Import Spotlight: Download and Download 2 for PC Engine

 

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Download and Download 2 for PC Engine and PC Engine CD respectively are two awesome shmups for the NEC system that need more recognition. Both are very importable.

Although both are shmups, both play slightly different. In Download, you ride an Akira-looking air bike while one button is your shots and the other selects your speed. Along the way you’ll get weapon upgrades and options to change your weapon.

Download 2, since it’s on CD, we’re invited to cut scenes with full spoken dialogue but the gameplay is a little different where your speed button now selects which weapon you’d like to use.

Both are fantastic and deserve a little spotlight. You’ll need a way to play HuCards if you opt for the first but Download 2 will work on your US Turbo Duo or TurboGrafx CD with appropriate system card.

About John Riggs

A professional radio DJ by day and father of three, two of which have been diagnosed with autism, John Riggs enjoys hacking (or “Rigging”) NES games to include his family and friends which you can see on his YouTube channel Riggstalgic which has even been featured on ABC’s ‘Right This Minute’. He also has a knack for anything nostalgic and has an almost unhealthy obsession with breakfast cereal.

Although Riggs claims he loves all systems, he’s very fond of NES, SNES, Genesis and TurboGrafx-16/TurboDuo. A few of his favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, ActRaiser, Sword of Vermillion and the Fire Pro Wrestling series from Japan.

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