Author Topic: PC Engine TurboGrafx  (Read 18919 times)

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12754
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 71
    • View Profile
PC Engine TurboGrafx
« on: February 29, 2012, 00:27:07 AM »


Been looking at one of these for a while.

Any owners?
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 00:34:35 AM »
That is the exact package I bought last year.

The PAL version of the TurboGrafx 16 which itself is the American version of the PC Engine.

Its grey instead of black and drops the 16 but plays all the same games.

It has amazing quality video output too which is a massive bonus and the pack-in game Blazing Lazers is one of the best shooters I have played.

See my games thread here too: http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7

Offline dot.fyre

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 161
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 23:11:26 PM »


Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12754
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 71
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 23:13:38 PM »
Wow, i am soooo jealous.

Take it you sold it?
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline dot.fyre

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 161
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 23:17:10 PM »
Yep, with 30 hu-cards and a home-made (not by me) scart connection.

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12754
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 71
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 23:18:15 PM »
Gutted.. :'(
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline CeefaxOfDelphi

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 162
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 18:28:47 PM »
that's a thing of beauty you sold - I love Hu Cards - cool even today

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 20:53:27 PM »
Here is a crappy pic of my Hu-Card collection that I took a while back:


Offline onthinice

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3739
  • Karma: 38
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 04:55:51 AM »
Very nice pics!

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 19:10:13 PM »
Just bumped this topic for UltraPro as he has joined the TurboGrafx owners list here!

Offline Shadowrunner

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5488
  • Country: ca
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 19:27:22 PM »
I used to be an owner of one. Bought it brand new shortly after it came out but foolishly sold it a few years later when girls and drinking seemed more important. :( If I could go back in time I'd smack myself in the back of the head and say neither are worth it! LOLĀ  Oh well maybe some day I'll get another one.

Offline dougtitchmarsh

  • Reviewer
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 712
  • Country: 00
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://douglastitchmarsh.com
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2012, 19:44:08 PM »
They look pretty cool, and I've played a few games for the system on emulation. Now you guys here have got me needing another piece of retro hardware. My wife won't be happy with you... :-
My retro and computing blog posts
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, 2600, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, GameGear, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, GBA, GB,  Xbox, 3DO,  WonderSwan,  NGPC, CD32, Amiga A1200, Spectrum 48k and +2, BBC B, C64

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2012, 19:49:25 PM »
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
I used to be an owner of one. Bought it brand new shortly after it came out but foolishly sold it a few years later when girls and drinking seemed more important. :-

If you do go for one then you should take up the same deal I found for UltraPro, see his thread in the marketplace.

Offline dcultrapro

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1245
  • Country: gb
  • Karma: 2
    • View Profile
    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Antonyv1982?feature=mhee
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 10:04:22 AM »
unboxing vid for those of you interested:



yeah got mine on Thursday! very happy with it so far, I played the following games briefly:

Alien Crush
Splatterhouse
Dragon Spirit
Galaga '90
Blazing Lasers
Bonks Adventure
Legendary Axe
Vigilante
JJ and Jeff
Victory Run

Waiting for the following to arrive:

Military Madness
Keith Courage In Alpha Zones
Dungeon Explorer
Side Arms

Side Arms is apparently being posted today and Military Madness has apparently been shipped to the wrong address and somehow its on its way to Canada... somehow I think the seller is just lying and either didn't have it or double booked it.

Not sure whats happening with my Dungeon Explorer but thats one of the ones I'm looking forward to the most

I really like Dragon Spirit so far and love Blazing Lasers. Legendary Axe was winding me up a bit but looks good so far.

Does anyone have any other suggestions I could look into maybe picking up sometime? I know I'm probably going to get Devils Crush eventually, any others?



Did anyone see this yet?



EPIC or what?
Ultrapro on xbox live

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: PC Engine TurboGrafx
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 13:07:31 PM »
That guy got a great score there!!!

Especially the Blockbuster Video rental case, I know a few people who have the Jaguar version of them.

In terms of recommendations, yes definately get Devil Crush as it's far superior to Alien Crush.

The TurboGrafx/PC Engine is the shoot 'em up machine, I swear half its library is this genre. You have a few good ones already but I also recommend R-Type, Ordyne, Psychosis, Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier and Air Zonk, which the game that Zaku on the Lynx was based on.

Also Legendary Axe II is better than the first one, there is a second Bonk game, Parasol Stars, Bomberman, Final Lap Twin, Pac-Land and Ninja Spirit is one of the best games on the console.

Another game I think you will really like, although its a bit weird is Veigues: Tactical Gladiator as I know you love your Transformers: