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


#241 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:42 PM

That's the info I've heard so far, but Konami is bringing their "A" game to this situation, so who knows what else they may pull out of the bag of tricks? Only time will tell, but as of now, it's supposed to be the Japanese version, which never got an English translation. Technically the game is pretty much the same as the Sega CD with a few tweaks and changes here and there, so they could use the script from that game, and be way ahead of things in regards to a translation. 

 

I don't put much hope in that happening, but I wouldn't have put much hope in regards to Konami doing something like this in the first place. Let alone how well they seem to be doing, so if this new Konami is still looking to impress, an English translation would be the cherry on top! LOL

 

Well I'll hope for the best but expect to be disappointed then I suppose. I was under the impression it would no way be in english but some hope is better than none. I'm really hoping it will be as I want to play this again very badly. I got it when it first came out on Sega CD but that was so long ago and I didn't really appreciate games much then so it would be like playing it for the first time.

 

Now if they would just let us play policenauts then I'd be happy, i was always interested in that game.

 

Thanks.



#242 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:23 PM

Well I'll hope for the best but expect to be disappointed then I suppose. I was under the impression it would no way be in english but some hope is better than none. I'm really hoping it will be as I want to play this again very badly. I got it when it first came out on Sega CD but that was so long ago and I didn't really appreciate games much then so it would be like playing it for the first time.

 

Now if they would just let us play policenauts then I'd be happy, i was always interested in that game.

 

Thanks.

I honestly could see Konami doing an HD release of Snatcher and Policenauts as part of a collection for current gen consoles. They'd easily be able to sell them together separately or in a collection. I'd be shocked if they translate Snatcher on the TG16 mini though.



#243 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2826 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

I'd be shocked if they translate Snatcher on the TG16 mini though.

The issue is that the technical and manpower hurdles for such an inclusion are substantial. The game has been translated on other platforms, but there is no official translated version for the TG16. (or PC-Engine) So content that could be used as a source exists. But localization is more than just having the content. There are very real technical hurdles in squeezing that kind of content into the original data format of the game. This is where the differences in displaying Japanese and English text on legacy systems come into play. And all of this is just assuming a focus on translating the text. Let's not forget that this was a CD game, and has a fully voiced cast of characters. A proper localization would also include English dubbing, which is a whole other can of worms.

 

If M2 were to include English text, that alone would be a huge addition. I definitely wouldn't hold my breath for translated audio, though. Only time will tell. M2 is already going to have a huge workload just with the base-level emulation of this many titles. It seems like a stretch to think that they would also have the time to add a localization for a previously Japan-only adventure game. But hey, it's not impossible.



#244 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:55 PM

The issue is that the technical and manpower hurdles for such an inclusion are substantial. The game has been translated on other platforms, but there is no official translated version for the TG16. (or PC-Engine) So content that could be used as a source exists. But localization is more than just having the content. There are very real technical hurdles in squeezing that kind of content into the original data format of the game. This is where the differences in displaying Japanese and English text on legacy systems come into play. And all of this is just assuming a focus on translating the text. Let's not forget that this was a CD game, and has a fully voiced cast of characters. A proper localization would also include English dubbing, which is a whole other can of worms.

 

If M2 were to include English text, that alone would be a huge addition. I definitely wouldn't hold my breath for translated audio, though. Only time will tell. M2 is already going to have a huge workload just with the base-level emulation of this many titles. It seems like a stretch to think that they would also have the time to add a localization for a previously Japan-only adventure game. But hey, it's not impossible.

I agree with that. We also have no idea how long they have been working on this thing either. You'd think they'd have already thought about translation and like you said it's a lot more work than simply updating the text in the code. I would be very happy if they managed to get English text in though, but honestly wouldn't care much if the audio was translated or not, I'd rather have the Japanese audio track anyway. Just be nice to be able to read what is being said.



#245 VoltaicOwl  

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:04 PM

I was more than willing to write this off like I do most of these mini-consoles, but dammit if this hasn't gotten more tempting all of a sudden.  I haven't played ANY of these games except a couple of the super-popular titles like R-Type.

 

I missed the boat on the TG-16, and I didn't even know it was a thing until probably the mid-2000s.  As I've seen someone else put it, it would be like "a wave of nostalgia from an alternate timeline".



#246 paulwekiva   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   746 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:27 AM

I finally got to preorder. I am so excited for this mini. One of my favorite games of all time (probably in my top 50) is Military Madness. This game requires a good amount of strategy but is also not super complex. I love how it feels like all hope is lost and then things turn around. I also appreciate that the results of a single battle between two troops is never set in stone. That slight bit of good or bad luck really means a lot. The music, the graphics, the gameplay. I can't wait!

