TG-16 games arrive on Wii

Virtual Console gets updated with first games from NEC's legacy system; Bonk's Adventure and Bomberman '93 selling for 600 points each.

When Nintendo launched the Wii on Sunday, it did so with the promised dozen downloadable retro games available on the system's Virtual Console. But while the initial 12 offerings on the service included titles from the NES, the Super Nintendo, the Sega Genesis, and the Nintendo 64, the small slate of previously announced TurboGrafx-16 games was entirely absent.

Nintendo rectified that situation today, as the company has released a pair of TG-16 games on the Virtual Console. Gamers can now download Bonk's Adventure, the debut of the system's megacephalic mascot, and Hudson's Bomberman '93. Each game will set users back 600 Wii Points, or $6.

By the end of the year, Bonk and Bomberman will be joined on the Virtual Console by a handful of other TurboGrafx games, including Super Star Soldier, Victory Run, and Dungeon Explorer.

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152 comments
littlewiz77
littlewiz77

as soon as I can get a wireless insternet connection, im gonna max out a wii points card.

Bpg3D
Bpg3D

The TG-16 was always the oddball system in my opinion, it'll be interesting to finally play these games some 15+ years later.

quistoman
quistoman

You can store them on sd cards thats a fact, but another Wii wont play them till the game is purchased on that console.

ninja929
ninja929

cant wait till the wii weather and the news channel to be up!!!! Go Wii!!

_Sam_
_Sam_

When I get a wii, I'll be using the virtual console feature a lot

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

I take it you didn't read the full inscription. It says for 5 player games you need at least 1 GameCube controller, the other 4 can be any combination of GameCube controllers/Classic Controllers/Wii Remotes.

Omn1Slash
Omn1Slash

"If bomberman is 5 player then I am definately getting it. " you'll be happy to know that it is according to the description on the Wii Shop Channel... i'm not sure how they'll pull that off though unless you have 4 gamecube controllers and one regular Wiimote.... or vice versa.

Chrono66
Chrono66

If bomberman is 5 player then I am definately getting it.

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

There's a good number of kids out there that don't know the TG-16 and the great games it brought us. This virtual console is a great addition to the Wii, and one of the reasons I am more interested in making it my second console than a PS3.

FoxMcCloudDS
FoxMcCloudDS

I store my VC Games on san-disc SD cards, Not the Wii ones, just normal SD cards. Maybe that will help : )

soreros
soreros

Lasafrog: I'm dying for Military Madness on TG-16 for Virtual Console. I recommend it to everyone who liked the Advance Wars games; Military Madness practically wrote that blueprint 15 years ago. Awesome game! --- WORD! Was beginning to think I was the only one who ever played it... Blazing Lazers and Legendary Axe are worthy as well.

AKA_Ben
AKA_Ben

Bomerman is fun but I the five player support is either broken or just that hard for me to figure out

Omn1Slash
Omn1Slash

"Bonk's Adventure is the Shiit, the only reason why I will be getting a Wii." that is ridiculous. Yeah, Bonk is a great game, and its one my personal favorites of all time... but geeze if thats the only reason thats just stupid.

MarlonHern
MarlonHern

You can't store your VC games in SD cards from what I've heard. Apparently you have to erase them and later you can download them again for free if needed.

MikeCheat04
MikeCheat04

You can use the SD cards to store your VCs from what I hear.

eric2mrng
eric2mrng

Its great theyre putting all these classic games on the vc but I really wish they made more memory space.. over the next 4-5 years there must be some sort of way to expand it.. Also these old school games are great but not worth $6.. Still waiting for UK release =o(

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I don't know any of those games.

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

"Riorio99 come on square! Final fantasy 6 please!" Why the hell would they do that when it's coming out on Gameboy Advance in a few months?

spaownz
spaownz

is not shinobi is Shadow Dancer the arcade one i wanted to say

spaownz
spaownz

a thing that would really be great , is to put that old arcades classics up to download, i do not mean those conversions for console i mean like, the original ninga gaiden,sega's ones shinobi, james bond, that of the cop that were getting armored fighting gangs(a fat man cryed out in tnat game"hey! the police")(i think it was the first arcade with some voice recorded) and all that old school arcade stuff that i enjoyed when child. I never seen that games even on mame or callus emulations so i think is a great idea

DoubleDragon1
DoubleDragon1

Bonk was a really fun platformer that didnt get the respect that Sonic and Mario got. TG wasn't all that common here in North America and it really never got a chance. I hope to see more classics from Turbo Grafix in the coming weeks.

