The TurboGrafx-16 is the next console to get the mini treatment

Since Nintendo launched its two very successful mini consoles it seems everyone has had ‘mini retro console’ fever. We’ve since received the not-so-great PlayStation Classic and we already know that SEGA will officially be releasing the SEGA Mega Drive mini. Well, the TurboGrafx-16 mini is next and it’s coming to you from Konami.

The TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine as it’s known in European territories) never made a splash in South Africa and it’s why you might be a little confused by the existence of it at all. Those of you who bought some virtual console games on the Wii and Wii U would have perhaps downloaded some of the games that appeared on the console in that era. Many titles were arcade perfect games for the time (which was a big thing back then) and so far we have the details on the first six games:

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

Dungeon Explorer is a 5-player game, which will see them release a multitap for the mini console.

Each region will receive its own unique console as each country had a different look. Expect collector’s to fall over their own feet to claim each version. Here is your first official look at it:

No release date has yet been confirmed.

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