Posts Tagged ‘turbo grafx-16’


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The Legendary Axe Shows the Turbo Grafx-16 Could Rock – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

When NEC launched the Turbo Grafx-16 in North America they faced many challenges. For one they were slightly off as far as what gamers on this side of the pond wanted (Sega was closer and therefore outsold the NEC machine regularly). The Legendary Axe was quite the showcase title for the Turbo Grafx-16 and definitely […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Alien Crush Unleashes Extra Terrestrials into Pinball – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

The launch of the Turbo Grafx-16 was the first, and only, foray into the North American gaming market for NEC (for more information on this see our historical look back here). NEC were pulling out all of the stops, at least as many as they could with their libary of launch titles. To say NEC […]

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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 […]

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Hokuto no Ken Drops License, Gets Named Last Battle on Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Sega, having just launched their Sega Genesis as their second North American console, were looking to bring over titles that showed why this console was better than the competing Nintendo NES and NEC Turbo Grafx-16. Rather than shelling out the money for the Hokuto no Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) license, Sega simply […]

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Konami Releases Demo/Preview Disk for Snatcher- Today in History – August 7th, 1992

Snatcher, the cyberpunk adventure title that is sought after by retro collectors the world over, had a preview/demo disk that many don’t even know about. Way back in 1992, 22 year ago today, Konami released a special disk that featured quite a bit of content for the Snatcher fan. This is also a Japanese exclusive […]

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New Game: First Turbo Grafx-16 Hu-Card in Over 20 Years Sells Out in Less Than One Day at CCAG

Attendees of the Classic Console and Arcade Gaming Show in Cleveland Ohio this weekend were lucky enough to be attending a landmark event. This is the first time in over 20 years that a Turbo Grafx-16 Hu-Card was made available- Atlantean by Aetherbyte Studios. Atlantean is a side scrolling shooter that features rarities on the […]

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New Game: Cinemaware Working with WaterMelon Games to Bring It Came From the Desert to Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis is getting a lot of newfound love lately from indie developers and publishers. One new release is It Came From the Desert: The Action Game. I have known about this release for awhile now but it was only available on Russian auction sites, or questionable legal-wise “repro” sites, as an illegal, unlicensed, […]


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