NEC TurboGrafx-16

TurboGrafx-16, fully titled as TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem and known in Japan as the PC Engine, is a video game console developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in North America on August 29, 1989.

15-in-1 Mega Collection: Backtracking Ten Years

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

1943: Kai

1943: Kai

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 22, 1991

Developed and released alongside the Family Computer version, 1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen is an arcade game, an "alternate" version of the original 1943, released in 1987 only in Japan. Most of the graphics and sounds have been reworked, and the game has been made more "extreme" (laser-firing WWII planes and ships that run on ground). Further, the trademark P-38 has been replaced with a Boeing Stearman E75 N68828. In 1991, this version was converted to the PC Engine as simply 1943 Kai, again Japan-only; this version itself contains many additional levels and original music. The game is set...

21 Emon: Mezase! Hotel Ou

21 Emon: Mezase! Hotel Ou

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 16, 1994

Naturally a manga/TV anime tie-in, 21 Emon is one of those Japanese style board games that have never really made a big impact in the west. Four players (any combination of human and computer) take it in turns to roll dice and move around the isometric board, landing on various event squares. The ultimate aim is to build as many hotels as you can and make more loot than your opponents. (From The PC Engine Software Bible website)

240P Test Suite

NEC TurboGrafx-16

Although this is under the NEC Turbografix 16 platform, it cane work on many other early systems such as Genesis as well. This is included with Retroarch as a content download. Artemio’s 240p Test Suite is a software suite for video game consoles developed to help in the evaluation of upscalers, upscan converters, line doublers and of course TV processing of 240p video. It consists of tests designed with the processing of 240p signals in mind, although when possible it includes other video modes and specific tests for them. These have been tested with video processors on real hardware...

5-in-1 Fami Collection: NES Collection NR 1

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Aero Blasters

Aero Blasters

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1990

The player controls a small craft through different levels with many enemies. Every level ends with a boss and some section speed up the gameplay, offering fast obstacle courses both horizontally and vertically scrolling. Flying orange pods release many power-ups at once, enhancing the ships with new or more powerful lasers, wing men and shields. The player can also hold the fire key to charge a blast that removes all enemy bullets from the screen and deals damage to all enemies. With an unforgiving difficulty, every hit is fatal, but the game can be continued from any points as long as there...

After Burner II

After Burner II

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 28, 1990

One of Sega's big arcade hits using their 'super scaler' technology, it was a bold move to try and convert this to any home machine. After Burner II is, quite simply, one of the most mindless shooters that you're ever likely to play: simply fly your F-14 into the screen, dodging missiles like crazy and letting all hell loose with your vulcan cannon. There is precious little strategy - even less than Space Harrier, and often luck plays more of a part than skill. The action is split up by the occasional bonus stage - a run through a canyon blowing up anything that dares to exist in front of you....

Air Zonk

Air Zonk

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

Air Zonk may appear to feature a candy cartoon coating on the outside, but it's still a traditional shoot-'em-up at heart. You still have a selection of your basic weapon power-ups (8 in total here), but spread guns & powerful bursts are now represented by killer decks of cards & giant metal mandibles. Large, imposing endbosses are still the norm, but here your foes range from giant heaps of living garbage to killer football players. And outer space? Who needs to blow up things there when you have other venues (5 in total) such as a gigantic stadium to do it in?

Alien Crush

Alien Crush

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 14, 1988

Imagine a living pinball machine...with aliens and outlandish worlds to throw at you. And turbo-charged, speed-of-light pinball action. You control the flippers and ball speed to defeat the Slime, the Tentacloid and Scorpion. Go for the eyes! This is full-tilt, out-of-this-world action! Surrealistic graphics plus true-to-life, earsplitting arcade pinball sound.

Andre Panza Kick Boxing

Andre Panza Kick Boxing

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1991

Forget the movies. Forget the make-believe. This is the master, 3 time World Kick Boxing Champion André Panza, and the reality will stun you! His every move was filmed and digitized over 2 years for a devastating arsenal of kick boxing combat. Train until you're good enough. Then go to war against a friend or battle through the ranks of 8 international champions! Over 50 whirlwind punches and kicks let you customize your attack. Master new techniques during hundreds of ever-changing battles. Then put your body on the line against Panza himself for the ultimate Kick Boxing Championship!

Aoi Blink

Aoi Blink

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - April 27, 1990

Based on a TV anime series (from the grandfather of manga Osamu Tezuka), Blue Blink is a cute platformer that manages to find its place among the crowd. The game is divided up into different areas, each represented by a map screen. Within these areas, you can choose your route to the end (by exiting levels at certain points). Throughout each area you have to find a 'master key' allowing you access to the boss - this can be hard to locate at times and requires lots of shooting at blank areas of screen just in case. Control of your character is original - on each stage you have three...

Appare! Gateball

Appare! Gateball

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 22, 1988

OK. So croquet may not be a popular idea for a video game, but the Japanese being as Japanese as they are, they went and did it anyway. So what does Appare! Gate Ball have to offer? First up is the choice between action and simulation mode. The main difference that I can make out between the two is that in action mode you have to both aim the shot and set the power, in simulation only the shot aiming is required. Your game is played out in two teams, rather than two individuals, and the members of your team are chosen from a variety of weird and crazy looking characters with varying...

