Update [Wed 19th Oct, 2022 18:10 BST]: The PC Engine / TG-16 openFPGA core is now live:
Original Story [Fri 14th Oct, 2022 16:25 BST]: Adam Gastineau – the talented person behind the Analogue Pocket NES and SNES openFPGA cores – has just announced that TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine support is next on the agenda for the FPGA-based handheld. Like the other cores that have been released, it won't require you to have the original media to run games – you'll be able to run the ROMs from your SD card.
Created by NEC and Hudson Soft, the PC Engine was the first console to challenge Nintendo's might in Japan, and while its North American release as the TurboGrafx-16 wasn't quite as successful, the system remains a solid favourite with retro gaming fans – so much so that we got a mini version of the system a short time ago.
Gastineau hasn't released the TG-16 / PCE core yet, but we'd imagine it will be out there soon – at which point, we'll be sure to add the download link to our Analogue Pocket openFPGA core guide. CD support isn't going to be available at launch, but there are plenty of amazing HuCard-based games out there.
Which PC Engine games are you most looking forward to playing on your Analogue Pocket? Let us know with a comment below.
Will this core require the actual Hu-Card to play the games? I only have two TG16 cards and the others I want are VERY pricey now.
@Hordak None of these openFPGA cores require original media.
Looking forward to playing Bomberman on the go! 💣 But I'm on fulfillment group B and still waiting for my Pocket...
@hordak for that analogue has just annouced they will release an adaptor.
I hope Analogue are still going to release their TurboDuo FPGA.
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