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Actually Owned A TurboGrafX ?

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by LyricistSoldier, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    Just curious since it kinda has to do with the VC..

    Who here actually owned a TurboGrafX-16? Er TurboGrafX-CD? or one i've never even seen the TurboExpress, the handheld version. Hmm? Anyone here own one er still own one?

    I was pree young when those came out (20 yrs old now)
    i remember my dad getting one for christmas n me playing it a lot when i was lil
     
  2. lee201028

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    yes i still own one and the cd and the xpress with the tv tuner.lol..i am only 29........and it was a very nice system..............bonk was cool...so was the bruce lee game........they had lot of good games............
     
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  3. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    ! the bruce lee game was my favorite

    u owned the express? it had a tv tuner? i was too little to get into the systems i just had the one but yeah i remember Hours on that bruce lee game
     
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    The Bruce Lee game also came out for the Super Nintnedo (unless we're talking about a different Bruce Lee game.). And I don't remember hearing too much about TurboGrafx when I was younger, I'm only 19 and if it serves me right, wasn't this released around the NES as well?
     
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  5. LyricistSoldier

    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    bruce lee.. but i just remembered the all time best turbografx game...

    KEITH COURAGE !
     
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    The TurboGrafx-16 debuted in 1989. I was 9yrs old and enjoying The Legend of Zelda while the dumb folks dished out a crazy amount of money for the first true 16bit system. TG-16 was a great machine until the SNES rolled out. But with the same price tag and a better name backing it up it was so long TG-16. I had one for about a month lol. Now the Sega Master System was a sweet machine lol.
     
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    nope. I wasnt born when it came out. but at 2 years old I was pwning at super mario world.
     
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    I totally rocked out the TG-16, as it quickly dropped to $99 and had some very good games like Bonk's and Pac-Land. I still have mine around here somewhere, but I just don't use it because the entertainment center is already too cluttered.
    I later bought the TG-CD, as I found one for like $30 used.
    Turbo Duo was a very good system, but it went up against Sega CD and had little support and quickly perished.
     
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    I still have Bonk's Adventure, Cadash, and Keith Courage. All good games. If they made Cadash multiplayer online, that would be THE game to get on virtual console, for the TG-16.
     
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    man when i was 1 years old, my babysitter, who babysitted me since i was born till i was 12 had a one and i would play Bonk's Adventure and Keith Courage all the time omg i beat bonks like a milion times and everytime was so much fun same with keith courage it was a awsum game!! i hope keith comes on VC!
     
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    no it came out with the genesis and everyone thought it was 16 bit like the sega...hince turbo graf 16..lol..but it had to 8 bit processors so it wasnt considered true 16 bit like sega......the turbo graf xpress plus tv tuner when new lil over 600 dollars for them
     
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    600 dollars?! no freakin way hah n people think ps3 is pricey? lil more bang for the buck there, i'd say
     
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    I'm 19, and i rememebr my father get TG-16 for christmas and the Express as well.

    Pac-Land, Bonk, Air Bonk, Tail Spin, and PacLand were sooo good. Keith Courage was also a goodie too.

    I can't wait for a lot of these games to coem out on VC.

    Talk about an underrated system, jeez..
     
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    It was $100-$200. I'm not sure what the accessories were like (Turbo Duo). They did sell stuff like a Turbografx 16 extension that was similar to the Sega 32x. They also made the first high graphic handheld system. Back in the days of Game Gear and Gameboy.

    http://www.atari7800.com/turbo/ebay.htm#duo
     
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    i had the system but it broke. i still have the games somewhere in my room though
     
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    LyricistSoldier |Losing Faith Nintendo|

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    wow.. yea a lot of lost stuff there...
    everyone remembers nes and super nes, like even 10 year old kids know em but when u ask anyone under the age of what.. ?... 17? they have no idea what turbografx was. Pitty. Hey, this sounds weird but.. anyone ever seen a museum or collection exhibited with all the old systems n history of video games? seems like it'd be interesting.
     
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    I had a TG-16, R-Type was THE BEST!! Kid NIKKI was great too... damn I had the Game Gear AND the first gameboy, I remember my teacher confiscating BOTH from me in 2nd grade, lol.
     
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    Hotspur Warrior Mmmmmm. Wii.

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    A lot of people are saying that the TurboGrafx console was good, and there were some great games out for it like Bonk's Adventure. So why wasn't the console a great success?
     
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    The TG16 and its successors in the USA died off due to poor marketing.

    The TG16 actually rocked Japan and the last game from a major publisher came out in 1997.

    I owned a TG16, and then later a Turbo Duo shipped directly to me from NEC on release date.

    I've had just about every system you can think of short of 3DO, Philips CD-i, and Pioneer LaserActive system, and Neo Geo..

    ..and the TG16/Duo is still my all time favorite system.

    There is mad great games for it, particularly at the time.

    Alien Crush.
    Devils Crush.
    Gates of Thunder.
    Lords of Thunder.
    Bomberman 9x.
    Splatter House.
    Y's Book 1&2.
    Cosmic Fantasy 2.
    Galaga '90.

    Those are just some of the rocking games for it that I can think right off the top of my head.

    Alien Crush, personally is my all time favorite video pinball game aside from Pinball Fantasies. But Alien Crush has longer play value from the mini games within the game.

    Galaga '90 is great. Galaga is Galaga.

    Y`s Book 1&2, IMHO one of the best games of all time which was not technologically possible on any other system when it was released, 8-bit CPU or otherwise.

    Gates of Thunder is one of the best shooter games that there is, and possibly has the best sound track of any video game, ever.

    The graphics of Lords of Thunder is done so well it doesn't quite look 16-bit, it's breath taking (and good gameplay).

    Splatter House... acting like a Jason type character but pwning demons is just neat.

    Cosmic Fantasy 2, one of my favorite RPG's. (woah yea TG16 had RPG's...)

    I don't actually like Devils Crush very much but there are so many people who are maniac about that game I felt it worth while to include in my short list.

    If you get one of the VC games for your Wii be sure to pick up Alien Crush if you like pinball at all. Unless you were born dead you will have many hours of enjoyment out of it.
     
  20. XHashmeerX

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    I remember a second iteration of the system coming out too. I remember seeing at an EB when i was little or something, then never seen/heard of it again.


    Ah just did some wikipedia searching, there was a CED-ROM attachment version of it, first one in North America apparently. See how ahead of it's time this bad boy was? Too bad though.
     

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