PC Engine and Genpei Toumaden

Now I have finally gotten a PC Engine! It’s so cute and still so powerful! It’s got some really great games for it as well ^_^

For those of you who might not know what a PC Engine is, it is a japanese 8bit console that was released in 1987 by NEC and Hudson Soft. It was was later released in many different variations, the one I have is the Core Grafx. A few years after the Japan release the console also entered the North American market under the name Turbo Grafx 16.

Fun fact; the PC Engine holds the world record for the world’s smallest game console ever made according to Guinness World Records (I guess they’re not counting portables) ^_^

The games come in CD cases. They made an add-on with CD-ROM games for the PC Engine, but the first games were on HU Cards developed by Hudson Soft.

It’s really cool ^^ I’m really excited about this new console of mine and I’ve been playing it a lot! The games you see above are Genpei Toumaden 1 & 2, great sidescrolling platform adventures! Both are a lot of fun, but the second one is really hard!! I’ll go more into details and show off some more games soon.