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What are your favourite TurboGrafx-16 games?

10-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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What are your favourite TurboGrafx-16 games?

I never had one so I'm looking for recommendations (and I'm not picky about genre.) I just bought the Bonk games 'cause that seemed like a no-brainer but I don't know where to go from here.

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10-20-2011, 12:20 AM
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It never officially made it to the Uk, but for starters I would say R-type if the turbografx-16 virtual console version on Wii is anything to go by. Game is ruthlessly rock hard and widely regarded as the best version of the game available.

10-20-2011, 03:54 AM
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Have to try to find the links but theres some great retro websites dedicated to the TurboGrfx (Or PC Engine as many of us call it).

The app 'could' be brilliant, theres some very good games in it but i wish they added more and more, seems to have gone quiet (As does the Capcom one).

I've got a fair few games bought for the app, mostly shooting ones and the odd platform (Bonk) game. But a great machine back in the 90's
10-20-2011, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by farmboy74 View Post
R-type
I bought the standalone app a while back but I took your suggestion anyway and purchased it in-app to free up Springboard real-estate. Thanks.

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10-20-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by starjimstar View Post
I never had one so I'm looking for recommendations (and I'm not picky about genre.) I just bought the Bonk games 'cause that seemed like a no-brainer but I don't know where to go from here.
Are you talking about the original system and games or your choices given to the limited list provided here that you can get for the IOS? Back in the day, I had the TG-16 unit and lots of games for it and have owned 3 of the Turbo Express hand held units since then, and it was definitely THE best portable in it's day. It was also very expensive, and still is if you wanted to get one now! The app for it now is great for someone like me to have, but it is very limited in the amount of games offered, and I've been waiting for the better titles to come out for quite a while! A few good ones so far and the rest are crap. Anyways, the ones to get here are:
Bonk
Bonk's Revenge
Devil's Crush
Vigilante
New Adventure Island
Ninja Spirit
Soldier Blade
Victory Run
China Warrior
Moto Roader
Military Madness
The rest is worthless IMO. Raiden was a big let down here but was great for the original system. You asked for it, so these round out my faves if you get the originals. There are others, but this list is pretty good.
Keith Courage
Blazing Lazers
Splatterhouse
Aero Blasters
Parasol Stars
J.J. & Jeff
Galaga '90
Bloody Wolf
Air Zonk
Ballistix
Neutopia
Outrun
Psychosis
Gunboat
Space Harrier
Thunder Blade
Cadash, Final Lap Twin
Bonk 3
Alien Crush
Altered Beast
That ought to help!

Last edited by bigrand1; 10-20-2011 at 06:47 PM.
10-20-2011, 06:37 PM
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Are you talking about the original system and games or your choices given to the limited list provided here that you can get for the IOS?
I am asking about games bundled in the iOS TurboGrafx-16 GameBox emulator app. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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10-20-2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by starjimstar View Post
I am asking about games bundled in the iOS TurboGrafx-16 GameBox emulator app. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
Well, either way, that should help you! The first shorter list then.

Last edited by bigrand1; 10-20-2011 at 06:51 PM.
10-20-2011, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
Bonk
Bonk's Revenge
Devil's Crush
Vigilante
New Adventure Island
Ninja Spirit
Soldier Blade
Victory Run
China Warrior
Moto Roader
Military Madness
The rest is worthless IMO. Raiden was a big let down here but was great for the original system. You asked for it, so these round out my faves if you get the originals. There are others, but this list is pretty good.
Keith Courage
Blazing Lazers
Splatterhouse
Aero Blasters
Parasol Stars
J.J. & Jeff
Galaga '90
Bloody Wolf
Air Zonk
Ballistix
Neutopia
Outrun
Psychosis
Gunboat
Space Harrier
Thunder Blade
Cadash, Final Lap Twin
Bonk 3
Alien Crush
Altered Beast
That ought to help!
Thanks a bunch. I'll give those a try right now.

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