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Best TurboGrafx 16/PC Engine games

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Poem58, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Poem58

    Poem58 Member

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    TurboGrafx was one of my favorite systems. I once had 95 games for my Express. I was dumb and sold it all!!


    However despite North American failure, and my lack of more than a couple imports, there were some great games.


    My favorites include,


    Blazing Lazers


    Silent Debuggers (hard game!)


    Soldier Blade


    World Sports Competition


    Falcon


    Devil's Crush


    Alien Crush


    Time Cruise


    Galaga '90


    Legend of Hero Tonma


    Street Fighter II Champion Edition (Import)


    Tricky Kick


    and many more.


    What are your favorites/recommendations?
     
  2. Exophase

    Exophase Exophase is bad. Nothing good will ever come of hi

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    Bonk's Revenge


    Dragon's Curse


    Photograph Boy


    Bomberman '93 and '94


    Twin-bee


    Air Zonk


    Legendary Axe I & II


    Atomic Robo Kid Special
     
  3. Prometheus

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    Ooho, I've been waiting for this one. [​IMG]


    Shockman - Platform - A brutally, brutally difficult game in the Mega Man sort of vein, albeit without weapons to take from the bosses. This is actually the sequel to a game called Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman, translated into English, but it doesn't make any direct references to the original game. Play as Arnold or Sonya, two androids created by a scientist known only as Doc. Doc has been sending them on wild goose chases, believing there to be an alien threat soon to invade the Earth, and it turns out that he's right - but the two Shockmen don't find that out until they get to the lab to find that Doc has been kidnapped by a group of invaders known as The Ryo Empire. You have to fight through a collection of difficult levels, with even more difficult bosses (which mostly look almost as if they were rejected from some sort of space shooter - many of them are quite scary, and a real contrast to the cute playable characters) at the end, and you have to contend with a pair of mysterious Dark Shockmen, too. The soundtrack is excellent, and the theme from the sewer stage is particularly haunting.
     
  4. Zor Prime

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    The TG16/Duo was / is my favorite system of all time. It also had the best DPad (IMO) of any system I've had since. I am being hopeful the Pandora DPad is comparable.


    Anyway ... My list includes a mix.


    Gates of Thunder (awesome graphics, awesome kick-ass sound track, just fun) I actually recorded bits of the sound track to tape in the 90's because I liked it so much.


    Lords of Thunder (insane graphics for any 16-bit gfx title, kick-ass sound track, not /quite/ as fun as GoThunder IMO)


    Bonks Revenge


    Cosmic Fantasy 2


    Dragon Slayer


    Galaga '90


    Parasol Stars (I think that's the title, it's basically Bubble Bobble)


    Dungeon Explorer would be fun multi-player, sorta like Gauntlet. There's a part 2, never had it.


    Falcon was fun for its time


    Ghouls n' Ghosts (SuperGrafix) would undoubtedly be fun. Supposed to be a perfect port with exception to the color palette.


    Alien Crush (I actually like this more than Devils, I'm a minority)


    Devils Crush


    I haven't touched my Duo in so long that I forget many titles. I have a box full of games in hibernation.


    You can find ISO's of some of these games if you dig around hard enough ... I own the CD's though.
     
  5. Prometheus

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    Someone else who likes Alien Crush more than Devil's Crush? Glad to see I'm not the only one! :D


    Also, I completely forgot one. :D


    Kaizou Choujin Shubibinman 3 - Ikai no Princess - Platformer - The follow-up to the earlier two Shubibinman games, the androids Tasuke and Kyapiko (known as Arnold and Sonya in the West) have their summer vacation interrupted by the attack of a giant flying ship from another dimension. This game is less Mega Man-like than the previous installment, with a bit more focus on using swords (as in the first game), and a bit less focus on platforming (unlike the second one). It's a CD-ROM2 title, so also has a really great soundtrack, if you happen to like early 90s CD-based game music (the composer of this soundtrack later went on to work for Inti Creates, and did some of the music for Mega Man ZX Advent for the Nintendo DS).
     