Artist Tool

Artist Tool

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 18, 1991

A unique piece of software for the PC Engine, Artist Tool is a graphics program that allows you to draw and print your own artwork when combined with the 'Illust Booster', 'Print Booster' and 'Photo Reader'. The interface has a rudimentary set of tools to choose from, like freehand, straight line and circle, and also a few tunes to listen to while you draw.

Atomic Robo-Kid Special

Atomic Robo-Kid Special

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 19, 1990

More of an explorative shooter than the standard blasting affairs, Atomic Robo-Kid Special takes all the elements from the arcade version and jiggles around with them a bit for the PC Engine. The control method takes a little getting used to - pressing button I selects from one of four weapons collected along the way, whereas holding down button I will lock you to the direction you are facing, making backing-away and firing easier. It can be fiddly at first, but it's essential that you master it. The four weapons available are variable in quality. The forward shot and diagonal shot are both...

AV Poker: World Gambler

AV Poker: World Gambler

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

Unlicensed PC Engine release by Games Express. AV Poker is not a full poker simulator, but a simple gambling game. You choose from Normal, which is a standard game or Special Mode, where you travel around the world to show off your gambling skills. The poker part of the game is extremely simple. You place a bet, get a hand dealt to you, choose which cards to hold, and get a second deal to fill in the discards. If you match any of the standard poker hands, you win. You then get the options of taking the cash or playing a higher-lower game to increase your winnings significantly. Occasionally,...

Ballistix

Ballistix

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

It's chaos in the Ballistix Stadium! You're a techno-gladiator in the wildest ballgame in the galaxy. The alien claw drops the puck. You fire balls at warp-speed, blasting it towards the enemy goal. Ricochet it off walls and bumpers. Hit a splitter and balls explode in a swarming barrage! The field changes to make each level more intense. Acid pools swallow the puck. Pitch arrows propel it. Your enemy cannons it into a tunnel and it shoots out towards your goal! Get a shield to save it! Score big to enter your name in the Hall of Fame in a nonstop Ballistix frenzy.

Bari Bari Densetsu

Bari Bari Densetsu

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 29, 1989

Based on a manga, Bari Bari Densetsu is something of a rare breed on the Engine - a motorcycle racing game. You can pretty much guess how it works - there's a World GP mode where you have to compete in a variety of races in order and a Travel mode that let's you pick a track of your choice. Also to consider is the gubbins that make up your bike, such as tyres, engine, brakes etc as these have an effect depending on the type of course and the weather conditions. Races are started with a qualifying lap that lets you get the feel of the track, followed by the race proper. You are then placed and...

Barunba

Barunba

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - April 27, 1990

The Engine is hardly lacking in shooters, so to be successful, you have to stand out from the crowd. Barunba tries to add a hint of originality in its own subtle way. You control what is basically a floating globe (complete with little man inside) that has a weapons ring around it - this ring can be rotated right around the ship giving a fully controllable direction of fire, something obviously useful for those pesky critters approaching from behind. From the start, you are equipped with several different types of weapon, each of which can be temporarily boosted by collecting items that are...

Batman

Batman

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 12, 1990

With all the hype surrounding the movie, it was inevitable that tie-in games would pop up on virtually every format. But while you would most likely expect a straightforward action platformer, Sunsoft have decided to go down an altogether different path for the PC Engine incarnation. When you boil it down to the basics, Batman is essentially an evolutionary step on from Pac Man. The gameplay is maze-based and is split into several different locations, each with 12 small to medium sized stages. These stages are inhabited by the Joker's minions - most of which wander aimlessly around waiting...

Battle Ace

Battle Ace

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 30, 1989

Taking a fair amount of inspiration from Sega's After Burner II, Battle Ace is a sci-fi based cockpit shooter. Gameplay is purely arcade style, with a standard machine gun and lock-on missiles to take down the enemy aggressors. There's little more to it than that. (From The PC Engine Software Bible)

Battle Lode Runner

Battle Lode Runner

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 29, 1993

Once an ancient arcade game, and with a previous version on the PC Engine by Pack In Video, Hudson Soft have taken the addictive gameplay of Lode Runner and given the graphics a complete face lift. The puzzle-based action in Lode Runner is simple: You are presented with a side-view platforms-and-ladders based level and you have to collect all the gold and escape without getting caught by the baddies. To defend yourself, you can dig holes in the ground, either to the left or to the right, and enemies stumbling upon them will fall down and be trapped. If you time it right, the hole will re-fill...

Battle Royale

Battle Royale

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1990

It's wrestling mayhem out of control! Five maniacs hit the mat in a no-holds-barred, free-for-all brawl with no rules, no refs and absolutely no mercy! Team up with friends to nail opponents. Now look out! They're coming after you! Smash 'em, bash 'em and throw 'em over the ropes! The sound is so intense you'll feel every crushing hit, every cracking bone. It's furious, non-stop action for up to five players ... a winner-take-all gang fight for survival!

BeBall

BeBall

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Beball is a single-screen action puzzle by Hudson Soft. In ancient China, the evil sorcerer Chumanfu (aka Chew-man-fu) has selfishly taken over the holy tower. An ermite monk sends two of his disciples, the young Rin Rin and Ran Ran, to enter the large tower made out of countless mazes, all filled with monsters and deadly hazards created by the sorcerer's magic powers. The goal of the game is to move four large and colored marbles (red, blue, black and green) onto their respective color pads within a time limit. However, nasty creatures (hedgehogs, tortoises, giant apes and so forth) try to...

