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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 […]

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. […]

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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