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  6. yoshi41dragon

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    I still have a Turbo Duo and a GT handheld with a total of 64 games :D


    There are so many good games on the PC Engine B)


    My favorites on HU Card


    Aero Blasters


    Air Zonk


    Bomber Man 94


    Bonk


    Bonk 2


    Bonk 3


    Final Soldier


    Gunhed


    Magical Chase


    Military Madness


    Neutopia


    Neutopia 2


    Parasol Stars


    Parodius


    Soldier Blade


    Super Star Soldier


    My favorites on CD ROM


    Cotton


    Crest of Wolf


    Dracula X


    Dragon Slayer


    Gate of Thunder


    Gradius 2


    Image Fight 2


    Lords of Thunder


    Pomping World


    Rainbow Islands


    Star Parodier


    My absolute top favorite is GATE OF THUNDER !


    Gate of Thunder is also available on the Wii Virtual Console.
     
  7. Prometheus

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    Argh... I cannot resist.....


    Does Gate of Thunder really have the ARCADE FEEL? [​IMG]
     
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    No, the music is too good for an arcade game ;)


    Read the comment on the PC Engine Software Bible. It's simply a masterpiece.
     
  9. Prometheus

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    Oh, I know. I just had to link to Johnny Turbo before someone else did. :lol:
     
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    Keith courage. Everything else has been said already. Wait...splatterhouse.
     
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    Ordyne.
     
  12. Exophase

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    In NEC's defense, Sega's advertising was really sleazy too.
     
  13. Prometheus

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    Oh, I'm not taking a shot at their advertising. Fact is, I absolutely love the sheer amount of quoteables that Mr. Turbo so kindly gave the world, no joke. :lol:
     
  14. Poem58

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    I had to hold back when I started the thread as I would have listed so many games that it would have taken too long.


    I'm actually surprised to only see Military Madness to show up only once, but then again I had to discover it in emulation as I never came across the Hu-card. Also never had the Duo so I missed all the CD based games. I hope to get to find and play some of those on my Pandora.


    Of course by the time I was ale to collect the Turbo at all it was already a discontinued system. There was definitely a charm to that system and I would have loved to see some sort of Turbo Express Advance system, but alas it was not to be. I love the idea of the Home Console and Hand held sharing the same games. Too bad no one else wanted to do that.
     
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    Pics please :) . One picture is worth a thousand words.
     
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    Military Madness


    My game list is actually a collection of links.
     
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    I know, I meant pics embedded in the thread :) . I'd rather scroll through one page than click through several :p


    EDIT: See some (not all) of the other similar threads for example ;)
     
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    Really loving these best of threads, It helps guide through old classics that I somehow missed, Keep it up guys.. I'm running through some and making ROM packs on my Pandora
     
  19. Zor Prime

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    So, I've been ripping my Super CD's and find out Pandora Hugo doesn't have CD support.


    Is there an emulator around that has CD support for the PCE/TG16?


    Most of my interest is playing my SCD's ... and I can't, which sucks.
     
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    Neutopia I and II - The most blatant ripoff of Zelda ever. I'm not exaggerating one bit either. People live in caves and holes in the ground, pushing a block opens doors, bombs are used to uncover hidden pathways, and the list goes on. However, they ripped it off so well that it's almost just as good as Zelda. The second game does add a lot of improvements that make it a bit more original and fun to play than the first.


    Bloody Wolf - The coolest overhead shooting game I've ever played. Enemies reach for their bloody chest as they are shot, killing someone on a motorcycle rewards you by allowing you to STEAL THEIR MOTORCYCLE and plow people over, and hostages that you rescue give you information and extra equipment. A very well made game.


    Raiden - A vertical shmup. There's versions for the Genesis and SNES, but for some reason I prefer this version over the other two.


    Ninja Gaiden - This port of Ninja Gaiden features improved visuals, but other than that it's the same game as the NES version.


    R-Type I and II - These are the best console versions of R-Type. If you've never played an R-Type I highly recommend you do.


    Darius Plus - A shmup that has you collecting tons of power-ups and puts you up against an army of robotic cyber-fish. Also very challenging.


    Shinobi - Rescue hostages and kill things with shirikens.
     

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