Category Archives: TurboGrafx-16 Reviews

Neutopia Review

Do you enjoy the original Legend of Zelda on the NES?  If so, you’re going to adore Neutopia.  Sure it’s a ‘Zelda clone,’ but it does add new elements into the mix, and is actually a blast to play.  Let’s take a look at why that is.

Fighting Street Review

Fighting Street, or Street Fighter as most of the world knows it as, is actually a really dated and cumbersome two player one-on-one fighter.  If you started playing the series with Street Fighter II or later, ignore this one as it hasn’t aged well whatsoever.  In fact, I don’t ever remember this one being fun to begin with.

Air Zonk Review

When NEC decided to re-brand the TurboGrafx-16 in 1992, they created a joint venture with Hudson and formed Turbo Technologies Inc.  That was only the first step, they also wanted a new mascot as Bonk just wasn’t cool enough.  Enter Zonk, a wicked cyborg that wears sunglasses, which makes him a bad ass by default.  The question is, how’s his first game?

Blazing Lazers Review

Here’s the single best launch title the TurboGrafx-16 had to offer.  It’s a real shame this wasn’t the pack-in game with the system, as it likely would have helped push more hardware.

Pyramid Plunder Review

Here’s a fun Pac-Man variation I’m sure a lot of you would enjoy if you gave the game a chance. There are a total of 30 levels, with new areas after each 5 levels. The game is extremely challenging as you progress the mazes get more and more complex. If you have a PC Engine CD, or a TurboGrafx-CD, I highly recommend you give this Super CD-ROM a spin. It’s great fun.

Meteor Blaster DX Review

The TurboGrafx-16 has several high quality indie/homebrew releases, and this is a great example of one.  If you’re looking for a fun arcade-style shooter, be sure to check out Meteor Blaster DX.

Star Parodier Review

Here we have one of the best shooters on the PC Engine Super CD format. It’s a fantastic game that pokes fun at the Star Soldier series, which is one of the most respected shooter series on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16.  If you have an opportunity to play this awesome shooter, make sure that you do!

Castlevania: Dracula X (Rondo of Blood) Review

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood for the PC Engine Super CD is my favorite action-based Castlevania game, and I’ve waited years to get you this review. For those interested, I captured footage using the PC Engine Duo RX, with composite cables to my XRGB-mini, and finally connected that to my Elgato Game Capture HD. Pheef that was a mouthful. I hope you enjoy this phenomenal game, and if you would like to play it yourself you can play it via the Virtual Console on the Wii, or as part of the Dracula X Chronicles on the PSP. Whichever way you decide to play it, just make sure you do just that…PLAY IT!

Street Fighter II Champion Edition Review

Here’s a fantastic port of Street Fighter II for the PC Engine. While not perfect, it is a great port that fans of the series should check out just to see what makes it unique.

Gate of Thunder Review

Gate of Thunder is one of my favorite shmups of all time. It also happens to be one of the very best pack-in games ever! If you own a Wii, I highly recommend you give this one a download. If you own a TurboDuo, or TG-CD, buy this game!!! It’s a show stopper.