TurboGrafx-16 mini announced

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    Yet another one joins the bite-sized retro console hype train! Konami announced during its E3 panel that a mini version of the TurboGrafx-16 is coming. Known as the PC Engine in Japan, this 16-bit console was originally released in 1987. It was later released in the West and rebranded as the TurboGrafx-16. The original console was designed by Hudson and manufactured by NEC, and Konami was one of the biggest supporters of the platform having developed several titles for it. Konami later acquired Hudson, and hence its handling of this project.

    A controller similar to the original will come packed with the TurboGrafx-16 mini and it will also sport two USB controller ports. The console will come pre-loaded with at least 6 games, which will vary according to the region. American and European audiences will be able to play the following titles:
    • R-Type
    • New Adventure Island
    • Ninja Spirit
    • Ys Book I & II
    • Dungeon Explorer
    • Alien Crush
    While Japanese gamers will have access to the following games:
    • Bonk’s Adventure
    • Dracula X
    • The Kung Fu/China Warrior
    • Ys I & II
    • Super Star Soldier
    • Dungeon Explorer
    We expect Konami to announce more games and eventually a full lineup for the console in the future as the company has yet to provide more information regarding pricing and release date. What games would you like to see brought back in this miniature TurboGrafx-16?

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  1. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    it's attack of the mini clones
     
  2. ertaboy356b

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    Can we get those obscure Tengai Makyou fighting games?
     
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  3. Reploid

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    jaguar CD mini when?
     
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  4. Xzi

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    Personally I'm holding out for the Gameboy Micro Mini.
     
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    I'll wait for the slim re-release.
     
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  7. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

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    I just wish Phillips would hurry up and announce the CDI mini. I'm desperate to play its wonderful line up of games it had especially Hotel Mario and the 3 totally underrated Zelda titles :rofl2:
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Never owned one of these consoles. Probably still won't. Nothing seem interesting to me.:blink:
     
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  9. Harsky

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    Interesting that Konami would go down the mini console route instead of an overpriced digital only collection for all the systems. A shame I don't have any nostalgia goggles for this system but would still be cool to own.
     
  10. DinohScene

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    Ohyeh, I forgot that system existed.
     
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    The philips has actually quite some good games on it. One being the apprentice and being one of my all time favourite platforms, burn cycle wich was awesome for its time, lemmings, mutant rampage, pac attack, tetris etc
     
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  12. AmandaRose

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    No I actually agree with you and Burn Cylcle was absolutely mind blowing at the time except for the stupid nirvana tree puzzle at the end :rofl:.

    What was the name of the online shooter the CDI had? My memory is failing me right now but ram raiders sounds about right. That was a lot of fun but very basic.
     
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  13. Torina

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    Nintendo opened the Pandora's box with its nes mini...
    It s*cks to ba a collection freak nowadays, nothing has value but everything is collector/definitive/ultimate...

    I have a XVIth century French-Italian dictionnary, it has barely any 'collection' value, cause it was never meant to have one.

    In that regard, we live a very sad, parodic, time.
     
  14. plasturion

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    Wow good news, back in the days PC-engine was very tiny, so why... ?
    I wonder if this version accept standard hucards, no CD expansion?
     
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    Hotel Mario isn’t a bad wee puzzler, if it didn’t have the Mario name attached, maybe expectations would be different. I actually still play it now and then. Along with Apprentice, Mutant Rampage, Tetris (natc) and some others.

    The CD-I always gets a new one torn but it’s not completely terrible. It’ll never make my top 10, or for that matter probably not my top 20 systems, but it had its moments. Hell, it gets more use than my 32X does..... not that that’s saying much :D


    On topic, great, another one I’ll have to buy.
     
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  16. Bladexdsl

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    oh they will ...right after the dreamcast mini is announced :P
     
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    Yaaaaay! More unoriginal ideas to get cash-grabbing!
     
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    Keeping Dracula X only in Japan is a big mistake. Like yeah, it's much more accessible than it used to be, but it's the most iconic game from the system's library.
     
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    I know it's too soon, but... What emulator is this running and what buttons do you hold down to get into the secret menu so you can start hackin'?
     
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