TurboGrafx16 Mini Is Now Available For PreOrder After COVID19 Delay

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Is Now Available For Pre-Order, After COVID-19 Delay

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is Now Available For Pre-Order after being delayed a month due to COVID-19. Was it worth the wait?



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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is Now Available For Pre-Order after being delayed a month due to COVID-19.

So it’s been an extra month, but the TurboGrafx-16 Mini is almost here. Was it worth the wait? That depends if you’re into rare and bizarre Japanese games or not.

The original TurboGrafx-16 was mostly a hit in Japan. Released in 1987, it took on the Super Nintendo as Japan’s de facto home entertainment console. The TurboGrafx-16 was released later in North America, but never really caught on here. A shame, since it had a few great games like Dungeon Explorer, R-Type, and Bonk’s Adventure–all of which are represented in the TurboGrafx-16’s 57 different games.

In fact, some of them are represented twice. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini has 32 games from the PC Engine (the Japanese name for the TF-16) and 25 games from the North American TurboGrafx-16. Some of those games are duplicates, providing you with both the Japanese and English versions of the same game.

While the Japanese library is interesting, there are few games that are so text-heavy that you really need to understand a bit of Japanese to get anywhere with them. Also, a few of the TF-16’s iconic titles such as The Legendary Axe, Bloody Wolf, and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition are just completely missing. There are a few console ports to make up for it, like Ninja Gaiden and Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, but true TF-16 fans might feel a little miffed.

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The true appeal of the TF-16 Mini is the library of rare titles that haven’t been re-released on modern consoles. Getting access to them will cost you, however: the TF-16 Mini is priced at $100. That’s a steep price for a mini console, but some gamer historians are sure to pay it.



That said, don’t expect a multiplayer experience. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini comes with just one controller and two USB ports. That’s fine for a few games, but Bomberman 94 requires 5 controllers and a TF-16 multitab to get a full 5-person game going. That’ll easily run you double the price of the entire console itself. Buyer beware.

Source: Konami, Gamespot

Link Source : https://www.thegamer.com/turbografx-16-mini-is-out/

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