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
    1
    Jan 01 1989
    • Developer: Hudson Soft, Compile
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game
    • Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, TurboGrafx-16, Wii
  • Ninja Spirit
    2
    Jan 01 1990
    • Developer: Bits Studios, Irem
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC
  • Soldier Blade
    4
    Jan 01 1992
    • Developer: Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii
  • R-Type
    5
    Jan 01 1987
    • Developer: Produce Co Ltd, Irem
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: Amiga, PlayStation 2, Game Boy, Mobile phone, TurboGrafx-16
  • Splatterhouse
    6
    • Developer: Namco
    • Genres (Video game): Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Adventure, Beat 'em up
    • Platform: iPhone, FM Towns Marty, TurboGrafx-16, FM Towns, Personal computer
  • Neutopia
    7
    Nov 17 1989
    • Developer: Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure
    • Platform: PlayStation Portable, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, PlayStation 3
    • Developer: Red Entertainment
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Game Boy
  • Air Zonk
    9
    • Developer: Red Entretainment, Red Entertainment
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, TurboDuo, Wii
  • Dungeon Explorer
    10
    Jan 01 1989
    • Developer: Atlus
    • Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Hack and slash
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation Portable
  • New Adventure Island
    11
    • Developer: Now Production, Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure
    • Platform: Wii, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, TurboGrafx-16
  • Cadash
    12
    1989
    • Developer: Taito Corporation
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Mega Drive, Arcade game
    • Developer: Red Entertainment, Atlus
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii
  • Bomberman '93
    14
    Jan 01 1993
    • Developer: Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Action game, Strategy video game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Wii
    • Developer: Victor Interactive Software
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16
  • Super Star Soldier
    16
    • Developer: Kaneko, Inter State Software, Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Portable, Wii, PlayStation 3
  • Bloody Wolf
    17
    • Developer: Data East
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Action game, Run and gun
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Arcade game, Wii
    • Developer: Sega
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game
    • Platform: Wii, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Game Gear, Master System
  • Alien Crush
    19
    • Developer: Kaga Create, Compile
    • Genres (Video game): Pinball, Action game, Simulation video game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Wii
  • Legend of Hero Tonma
    20
    • Developer: Irem
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: Arcade game, Wii, TurboGrafx-16
  • Galaga '88
    21
    Jan 01 1987
    • Developer: Namco
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Shoot 'em up, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Game Gear, Wii, Arcade game
  • Raiden
    22
    1990
    • Developer: Seibu Kaihatsu
    • Genres (Video game): Shoot 'em up, Scrolling shooter
    • Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, TurboGrafx-16, MS-DOS, Sega Mega Drive
    • Developer: Red Entertainment, AI Co., Ltd.
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Wii, TurboGrafx-CD
    • Developer: Now Production, Hudson Soft
    • Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Air Buster
    25
    Jan 01 1990
    • Developer: Kaneko
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action game
    • Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Mega Drive, Arcade game