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Author Topic: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed  (Read 127 times)

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At E3 2019, Konami has announced another mini-console, this one modeled after the TurboGrafx-16. The TurboGrafx was the third competitor in the 16-bit console wars--and while it was never as big as the Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis, it had a respectable catalog of hard-to-find exclusives.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is the American version on the official site. Europe is getting a PC Engine Core Mini, and Japan has a PC Engine Mini. Each has its own color scheme and design to match how the consoles were released in their respective territories.

The company has also announced the first six games for each territory. So far the American and European consoles have the same library of pre-loaded games: R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book 1 & 2, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush. The Japanese version also has Dungeon Explorer and Ys, but swaps the others for Bonk's Adventure, Dracula X, The Kung Fu/China Warrior, and Super Star Soldier.


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Re: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 11:20:06 am »
Needs to have Gunhead/Blazing Lasers and probably Super Star Soldier on the there really !

And bomberman.
 

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Re: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 12:39:29 pm »
never got the console when it was released, i might be tempted in this...

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Re: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 05:58:19 pm »
Dont think they were ever released in Europe. I had a PC Engine - bought it for R-Type. (Which had the first 4 levels on one cart and the other 4 on another)
I only had the first - so a dab hand a 1-4 rubbish from 5 :)

The Japanese carts were like double thick credit cards, but it was decided the US wouldn't pay for them - kinda "What $40 for that pffft" so they put the TG16 and carts in big empty boxes :) At least thats what I heard.


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Re: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 04:19:13 pm »
Dont think they were ever released in Europe.

It was relased in Europe, but only in france (1989),UK & Spain (1990) but in limted supplies, due to it's failure in the USA.

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Re: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 Mini Announced, First Six Games Revealed
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 04:50:34 pm »
Dont think they were ever released in Europe.

It was relased in Europe, but only in france (1989),UK & Spain (1990) but in limted supplies, due to it's failure in the USA.


that's why I never heard of it