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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Retro Console (Amazon Exclusive : Pre-orders start July 15th)


#1 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2487 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:21 AM

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OFFICIAL TRAILER

 

 

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE : MARCH 19, 2020   (MSRP is $99.99)

 

AMAZON will be the EXCLUSIVE SELLER for this device, and pre-orders will open up on July 15th.

 

Konami's plug and play mini-replica system (roughly 85% of the original console's dimensions to maintain authenticity) will feature USB-enabled original-sized controller, HDMI-output, different display modes, quick save function for its pre-loaded games, and multitap accessory support (sold separately) for up to 5 players at once.  50 pre-loaded games currently announced are :

 

American Titles (English language only)
  • Air Zonk
  • Alien Crush
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Bomberman ‘93
  • Bonk’s Revenge
  • Cadash
  • Chew-Man-Fu
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • J.J. & Jeff
  • Lords Of Thunder
  • Military Madness
  • Moto Roader
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninja Spirit
  • Parasol Stars
  • Power Golf
  • Psychosis
  • R-Type
  • Soldier Blade
  • Space Harrier
  • Victory Run
  • Ys Book I&II
 
PC Engine titles (Japanese language only)
  • Akumajō Dracula X Chi No Rondo (aka Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood)
  • Aldynes (SuperGrafx game)
  • Appare! Gateball
  • Bomberman ‘94
  • Bomberman Panic Bomber
  • Chō Aniki
  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls ‘N’ Ghosts - SuperGrafx game)
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
  • Gradius (Nemesis)
  • Gradius II – Gofer No Yabō (Nemesis II)
  • Jaseiken Necromancer
  • Nectaris (Military Madness)
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)
  • PC-Genjin (Bonk)
  • Salamander
  • Snatcher
  • Star Parodier (Fantasy Star Soldier)
  • Super Darius
  • Super Momotarō Dentetsu II
  • Super Star Soldier
  • The Kung Fu (China Warrior)
  • Ys I&II
 

Additional Turbo TG-16 mini controller - 2800 yen  (approx. $28)

Multi-tap TG-16 mini expansion accessory for 4 added controller ports - 3400 yen (approx. $34)

 

 

There are overlaps of games from the two different regions, so all titles are in their original language only.  If any other details arise, I will be sure to update this page. Cheers!

 

Official website is HERE

 

 

 

For comparison's sake, the Japanese counterpart (PC Engine Mini) will include the following exclusive titles:

 

  • Tokimeki Memorial (Dating sim) to replace Salamander

 

 

Cool stats to noodle over : 138 licensed games were released for the Turbografx-16 in North America, with 44 of them being on the CD-format.  On the other hand, a total of 650 games were officially released commercially in Japan for the PC Engine.   



#2 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2175 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:30 AM

Interesting I did not know Konami owns the turbo grafx license.

#3 ackbar7   Flamble CAGiversary!   3242 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

If this doesn't have all the Bonk/Zonk games what is this even doing?

#4 crewj   from peru to cebu CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:38 AM

Not bad... interesting that Dracula X is going to be on the JP version.

#5 arsenalcrazy8   As Cheap As Wenger. CAGiversary!   2175 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:44 AM

I don’t understand why everyone is now doing the “well reveal the rest of the games later!” It’s like everyone followed the PlayStation Classic and was like guess that’s how you do it

#6 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:47 AM

Well, if this ends up being decent, I'll probably sell my TG16 + TurboBooster.



#7 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1453 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:47 AM

I'm Excited, even though I still have all my TG-16/PC Engine systems and games. Konami owns Hudson Soft. Hudson Soft pretty much was NEC. I'd love for them to add Castlevania Rondo of Blood and Snatcher.

#8 FatBoyInside   Money costs too much CAGiversary!   2487 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:50 AM

Interesting I did not know Konami owns the turbo grafx license.

TurboGrafx console was jointly created by NEC and Hudson.  In 2005, Konami became the parent company of Hudson.  Then in 2012, Konami fully absorbed all of Hudson's operations and properties.

 

With Konami touting the multitap accessory, I am pretty confident there will be at least a Bomberman title added.  I am personally rooting for Snatcher, as well. Please don't disappoint us, Konami....



#9 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:53 AM

If done right like Nintendos and (seemingly) genesis mini then I'd very excited to buy this. Just hope it has splatterhouse, nectaris and legendary axe. Would be great since I sold my turbografx and games a few years ago when I unloaded all my old games and systems for down paymn on a house.



#10 redman77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:22 AM

Never expected to see a TurboGrafx mini. Hopefully they do things right and make it really nice. Such a great system that a lot of people never got to experience.



#11 trinken wir   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:30 AM

biggest news of the week for me! Love this system and still have original system with CD attachment and ~30 games. I really hope this does not get screwed up. Anyone found a place to preorder yet?

#12 gunstar808   Capitalism, Ho! CAGiversary!   1110 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:04 AM

There is no way this thing runs HuCards right? That would be rad. 



#13 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:08 AM

Well, if this ends up being decent, I'll probably sell my TG16 + TurboBooster.


I won't, I've got a turbo everdrive for the rest.

