The Best TurboGrafx-16 Games

Popular in Japan, the TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem produced a ton of great games during its run, including fantasy games, casino games, sports games and adventure games, among others. What are the best Turbografx-16 games?

TurboGrafx-16 games were produced by a number of top developers such as Hudson Soft and Namco, and primarily distributed to gamers around the world by NEC. The game console, produced by a collaboration between Hudson Soft and NEC, was sold between 1987 and 1995, moving 10 million units worldwide.

In addition to working with the Hudson Soft HuCard media cards, the TurboGrafx-16, with a special add-on, also worked with CD-ROM media, making it a fierce competitor with the Sega Mega Drive.

Despite the advanced hardware, which set a Guinness World Record for it's small size, the TurboGrafx-16 video game console could not compete with the top names available for the Nintendo Entertainment System and was phased out completely by the mid 1990s.

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  • Blazing Lazers
    Jan 01 1989
    125 votes
    • Developer: Hudson Soft, Compile
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game
    • Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, TurboGrafx-16, Wii
    Blazing Lazers, known in Japan as Gunhed, is a 1989 sci-fi shoot 'em up video game developed by Hudson Soft and Compile. It was released in Japan on July 7, 1989 for the PC Engine, and it was ...more
  • Ninja Spirit
    Jan 01 1990
    93 votes
    • Developer: Bits Studios, Irem
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC
    Ninja Spirit, known in Japan as Saigo no Nindou, is a 1988 platform arcade game developed and published by Irem.
  • Devil's Crush
    Devil's Crush is a pinball video game developed by NAXAT Soft for the TurboGrafx-16 and released in 1990. The second installment in the Crush Pinball series after Alien Crush, the game has an eerie ...more
  • Soldier Blade
    Jan 01 1992
    78 votes
    • Developer: Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii
    Soldier Blade is a scrolling shooter video game released for the TurboGrafx-16 system. It is the fourth game in the Star Soldier series and the last one for TurboGrafx-16. The player pilots the ...more