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The PC Engine (Japanese Model)

The PC Engine (PCE) was a 16-bit system released by NEC in 1990. It is known as TurboGrafx-16 in other regions outside of Japan. PC Engine CD (PC-CD) was a CD addon.

The PC Engine SuperGrafx was an upgraded version of the PC Engine that could still play standard PCE games. Only 7 games were released for it.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version PCE (TG16) PCE-CD (TG-CD) SG

Accuracy Rating

Mednafen Multiplatform 1.21.3 High

[1] (Mednafen 0.8.x)

Windows SVN Mid
Turbo Engine Windows 0.32 ?

Ootake Windows 2.75 ? Mid
RetroArch (Mednafen) Multiplatform 0.9.28 Mid
MagicEngine Windows, OS X 1.1.3 Mid
BizHawk Windows 1.5.2 High
HuE PlayStation Portable 0.70 ? ?


  • Mednafen is great. It has two PCE cores: PCE-Fast and PCE-Accurate. It also has a PC-FX core. Its main version is command line. pcejin is a version of Mednafen's PC Engine emulation for Windows with GUI. Linux users should use Mednafen with a GTK GUI[2].
  • Ootake is okay for general purposes.
  • RetroArch can run Mednafen's PCE-Fast core.
  • MagicEngine only has a free demo available. The full version costs €15 EUR. There is no reason to buy it when there are better free options available.