Although fighting in the fourth-generation of video game consoles against its 16-bit rivals, the 8-bit CPU of the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 packed plenty of punches. While it may not have had the same processing power as the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive, it sure could pull off plenty of visual trickery to stay afloat – something an all new homebrew release of F-Zero for the system further proves.
In an attempt to bring Mode-7 visuals to the console, seasoned retro-developer Chris Covell has released an all new spin on F-zero for the PC Engine known as HuZero. Featuring an unmistakeably similar style to the SNES racer, Covell has brought the best out of NEC’s pocket sized console, with an addictive and new gameplay element to boot. Simply throwing you onto the familiar Big Blue stage, HuZero takes a different ‘caravan stage’ approach to gameplay, tasking you with staying alive as long as possible to rack up a high score.
This all new homebrew title for the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 has been released online for free as a downloadable PCE ROM file – something you can either enjoy in an emulator or on the original hardware using a Turbo Everdrive.
HuZero (F-Zero Clone for PC Engine) Gameplay
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