Benkei Gaiden

Benkei Gaiden

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 22, 1989

Set in a sort of old Japan with fantasy overtones, Benkei Gaiden is a standard overhead RPG. Battle scenes are random and turn based (with quite a nice bit of music), and the game relies very heavily on Japanese text based menu systems.

Bikkuriman World

Bikkuriman World

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - October 30, 1987

Despite being Hudson’s Vol.2, this was in fact released almost a month before The Kung Fu. It’s a conversion of what most people know as Wonder Boy in Monster Land, and it’s as perfect a conversion as you’re likely to get. This game takes a different pace from the first Wonder Boy game, being more of an adventure with a slower pace and more strategy. You start the game with barely a thread on and are given a sword by some wise looking dude who lives in a tree - so far so good. It is then your task to travel through the various platform-based levels defeating monsters and evil bosses along the...

Blazing Lazers

Blazing Lazers

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 7, 1989

Blazing Lazers is a top-down shooter featuring 9 levels of varied and fast-paced action. The story here is the usual save-the-world variety. You must pilot your ship against 8 super-weapons and ultimately destroy the menace once and for all. The power-up system in Blazing Lazers deserves special mention. There are four main types of weapons, and each type of weapon can be upgraded several times to produce an incredible amount of firepower. In addition, there are secondary weapons systems that provide you with shields, homing missiles, multi-fire units, or super weapon power.

Bloody Wolf

Bloody Wolf

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 1, 1990

Snake and Eagle, two commandos of the Bloody Wolf special forces, receive instructions from their commander to destroy the enemy's heavily armed base to rescue the President and any allies who have been reported as MIA. Based off the 1988 arcade game, this single-player, top-down, run and gun shooter takes a nod to Contra-style gameplay, allowing one of the two mercenaries to blast their way through eight levels of enemy opposition armed with only a knife and a machine gun. Along the way, new weapons such as shotguns, bazookas, flash bombs and grenades grenades can be added to the...

Body Conquest II

Body Conquest II

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - July 1, 1990

From the title you may well be forgiven for thinking this is a wrestling game, but oh no...far from it. It is, in fact a slightly pervy RPG that is one of the Engine's 'unofficial' titles. The game starts off in a castle, typical fantasy style, and after chatting with the various inhabitants, you leave and get to wander around the surrounding area. Random battles ensue, but with a difference. Instead of foul monsters attacking, they seem to be all cute girls. While this makes for quite a surreal experience, is it really as interesting as it sounds? (from the PC Engine Software Bible)

Bomberman

Bomberman

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1990

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over the rivers, forest and mountains. Bomberman's job is to save her, battling the sea of the enemies, with only bombs at his disposal. The range of Bomberman's bomb explosions can be upgraded with time, but if he dies, the range resets back to the minimum range and Bomberman loses his previous skills. Some updates can make Bomberman walk through the walls, increase his speed, and give him some other assets to aid him in his quest to save the woman he loves. This...

Bomberman '93

Bomberman '93

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1993

Tension, strategy, action, excitement - Bomberman's back! You can now battle against up to four computer-controlled maniacs by yourself for the ultimate five bomberman mode. Choose from seven exciting new stages with loads of new power-up items like werps, conveyer belts, revolving doors and even kicking bombs! Or for portable thrills, go head-to-head against a friend using TurboExpress for non-stop action. The best competitive game is back, and it's more intense than ever!

Bomberman '93 Special

Bomberman '93 Special

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1993

Bomberman '94

Bomberman '94

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 10, 1993

Never one to leave a good thing to be forgotten, Hudson are back with the third installment of the ever present Bomber Man series, and with this one comes a few changes. Apart from our dumpy little hero having lost a little weight since '93, the gameplay has also been altered significantly. While still retaining the basic bombing action, completing a level now no longer requires you to destroy all enemies on screen. Instead, you have to find and destroy a set of pillars on each level and these will unlock a broken piece of amulet from its protected dome. Collect the piece and all remaining...

Bomberman: Users Battle

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Users Battle is a Bomberman game for the PC Engine, released only in Japan. It bears a 1990 copyright, just like the original release of Bomberman for the platform. Additionally, it plays the same title screen music upon boot, but it has a different title screen, only allowing for multiplayer play for two to five players. It lacks the skull mode option of the full Bomberman release, but otherwise shows similar menus and styles to Bomberman's multiplayer mode. It is believed that Users Battle was created in extremely limited quantities for use at tournaments, demo kiosks, or both. Some...

Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure

Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - April 2, 1993

Bonk's Big Adventure is the third instalment in the side-scrolling platformer series. As in previous games, the player assumes the role of a caveman named Bonk who headbutts his way through various enemies in order to defeat King Drool. Familiar moves include swinging on trees, bouncing off walls, breaking blocks and climbing walls with his teeth. Compared to the previous games, he walks and moves a little faster.

Bonk's Adventure

Bonk's Adventure

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 15, 1989

Bonk's Adventure is a prehistoric platform game where you are in control of a large bald headed caveman, guiding him through the levels taking out all manner of strange prehistoric creatures that get in your way including King Drools henchmen - all in effort to free the captured/controlled residents of Moonland (bosses) - including the Princess Za from King Drool attempted take over.

