What classics, you ask? Funny you should say something, because I was just about to list the announced titles:
Games Announced for TurboGrafx-16 Mini
- New Adventure Island
- Ninja Spirit
- Ys Book I & II
- Dungeon Explorer
- Alien Crush
The TurboGrafx-16 was the first home console to have a CD-ROM attachment, something we take for granted now. But at the time, it was like looking through a portal to the very near future of 1995. While it never caught on here in the states, in Japan (known as the PC Engine), it gave Nintendo a run for the money.
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Why Is Konami Making a TurboGrafx-16 Mini?
The TurboGrafx was developed thanks to a cooperative relationship between Hudson Soft and Japanese electronics giant NEC. Hudson Soft was swallowed up by Konami in 2012, and while the company no longer technically exists, its properties are now the property of Konami. Konami has been making some inroads into serious retro gaming revivals lately, with the recently released Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the even fresher Contra Anniversary Collection, the release of which was announced during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct.
There’s a lot we don’t know about the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, like how many games it has, when it’s coming out, how much it will cost, and who’s handling the software. While I admit it’s wishful thinking on my part, knowing M2 helped Konami with the Castlevania Anniversary Collection gives me hope it might be helping with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. If you don’t know who M2 are, check out why retro game enthusiasts should be excited M2 is handling the Sega Genesis Mini software.