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Review – Out Live for Turbo Grafx-16 English Translation

We take a critical look at the newly released fan translation for Out Live on the Turbo Grafx-16 console. If you are looking for hand holding in your RPG’s then look elsewhere, this is old school as can be.

Turbo Grafx-16 Thank You for Trying – Today in Retro Gaming – August 19th, 1989

When NEC announced the Turbo Grafx-16 the press was abuzz with anticipation.  Up till this point in recent years it was clearly Nintendo holding the power of gaming in their hands.  Sega was just a meddling second placer fighting it out with Atari and their 7800 console (it was not much of a fight at […]

Nintendo Game Boy Takes Over Portable Gaming – Today in History – July 31st, 1989

Where were you on July 31st, 1989?  I was in middle school – technically summer break between grades but you get the idea.  I wanted a Nintendo Game Boy bad and I knew it was going to be hot at school the following year.  It was.  I remember the “cool kids” having the Game Boy […]

Strider Downhill Runs Into Arcades – Today in History – March 7th, 1989

This is one of those titles that MADE us goto the local arcade and drop more than we wanted into it, one quarter at a time.  Capcom really hit the nail on the head with Strider- it is a classic in every sense of the term.  Graphically, Strider holds up quite well, especially the arcade […]

Kick in the Teeth of Bad Guys in Vigilante on Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

The Turbo Grafx-16 launched with two arcade titles, Vigilante and R-Type. The Sega Genesis on the other hand launched with several arcade ports (all but two, I believe). Vigilante is believed by many a gamer to be the spiritual successor to Kung-Fu Master (remember China Warrior?). Before you read the storyline behind this one, just […]

Role Playing Game Fans Fought Satan in Dungeon Explorer on the Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

NEC were new to North American gaming, that was evidenced no better than in the story for Dungeon Explorer- a launch title. Players that bought this game based on title alone were not too far off from what they would get in the game, there are dungeons to explore. NEC really covered the bases with […]

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones Pits Players Against the Beastly Alien Dudes – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

This was NEC’s answer to Altered Beast, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. There is no arcade tie-in here (though the Turbo Grafx-16 did launch with R-Type). NEC was at a disadvantage as far as arcade ports went but that didn’t stop them from trying different things such as a pinball game at launch. Keith Courage […]

China Warrior Shows Off Immense Sprites on Turbo Grafx-16 But Not Much Else – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

The debut of the Turbo Grafx-16 was a tough launch for NEC. This was probably due to a couple of reasons, one, this was their first console and not ever launch title is going to be a hit with fans. Secondly, their lack of understanding what North American gamers wanted hurt throughout the consoles’ life. […]

NEC Makes Their Console Debut with the Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

NEC took a lot of chances with the launch of their Turbo Grafx-16 in North America, for one, it was their first (and only) console outside of Japan. The PC-Engine, as the Turbo Grafx-16 is known in Japan, was co-developed with Hudson (more like NEC slapped their name on Hudson’s designs). This was the first […]

Tommy Lasorda Baseball Was the Unexpected Launch Title for Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

When you think of launch titles for a console you probably won’t come to a sports title being one of them. That is exactly what Sega did with Tommy Lasorda Baseball which not so ironically is an arcade port (Sega went with their strong points with this console launch). Tommy Lasorda Baseball does not feature […]


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