Bonk's Revenge

Bonk's Revenge

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1991

Bonk is back! Last year's video smash is bashing his way through a totally awesome new adventure! Help that radical cave dude save the Dinosaur Kingdom from the heinous King Drool III. Bigger, badder bosses. More powerful power-ups. More excellent hidden secrets. And more worlds of pre-hysterical action that'll have you cracking up while you're out cracking heads. Blast back to the Bonk Age, mankind's coolest era, and Bonk yourself out!

Bouken Danshaku Don: The Lost Sunheart

Bouken Danshaku Don: The Lost Sunheart

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 4, 1992

Bouken Danshaku Don: The Lost Sunheart is an Action game, developed by Manjyudo and published by I'Max, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Boxy Boy

Boxy Boy

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 16, 1990

The player controls a worker in a warehouse. Gameplay is simple: the goal of each level is to push the crates onto specific squares marked with a yellow dot. It's very easy to get boxes trapped, so the player must carefully consider the route. Boxyboy also features a level editor for players to create and play their own levels. In Japan, Boxyboy is known as Sokoban World and is an official part of the Sokoban series.

Bravoman

Bravoman

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 13, 1990

The village of Nitta has been invaded by the army of Dr. Bomb, an evil scientist who is plotting to take over the world. Facing this crisis is Bravoman, who received his powers from Alpha Man to stand up against Dr. Bomb in the name of justice. The village of Nitta consists of 22 stages -- action stages that take place on the ground and shooting stages that take place underwater. Action stages use a unique control system in which the height of a jump and the distance of an attack changes depending on how long players hold down the button. Players collect the Luck Symbols that appear when they...

Break In

Break In

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - August 10, 1989

The Engine doesn't really have much in the way of pool games. In fact, this is the only one that I can think of. It looks and plays like those games you used to see in arcades and has plenty of options to choose from. Firstly you get to choose from simulation, action and technique (which lets you try out loads of trick shots). Then, you can play against other humans, your coach or try out the challenge mode that sets you up as a stowaway on a cruise liner, having to beat 14 opponents to be let off the hook! The play screen is laid out clearly - you aim by positioning a target anywhere on the...

Bubblegum Crash! Knight Sabers 2034

Bubblegum Crash! Knight Sabers 2034

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 6, 1991

This is an adventure game based on the sequel to the superb classic cyberpunk anime Bubblegum Crisis. It puts you in the shoes of Nene from the Knight Sabers, a group of women in power suits out to sort out the problems that the AD Police can’t handle.

Bullfight: Ring no Haja

Bullfight: Ring no Haja

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 8, 1989

Select your boxer, select your manager and duke it out for the championship. Bullfight takes the conventional side view of many boxing games - you shuffle left and right tapping one button for block and another for punch, the height of which is determined by the D-pad. During the action, commentators chatter away at the bottom of the screen until one of you goes down for good. This is fairly standard stuff, although Bullfight also has an extra fighting mode to add variety. In it, you take to the streets in a Vigilante-style scrolling beat 'em up, stopping at shops to buy equipment on the way...

Burning Angels

Burning Angels

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 7, 1990

Evil forces have kidnapped the leader of the Burning Project! It's up to the Burning Angels to rescue her! And so starts another vertically scrolling shooter on the PC Engine. There are no surprises in the gameplay here - choose one of two ships, shoot down enemies and collect power upgrades and energy pods. Levels range from the city to the desert and the obligatory sci-fi enemy base. At the end of each level, defeat the large boss craft to move on.

Busou Keiji: Cyber Cross

Busou Keiji: Cyber Cross

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - June 23, 1989

Rolling Thunder-esque platform beat 'em up which gives you the ability to transform into a brightly coloured Power Suit as you fight crime on the streets.

Cadash

Cadash

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 18, 1991

Arise brave warrior, our services are once again needed! Baarogue the Destroyer has kidnapped the King's only daughter, Princess Sarasa, and is now bent on universal dominance! Become a powerful Fighter, a resourceful Mage, a magic-laden Priestess, or an agile Ninja in your quest to return peace to the once-tranquil land of Deerzar! Be wary on the path to your goal! Baarogue has littered it with many foes, from the re-animated Hands of Stone to the Giant Pedra- Pods of Dokra-ri. Enlist the services of a trustworthy friend to aid you, for this quest allows two brave souls to venture forth via...

Champion Wrestler

Champion Wrestler

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 14, 1990

Champion Wrestler is a wrestling game where you have the choice of eight fighters to become champion. You have various moves to use to beat your opponent into submission including kicks, punches and throws. The action is viewed from the side at an elevated angle showing the whole ring. If you leave the ring you have a small time limit to get back into the ring or it's fight over. Up to four players can play and the multi-player options are one player versus the computer, two players fighting each other, two players fighting together against the computer or four players split into two teams...

Champions Forever Boxing

Champions Forever Boxing

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1991

It's Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Holmes and Norton -- five of the world's greatest heavyweight boxing champs! Be them or battle them. Each has his actual physical traits and boxing style. Move and jab, or go toe-to-toe and unleash a flurry of punishing hooks, uppercuts and body shots. Protect yourself by blocking punches or clinching. Taunt opponents with showboat moves if you've got the guts. Fight exhibition matches or an entire 15-year career. Between round close-ups show each boxer's facial damage. Beat these five legends and become a Champion Forever!

Chase H.Q.

Chase H.Q.

