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Konami reveals a TurboGrafx-16 Mini is on the way

14 June 2019

We're hoping TurboGrafx-16 classics like Blazing Lasers, Bonk's Adventure and Splatterhouse will also be among the mix. In Japan, it actually outsold the Sega Master System and the Mega Drive.

At reveal, just six games are being announced for the console, which awaits a price, projected launch date, and details surrounding multiplayer options ― the original consoles only shipped with one controller port. It's a booming market, and even the most niche consoles can get a piece of it.

The latest classic mini retro console is aimed squarely at people like me, who want to recapture those carefree days but also have the money to spend on the things we never had. Meanwhile, the PC Engine Mini in Japan is getting Rondo of Blood.

There's bound to be some regional variation for the preloaded games, but it would be nice to see some of the most highly-regarded titles make an appearance.

The Japanese PC Engine, the European Core Grafx, and the western TurboGrafx-16, will each get their own model.

"The original [TurboGrafx-16] consoles were well-known for introducing several historical firsts, including the first console with a CD-ROM add-on and the first console to offer multi-tap support for up to five players", the press release from Konami states.

Konami may well have earned the "most surprising announcement of E3" trophy with Tuesday' night's unexpected reveal of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini (known as the PC Engine Mini in Japan and the PC Engine Core Grafx Mini in Europe). Will it join your collection of great mini consoles?

Konami reveals a TurboGrafx-16 Mini is on the way