The TurboGrafx-16 Mini releasing in March, full (and confusing) game list revealed

Konami announced their TurboGrafx-16 Mini console back at E3 2019 along with only the first handful of games included with the system. This week, Konami revealed that the TG-16 Mini would be available on 19 March 2020 and also unveiled the full lineup of games, which is a bit confusing.

The console will come pre-loaded with 50 total games, including 24 western TG-16 titles and 26 Japan-only titles released for the Japanese version of the original console, the PC Engine. The two game lists are below, with some titles appearing on both lists, meaning that both the western and Japanese ROMs will be included.

The TurboGrafx-16 games include:

  • Alien Crush (dope)
  • Victory Run
  • Blazing Lazers (awesome)
  • Neutopia
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • R-Type (killer)
  • Moto Roader
  • Power Golf
  • Ys Book I & II (excellent)
  • Ninja Spirit
  • J.J. & Jeff (blows)
  • Space Harrier (good port)
  • Military Madness
  • Chew-Man-Fu
  • Psychosis
  • Bonk’s Revenge
  • Parasol Stars (cute)
  • Cadash
  • New Adventure Island
  • Air Zonk (great)
  • Neutopia II
  • Soldier Blade
  • Lords of Thunder (essential)
  • Bomberman 93

The PC Engine games include:

  • The Kung Fu
  • Jaseiken Necromancer
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Appare! Gateball
  • Nectaris
  • Dungeon Explorer (again)
  • Neutopia (again)
  • PC Genjin
  • Ys I & II (again)
  • Super Darius
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Daimakaimura
  • Aldynes
  • Neutopia II (again)
  • Gradius
  • Salamander
  • Super Momotaro Dentetsu II
  • Ninja Ryūkenden (aka Ninja Gaiden)
  • Star Parodier
  • Snatcher (only in Japanese?! Grr!)
  • Gradius II – Gofer no Yabō
  • Chō Aniki
  • Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo (aka Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
  • Bomberman 94
  • Bomberman Panic Bomber
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire (I regrettably admit that I’m just now learning what this is)

Given that there is some overlap, the TG-16 Mini doesn’t really have 50 unique titles built-in, more like 46 by our count. It will also be disappointing to some that games like Snatcher will be virtually unplayable for non-Japanese speakers unless it’s translated (crossing fingers). There are also several favorites missing from the list altogether, including Splatterhouse, Gate of Thunder, both Legendary Axe games, the Dragon Knight series (sigh), and you know what? I’ll say it- Keith Courage in Alpha Zones should have been in there, too.

It’s still a great and girthy list, though, particularly for a product that seemed like a pipe dream less than two months ago. No pricing details have been announced, but preorders for the TG-16 Mini are expected to open on 15 July.

Source: TechSpot

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