Vanessa (Vanessaira)

PC Engine/Turbo Graphics Mini Games Revealed

Konami just announced its game line up and release date for its upcoming mini console collection based on the PC Engine, CoreGrafx, and TurboGrafx 16.  Regardless of the region or model you pick up.  Customers will get the same games no matter which version of mini console purchased.  Available on 19 March 2020, and links […]

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Konami to Release TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine Minis

Konami, IP owner of the NEC TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine, has announced three new upcoming mini consoles, the TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and Core Grafx Minis. Each includes a controller and their own lineup of games. While I am normally dismissive of the plastic monstrosities that are mini consoles, if this is done well, it would […]

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TurboGrafx-16 R-Type converted to SuperGrafx

Someone mentioned a fabled R-Type TurboGrafx-16-to-SuperGrafx conversion in my Discord yesterday, so I asked Chris Covell if such a thing exists. It turns out, Chris was the person behind it. He started converting TurboGrafx-16’s R-Type to SuperGrafx in 2012, and made it to stage 4. The SuperGrafx’s extra hardware is used to reduce sprite flicker […]

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Project Peacock 2.0: Every Shoot ’em Up for the PC Engine Platform (CD, PCE/TG16, SGX)

I spent several weeks completely rebuilding Project Peacock from scratch, and it’s finally ready. PP is a list of every shoot ’em up, or shooter-element game for the PC Engine platform (minus active indie): PC Engine, TurboGrafx-16, SuperGrafx, PC Engine CD (all variants), and Turbo Duo. Actively sold indie games are purposefully kept off the […]

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PC Engine/CD/TurboGrafx-16 & Sega Dreamcast 240p Test Suite Updates by Artemio

Artemio released updates to the PC Engine/PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-16 and Dreamcast 240p Test Suites. PC Engine/Turbografx 16 Release 1.05 24/02/2019 (Super CD-ROM2, CD-ROM2 and HuCard) – Added 256, 320, 352 and 512 resolutions to Checkerboard – Added 352×240 resolution to Grid and Checkerboard (R-Type) – Added internal Horizontal resolution setup functions, skipping HUC defaults – […]

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PC Engine Mercurius UNIT: Handheldized PCE

Ton-chi-ki.blogspot.com posted an overview of the PC Engine Mercurius, a PC Engine turned handheld. Functionally equivalent to a TurboExpress (AKA PC Engine GT), it features a 3D printed case, built in controller, and 4:3 RGB LCD (LCDDRV). With the exception of being extremely wide and probably very uncomfortable to use in practice, it is a […]

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MiSTer PC Engine CD & TurboGrafx-CD Begins

ElectronAsh just posted his initial open-source PC Engine & TurboGrafx-CD code for adding CD support to  MiSTer’s TG16 core. This is important not only for PC Engine CD, but also Sega CD, Jaguar CD, Playstation, and other disc-based systems, because portions of the code to stream CD data will be similar across platforms. The work […]