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Yet Another Mini Thread TurboGrafx-16 mini coming

Old 06-11-19, 09:30 PM
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Yet Another Mini Thread TurboGrafx-16 mini coming

https://kotaku.com/konami-announces-...ini-1835430762

Six titles have been announced so far for North America/Europe:
  • R-Type
  • Ys Book I & II
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninja Spirit
  • Alien Crush
  • Dungeon Explorer
The Japanese version, meanwhile, has an almost entirely different set of games:
  • Bonk’s Adventure
  • Dracula X
  • The Kung Fu/China Warrior
  • Ys I & II
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Dungeon Explorer
Interestingly, Ys and Dracula X are CD-ROM games, meaning we could be seeing more titles not just from the Turbografx-16, but the TurboGrafx-CD as well.
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Old 06-12-19, 06:58 AM
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Hell yeah, I had been hoping that we would get a Turbo Grafix 16 mini, Looking forward to it.
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I'm guessing that it's maybe a given but I hope Keith Courage is included as well.
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Odd choice for a mini-console. I always had the impression the TurboGrafx wasn't that popular over here.
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Odd choice for a mini-console. I always had the impression the TurboGrafx wasn't that popular over here.
It wasn't. It's more of a cult system that people got more into the more people realized how good it was.
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I'm guessing that it's maybe a given but I hope Keith Courage is included as well.
Eww, really? You liked that game? I'm hoping for Splatterhouse! And Blazing Lazers!!
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Eww, really? You liked that game? I'm hoping for Splatterhouse! And Blazing Lazers!!
I'm hoping for those two as well. If this also includes games from the CD system, also would love to see Sewer Shark. Turn and burn, dog meat.

I have fond memories of KC but I haven't seen or played it since back when it was current. Very possible it's just nostalgia. But I recall it being a fun game for the pack-in game with the system.
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Hell yes. I'll buy both.
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Old 06-12-19, 04:39 PM
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Odd choice for a mini-console. I always had the impression the TurboGrafx wasn't that popular over here.
They released it here late and it was ugly... when the PC Engine was originally released in Japan it was competing with the Famicom. I remember playing Nectaris at my friend's house and being just blown away.

Did Konami buy NEC or something? Weird that Konami would announce this.
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They released it here late and it was ugly... when the PC Engine was originally released in Japan it was competing with the Famicom. I remember playing Nectaris at my friend's house and being just blown away.

Did Konami buy NEC or something? Weird that Konami would announce this.
I had to look that up, apparently Konami just bought the rights to the TurboGrafx and that gave them ability to make this.

https://segmentnext.com/2016/12/08/k...rsion-new-nes/

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Better have Bonk, Splatterhouse and Vigilante.
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OOH! It better have the Neutopia games! those were some BAD ASS zelda clones!



Kid Courage was a weird one, it was the pack in, so everyone got it, I think... from what I recall it was kind of a split game ... 1/2 the game you play as this kid and the movement is hella lame:



And the other half of the game you transform into a robot or something, and that part was pretty fun:


I just remember the "kid" parts being so bad they were hard to slog through to get to the robot parts.
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You mean Keith Courage? I was a big fan of the cartoon it was based on (well, really the toys the cartoon was based on) so I liked the game. So many Japanese IPs hidden in the early console games, like to this day I don't know why they didn't just call Last Battle as Fist of the North Star.

I have fond memories of the console itself but I don't think I have enough fond memories to buy this. Maybe if they redid the portable one and it didn't suck up batteries like crazy. Bring on the Saturn mini or the Dreamcast mini and I'm there day one, though.
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Keith Courage was great. It just wasn't the right choice for a pack in game. And alot of people forget but the PC Engine rivaled the Famicom in Japan.
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Looved TG-16!
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...This thread is regular size.

I'm surprised this is getting released, but I'll gladly buy one.
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I had a TG when I was younger mostly because I wanted Splatterhouse which I thought looked like best game ever (it wasn’t). I had a few other games but it was pretty forgettable system so I may try it again if these are readily available.
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Odd choice for a mini-console. I always had the impression the TurboGrafx wasn't that popular over here.
I remember the system getting hyped a lot in the early days of EGM, but I never saw the system or its games in any stores where I live.
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I remember a good bit of hype, but then in it's last days there were stacks of them in the stores being marked down.

I actually bought a used one several years ago and a few games, but we downsized a major part of our game collection and that went with it.

My wife would prefer to emulate old games like this, but to me there's something about the little console and the controller that are part of the experience.
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