CTTG #8: Takin’ It To The Hoop
For the eight game in my conquering, I had a strange urge to play Takin’ It To The Hoop. This basketball title is one of just two that made it onto the system (along with TV Sports Basketball). It provides a solid basketball experience with intuitive controls and everything you expect from your basic hoops experience. Past...
CTTG #7: Vigilante
Up next in the conquering is Vigilante, just the 2nd game on this quest that I’d never played as a kid. I love playing these because Vigilante isn’t some unknown game. In fact, it’s one of the most well-known games on the TurboGrafx-16. Even gamers who’ve never owned the system could tell you that they remember...
CTTG #4: Davis Cup Tennis
For the fourth game in my TurboGrafx-16 conquest, I chose to go with Davis Cup Tennis, a sports game and one I never had or played back in the day. Boy, was that painful. There’s a lot of reasons why Davis Cup Tennis is a terrible game. Major reasons. Let’s go through them. A Tennis Game for […]
CTTG #3: Neutopia
Three games are now down as I’ve finally beaten Neutopia! This third game was also the longest, too, taking seven play sessions. Each of the first two games were beat in just one. Alas, being a Legend of Zelda clone, this was to be expected and ya know what? I liked Neutopia! It certainly beat my expectations. While […]
CTTG #2: Splatterhouse
To conquer the TurboGrafx-16 means to beat every single game in its 94 HuCard library, but no game will capture as much attention in doing that as the console’s most famous one, Splatterhouse. Splatterhouse is the most well-known game on the TG-16 because of how unique it was at the time. It’s a run-and-gun type game...
Gaming’s Best and Worst Hardware Quirks You May Not Have Known About
We’ve seen 40 years of home gaming hardware and, with each new system, there’s always some wrinkle of innovation to discover. Sometimes, those innovations are obvious and ingenius such as Sony’s Dual Shock controller design. (It’s still incredible to think that it was a controller evolution and not part of the...
A Thrift Store Out-Of-Body Experience
Reddit member Benzona was making his same typical thrift store rounds looking for retro games when, out of nowhere, he stumbles upon that once-in-a-decade find we all wish for: I’m walking past the electronics shelves when I spot a TurboVision. I thought it was odd but maybe, just maybe, there’s the TurboExpress system...
Why Did The TurboGrafx-16 REALLY Flop?
In 1989, NEC released the TurboGrafx-16. Nowadays, it’s becoming a sweetheart for game collectors who, for the most part, are playing it for the first time in their lives. Back then, when you were trying to decide if you should buy it, most people passed on it because you couldn’t find anybody else who had […]