Turbo Grafx-16 Mini Coming Soon Around the World
Turbo Grafx-16 Mini is going to be released outside of Japan by Konami in the near future. The small video game console was designed by Konami and is a modern reproduction of the original Turbo Grafx-16 console that was released in the 1990s.
The new console will be competing with other dedicated consoles that people can plug into their television sets. These include such consoles as the NES Classic, Super NES Classic, Sega Genesis Mini, and PlayStation Classic.
The console is currently available in Japan under the PC Engine Mini name. It will be released in North America under the Turbo Grafx-16 Mini name and in Europe under the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini name. Amazon has an exclusivity deal for selling the product, although it is unknown when the console will start shipping out to people in North America and Europe. But it will cost $100 US or €99.99 to order.
The physical design of the Turbo Grafx-16 Mini looks like the original console NEC introduced in the 1990s, although it is about half the size. It also has two controller ports, but the console only comes with one controller. The customer must buy a second one for the other port separately. Also, the controllers connect to the base through a USB link, so anyone who has a controller from the original system won’t be able to use that one.
The console also features a USB-to-Micro-B power cable and an HDMI video cable. The controller design also replicates the original layout used on the TG16 console.
The original TG16 console was a 16-bit unit that used a modified 8-bit CPU. It was a competitor to the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo consoles. The console was not as popular in North America as it was in Japan under the PC Engine name, but it retains a dedicated cult following today.
All the games on the console will be loaded into the flash memory storage drive. The drive lets users save game information
There will be more than fifty titles on the console. These include some games that were available for the Turbo-Grafx CD attachment that people could purchase for the original console.
Two games featuring Bonk, the caveman mascot for the console, will be included in the miniature system. Three games from the long-running Bomberman series will also be there. Splatterhouse is also on the console, but the version the player will get will vary by model. International units will get the uncensored Japanese version, while others will get the censored American version.
The games represent various genres of play. Victory Run is a racing game, while Ys Books One and Two are role-playing games. Space Harrier is an arcade-style shooting game, and Ninja Spirit is a platformer. There’s also a sports game here in Power Golf.
Some of the games are also listed as near-arcade quality. These are games that were available for arcade play and were transferred to the TG16 for play at home.