Riorio99
Riorio99

come on square! Final fantasy 6 please!

graison
graison

I'll play tg-16 games on my turbo express, thank you very much.

jasongm
jasongm

I remembered playing Bonks Adventure in the mall during lunch time at school, The game was ...ok, but got boring really fast (Hey this was a lunch break and the only game on display). I dont understand why the TG-16 games are a little pricey though...

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Never got a chance to play the TurboGraphix, I guess when I get a Wii, I can finally see how cool it was.

frozenlynx731
frozenlynx731

hmm...too bad Blast Corps was developed by Rare, so the chances of getting it are a little lower

Expane
Expane

$6 for bonk? no thanks, ill stick w/ our t3h superiour PSP emu version

mass28
mass28

Wheres blazing lazers and y's book one and two??

japanesegoth
japanesegoth

i'm hoping they'll half the prices of all the virtual console games...that's just way too much...until the rare rpg's come along, i ain't spending that much. i hope they have lufia 2. that was one of my favorites but i've never been able to find it for a reasonable price. $8 would be perfect.

duelingace
duelingace

I never really liked Blast Corps. But I do hope we have a huge assortment or virtual console games from all of those platforms by the end of the year...

Loki-sama
Loki-sama

Blast Corps was a very enjoyable game. Too bad I stopped playing it after I couldn't pass one of the levels, it was a toughie.

cubelover38
cubelover38

i actually would like to play blast corps for the nintendo 64 heard it was good

Ices100
Ices100

Too bad they didn't include net play, but because of that these games aren't worth playing over again. Playing against someone around the world would have giving it more replay value as it never had it before, so if they did games that weren't good with just player would have new life.

GamerzRule
GamerzRule

It would be nice to be able to play a demo of these games. I haven't played very many TG-16 games and would like to "try before I buy"!

The_Spoony_Hou
The_Spoony_Hou

VALIS IS AWESOME! Where is my Yuko these days :( ?

dragonsama
dragonsama

Hopefully they will tap into the T-16 CD games as the system as a ton of great games. Maybe this means we will finally get to play Rondo of Blood in the US. Also Valis was a serisously underplayed game. Hope to see it on the VC as well

CarlosVR2
CarlosVR2

Is possible that Dracula X: Rondo of Blood will be available in the virtual console? It was released in 1993 for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM (Turbografx-16) on Japan. It would be awesome, as that game is one of the "lost" Castlevania games.

aashkii
aashkii

I've heard that Bonk's Adventure was a good game. Once I get a chance to own a Wii, Bonk's will be the first TG-16 game on my Virtual Console list (even though I've never owned a TG-16 console in my life because I've never heard of it back then)

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CoheedIV
CoheedIV

I have yet to successfully connect to The Virtual Console area...stupid errors!

diablobasher
diablobasher

Yeah i could live wit that. Im just a firm beleiver in non-cencorship, i mean, i put up with rubbish like SAW as the movies, so why can't i have my games unedited? :P I realise the time difference in that example in regards to contra, im just ranting :P

yabbal
yabbal

"diablobasher As long as when we do get Contra, the UK gets Contra, and not freakin 'Probotector' with added robots." I prefer probotechtor myself, lets hope they release both so we get a choice.

diablobasher
diablobasher

As long as when we do get Contra, the UK gets Contra, and not freakin 'Probotector' with added robots. I'll be fine, if not, im complaining! It sickens me that i own Super Probotector and Probotector (Contra 3:Alien Wars and Contra NES) but have the play the emulated versions because of all the censoring (I want to play the original idea, not the one my country thought i could handle) I know i say this a lot :\ i just live in hope we will get Contra for real this time around.