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Old 06-14-2019, 06:36 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:03 PM   #2
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I sadly never owned a TG-16.
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:46 PM   #3
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WOW. Day one purchase here!!!!! Amazing!!!!!
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:35 PM   #4
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I sadly never owned a TG-16.
I did and it could have been such a massive success. Just the fact you could play the same games between a console and mobile device was in of itself brilliant and somewhat revolutionary.

They made stupid decisions like shipping it with one controller and requiring some expensive expansion for more controllers. The marketing sucked too.

Mine ended up collecting dust compared to the SNES and Genesis. Some fond memories of Bonk though and Keith's Courage.
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How the hell does Konami own these rights? I thought the TG was an NEC machine?
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:32 AM   #6
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Definitely getting this! Loved my TG16!
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:01 AM   #7
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How the hell does Konami own these rights? I thought the TG was an NEC machine?
Apparently, it was originally a joint effort between NEC and Hudson. Konami bought Hudson in 2005 and absorbed their operations in 2012, which meant they ended up wholly owning all of their brands and properties.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:28 AM   #8
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I have extremely fond memories of the TG16 and still have mine (not hooked up but still in its original box.) I stupidly got rid of most of the games when Electronics Boutique used to give relatively decent credit for old games. When people talk about their favorite systems ever, the SNES usually comes in at #1 for me but the TG16 is at least a very close 2nd. As for the marketing, I liked it. Maybe it needed to be more far reaching but their print ads always looked cool to me and their shopping mall tour was like going to a concert. Loud music, towers of coordinated screens showing off game footage, and lots of demo booths, and a Blazing Lazers tournament which got my buddy a free base system for coming in 2nd place.

And then there was this ad that came in the mail on VHS. I must have watched this thing a hundred times:
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:24 AM   #9
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My first job in the games industry in 2003 was working on a secret project ps2 title which was going to mark NEC’s big return to the industry. The game was looking cool, way ahead of its time in many respects but all of a sudden, after pumping in over $1m NEC just pulled the plug out of nowhere. Shame as they were a cool company to work with up to that point.

While I have fond memories of the pc engine, I cannot imagine its aged very well.
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I had a TG 16 and a turbo duo back in the day. Underrated systems.
Biggest problem was the controllers . Stupid adapter for multi,plus only 2 buttons. Some games required you to move those tiny stick things to make buttons do different actions.

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I did and it could have been such a massive success. Just the fact you could play the same games between a console and mobile device was in of itself brilliant and somewhat revolutionary.

They made stupid decisions like shipping it with one controller and requiring some expensive expansion for more controllers. The marketing sucked too.

Mine ended up collecting dust compared to the SNES and Genesis. Some fond memories of Bonk though and Keith's Courage.
Bonk!!! Lol loved that game.
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Bonk!!! Lol loved that game.
I remember really wanting to play Bonk when I was a kid, for one reason or another. When it was being advertised on TV, I only had an NES at the time and I remember thinking the graphics looked amazing. Something about the art style really grabbed me, too.

I was pretty psyched when it was eventually ported to the NES. Played the shit out of it.
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I have extremely fond memories of the TG16 and still have mine (not hooked up but still in its original box.) I stupidly got rid of most of the games when Electronics Boutique used to give relatively decent credit for old games. When people talk about their favorite systems ever, the SNES usually comes in at #1 for me but the TG16 is at least a very close 2nd. As for the marketing, I liked it. Maybe it needed to be more far reaching but their print ads always looked cool to me and their shopping mall tour was like going to a concert. Loud music, towers of coordinated screens showing off game footage, and lots of demo booths, and a Blazing Lazers tournament which got my buddy a free base system for coming in 2nd place.

And then there was this ad that came in the mail on VHS. I must have watched this thing a hundred times:
Yeah, TG16 absolutely holds a spot in my heart in the top 3 with SNES and PSX. I'm the opposite of you in the fact that I have wallets of games (both cards and CD) but my console is long gone in a garage sale

What a great console this was. I heard it outsold the Super Famicom in Japan but I have no sauce for that.
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Yeah, TG16 absolutely holds a spot in my heart in the top 3 with SNES and PSX. I'm the opposite of you in the fact that I have wallets of games (both cards and CD) but my console is long gone in a garage sale

What a great console this was. I heard it outsold the Super Famicom in Japan but I have no sauce for that.
From Wikipedia, so take it for what it is.
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However, in Japan, the PC Engine, introduced into the market at a much earlier date, was very successful, where it gained strong third-party support and outsold the Famicom at its 1987 debut, eventually becoming the Super Famicom's main rival.
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