Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine Mini joins retro console crowd

Konami enters the tiny console business with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini announced
Cecil Davis | 14 June, 2019, 06:56

Other versions of the system have different games announced so far.

Konami announced a revised version of the TurboGrafx-16 console. The PC Engine did pretty well in Japan but the TurboGrafx-16 failed to make much impact in the US. I mean with the success of Nintendo NES and SNES Classic and the excitement behind the Sega Genesis Mini it makes flawless sense.

Thirty years on from the birth of the PC Engine and Konami, which had provided Rondo of Blood as well as classic shoot'em up Gradius for the machine, is now in charge of producing an all-in-one retro remake. Nonetheless, it has a solid library of games, many of which received a second lease of life when they came to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U Virtual Consoles.

The PC Engine was a hybrid 8/16-bit system by NEC Corporation (formerly NEC Home Electronics), designed by Hudson Soft (now owned by Konami). It was released in Japan in 1987, and the US-focused TurboGrafx-16 followed in 1989.

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An official website is already available for all three mini-consoles.

On top of the information listed above, no price or release date has been announced. The multi-tap add-on is sold separately. The TurboGrafx-16-released on October 30,1987 in Japan and August 29,1989, in North America-have become collector's item among gamers.

It also hosted the first three games in the Bonk or BC Kid caveboy platformers debuted on PC Engine, its Japanese title a play on the console's name, plus a remastered collection of cult role-playing adventure Ys I & II, and an accomplished 1990 reboot of the Bomberman franchise.