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

The fastest, most thrilling, 3D driving game yet! Take the wheel of your turbo-charged Porsche as you and your partner go in pursuit of dangerous criminals all driving an evil array of souped-up roadsters. TURBO BOOST! Need to catch up in a hurry? Well, just one press of your Turbo Button will leave your eyes in the back of your head! Barrelling through the city streets, along the roughest of dirt tracks and through busy tunnels - if you can hold the line! The low-life can run, but they can't hide...

Chew-Man-Fu

Chew-Man-Fu

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1990

Chew-Man-Fu has gone too far! His evil curse deprives you, (and everyone else), of your beloved egg rolls and fried rice. To break his spell, roll 4 magic balls through a maze to matching colored squares. Sound easy? Hah! Chew's whole zoo is out to stop you. Prickly porcupines, wily penguins, rowdy apes and more! Use those balls to clobber 'em and smash through the walls. With 5 worlds and 550 wild rounds, the fun never stops.

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

Chibi Maruko-Chan: Quiz de Piihyara

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 10, 1992

Popular children's character Chibi Maruko-chan makes her way onto the PC Engine with this cleverly presented action/quiz game. Choose your difficulty and set off down the street...but beware as there are birds, cats and nasty robots intent on zapping you. You have as defense your explorer's helmet, and magical stars shoot out of it to dispatch the baddies (jumping on their heads for a quick escape is also an option if you need to). While all this is going on, you are presented with a series of questions at the top of the screen. You have a choice of answers from A-D and to make a selection you...

Chikudenya Toubei: Kubikiri Yakata Yori

Chikudenya Toubei: Kubikiri Yakata Yori

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - January 26, 1990

Chikudenya Toubee: BIT2 no Kubikiri Yakata Yori is an Digital comic Adventure game, published by Naxat Soft, which was released in Japan in 1990.

China Warrior

China Warrior

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - November 21, 1987

Boss Kara and his evil horde has captured the entire kungfu province. You are summoned - You obediently go knowing full any of Kara's bullies could no doubt put out your lights. You must face them and their specialties one by one .. then finally Kara himself. A sip of a sacred tea releases hidden powers, but will it be enough? Play it so .... a hundred million Chinese are counting on it.

Circus Lido

Circus Lido

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - April 6, 1991

Puzzle games come in all shapes and sizes. There are ones that rely purely on your mental abilities and there are others that throw in an arcade element to them. Circus Lido is more the latter, looking like some strange insectoid son of Bubble Bobble. You play a squat green lizard and your aim is to clear the screen of bugs. To do this, you have a long pink tongue that shoots out to swallow any critters in your way, you then have to spit them out into the gaping maws of hungry plants dotted around the level. But being a lizard, you are seemingly unable to jump, so to navigate your way around,...

City Hunter

City Hunter

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 2, 1990

Ryo Saeba - a "Sweeper", bodyguard for hire, handsome, talented and the finest shot in Shinjuku. He's also a monumental lecher who only accepts beautiful female clients and will do anything to get a peek at their bodies. But keeping watch on him is his partner Kaori, sister to his ex-partner who was killed on one fateful night. Kaori has talents herself, being able to produce enormous mallets seemingly from thin air whenever Ryo is acting up around the ladies - and she isn't afraid to use them. City Hunter is based on the very popular manga/anime by Tsukasa Hojo. The game itself is a kind...

Columns

Columns

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 29, 1991

Columns was one of the many Tetris-like puzzles that appeared after that game's great success in the late 1980s. It takes place inside a tall, rectangular playing area. Columns of three different symbols (such as differently-colored jewels) appear, one at a time, at the top of the well and fall to the bottom, landing either on the floor or on top of previously-fallen "Columns" While a column is falling, the player can move it left and right, and can also cycle the positions of the symbols within it. If, after a column has fallen, there are three or more of the same symbols connected in...

Coryoon: Child of Dragon

Coryoon: Child of Dragon

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 29, 1991

Horizontal shoot 'em up that casts you as a baby dragon out to free a princess from the clutches of an evil....well, you get the idea. Gameplay is traditional, with power-up weapons that include multi-way shot and 'miniature' mode and a sort of reverse R-Type beam where you don't shoot to power it up. Also contains 2 minute and 5 minute time attack modes.

Cratermaze

Cratermaze

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1990

Cratermaze is an action puzzle game viewed from an overhead perspective. Each stage consists of a maze filled with various enemies and items. You must collect all of the keys on the stage to open the exit door while avoiding or eliminating enemies. Your primary method of dealing with enemies is to dig holes; if an enemy walks into a hole, they are momentarily trapped and you can then fill the hole to kill the enemy. You can also obtain temporary weapon powerups such as rayguns and yo-yos, as well as extend your digging reach to dig multiple holes at once. There are also several bosses...

Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police

Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 21, 1990

Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police is a sequel to Cyber Cross and follows the adventures of Cross Wiber, an special inspector of the cyber combat police. Several years after the happenings in Cyber Cross, a new threat threatens Earth: Duma and his alien forces. Wiber now starts his counter-attack on Duma. This game is a side-scrolling action game with emphasis on combat, but also with some platforming sequences. The player has the ability to switch between four forms: human and three robot suits. All those forms have different abilities, e.g. one robot has a special gun and the human can only...

Cyber Dodge

Cyber Dodge

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 31, 1992

Futuristic dodgeball game with a choice of fantastical teams (some suspiciously like certain famous movies) and a varied collection of themed courts.

