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  • Soldier Blade (TurboGrafx-16)

    Soldier Blade (TurboGrafx-16)


    Soldier Blade is a vertically scrolling shooter released by Hudson Soft for the TurboGrafx-16 in 1992. It is the fourth game in the Star Soldier series. The game has a pretty standard defeat the aliens story line but in a shooter like this, how much does the story really matter?

    Game play is similar to other games in the series and other Hudson Soft shooters like Blazing Lazers. The weapon system is fairly unique but otherwise this is a pretty standard shooter. But why mess with a good thing? In general, it is very well done and you could certainly do worse when picking out a shooter. Game play may not vary greatly from other similar games but the specifics are different enough to make it worthwhile if you are a fan of the genre. The TurboGrafx-16 had lots of good shooters, particularly when you add in Japanese only releases. I don’t know that this one particularly stands out but it is solid and fun to play.

    If you don’t have a TurboGrafx-16, this game is also available on the Wii’s Virtual Console, Wii U Virtual Console and the PlayStation Network. Check it out if you like shooters. The original isn’t terribly hard to find and you also have the various digital download options (or there is always emulation).

  • Neutopia II (TurboGrafx-16)

    Neutopia II, TurboGrafx 16.


    Neutopia II is an action/adventure/RPG released by Hudson Soft for the TurboGrafx-16 in 1992. The Neutopia series is very much like the original Legend of Zelda, so much so that it could be called derivative. While Neutopia II improves in many ways over Zelda and the first Neutopia (better graphics for instance), the gameplay and story are not quite as polished. However, if you like Zelda-like games then you will probably like both of the Neutopia games. Neutopia II teased a third entry in the series at the end but a Neutopia III was never developed.

    The original releases of both Neutopia and Neutopia II were only for the TurboGrafx-16. However, both games were released on Nintendo’s Virtual Console for the Wii in 2007 and the PlayStation Network in 2011.

    Above is the box/case art for Neutopia II.

  • Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu (TurboGrafx-16, 1991)

    Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, TurboGrafx-16.