A 16-bit console released by NEC Corporation in 1990 that sold 10 million worldwide. It sold better than 32-bit 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (10 million), and 16-bit Neo Geo and 32-bit Atari Jaguar (250,000). It sold only 2.5 million in USA and is an entry level collector's item. The best selling game was Bonk's Adventure which spawned 2 sequels and weren't great. The good games on the system were all SHMUPs like Blazing Lasers, and R-Type. The reason why it looked inferior to Sega Genesis was the 8-bit CPU. It was the first console to use CD format in 1991. CD games include WonderBoy III (platformer), Ys I and II (JRPG) and Street Fighter. Legendary Axe 1/2 were an Alter Beast clones. Neutopia I/II were Zelda NES clones.more...
* CPU: 8-bit Zilog Z80A
o 3.546893 MHz for PAL/SECAM, 3.579545 MHz for NTSC
* Graphics: VDP (Video Display Processor) derived from Texas Instruments TMS9918
o Up to 32 simultaneous colors available (one 16-color palette for sprites or background, an additional 16-color palette for background only) from a palette of 64 (can also show 64 simultaneous colors using programming tricks)
o Screen resolutions 256×192 and 256×224. PAL/SECAM also supports 256×240
o 8×8 pixel characters, max 463 (due to VRAM space limitation)
o 8×8 or 8×16 pixel sprites, max 64
o Horizontal, vertical, and partial screen scrolling
* Sound (PSG): Texas Instruments SN76489
o 4 channel mono sou...
The TG16 was constantly dumped-on during the 16-bit console wars because it's HuC6280 proccessor was often regarded as "Only an 8-bit" even though it had a 16-bit GPU, 6 channel stereo sound and many other features that made it a worthy opponent.
A difficult, side-scrolling, 2D shooter/shmup set in a bizarre fantasy world in which the player must guide a star fighter while destroying strange enemies and weird end-bosses along the way. Psychosis (Paranoia in Japan) was made in 1990 by Naxat Soft and released for the PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16. Due to the the TurboGrafx-16's unpopularity, Psychosis became a sleeper hit.
Gamer A: "How do I get the butterflies to show up at the boss scene in Psychosis?"
Gamer B: "You have to protect the worm from the ants."
An older video game console, usually produced by a defunct company, which can be easily found in many inner city pawn shops and thrift stores. These machines are typically passed off to unwitting ghetto parents as the latest and greatest in gaming technology.
Due to the large number of machines that could potentially count as a Niggtendo, it is not uncommon to add the terms associated with the roughly equivalent caucasian product.
For example while an original Atari or Colecovision could count as a Niggtendo, a Neo-Geo or TurboGrafx-16 would be considered a "Super Niggtendo", and a Sega Saturn or Atari Jaguar would be considered "Niggtendo 64".
Shaqueena said she got the kids a new gamestation down at Jeffrey's pimp n' pawn, but when she got it home they told her "Nigga what the fuck! This ain't Madden, it's Tecmo Bowl!".
I guess I should have told her they only really sell niggtendos down there.
A 1989 horizontal shoot 'em up arcade game that was also ported a year later to the PC Engine CD-ROM (known outside of Japan as the TurboGrafx-CD) only in Japan and the SEGA Mega Drive (SEGA Genesis in America) only in Japan and Europe.more...
It didn't catch much attention, due to being viewed by many to be just another unoriginal horizontal space shoot 'em up while lacking advertisements. It stayed obscure until late 2000 when the opening of the European version of its SEGA Mega Drive port was discovered as a mistranslation and was used by Kansas City computer programmer and part-time DJ, Jeffrey Ray Roberts, then aged 23, from the Gabber band "The Laziest Men on Mars" created a techno dance track titled "Invasion of the Gabber Robots", which remixed some of the Zero Wing video game music by Tatsuya Uemura, Toshiaki Tomisawa, and Masahiro Yuge, with electronic versions of the quotes from its intro. Most notably "All your base are belong to us", said by an antagonist named CATS, which is similar to "owned", a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over another person's PC. This became an Internet meme for a long period of time and is still being used today, even against the arcade and PC Engine CD-ROM v...
After three years of struggling to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega decided to change direction. Engineers incorporated elements from Sega's 16-bit arcade technology into a home console, and in August 1989, the Sega Genesis was released onto American store shelves. The Genesis (called the Megadrive in Japan) originally retailed for $199, and featured the same 16-bit Motorolla 68000 processor that had powered the original Apple Macintosh computer. With such a powerful engine, it was capable of producing high quality reproductions of popular Sega arcade titles. The pack-in game was a home version of Sega's coin-operated hit, Altered Beast. Only a single game controller was released with the Genesis platform, with additional controllers retailing for $20. The 16-bit NEC TurboGrafx-16 console had beaten the Genesis to America by four months. Though they initially trailed the competition, Sega knew from past experience with Nintendo that the system that had the best variety of quality game titles would ultimately be the most successful. Sega vigorously sought out third party software support, and within one year, 30 outside developers were designing games for the Genesis compared to the TurboGrafx with four. The Genesis quickly became the dominant 16-bit system. The first peripheral that Sega released was the Power Base Converter -- a module that allowed the Genesis to play Sega Master System cartridges. Its availability was important to owners of the SMS be...more...
Chou Aniki is the gay game series to end all gay game series. Never released in America for obvious reasons, Chou Aniki games had naked (wearing only thongs) buff oiled men flexing and defeating enemies using their sheer manliness.
Enemies of the games include a giant testicle-shaped ship, a COMPLETELY naked man riding a half-moon bathtub, and various robots operated by tiny naked men.
Ai Chou Aniki for the Japanese PCEngine/TurboGrafx 16
Chou Aniki: Seinaru Protein Densetsu for the Japanese Playstation 2