Konami reveals the TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro console at E3 2019

The underdog of the 16- bit console wars, NEC’s TurboGrafx-16, is getting a retro re-release thanks to Konami. The company revealed the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a smaller scale variation of the console launched stateside in 1989, at E3 2019 on Tuesday.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini will recreate the cult timeless console in a compact fashion comparable to the NES Classic, PlayStation Classic, and Sega Genesis Mini. It will come pre-loaded with traditional games and include a recreation of the initial TurboGrafx-16 gamepad. No need for a multi-tap though; the TurboGrafx-16 Mini comes withtwocontroller ports.

Konami confirmed five games up until now, and promises more are coming soon. Here’s what we understand will be included for sure:

  • R-Type
  • NewExperience Island
  • Ninja Spirit
  • YsBook I & II
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • AlienCrush

Naturally, we must expect TurboGrafx-16 classics likeBlazing Lasers,Bonk’s Adventure, andThe Famous Axeto be revealed in the future, so watch this space. Konami didn’t announce prices or release date for the TG-16 Mini.

The TurboGrafx-16 was based upon the PC Engine, which introduced in Japan in1987 The console was a lot more effective overseas than it remained in the States, where it battled the popular Sega Genesis and Super NES. Konami plans to release a PC Engine Mini in Japan, with a somewhat different video game lineup that currently consists ofSuper Star Soldier,China Warrior,Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, andBonk’s Adventure; and a PC Engine Core Grafx Miniin Europe.


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