Konami Gets in on Mini-Console Craze with TurboGrafx-16 Mini

First set of games announced for throwback console



Eventually every console of the past will be available in compact plug-and-play form. The Genesis Mini isn't even out yet and we have another on the horizon, and this time it's Konami coming through with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. There's no price or release date yet, but in addition to the North American TurboGrafx-16 Mini there will be a PC Engine Mini in Japan and a PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini in Europe.


All the games have yet to be revealed, but here's what we can expect in the western versions as of the announcement:


  • Alien Crush
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninja Spirit
  • R-Type
  • Ys Book I & II


Japan gets the following thus far:


  • Bonk
  • Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
  • China Warrior 
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Ys Book I & II


PC Engine originally launched in Japan back in 1987 and made its way to the U.S. as TurboGrafx-16 in 1989. While it didn't quite set the world on fire in the states at the time, it was a hit in Japan and has a solid collection of games that could totally fill out a mini console with ease. 


Check out the North American, Japanese, and European trailers:





Via Gematsu




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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