The remaining seven titles for the TurboGrafx-16 mini have been revealed

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Aug 11, 2019.



    The classic/mini throwback video game console craze continues, with Konami joining the fray, with their soon to be released TurboGrafx-16 Mini. After claiming that the TG-16 Mini would include 50 classic titles from both the Japanese PC Engine and western TurboGrafx-16 libraries, Konami surprised fans by further revealing another seven bonus games, bringing the total count to 57. We also have confirmation that M2, known for their work on recent ports of classic Sega Genesis games, is on board with the project, meaning the games will likely be emulated in a reliable manner. The recently announced games are as follows:

    • Seirei Senshi Spriggan
    • Spriggan Mark 2
    • Dragon Spirit
    • Galaga '88
    • The Genji and the Heike Clans
    • The Legend of Valkyrie
    • Splatterhouse
    The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is slated for a March 19, 2020 launch, and will be sold exclusively through Amazon. Pre-orders are now open, with the system retailing for $99.99. It should be noted that more than half of the games from the lineup are in Japanese, and will not be translated/localized.

    Full List of 57 Games
    Discussion (22 replies)
  1. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Splatterhouse is pretty much associated with the PC Engine that it's not surprising to see it included. A shame that they're not translating the Japanese titles but they probably lost the source code to make translating easier or don't want to pay extra money to hack together an English patch.
    wiewiec and Ryccardo like this.
  2. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 2, 2009
    too expensive.
    yes, the number of games is nice and everything, but the market to sell this one to is already tiny, the only way to make money with those mini consoles is if everyone gets one. and they won't if it's sold for 100$.

    i doubt even the scammers still bother getting these after the disaster that was nintendo rereleasing theirs and the ps1 mini just sucking.
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  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    even this lineup is more impressive than switch's online nes crap :P
    TheMrIron2, weatMod and Garcimak like this.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    This trickle out game list thing is probably going to end up more annoying than announcements of announcements before long.
    codezer0 and The_Provider like this.
  5. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

    Aug 29, 2010
    In my mencave ;)
    Nice titles, but I better wait for a RetroFlag PC Engine case to build better PCE Mini wit all the good games.
  6. evilone

    evilone GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2017
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Some body has an idea on which Amazon i could set an Pre Order, as the release in Germany was canceled?
  7. SonyUSA

    SonyUSA We're all mad here

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    Not just Kung Fu... THE Kung Fu.
  8. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    Crazy.. I am going to ignored it like it didn't existed.
  9. Johnton

    Johnton GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 10, 2018
    I remember some english teachers telling us that "the" was only used to express greatness
    In spanish, "the" could mean any article. These articles in spanish has genre.
    Fir example...
    "The Apple" means "La Manzana" with "The" serving as a female article.
    "The Car" means "El Carro" with "The" functioning as a male article.

    So "The Kung Fu" could mean "El Kung Fu"
    this... in Japanese could be: "No Kung Fu"

    In both Spanish and Japanese, nouns has genres.
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  10. Johnton

    Johnton GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 10, 2018
    It's too bad that this compilation is missing:
    The Adventures of Mr. Heli

    It's such a nice game to play
    Also thanks for including the list of games.
    Last edited by Johnton, Aug 11, 2019
  11. wiewiec

    wiewiec GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 24, 2015
    Probably end like PS Classic, since it is very niche system that was popular mostly in Japan. But was not bad when released, I played lot of PC-Engine games via emulation, there is some good games, but mostly lot of space shooters, that i not really like.
  12. weatMod

    weatMod GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 24, 2013
    United States
    i am surprised they didn't put the full bonks adventure series on
    or at least the original but nice list none the less
    lots of games i had as a kid
  13. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 10, 2018
    I didn't ever knew the console existed until I read about the mini version.

    I am saving for the Switch mini and the Sega mini so while interesting this isn't exactly at the top of my list.
  14. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    At least they actually put effort into the emulation, M2 was behind it and not the dirty Sony-using-open-source-emulators for it.
  15. Digs

    Digs Advanced Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    United States
    America's heart, she's a beaut.
    As a Toys R Us kid in Ohio they didn't sell these when I was a wee lad, kinda excited to check it out.
    Toys R Us had nothing to do with the story I just wanted to bring them up because I miss them. =[
    Last edited by Digs, Aug 11, 2019
  16. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

    Feb 17, 2006
    With the repetitions and Japanese only games, I fear the interest of this system is rather crippled even before release.

    Needs more Bonk, and the Japanese only games should get a translation.

    But it's not bad, I guess. Just not for me.
  17. DSAndi

    DSAndi GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 18, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Well this thing is way to expensive. Over 100€ and not released in Germany aswell. A controller will be 25€ and the USB hub ( multitab ) is 30€.

    Then you will get a freaking raspberry like SOC with some games with a nice case for all that money.
    Nah really im fine with retropie and having the same or even better experience.

    If you want spend some money better get a recapped PCE/TG16 and a Super SD System 3 and play on real hardware.
    Costs more but makes you happy more.
  18. Voyambar

    Voyambar Member

    Jul 30, 2019
    My Basement
    Okay that's a bit shit. Welp...cant wait to see all the translation/localization mods.
  19. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    First three games in the trailer is SHOOTERS!

    Well looks like it's all the console really has to offer. Almost put everything else, even bonk or those namco games to shame. :blink: