Turbo-Grafx 16 / Duo – Retail Games

The Turbo-Grafx 16 was the American release of the Japanese PC Engine game system. While the import had a better life, the American release was stuck playing third fiddle to the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Licensing was regretfully mishandled, and there were very few American publishers handled by a system that got tons of great titles in Japan. For example, Konami had it’s arcade game Martial Champions and Turbo Duo. While system’s import bread and butter were Role Playing Games and Spaceship Shooters, America got some of that thanks to Working Designs and TTI.

This was the first full set Jason ever assembled, and was his first love before the Sony PlayStation came around. The Turbo Duo console is in his Top 3 ‘best looking deck’ as well. The other two being the PlayStation and the combined Sega Genesis / CD Model 1 combo.

Despite being a small library, there are some excellent, exclusive games on the system, some only ever returning to the public eye through the Wii’s Virtual Console. Sadly, many of the games are now insanely expensive in the collectors’ market.

The games are in 3 release forms: HuCard (the system’s ‘cartridge’), CD-Rom, and Super CD-Rom2. The second required the Turbo Grafx CD Add-On, the last required the Add On and a 3.0 System Card or just the Turbo Duo.

Addams Family, The
Aero Blasters
Air Zonk
Alien Crush
Andre Panza Kick Boxing
Battle Royale
Beyond Shadowgate
Blazing Lazers
Bloody Wolf
Bomberman ’93
Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure
Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure CD
Bonk’s Adventure
Bonk’s Revenge
Buster Bros.
Camp California
Champions Forever Boxing
Chase H.Q.
Chew Man Fu
China Warrior
Cosmic Fantasy 2
Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams
Cyber Core
Darkwing Duck
Davis Cup Tennis
Dead Moon
Deep Blue
Devil’s Crush
Double Dungeons
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
Dragon Spirit
Dragon’s Curse
Drop Off
Dungeon Explorer
Dungeon Explorer II
Dungeon Master
Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon
Dynastic Hero, The
Exile: Wicked Phenomenon
Fantasy Zone
Fighting Street
Final Lap Twin
Final Zone II
Forgotten Worlds
Galaga ’90
Gate of Thunder
Ghost Manor
Hit the Ice
It Came From The Desert
J.B. Harold Murder Club
J.J. & Jeff
Jack Nicklaus’ Turbo Golf
Jack Nicklaus’ Turbo Golf CD
Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu
John Madden Duo CD Football
Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
King Of Casino
Last Alert
Legend of Hero Tonma
Legendary Axe, The
Legendary Axe II, The
Lords of the Rising Sun
Lords of Thunder
Magical Chase
Magical Dinosaur Tour
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra
Military Madness
Monster Lair
Moto Roader
Neutopia II
New Adventure Island
Night Creatures
Ninja Spirit
Parasol Stars
Power Golf
Prince of Persia
Riot Zone
Samurai Ghost
Shadow of the Beast
Shape Shifter
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. II
Side Arms
Silent Debuggers
Soldier Blade
Somer Assault
Sonic Spike Volleyball
Space Harrier
Splash Lake
Super Air Zonk
Super Star Soldier
Super Volleyball
Syd Mead’s Terraforming
Takin’ it to the Hoop
Tiger Road
Time Cruise
Tricky Kick
TV Sports Basketball
TV Sports Football
TV Sports Hockey
Valis II
Valis III
Veigues Tactical Gladiator
Victory Run
World Class Baseball
World Court Tennis
World Sports Competition
Yo, Bro
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
Ys: Book I & II