#14 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12445 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:27 AM

So no indication of total number of games yet?  I'm hoping at least 30 but won't be surprised if its less.  They could easily put 30 - 40 quality titles on this thing though.

 

Will preorder it as soon as it becomes available.



#15 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2486 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:29 AM

I won't, I've got a turbo everdrive for the rest.

 

 

They will hack this just like the NES classic and the SNES classic and the playstation mini.  At that point its the same legality running roms off a everdrive or this running custom firmware.

 

that is my plan to get this and hope hackers open it up.

 

Turbografx 16 was a system a lot of people didn't get to play and pretty rare so it keeps prices up, something like this can make people sell of their system and games. A everdrive is not cheap either and Krizz is constantly making new models every few years. These mini systems can run custom firmware so as time goes you don't have to worry about lack of features which can be updated in software. Those everdrives in the start didn't have save states and so many other problems. Last I checked there was FIVE versions of Krizz's everdrive alone just of the SEGA genesis/megadrive. That is not counting his everdrives for other systems or any other third party ones not by krizz. That's just five revisions of the sega genesis everdrive alone, each time adding new features and capability. Some can run more roms then others.

 

This mini console becomes a everdrive that updates itself. You never need to buy the next version of a everdrive.



#16 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1735 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:43 AM

The TG16 is fairly easy to emulate. There's a 3DS emulator (actually, an official one by Konami and another homebrew emulator called TemperPCE) that handles most of its library pretty well. This should be a slam dunk for Konami, but I don't have as much faith in the company as I did fifteen years ago... and that was before they bought Hudson Soft. If they bung this, I've got like a dozen other systems and handhelds that can run these games.



#17 ohhellnaw  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:50 AM

Fond memories of the tg16. Mostly JJ & Jeff.

#18 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2718 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:16 AM

I'm going to need some more details and re-assurances before I pre-order something like this. I didn't get hyped for the Genesis mini until M2 came on board. And while Konami has had a few decent retro collections recently, they haven't necessarily been stellar. Just going to need a little more to go on than we have at present.

 

I do like that apparently Turbo-CD games are fair game. That at least is encouraging. The short list of games they have so far are all solid entries. But this is going to be a one-shot deal, so we definitely need to be seeing a larger selection of titles. Ideally, I would want to see a localized version of Dracula X. A bit unrealistic, but that sort of stunt has been incorporated into the SNES mini and Genesis mini, so it's not that big of an ask.



#19 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1735 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:26 AM

Fond memories of the tg16. Mostly JJ & Jeff.

Ah yes, the platform game where Dan Quayle runs around kicking turds! Who could forget that one?



#20 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10700 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:44 AM

I'm interested and I'll be keeping a eye on the games as thye are announced

#21 thedragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   852 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:48 AM

I'm all about that Legendary Axe life.  A little Splatterhouse never hurt either.



#22 aniousjoe   Mr. Ka-ra-teh CAGiversary!   861 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:04 PM

I'm going to need some more details and re-assurances before I pre-order something like this. I didn't get hyped for the Genesis mini until M2 came on board. And while Konami has had a few decent retro collections recently, they haven't necessarily been stellar. Just going to need a little more to go on than we have at present.

I do like that apparently Turbo-CD games are fair game. That at least is encouraging. The short list of games they have so far are all solid entries. But this is going to be a one-shot deal, so we definitely need to be seeing a larger selection of titles. Ideally, I would want to see a localized version of Dracula X. A bit unrealistic, but that sort of stunt has been incorporated into the SNES mini and Genesis mini, so it's not that big of an ask.


You think a localized Dracula D is unrealistic? Try asking for Snatcher.

#23 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3991 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:13 PM

I never would have thought I would have miniature models sitting next to my original retro game systems. How far will it go?



#24 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4151 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:23 PM

This is the one mini-console I've been waiting for. Really hope they don't screw this up!



#25 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2365 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

I never would have thought I would have miniature models sitting next to my original retro game systems. How far will it go?

Ouya Mini coming 2022



#26 wynams   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   578 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:57 PM

No TV Sports Football? lol such cheese passing 

 

I will probably get one of these if it has military madness, splatterhouse and some of the "TV sports" titles



#27 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   2018 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:11 PM

*awaiting preorders*



#28 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4151 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

You think a localized Dracula D is unrealistic? Try asking for Snatcher.

If we get Snatcher my head my explode like that scene from Scanners!

 

I've wanted to pick up a TG16 for years now, but they are hard to find around me and the games are even harder and more expensive to find in general. I assume this will retail for under $100 but it has to have a solid line up games. Once Sega announced the full line-up for the Genesis Mini I immediately pre-ordered one. 



#29 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2718 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

The problem with a western release of a Turbo-Grafx mini is that the game selection in the west was quite lean. The Japanese PC Engine mini is going to be spoiled for choice. In Japan, the PC Engine got tons of games. Over here, the selection was a lot more meager. It would be nice to see a few import-style, unreleased titles on the Turbo-Grafx mini, but I probably shouldn't hold my breath.



#30 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   2018 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:02 PM

https://www.amazon.c...node=6990402051

 

awaiting preorders...