TurboGrafx-16 mini gets release date and full games lineup

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Jul 13, 2019.


    Announced back during E3, the TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine) is making a comeback in miniature form. During its E3 panel, Konami only made the announcement and named a few games that would come pre-loaded with the console. A month after these news, Konami has now unveiled the release date and the full lineup of the games that will come packed in the TurboGrafx-16 mini.

    While the models will vary according to the region you are found in (CoreGrafx for European gamers, PC Engine in Japan and TurboGrafx for US buyers), the games will be the same in all three versions, with 24 games from the original American console version and 26 from the Japanese one. Here's the full games lineup:

    TurboGrafx-16 games:
    • Alien Crush
    • Victory Run
    • Blazing Lazers
    • Neutopia
    • Dungeon Explorer
    • R-Type
    • Moto Roader
    • Power Golf
    • Ys book I&II
    • Ninja Spirit
    • J.J. & Jeff
    • Space Harrier
    • Military Madness
    • Chew-Man-Fu
    • Psychosis
    • Bonk's Revenge
    • Parasol Stars
    • Cadash
    • New Adventure Island
    • Air Zonk
    • Neutopia II
    • Solider Blade
    • Lords of Thunder
    • Bomberman '93
    PC Engine Games:
    • The Kung Fu
    • Jaseiken Necromancer
    • Fantasy Zone
    • Appare! Gateball
    • Nectaris
    • Dungeon Explorer
    • Neutopia
    • PC Genjin
    • Ys I・II
    • Super Darius
    • Super Star Solider
    • Daimakaimura
    • Aldynes
    • Neutopia II
    • Gradius
    • Salamander
    • Super Momotaro Dentetsu II
    • Ninja Ryūkenden *Japanese ver. of NINJA GAIDEN
    • Star Parodier
    • Snatcher
    • Gradius II - Gofer no Yabō -
    • Chō Aniki
    • Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo
    • Bomberman ’94
    • Bomberman Panic Bomber
    • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire


    In addition the console will pack the following new features:
    • Quick Save function to save at any point during a game
    • Different display modes that let you choose how your games look, such as by replicating the scanlines on a CRT TV
    • Simultaneous five-player gaming with a multitap (sold separately)
    While the other models have not been priced, the Japanese one will cost 10,500 yen (about $100) and will come bundled with one controller, a USB Cable, an HDMI cable and an instruction manual.

    Available exclusively through Amazon, the TurboGrafx-16 mini will be available as from March 19, 2020, with pre-orders starting this July 15. Will you be getting one?

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    Discussion (69 replies)
  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    I wonder how successful this would be. To me this is the least popular console but that's cause I never had played one. :ninja:
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  2. Aphromite

    Aphromite Newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    Yeah I don't think I get it. But I only played bonk I think, maybe on the Amiga. Which, to be fair, was a fairly enjoyable game. Oh and salamander on the NES, which was wicked but I was awful at it. Can anyone enlighten us on the gems?
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  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Surprised they're not doing a Christmas release but I guess this is too niche to produce millions and then risk having it discounted to clear stock a month later.
  4. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    Grew up with it and it was fail and not successful. I will just skip it. Dont care about those games on the list. However, loved Europe version rather than ugly America version.
  5. wartutor

    wartutor GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 25, 2012
    United States
    Some great games here Neutopia 1 and 2 both jump right out along with new adventure island, bonks revenge and a few other no need to name them all but half of them could of been left out and wouldnt hurt anything. I also cant help but think theres a few missing from that lineup that really should be there splatterhouse for one and wasnt there 3 bonk games total. I may be overlooking some though as this list gives me a headache to look at maybe my ocd but alphebetical order would make it alot easier lmao. Heres to hoping it can be opened up so we can inject our personal list of games onto it like the others:lol::vul2:
    Last edited by wartutor, Jul 14, 2019
  6. Mushkin

    Mushkin GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 11, 2007
    Portugal, Porto
    I will buy them all, my favorite console of all time

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  7. diggeloid

    diggeloid Advanced Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    United States
    I hope Konami invested a lot of money into this, because I'm not going to buy it.
  8. lexluth0r

    lexluth0r GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    I’ll buy one I have all the other minis
  9. Vorde

    Vorde GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 8, 2015
    I might buy one, but I'll likely just save up and buy a real PC Engine and games
  10. HarvHouHacker

    HarvHouHacker GBAtemp's "Official" Wii Rock Band Hacker

    Mar 24, 2019
    United States
    Right here on good ol' planet Earth!
    What's this; all the other console manufacturers are making minis now? I mean, I know that SEGA already had a mini Genesis as early as 2009 (it was actually developed by AtGames; an official miniaturized version will be released in September), but it wasn't until Nintendo came out with their NES and SNES Classics (called "Mini" in the U.K.) that every console manufacturer has started to produce minis of their own! Sony Playstation Mini, Commodore 64 Mini, NEO GEO Mini... Will it ever end?
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  11. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

    Nov 16, 2015
    wasn't the pc engine really small to begin with?
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  12. Tanro

    Tanro Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    United States
    I never even heard of it until I was an adult, and that was at the beginning of the 360/ps3 era soo...

    But I really enjoy the games I've played on it. Seems like it had fewer shovelware titles. I have it running on my wii, and my switch and could easily put it on my desktop if I wanted to.

    If this one is as easily hackable as the SNES and PS1 minis then I may get myself one and put all the games on it, and do the same for a few more for ebay.

    Honestly, as cheap as flash memory is, and as small as the library is on this, they should include the entire library. But I guess publishing rights limits that.
  13. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

    Jul 25, 2012
    United States
    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    I would be excited, but they really should remove redundant duplicates for each region, and translate those games that have already been translated officially or unofficially elsewhere. The fact that they are not doing this makes me think that this may be a lazy effort and the quality may not be there on the hardware end either. Will see.
  14. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi GBAtemp Official Lolimaster

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    No magical chase = worthless
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  15. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Looks like both systems don't have The Legendary Axe part 1 or part 2 on them. :(
    Last edited by cvskid, Jul 14, 2019
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  16. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 10, 2018
    Are any of these games any good?
  17. DaFixer

    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

    Aug 29, 2010
    In my mencave ;)
    Any good?
    This is the best on on the system:

    And there many good games:
    Last edited by DaFixer, Jul 14, 2019
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  18. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 4, 2015
    Still play mine till do this day alot. Have an everdrive hooked up 2 mine and it truly has one of the best retro games on it
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  19. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 10, 2018
    So it seems most of the cool games... were ports of Neo Geo Arcade games.

    Didn't Neo Geo have it's own consoles?

    No wonder I never heard of the TurboGrafx-16 before.