#247 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1487 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:11 PM

https://thehardtimes...-for-paramount/ Wut ???

#248 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2607 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:17 PM

I'm trusting you realize the site is satire, but I am fully on board for this 'Li has gone on the record that he wants a “massive body count” for Bonk '.



#249 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1487 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:23 PM

I am. It made me chuckle. Can you imagine though?

#250 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 03:04 AM

I am. It made me chuckle. Can you imagine though?


Aka, completely unaware this was fake.

#251 spacegundam0079   Itchy, Tasty ... CAGiversary!   1487 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:44 AM

Time to petition the studio ? Let's make this happen people! :)

#252 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14766 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:58 PM

If anyone getting this needs a cheap power brick, the bricks that came out with the PS Classic are on clearance at GS for $3.97.

#253 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

It's messed up how systems are sold with power supplies sold separately. Horsehsit. 



#254 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:19 PM

Time to petition the studio ? Let's make this happen people! :)

 

Sounds like you mean "time for other people create a petition, advertise it, and do all the work because I want the results but I am unwilling to do anything myself!"



#255 Loose Rattled Gamer   Banned Banned   609 Posts   Joined 1.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:40 PM

It's messed up how systems are sold with power supplies sold separately. Horsehsit. 

U mad?



#256 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:04 PM

U mad?

:bomb:



#257 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5069 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2019 - 03:41 AM

If it's relatively easy to add games, I'll go ahead and add dungeon explorer 2, kaze kiri ninja and a few others.  (legendary axe one and 2)



#258 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5069 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2019 - 03:47 AM

If anyone getting this needs a cheap power brick, the bricks that came out with the PS Classic are on clearance at GS for $3.97.

 

What, we have to buy the power brick separate?  WTF

 

https://www.gamestop...ion/accessories

 

I have one of these for my phone, and a second one that came with the snes mini.  IIRC the PAL snes mini did not include a plug for the wall, but the USA version did.



#259 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2607 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:00 AM

It's messed up how systems are sold with power supplies sold separately. Horsehsit. 

Yea, luckily my new surge protector has USB ports.



#260 pjay   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:13 PM

At this point I'm just thankful they remember Bonk.

I'm trusting you realize the site is satire, but I am fully on board for this 'Li has gone on the record that he wants a “massive body count” for Bonk '.



#261 Fades   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   435 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

Just a heads up this will be released on March 19th in the US and looks like Amazon is currently sold out.

#262 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 01:14 PM

I pre-ordered last year so I'm all good. Can't wait for this!



#263 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 01:19 PM

Just a heads up this will be released on March 19th in the US and looks like Amazon is currently sold out.

Thanks for the reminder! Forgot this was coming out this month, ordered mine way back in July. 



#264 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAG Veteran   54 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 02:17 PM

Just a heads up this will be released on March 19th in the US and looks like Amazon is currently sold out.

This plus AC and Doom on the 20th? Good lord my wife is gonna be pissed

#265 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4425 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 03:02 PM

This plus AC and Doom on the 20th? Good lord my wife is gonna be pissed

I plan on attempting to convince my wife that I also paid for the TG16 Mini when I pre-ordered it in July. Same boat though on these, probably should wait on Doom Eternal since it will likely go on sale before AC, but I want to play it the most!



#266 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 1.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 03:25 PM

I forgot about turbografx really. I ordered it the day it went up for sale and got an extra controller.

 

I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much but I'm hoping snatcher will have english. But I dont think it will.



#267 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14766 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:38 PM

If anyone getting this needs a cheap power brick, the bricks that came out with the PS Classic are on clearance at GS for $3.97.


These are now down to $1.97.

#268 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14766 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2020 - 04:41 PM

I forgot about turbografx really. I ordered it the day it went up for sale and got an extra controller.

I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much but I'm hoping snatcher will have english. But I dont think it will.


It doesn’t, but there’s hope for mods? Only way I’ll legally ever own it.
https://youtu.be/WSWGpD-_pqk

#269 bubster93   WOT! CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 09:01 PM

Ouch! Too bad it's sold out! I wanted to get one, but I wanted to wait for reviews first. Hopefully Amazon is just "cutting off" pre-orders and will open some new ones up at launch day!

 

I just noticed Parasol Stars & Cadash are on there. I always wanted to try those, but they never showed up on PSN or the Wii Shop Channe.

 

I wonder if Konami worked with Gajinworks/Working Designs to get these games or is it like Double Dragon and acclaim with the nes classic and it just reverted back to the original copyright owners, but it still says Acclaim? Either way, it's fun seeing the working designs logo on something modern! Maybe those Lunar ports will come someday afterall?

 



#270 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5237 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 01:18 AM

Shoot. I forgot to buy an extra controller. Hope they stock some.


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