Best Turbografx-16 Games For Wii Virtual Console
The early generation console wars were mostly a two way race between Sega and Nintendo. During the 4th generation of video game consoles, the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis were the top machines on the market. While not even half as popular, the TurboGrafx-16 managed to garner a marginally significant market share. Unfortunately for the gamers, the console did not prove successful enough, ensuring that few gamers ever enjoyed many of the excellent games on the system.
When the Wii Virtual Console was introduced, retro gaming quickly became popular. Surprising many gamers, as well as including games from old Nintendo systems, the Wii Virtual Console also released games from Sega systems and the TurboGrafx-16. Due to this, gamers have a chance to play many of the great TurboGrafx-16 games that previously failed to reach a wide audience. Presented below are some of the best TurboGrafx games on the Wii Virtual Console.
Alien Crush / Devil’s Crush(Hudson Soft) – These two games are part of a series of pinball games released by Hudson Soft. The games combine features of traditional pinball with features only available in a video game (like bonus levels). The graphics are weird, but flavorful and game play is insanely addictive. These games are generally considered cult classics among hard core retro gamers.
Splatterhouse (Namco) – One of the few well known TurboGrafx-16 games of the 4th generation, Splatterhouse is considered to be one of the most violent games made at the time. Looking to steal the “edgy” reputation that Sega had, this TurboGrafx-16 game had realistic looking blood and essentially let the player be a serial killer. The game still has good simple game play and a powerful legacy.
Bonk’s Adventure / Bonk’s Revenge (Hudson Soft) – Every gaming system has a mascot. Nintendo systems have Mario, Sega systems have Sonic, and TurboGrafx-16 has Bonk. Bonk is a caveman who fights aliens by head butting them. This unusual concept really isn’t much stranger than a hyper speed hedgehog or a plumber fighting dinosaurs to rescue princesses. Unfortunately, while unusual, Bonk didn’t really stand out in any meaningful way. Still, the Bonk games actually had slightly better game play than Mario games released at the time and even if the hero isn’t that remarkable, the games are worth playing.
Bomberman ’93 / Bomberman ’94 (Hudson Soft) – The Bomberman series of games has been released on nearly every console since the NES. The single player game is interesting, but not spectacular. What makes these games so good is the multiplayer mode. Multiplayer mode features simple game play of running around, grabbing power-ups and blowing up the opponents. As is often the case, simple equates to fun and these games are some of the best party games available. The games at the Pokemon go account will provide fun and entertainment in the life of the players. Different versions of the pokemon game can be enjoyed at the account.
R-Type (Hudson Soft) – R-Type is considered to be one of the greatest classic arcade shooters ever. The port to the TurboGrafx-16 maintained nearly all of its arcade splendor and the game is still an excellent fast-paced, frenetic, space shooter. Since almost every modern space shooter game borrows features from this game, there really is no better way to enjoy the genre in its purest form than to download this classic hit.