By 1991, the Turbo's price had dropped enough that I could afford it and a couple of games. It really is a great little system with some fun games. One of the first TG games that I bought was Devil's Crush, a video pinball game unequaled to this day. Even the music was spectacular; the Genesis conversion of Devil's Crush had music which couldn't compare to the Turbo version. In 1992 came my investment in the CD-ROM attachment for the Turbo, and then the Super System Card. These attachments blew the other systems out of the water in terms of music quality and game depth. In 1993, Konami of Japan made a game for the CD system called Dracula (Castlevania) X, now famous even in non-Turbo circles. Dracula X is a showcase of what the Turbo can do. Another showcase game is Street Fighter II for the PC-Engine. Although the music is not as good as other versions, the graphics are almost arcade-perfect, definitely better than the Genesis version, and arguably better than the SNES version.
But the purpose of the TG is not to show it off, it's to play games on it. In my opinion, the TurboGrafx is a step between the NES and 16-bit systems. It has graphics far better than the NES, but it's not like some other 16-bit plaforms that are overrun with arcade conversions and sports games. Although it isn't overall better than the NES in terms of fun games, the TG's games are more involving than Genesis games.