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Nintendo and Sega have always been considered as the two major players in the 16-bit era, particularly in Europe and North America, this was however a bit different over in Japan. Though the Nintendo Famicom remained hugely successful, it was Hudson Soft and NEC’s The TurboGrafx-16 (known in Japan and France as the PC Engine) cartridge based home video game console that emerged as their main rival, as it had superseded its other competitor the Sega MegaDrive. It was released in Japan late 1987, the United States and France in 1989 and also limited release in the United Kingdom and Spain in 1990. The TurboGrafx-16 was the first console released in the 16-bit era and the smallest ever made. Its pure aesthetics ensured that it was ranked as one of the most iconic designs in electronic entertainment history. Its unique chip-on-board media instead of cartridges were extremely durable, portable and cool, stunning arcade-quality visuals. All these cool features ultimately made the console pretty popular at the time, particularly within the Japanese gaming market. Though subsequent series of the console were made, none really stood out to compete in the Western market.
For the time it ran, there were some pretty engaging games that came with the PC Engine that you can now still play on your PC and other devices whenever you are feeling nostalgic. All you need to do is download a TurboGrafx 16 ROMs online and commence play with the aid of an installed emulator. These ROMs are files where the original version of the PC Engine games has been saved in your device storage to enable you play on other devices aside the console. These free PC Engine ROMs have been customized to allow you to install and play games at the highest quality that is available right from your device browser.
The TurboGrafx 16 game ROMs comes with a myriad of action games, a whole lot of shoot “em ups”, and steady flow of RPGs games, there’s definitely something in there for everyone. You can check out games such as: the Order of Griffon, a fast paced RPG where you get to investigate rumours of monsters roaming the lands, uncover assassination plots against important leaders and plans to resurrect an ancient vampire. In the Keith Courage in Alpha Zones, join Keith as he tries to defeat B.A.D and restore peace to the world; Bonk's revenge which revolves around the titular character’s oversized cranium helps Bonk in head-butting his enemies or causing shockwaves by simply slamming his head into the ground in complex tasks; Street Fighter 2 with its vibrant colours lets you enjoy arcade style fights at its best. You can also try out the Zelda styled Neutopia II, Legend of Hero Tonma and a ton of others.
As I mentioned earlier, to enable you play any of the TurboGrafx 16 ROMs without the console, you will need to install an emulator. An emulator is simply a software that mimics play of the saved file format on your device. Below is a list of 10 of the best PC Engine emulators that support TurboGrafx 16 ROMs games and other TurboGrafx games in the series:
Note that before you download any of these emulators, you can also check the compatibility list on each emulator download site to know which games can be played using the emulator, so you know which emulator suites your gaming needs best, before you go on to download.
Just as it is important to note the compatibility of games and emulators, it is also very important to note which emulators are compatible on your device such as Windows, Ios, Linux, Web or Android. And I’ll be listing the emulators that are just suitable for all of your devices and Operating Systems.
One great thing about Windows is that it supports almost all the emulators out there. Most often these emulators are supported on a wide range of Windows OS, so you are easily able to play all your TurboGrafx 16 ROMs on your PC. The most compatible emulators for Windows include:
Most emulators that enable you play ROMs on your Android can easily be found on Google Play Store for download. So most often when you do not see the emulator on the app store then it is most likely that your version of Android does not support the emulator. Sometimes you could also check on the emulator site for downloads if you don’t find any on the app store. The most compatible TurboGrafx 16 emulator Android includes:
If you want to get the best out of the emulators listed below and enable them function properly on your Mac, iPad or iPhone while you play your TurboGrafx 16 ROMs, then it is best you have the iOS X version or higher. Compatible TurboGrafx 16 emulator Mac includes:
With these emulators listed below you are sure to get the best game play either by playing online or downloading the TurboGrafx 16 ROMs to play all on you Linux devices. Compatible emulators for Linux include: