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Full lineup revealed for TurboGrafx-16 Mini console

I missed the boat on the TurboGrafx-16 when it was released on August 29, 1989 (It had released as the PC Engine in Japan earlier in Japan on October 30th, 1987), but I can tell you one thing for sure, it had the absolutely best version of Splatterhouse.  The six button controller for the Turbografx 16 meant it also had the best version of Street Fighter II.  I could have easily bought the console for the amount of quarters I dropped into Ninja Spirit or Forgotten Worlds.  There’s also Bonk’s Revenge, Dungeon Explorer II, and New Adventure Island (not a surprise, given that Hudsonsoft’s parent company Hudson was part of the game console design), The Zelda-like Newtopia, some great shmups, like Spriggan, Gate of Thunder, Super Star Soldier, Super Raiden, R-Type, Gradius II, Atomic Robo-Kid, and many more.  It also featured some amazing RPGs like Ys and Ys II, as well as fun and unique titles like Pomping World (known as Pang on the Amiga) and Prince of Persia.  I guess what I’m saying is I had serious envy for this console.  Well, it’s time to rectify that as Konami has revealed the full line-up of titles that’ll ship with their TurboGrafx-16 mini when it ships on March 19th, 2020.

Here’s the full rundown of 50 games:

AIR ZONK
ALIEN CRUSH
BLAZING LAZERS
BOMBERMAN ‘93
BONK’S REVENGE
CADASH
CHEW-MAN-FU
DUNGEON EXPLORER
J.J. & JEFF
LORDS OF THUNDER
MILITARY MADNESS
MOTO ROADER
NEUTOPIA
NEUTOPIA II
NEW ADVENTURE ISLAND
NINJASPIRIT
PARASOL STARS
POWER GOLF
PSYCHOSIS
R-TYPE
SOLDIER BLADE
SPACE HARRIER
VICTORY RUN
YS BOOK I & II

Additionally, 26 PC Engine titles in their original Japanese language will be playable on the Turbografx-16mini in their original format:

AKUMAJŌ DRACULA X CHI NO RONDO (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
ALDYNES
APPARE! GATEBALL
BOMBERMAN ‘94
BOMBERMAN PANIC BOMBER
CHO ANIKI
DAIMAKAIMURA (Ghouls ‘N’ Ghosts)
DUNGEON EXPLORER
FANTASY ZONE
GINGA FUKEI DENSETSU SAPPHIRE
GRADIUS (Nemesis)
GRADIUS II – GOFER NO YABŌ (Nemesis II)
JASEIKEN NECROMANCER
NECTARIS (Military Madness)
NEUTOPIA
NEUTOPIA II
NINJA RYUKENDEN (Ninja Gaiden)
PC-GENJIN (Bonk)
SALAMANDER
SNATCHER
STAR PARODIER (Fantasy Star Soldier)
SUPER DARIUS
SUPER MOMOTARŌ DENTETSU II
SUPER STAR SOLDIER
THE KUNG FU (China Warrior)
YS BOOK I & II

When the system ships, you’ll also be able to grab a few accessories including a Turbo controller, an optional AC adapter, and even the fabled Multi-tap which enables five-player multiplayer for games like Power Golf, Champion Wrestler, several Bomberman titles, Fatal Fury, Dungeon Explorer II, and many more.

The game will go on sale with Amazon Prime day on the 15th of July.  Given how fast other mini consoles and their associated accessories sold out, you might want to mark your calendar.

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