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The Best TurboGrafx-16 Games

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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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