This week’s edition of The PC Engine Files features a switch to footage captured via computer as opposed to running on an actual TurboGrafx-16 with a Super SD System 3. I like the cleaner look but if you want me to go back to capturing footage on actual hardware let me know. Cloud Master (Chuka Taisen) is a game which in my view absolutely SHOULD have been ported to TurboGrafx-16.
Despite the difficulty level being high at the start, it’s a rewarding game that gets more fun the better you become and needs very little localization as a side scrolling SHMUP to know what’s going on. It was also ported to SMS (an inferior version) and remade for the Wii (a graphically superior but less fun version) so I highly recommend you play Chuka Taisen on TG-16, PCE or through an emulator of that system. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for more episodes of The PC Engine Files every Tuesday at 8 PM ET.