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TurboGrafx-16 Gaming on the Cheap

The TurboGrafx-16 was the forgotten middle-child of the the 16-bit era. Nintendo was the older “do-no-wrong” sibling while Sega was the loudmouth “look-at-me” younger sibling. The TG16 quietly offered good graphics and sound, but it wasn’t enough to standout in the North American Market. Prices for games on the TG16 are on the rise, but […]

Versus Mode: Bad Dudes vs. Vigilante

Superheroes. Countless video games have been created to allow an average Joe to take the form of a superhero and save the universe. Don the cape, strap on the suit, or get really super pissed and suddenly you become invincible. But what about the unlikely heroes? The fat little plumbers. The boys and their blobs. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rise From Your Grave, Altered Beast – Today in History – August 14, 1989

As mentioned in the history article for the Sega Genesis, Altered Beast was the pack in title. For gamers that got into gaming after the original Playstation launched, a pack in game is just that, a game that came with the console, an actual full game- not a demo. Altered Beast was not the greatest […]


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