Cyber Knight

Cyber Knight

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 10, 1990

Cyber Knight is a science fiction Super Famicom and PC Engine role-playing video game that combines the exploration of Star Trek with strategic robot combat. This game is intended for experienced role-playing gamers only. The random encounters are high even for a Japanese role-playing game with a mid-to-late 1992 Super Famicom release date (i.e., Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride) and the combat sequences (using melee attacks in addition to missiles and guns) are extremely slow. The game was only released commercially in Japan. In the 24th century, mankind has expanded into the...

Cyber-Core

Cyber-Core

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 9, 1990

Cyber-core is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player fights insects. The basic idea is traditional: shooting everything before they can shoot/touch the player: after three hits the chitin armor breaks and a life is lost. Besides flying enemies which are disposed of with the standard gun, the player also has to deal with enemies on the ground which need to be hit with one of the unlimited bomb. The player has the choice between four insect forms which are changed by collecting the associated extra symbols. Collecting more of the same symbol upgrades the insect, but this also...

Daichikun Crisis: Do Natural

Daichikun Crisis: Do Natural

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 22, 1989

Daichikun Crisis: Do Natural is a Strategy game, published by Salio, which was released in Japan in 1989. Take control of a team of animals as you plant crops and fight back invaders.

Daimakaimura

Daimakaimura

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - July 27, 1990

As the brave knight Arthur, you must rescue the princess from the forces of evil! This sequel to the original Makaimura (Ghosts 'n' Goblins') follows the similar platforming gameplay through a variety of spooky landscapes. Starting with a simple suit of armour and a throwing lance, you can pick up various weapons along the way; these include a rapid-firing dagger, a short range sword, a flame that burns the ground in front of you and a shield that slides along the ground. Some of these weapons are less useful than others and you will soon learn to keep hold of the dagger for as long as...

Daisenpu

Daisenpu

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 14, 1990

Daisenpu is a vertical shooter by Nec Interchannel and conversion of the arcade game of the same name (also known as Twin Hawk) originally released by Toaplan in 1989. In the year 193X, country R is overwhelmed by hostile enemy forces and the small oasis town 'S' is the main target of the attack. A handful of survivors escape to the jungle and start working on a counter attack - but they are soon discovered and are now running out of time, and they must launch the Daisenpu squadron before it is fully operational. The player takes control of a fighter plane and must fly deep into enemy...

Darius Alpha

Darius Alpha

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 16, 1990

It's a straight run through only the bosses from Darius Plus. Only around 800 copies were produced and given to those persons who bought both Darius Plus and Super Darius only in Japan.

Darius Plus

Darius Plus

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 16, 1990

Amidst the clutter of arcade shooters in the late 1980s, companies needed to make their games stand out in some way. Simply flying a ship into outer space simply wasn't going to cut it anymore. Taito had an idea. Yes, there was still a spaceship. And yeah, that "outer space" part was still there too. But instead of the usual aliens, you fought fish. Yes, fish. Not even regular, aquatic fish, but robotic fish with lasers equipped to their fins, giant metal teeth and missiles firing from their gills. And not just fish either. There are squid, snails, and other undersea variations out for...

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

The kingpins of crime are at it again! The mysterious criminal organization F.O.W.L. has hatched a plan to take control of the peaceful city of St. Canard. Six of their most heinous henchmen are running rampant through the city and only the daring Darkwing Duck can bring them to justice! Join Darkwing as he explores the woods to weed out Bushroot's evil plan. Search the warehouses along the wharf for Mega Volt and pull the plug on an electrifying scheme. Track down all six of FOWL's crafty criminals and then prepare yourself as Darkwing squares off against the sinister Steelbeak in his...

Davis Cup Tennis

Davis Cup Tennis

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1991

Challenge 32 top-seeded international pros in explosive court action, or take on your friends with tons of real playing options and a true player's view! Command an arsenal of pinpoint serves and powerful baseline passing shots. Attack the net with topspin or dropshot volleys. Then destroy your opponent's lob and morale with your overhead smash. Play singles and doubles on grass, clay, indoors or hard-court in exhibition and worldwide tournaments. Practice against the ball machine to perfect your skills for the ultimate quest, the coveted Davis Cup!

Dead Moon

Dead Moon

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - February 22, 1991

Alpha 27, the one planet in the galaxy that is fit for human habitation. For many years, the space observation system here was used for a wide range of research. One day, horrifying news arrived- a giant comet was hurtling toward the solar system, on its present course, it was going to colide with the moon. and then….Nothing! For some strange reason the humans and the moon seemed completely unaffected. The humans were unaware that a new nightmare had already begun. The giant comet had changed shape- it was not a comet at all, it was an alien mothership!

Deep Blue

Deep Blue

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

You command an A.N.G.E.L. Fish Attack Sub. Your mission: rid the oceans of the evil aliens in their Undersea Palace deep in the ocean depths. On top of the water, all is calm and beautiful. But as you descend toward the Palace, you won't believe your goggles! Scaled creatures snarl. Swarms of mutant fish attack. Power up! Use the Swirl Cutter! Energy Fin full-throttle ... Fire! Fire! Fire!

