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PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« on: June 11, 2019, 08:40:21 pm »
Just announced at E3, they're releasing 2 versions of the PC Engine, the white PCE and the Grey Core Grafx, and in the NA regions we'll get the Turbo Grafx 16.

6 titles confirmed for now:

R-type
New Adventure Island
Ninja spirit
Ys Book 1 and 2
Dungeion Explorer
Alien Crush

They're also going to release a multi-tap!  That's a step further than all the other mini's on the market.

I'm looking forward to this, mainly because I want new replacement PCE controllers that I can hack to use on my original console.  I wonder if they'll have the 3-button and 6-button versions...
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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 09:12:27 pm »


This one might be amazing. TG16 hardware is way too expensive and rare, so just the controllers would be worth it for me.

Also, wasn't Y's book I and II a CD game? This could go very right and help to introduce some amazing and nearly forgotten classics to a new generation.

*Edit* Where did you hear about the multitap? That isn't in this video.
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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:34:31 pm »
Yeah the controllers and accessories are expensive.  Then again they are essentially NES gamepads so I don't know how necessary they are for an authentic experience. 

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 09:53:33 pm »
They're very similar in terms of layout, but the D-pads feel different, for sure. In the end, I guess it would be mostly for the novelty, since the in-game effect will be insignificant and the tg16 mini controllers probably won't be compatible with any other hardware.
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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 10:29:55 pm »

*Edit* Where did you hear about the multitap? That isn't in this video.
It was mentioned in the E3 interview with the Konami producer.

Yeah the controllers and accessories are expensive.  Then again they are essentially NES gamepads so I don't know how necessary they are for an authentic experience. 
Well the stock NES pads didnít have Turbo features. Also, the NES doesnít have 3, or 6 buttons versions.
Lastly, the d-pad and buttons have a different feel to them than the NES. Theyíre better at hitting diagonals , and have a softer feeling overall. I like Ďem, but YMMV.

One thing that bugs me is you canít find replacement parts for the PCE controllers. People take the NES conductive silicon pads and throw them in their PCE controllers as a replacement, but they donít feel right.

Iím hoping a company like 8bitdo Extends their line to include these controllers.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 10:58:59 pm »
If you pause the video while the gameplay footage is showing, you can see other games like Dracula X, Lords of Thunder, Blazing Lazers, and Ginga Fukei Sapphire, for example.

I hope that they are planning to include all those on the American system. In any case, it's cool to see some of the best games, especially PC Engine grails.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 11:43:50 pm »
I've tried to get into this system a few times and it's all basically simple NES games with better graphics. I almost bought one back in the day, but the game store owner intervened and showed me the wall of Genesis games vs the shelf of TG16. I recall the Genesis had only been out like 3-4 months. Anyway, no regrets.

That aside, this might be cool depending on price.
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 11:59:58 pm »
The US marketing was completely mishandled. Keith Courage? Eventually, Bonk was at least cool, but Splatterhouse was the only game I remember even mildly wanting to play early in the system's life on US store shelves, or single shelf. :)

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 10:13:12 am »
https://www.konami.com/games/pcemini/us/en/

The website mentions the multitap being available, but it also looks like dual usb ports for the controllers are already built into the system. I guess bomberman and dungeon explorer will be the multitap games. If its USB, will the multitap just be a USB hub?

Looks like Dracula X and maybe Super Star Soldier are Japanese exclusives. :timebomb:

But hey, Japan won't get turbo switches on their controllers.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 01:27:39 pm »
I've tried to get into this system a few times and it's all basically simple NES games with better graphics.

That's true for the most part but it has an impressive library of shooters.  That being said the majority of the library is pc-engine only, so technically the tg-16 itself sucks.  Been looking into getting the genuine article, but it's out of my price range considering how few games I actually want to play.  I'll bet 10 bucks they sell this over-priced though.