TurboGrafx-16

TurboGrafx-16

TurboGrafx-16

The PC Engine was a joint venture between Japanese software house Hudson and electronics giant NEC. The machine was released at the height of Nintendo's dominance and surprised many by outselling the Famicom in Japan a short time after it hit the shelves. With a successful Japanese launch out of the way, the two companies decided to bring the machine to the US as the Turbografx-16, but poor marketing and a terrible choice of software resulted in the console losing out to Sega's freshly released Genesis (AKA Mega Drive) and Nintendo's aging NES.

The story was much different in Japan where the PC Engine (aided by a revolutionary CD-ROM add-on) beat Sega into third place, with Nintendo remaining dominant thanks to the Super Famicom.

Amazingly, the console was never launched officially in Europe, although many keen gamers imported systems and the console was a firm favourite with 'hardcore' elements of the European gaming community. The Virtual Console therefore represents the first chance many gamers will have to experience this underrated machine.

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TurboGrafx-16 Games

Title Rating Publisher Players Genre » US Date Price
Bloody Wolf Bloody Wolf 7/10 G-mode 1 Action 18 Jun 07 600 points
Bomberman '93 Bomberman '93 8/10 Hudson 5 Action 21 Nov 06 600 points
Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure 8/10 Hudson 2 Action 03 Sep 07 600 points
Bonk's Adventure Bonk's Adventure 8/10 Hudson 1 Action 21 Nov 06 600 points
Bonk's Revenge Bonk's Revenge 8/10 Hudson 1 Action 16 Apr 07 600 points
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
aka Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo
9/10 Konami 1 Action 15 Mar 10 900 points
J.J. & Jeff J.J. & Jeff 3/10 Hudson 1 Action 27 May 07 600 points
New Adventure Island New Adventure Island 9/10 Hudson 1 Action 19 Feb 07 600 points
Samurai Ghost Samurai Ghost 3/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Action 29 Oct 07 600 points
Shockman Shockman 6/10 Hudson 2 Action 30 Apr 07 600 points
Dragon's Curse Dragon's Curse 8/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 02 Apr 07 600 points
Neutopia Neutopia 8/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 20 Aug 07 600 points
Neutopia II Neutopia II 8/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 10 Sep 07 600 points
Silent Debuggers Silent Debuggers 3/10 G-mode 1 Adventure 16 Jul 07 600 points
The Dynastic Hero The Dynastic Hero 8/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 03 Dec 07 800 points
Chase H.Q. Chase H.Q. 4/10 Taito 1 Arcade 28 Jul 08 600 points
Legend of Hero Tonma Legend of Hero Tonma 5/10 Irem 1 Arcade 24 Sep 07 600 points
Ninja Spirit Ninja Spirit 7/10 Irem 1 Arcade 14 May 07 600 points
Bravoman Bravoman 4/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Fighting 09 Apr 07 600 points
China Warrior China Warrior
aka The Kung Fu (Japan)
2/10 Hudson 1 Fighting 25 Jun 07 600 points
Fighting Street Fighting Street 3/10 Capcom 2 Fighting 02 Nov 09 800 points
Riot Zone Riot Zone
aka Crest of Wolf
5/10 Hudson 1 Fighting 14 Jan 08 800 points
Splatterhouse Splatterhouse 8/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Fighting 19 Mar 07 600 points
Vigilante Vigilante 6/10 Irem 1 Fighting 05 Feb 07 600 points
Bomberman '94 Bomberman '94 9/10 Hudson 5 Import 23 Mar 09 700 points
Break In Break In 5/10 Naxat Soft 2 Import 11 Aug 08 700 points
Cho Aniki Cho Aniki
aka Chō Aniki
8/10 Hudson 1 Import 08 Sep 08 900 points
Detana!! TwinBee Detana!! TwinBee 8/10 Hudson 2 Import 23 Mar 09 700 points
Digital Champ: Battle Boxing Digital Champ: Battle Boxing 3/10 Naxat Soft 1 Import 20 Oct 08 700 points
Final Soldier Final Soldier 8/10 Hudson 1 Import 08 Sep 08 700 points
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou 8/10 Konami 1 Import 20 Oct 08 900 points
Star Parodier Star Parodier 9/10 Hudson 1 Import 11 Aug 08 900 points
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition Street Fighter II': Champion Edition 7/10 Capcom 2 Import 16 Nov 09 700 points
Battle Lode Runner Battle Lode Runner 6/10 Hudson 5 Puzzle 23 Apr 07 600 points
Chew Man Fu Chew Man Fu 7/10 Hudson 2 Puzzle 26 Feb 07 600 points
Cratermaze Cratermaze 6/10 Hudson 1 Puzzle 12 Aug 07 600 points
Drop Off Drop Off 3/10 G-mode 1 Puzzle 30 Jul 07 600 points
Moto Roader Moto Roader 4/10 Hudson 5 Racing 15 Jan 07 600 points
Victory Run Victory Run 5/10 Hudson 1 Racing 04 Dec 06 600 points
Double Dungeons Double Dungeons 2/10 Hudson 2 RPG 12 Mar 07 600 points
Dungeon Explorer Dungeon Explorer 7/10 Hudson 5 RPG 08 Jan 07 600 points
Ys Book I & II Ys Book I & II 9/10 Nihon Falcom 1 RPG 25 Aug 08 800 points
Air Zonk Air Zonk 8/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 09 Jul 07 600 points
Blazing Lazers Blazing Lazers 8/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 21 May 07 600 points
Dead Moon Dead Moon 4/10 Natsume 1 Shooter 04 Jun 07 600 points
Dragon Spirit Dragon Spirit 6/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 02 Jul 07 600 points
Galaga '90 Galaga '90 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 1 Shooter 06 Aug 07 600 points
Gate of Thunder Gate of Thunder 9/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 15 Oct 07 800 points
Lords of Thunder Lords of Thunder 9/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 11 Feb 08 800 points
Monster Lair Monster Lair 4/10 Hudson 2 Shooter 17 Dec 07 800 points
Ordyne Ordyne 7/10 Bandai Namco (2) 2 Shooter 07 May 07 600 points
Psychosis Psychosis 5/10 Naxat Soft 1 Shooter 25 Feb 08 600 points
R-Type R-Type 8/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 25 Dec 06 800 points
Soldier Blade Soldier Blade 9/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 08 Jan 07 600 points
Super Air Zonk: Rockabilly Paradise Super Air Zonk: Rockabilly Paradise 7/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 19 Nov 07 800 points
Super Star Soldier Super Star Soldier 7/10 Hudson 1 Shooter 28 Nov 06 600 points
Alien Crush Alien Crush 8/10 Hudson 1 Simulation 11 Dec 06 600 points
Devil's Crush Devil's Crush 9/10 Hudson 1 Simulation 23 Jul 07 600 points
SimEarth: The Living Planet SimEarth: The Living Planet 6/10 Hudson 1 Simulation 22 Jun 09 800 points
Power Golf Power Golf 4/10 Hudson 3 Sports 05 Nov 07 600 points
World Class Baseball World Class Baseball 6/10 Hudson 2 Sports 16 Sep 07 600 points
World Sports Competition World Sports Competition 5/10 Hudson 5 Sports 18 Jun 07 600 points
Military Madness Military Madness 8/10 Hudson 2 Strategy 18 Dec 06 600 points

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