Detana!! TwinBee

Detana!! TwinBee

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - February 28, 1992

Set several years after the events of the original TwinBee, TwinBee and WinBee are relaxing at their island when they receive an SOS signal from the distant planet of Meru. The signal contains a message sent by Queen Melora, who pleads for the salvation of her planet from the invading forces of the evil alien Iva. TwinBee and his friends decides to set off to outer space to defeat the forces of Iva and save Planet Meru.[5] Detana!! marks the first appearance of TwinBee's and WinBee's respective pilots, Light and Pastel, who became prominent characters in many subsequent TwinBee video games and...

Devil's Crush

Devil's Crush

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 20, 1990

Play video pinball that will set you on fire! Explosive graphics and demonic sound beckon you to the underworld for a devilish pinball simulation. Rebound off the She-Giant. So beautiful when she sleeps. So evil when she awakens. Burn up in the bonus rounds where dragons will roast you, skeletons will toast you and sorcerers will plan a barbecue around you. Finally, if you flip your way past them all, fight the ultimate Armageddon!

Die Hard

Die Hard

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - September 28, 1990

Based (very) loosely on the movie of the same name, Die Hard the game is a Commando/Bloody Wolf style run-along-and-shoot affair that takes you through varying stages to defeat the hostage-takers in the Nakatomi building.

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 13, 1989

Take to the ring and fight against strangely familiar looking opponents in this first-person boxing game. Block and dodge with the D-Pad while using the buttons to punch with either left or right fists. Hold the button down and you get a more powerful hit, but it requires more timing and accuracy to be effective.

Don Doko Don

Don Doko Don

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - May 31, 1990

Very much in the mould of Bubble Bobble, Don Doko Don features a couple of what look like garden gnomes wielding hammers to club their enemies into submission. Once you stun a baddie, walk into them to pick them up. You can then toss them across the screen (into other baddies to dispatch them also) to destroy them and create some bonus fruit or sweeties. Clear a screen of the allocated number and it's on to the next one, leading up to a boss at the end of the section.

Doraemon: Meikyuu Daisakusen

Doraemon: Meikyuu Daisakusen

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - October 31, 1989

Based on the Kids anime about a robot cat from the future, Doraemon is a sort of Bomber Man in reverse. Instead of planting bombs, you dig holes in the ground to trap enemies then fill them in to finish them off. The game has a couple of difficulty settings, the harder providing more moving enemies to avoid or trap. There is a selection of different levels that alternate for variety (there are 60 levels in total), and the occasional boss thrown in for good measure.

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 6, 1991

Taking a different route to its maze-based predecessor, this Doraemon game is a side scrolling platformer with a simple, colourful look. You have to rescue your friends who have dived into various books and are pursued by the inhabitants within. You start off having to avoid the wandering beasties, but eventually get hold of such items as a gun that freezes anything in your path for a moment. Along the way you get to ride on dinosaurs, crawl under moving stone blocks, creep along precarious ledges and slide down water chutes.

Double Dungeons

Double Dungeons

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 29, 1989

Summoned by the King, you are the last hope of a once peaceful land. Journey deep within the earth on your quest to destroy a strange, unnatural force. With new "split screen" action you and a partner can work together to uncover the mysteries of the eerie underground labyrinth and its evil inhabitants. Face the Death Crow, Pumpkin Head, and Savage Elf in over 22 levels of chilling adventure. You won't want to travel alone - and you don't have to!

Download

Download

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - June 22, 1990

Fast cyberpunk shoot ‘em up set in 2099 where you ride your jet-bike through waves of mecha-based bad guys.

Dragon Egg!

Dragon Egg!

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - September 27, 1991

A girl and her egg, all alone in the cruel world. But this is not just an ordinary egg, collect or buy power-ups (from handy local stores) and out pops a little dragon's head, ready to swing round and breathe fire at anything that dares to get in your way. Collect enough of them and the dragon hatches fully, allowing you to ride on its back, spraying enemies with fire balls. All this is done over scenery ranging from woodlands to strangely un-fantasy like hi-tech fortresses.

Dragon Saber

Dragon Saber

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 27, 1991

The sequel to Dragon Spirit follows much in the same vein, with your flying dragon defeating prehistoric monsters over various landscapes. This time round there is a two player mode thrown in for extra appeal.

Dragon Spirit

Dragon Spirit

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

Amur, the spirit of the dragon, lives within you. As the winged creature that breathes mega-tons of fire, your mission is revealed. Rescue Princess Alicia from Zowel, Demon of Darkness. So take to the skies and destroy enemy creatures with breath and fireballs. Add dragon heads and incredible power-ups. Confront Zowel in a Super Battle of Beasts! (Careful not to breathe on Alicia).

Dragon's Curse

Dragon's Curse

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1991

Poor Hu-Man! he just isn't his old self. Trying to escape from the evil dragon Mecha, he's transformed into the horrific Lizard Man! Get ready to kick some serious dragon tail, because 5 more are waiting to stop you. Each is more vicious than the last. And each turns Hu-Man into a different kind of total gross out! Slash 'em, burn 'em, and blow 'em away! Then capture the Salamander Cross to break the DRAGON'S CURSE.

Drop Off

Drop Off

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1990

There's no waking up from this nightmare! You'll need all your nerve and strategy to get out alive! A dream of giant apples and diamonds goes berserk when they turn into deadly demons raining down on your head! You have to shoot 'em down with a steel ball. Ricochet your shots to knock 'em off in bunches! They're coming fast, and each level is more threatening than the last! Why are those skulls laughing? Shoot first and ask questions later!

