Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap! The history of the Wonder Boy franchise is complex and hard to explain, but in simple terms Sega own the..

Splatterhouse (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Splatterhouse (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

The forces of evil are abroad - ghastly, slimy creatures from the depths of your very worst nightmares.

Heavily inspired by the Jason Voorhees character from the Friday the 13th films so popular in the 80's this game is a hockey mask wearing, butcher knife wielding gorefest! For those who aren't familiar with the game it is basically a 2D scrolling fighter. Unlike it's contemporaries like Double..

Double Dungeons (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Double Dungeons (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Double the dungeons, but half of the fun!

Dungeon crawlers became quite popular back in the early 80's on many of the personal computers like the Commodore 64 and Apple II series of computers. I actually owned an Apple IIc computer and played many of the popular titles like the Wizardry and Bard's Tale series myself. It's probably the main reason that I'm such a huge RPG fan to this very day. So..

Chew Man Fu (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Chew Man Fu (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Chew Man Fu has set a curse to rob the world of fried rice, egg rolls and all its other favourite foods.

This is no doubt a game that not many will be familiar with. I think an award should go for best named game 'Chew Man Fu'. The Japanese release was called 'Be Ball' so for once the western name is much more fun! Basically this is a puzzle game where you have to push large coloured balls around..

New Adventure Island (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

New Adventure Island (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

New Adventure Island is perhaps Master Higgins best adventure to date.

The Wonder Boy and Adventure Island games have seen releases on just about every 8 and 16-bit console you can think of, not to mention a few remakes on some of the more recent systems. Having said that, if you want to play the best the series has to offer, you need only download...

Vigilante (TG-16)

Vigilante (TG-16)

Brave the streets of New York City in this side-scrolling beat-'em-up game.

One of the first side-scrolling beat-'em-ups was Irem's Kung Fu. In it, you, as a lone martial artist, had to make your way to the top floor of a five-story temple by dispatching successive waves of bad guys with only a limited repertoire of punches and kicks. Four years later, Irem produced a spiritual sequel in the shape..

Soldier Blade (TG-16)

Soldier Blade (TG-16)

A new shooter in the Star Soldier tradition. Players play as an pilot flying the heavy assault fighter Soldier Blade.

One thing that can be said for sure is that if you owned a TurboGrafx console you would never be in short supply of shoot-em-up games! For anyone who is a big fan of the genre it is great news that Hudson has brought one of the most respected games of the genre to the Virtual..

Moto Roader (TG-16)

Moto Roader (TG-16)

The action in this racing game is viewed from above and features rotational controls.

Every once in awhile you come across a game that just makes you scratch your head and wonder what someone was thinking when they let a game like this actually get released. After the success of RC Pro-Am and Micro Machines on the NES, overhead racers began to gain popularity. It would seem that NEC was looking to..

R-Type (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

R-Type (Wii Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

This is R type of game!

R-Type is widely considered one of, if not the greatest shooters every created. But kick off any conversation with a shooter fan about R-Type and you're likely to get a 10 minute rant on how excruciatingly difficult the game is. Over the years, shooters have come and gone. Some have been good and some have been bad, but in...

Military Madness (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Military Madness (Virtual Console / TurboGrafx-16)

Strategic lunacy!

Also known as Nectaris in Japan, this game was a cult hit when it was released in the US many years ago. It wasn't a massive seller but positive reviews made sure it got a decent reception from gamers 'in the know'. For anyone who has played Advance Wars on the GBA you will know exactly what you are getting here. It’s a...

Alien Crush (TG-16)

Alien Crush (TG-16)

Alien Crush is a fan-favorite pinball game that features a sinister sci-fi theme.

It's easy to dismiss Alien Crush as "just another video pinball game," but those who do so will be missing out on an outstanding Turbografx-16 game. While it is a pinball game at heart, Alien Crush somehow takes a great Alien theme and manages to craft a very unique and long-lasting pinball gaming..