Difference between revisions of "TurboGrafx-16"

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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* There just aren't that many good games for the system. I've played most of the highest-ranked games and found them to be only so-so (although, this is certainly affected by my now-higher expectations).
 
* There just aren't that many good games for the system. I've played most of the highest-ranked games and found them to be only so-so (although, this is certainly affected by my now-higher expectations).
* While I get that most games in the 1980s were one player (or hot-seat), the lack of a built-in second controller port is pretty shoddy. To play a two-player game you must not only buy a second controller, but also the TurboTap.
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* The system is heavily weighted towards traditional platformers and scrolling shooters. There just aren't that many popular games for the system that expand into other genres.
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* While I get that most games in the 1980s were one player (or hot-seat), the lack of a built-in second controller port is pretty shoddy. To play a two-player game, you must not only buy a second controller, but also the TurboTap.
  
 
==Ugly==
 
==Ugly==
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16]
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/turbo-grafx mobygames.com/browse/games/turbo-grafx] - MobyGames.
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[[Category: Platforms]]
 
[[Category: Platforms]]

Revision as of 23:08, 23 June 2017

I never owned a TurboGrafx-16, or even played it much. Once, some time in either the later 1980s or early 1990s I was able to play it once at my brother's rich friend's house. I definitely played a Bonk game, and maybe a tennis game? I didn't play it again until around the 2000s using an emulator. I've played several of the more popular games, and beaten a couple, but over all, I'm not that impressed with the games.

Review

Good

  • I found the tiny game cards (HuCard) to be impressive when I first saw them. How could they fit an entire game on them compared to an NES cartridge? Of course, when you open an NES cart, you see why.
  • Putting turbo buttons on the default controller was a very nice idea.
  • The system does feature a pretty nice graphics chip, and a lot of the games have beautiful artwork.
  • The sound chip was really impressive at the time, six programmable waves! But I haven't found that many games that feature great music.

Bad

  • There just aren't that many good games for the system. I've played most of the highest-ranked games and found them to be only so-so (although, this is certainly affected by my now-higher expectations).
  • The system is heavily weighted towards traditional platformers and scrolling shooters. There just aren't that many popular games for the system that expand into other genres.
  • While I get that most games in the 1980s were one player (or hot-seat), the lack of a built-in second controller port is pretty shoddy. To play a two-player game, you must not only buy a second controller, but also the TurboTap.

Ugly

  • Nothing

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