Dungeon Explorer

Dungeon Explorer

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

You, brave soldier, are the last hope of a once-peaceful Oddesia. Yours is a strange world full of magic, hidden dangers and potions. But you have powerful friends. Use them to recover the ORA Stone which was hidden from the conquering evil king, Natas. Deep within the ancient dungeons lies the Stone with powers of life, light, happiness. But where?

Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon

Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

The Vampire has escaped and has arisen again just as the Ancient Ones predicted. The Vampire controls bands of monsters who do his destructive bidding. Using the evil Iron Ring, he bends the will of the common people in an attempt to take over the world. Even the great Radlebb Keep has been conquered by the Dark Once and been bent to his evil will. Now, with your character in the Order of the Griffon, we have a chance to defeat the evil Vampire! World peace can be restored!

Energy

Energy

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - April 19, 1989

Energy is a side scrolling platform game by NCS/Masaya. It is based on Ashe, an obscure PC-8801 Japanese game originally released by Quasar Soft in 1988. A powerful earthquake has released an army of mutant monsters all over the city of Tokyo. A small group of humans survived and from their underground hideout they decide to send a team to investigate and fight the threat. The player takes control of a young fighter with psionic powers (called 'ESP'), the only known of his kind. He can use these unique phsychic powers to also fire balls of energy, his only means of defense against the...

F1 Circus

F1 Circus

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 14, 1990

Very fast overhead Formula 1 racing game. Choose your team and race on tracks around the world.

F1 Circus '91

F1 Circus '91

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - July 12, 1991

F1 Circus '91 is a Formula 1 simulation racing game. The series did not yet feature an official license, and so just like the first game it only features generic team and driver names. The game itself plays much the same, with the overhead race view and focus on car tuning and damage. The World Championship mode has of course returned, though the managerial Constructors mode is no longer present. There is also a Free Attack mode, where any course can be freely practiced; a Training mode, where special training courses can be raced on to learn the ins and outs of the game; and a Watch mode,...

F1 Circus '92

F1 Circus '92

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - December 18, 1992

The fast paced Forumla 1 action returns, retaining all the gameplay elements of the original.

F-1 Dream

F-1 Dream

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - August 25, 1989

Cute themed overhead racing game that takes you through the career of a wannabe F1 driver.

F-1 Pilot

F-1 Pilot

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - March 23, 1989

F-1 Pilot is a Racing game, published by Pack-In-Video, which was released in Japan in 1989.

F1 Triple Battle

F1 Triple Battle

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - December 27, 1989

Split screen Formula 1 style racing game. Compete against the computer or your friends.

Falcon

Falcon

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1992

Fly multiple missions with varying skill levels, including both Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground. Explosive aerial combat action as you intercept enemy aircraft or "take out" strategic ground targets - missile sites, bunkers, airfields, and buildings. View all the action in "first-person" perspective from the cockpit of your F-16 Falcon.

Fantasy Zone

Fantasy Zone

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

An evil force has overcome this beautiful land of awesome colors and peaceful people. Plundering Golden Rubicom coins, your enemy is an intergalactic band of thieves. Armed with cannon and bombs, you must recover the stolen coins to buy expanded powers. But be careful! The alien Super Boss waits in ambush. Restore order for the Federation or kiss the galaxy's favorite vacation place good-bye!

Fighting Run

Fighting Run

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - November 29, 1991

Mecha-based game where you pick your robot, choose the stats, then go head to head on a dangerous race course, beating your opponent into dust.

Final Blaster

Final Blaster

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - September 28, 1990

Final Blaster is an Action game, developed by Aisystem Tokyo and published by Namco, which was released in Japan in 1990. Overhead sci-fi shoot 'em up with all the usual elements.

Final Lap Twin

Final Lap Twin

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - January 1, 1989

Final Lap Twin is a hybrid racing/role-playing game released for the PC Engine in 1989 and the TurboGrafx-16 in 1990, as a spin-off to the 1987 arcade game Final Lap. The protagonist is on a quest to live up to the reputation of his racing-champion dad. He travels over the map, meeting small-time racers, and must race his car to earn money that he spends on upgrading his car, eventually facing the local racing champion. After beating the rest of the local racing champions in the various cities, the protagonist must go through a maze to find the final upgrades of the different parts of his car,...

Final Match Tennis

Final Match Tennis

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - March 1, 1991

Final Match Tennis is by far the deepest tennis game in terms of gameplay on the PC Engine. In fact, its play controls are among the most sophisticated in a PC Engine game and in general, in a tennis game (what still counts to this very day). Don't get fooled by its simple graphics. There is everything in this game that tennis is about. Smashes, stop balls, volleys, back and forehand spins or lobs. At the top of it all, you can play it in every thinkable player combination (training, tournament, 1-4 players). By the way: in addition, its one of the best multiplayer games ever.

Final Soldier

Final Soldier

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - August 23, 1991

On Earth in the 23rd century, a space time warp opens up over the Atlantic Ocean. From it comes an enormous invasion force analyzed to come from the 25th century. As Earth is attacked by the alien war machines, it is revealed that the culprits are identified as the Gader'el, a race of large bio-mechanic creatures, who have the ability to freely manipulate space and time; after conquering the future Earth in the 25th century, the Gader'el decided to ensure their influence on mankind by traveling back in time to the 23rd century, conquering that time and then going further into Earth's past. As...

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