TurboGrafx-16 Mini Launches In March With 50-Ish Games

You’ll be able to complete the trifecta of tiny 16-bit throwback systems on March 19, 2020, when Konami releases the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. It’ll include Dracula X, Bonk’s Revenge, Gradius and many more games, including many Japanese exclusives.

Konami said today that it will sell the device exclusively through Amazon, with preorders opening up on Monday, July 15 during the online retailer’s “Prime Day” promotion. The U.S. will get the TurboGrafx-shaped device shown above, while Japan will get a version modelled after the PC Engine and Europe’s model will be styled after the CoreGrafx revision. No price has been announced for the model in the US, but the Japanese one will cost 10,500 yen or around $143.

Editor's Note: Australian pricing and availability isn't known at this stage.

The game library will be identical across all three systems, including 24 American versions of games and 26 Japanese versions. There is a little bit of overlap between the two — for example, both the U.S. and Japanese versions of the action RPG Neutopia are included. That means it’s not quite 50 games total, but it’s still a rich lineup, which even includes CD-ROM games and some games from the Japanese SuperGrafx system.

Dracula X: Rondo of Blood. (Screenshot: Konami)

It’s an interesting mix for sure, even including some untranslated, text-heavy games like Snatcher and Tokimeki Memorial. Working Designs’ first two games Parasol Stars and Cadash are on the list, too, and so is the extremely rare shmup Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire.

Here’s the whole lineup:

American games:

  • Air Zonk

  • Alien Crush

  • Blazing Lazers

  • Bomberman ‘93

  • Bonk’s Revenge

  • Cadash

  • Chew-Man-Fu

  • Dungeon Explorer

  • J.J. & Jeff

  • Lords Of Thunder

  • Military Madness (Nectaris)

  • Moto Roader

  • Neutopia

  • Neutopia II

  • New Adventure Island

  • Ninja Spirit

  • Parasol Stars

  • Power Golf

  • Psychosis

  • R-Type

  • Soldier Blade

  • Space Harrier

  • Victory Run

  • Ys Book I&II

Japanese PC Engine games:

  • Akumajō Dracula X Chi No Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood)

  • Aldynes (SuperGrafx game)

  • Appare! Gateball

  • Bomberman ‘94

  • Bomberman Panic Bomber

  • Chō Aniki

  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls ‘N’ Ghosts - SuperGrafx game)

  • Dungeon Explorer

  • Fantasy Zone

  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire

  • Gradius (Nemesis)

  • Gradius II – Gofer No Yabō (Nemesis II)

  • Jaseiken Necromancer

  • Nectaris (Military Madness)

  • Neutopia

  • Neutopia II

  • Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)

  • PC-Genjin (Bonk)

  • Salamander

  • Snatcher

  • Star Parodier (Fantasy Star Soldier)

  • Super Darius

  • Super Momotarō Dentetsu II

  • Super Star Soldier

  • The Kung Fu (China Warrior)

  • Ys I&II


Comments

    It's crazy that we get a CoreGrafx version, given that the actual PAL Turbografx (which is a real thing that really exists) was based on the hideous US design.

    I'd have preferred a proper PC Engine design, but the CoreGrafx is fine, too.

    Here's to hoping this might drop the price of Supergrafx >

    It’s an interesting mix for sure, even including some untranslated, text-heavy games like Snatcher and Tokimeki Memorial.Way to get my hopes up. Only the Japanese version has that game with the US/EU version getting Salamander instead.
    The game library will be identical across all three systems, including 24 American versions of games and 26 Japanese versions.Obviously this is false. The game list is only the same for the US and EU versions with the Japanese version having a slightly different lineup as outlined above.

    It should also be clarified that they will only be available exclusively from Amazon JP.

      It's being released internationally - don't know about Australia yet - but the exclusivity won't be just to Amazon JP for those in the US/Europe.

    "TurboGrafx-16 Mini Launches In March With 50-Ish Games"

    Hey cool, I might get one.

    "Konami said today that it will sell the device exclusively through Amazon,"

    Wait what?

      Konami and Amazon? I can't wait... to find some holy water.

    Also still not sure why they would include Alien Crush, but not it's far superior sequel Devil's Crush.

    Do Amazon jp deliver to Australia?
    I know they used to but last year when I ordered the Japanese Neo Geo Mini they wouldn't deliver to Australia so I had to get one through nin nin game.

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