The Wii may have been offering TurboGrafx games since the very month it came out, but we suppose that the Wii U starting now is still better late than never. The Wii saw dozens of TG-16 titles released over its lifetime. We only get three to start with on the Wii U but hopefully, there will be many more to follow.
Fortunately, the three titles we have are all very solid. Two in particular are arguably two of the best games ever released for the system, Bonk's Adventure and R-Type. Bonk was the Mario-equivalent hard-headed caveman mascot of the TurboGrafx who, despite the system's somewhat brief lifespan, managed to appear in three wholly distinct and very entertaining titles (Adventure being the first). As for R-Type, well it just so happens to be one of the greatest side-scrolling Arcade shoot 'em ups of all time. So whether you were ever a fan of the TurboGrafx or you've never even heard of the thing, we highly recommend checking these games out. They all were (and still are) pretty phenomenal.
Also out in the last four weeks, New Adventure Island (a more or less remake of an NES classic, and the number three TurboGrafx release this week), Mario's first RPG (the aptly named, Super Mario RPG), and a VC port of the Game Freak developed Game Boy Advance classic, Drill Dozer. Get turbocharged, then jump past the break to see more of this past month's new releases.
- Bonk's Adventure (TurboGrafx-16 Virtual Console) (Konami, 1 player, $5.99)
- R-Type (TurboGrafx-16 Virtual Console) (Irem, 1 player, $7.99)
- New Adventure Island (TurboGrafx-16 Virtual Console) (Konami, 1 player, $5.99)
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Super Nintendo Virtual Console) (Nintendo, 1 player, $7.99)
- Drill Dozer (Game Boy Advance Virtual Console) (Game Freak, 1 player, $7.99)
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Atlus, 1 player, $59.99)
- Mighty No 9 (Comcept, 1 player, $19.99)
- Super Paper Mario (Intelligent Systems, 1 player, $19.99)
- Terraria (505 Games, up to 8 players, $29.99)
- Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (Spike Chunsoft, 1 player, $39.99)
- Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom, up to 4 players, $39.99)
- 7th Dragon III - Code: VFD (SEGA, 1 player, $39.99)