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« on: June 12, 2019, 07:41:05 AM »



Image from Twinfinite.  News link to Ars Technica (who have a more recent report with more info):

https://arstechnica.com/g...-play-turbografx-16-mini/

From what I understand, from left to right is US, Europe, and Japanese versions.  The revealed games so far for Europe and US are:

R-Type
New Adventure Island
Ninja Spirit
Ys Book 1 & II
Dungeon Explorer
Alien Crush

Original aspect ratios, a save state function, scanlines (that hopefully can be turned on or off), and coming with two USB controllers.  It says a multitap will be available as well for five player compatibility, which seems to suggest that maybe more than one Turbotap game will be playable (maybe Bomberman?).  Of course Japan is getting Rondo of Blood, but I am curious what is next.  I don't know if I will get it (I already own half the games on the list, though mostly in digital).

Who is taking bets on this being a bomb?  Or will the unheard of happen and will this become the new NES Classic Edition.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 12:43:30 PM »

This is exciting news. However, like always, I'm carefully optimistic. It all depends which developer will be responsible for the emulation. If it shapes up like the Genesis Mini with M2 and a fantastic lineup of games, I'll get it for sure. I just hope it won't be a Playstation Mini.

I missed the boat for the Turbografix, so this would be ideal for me. The announced two Ys games are great, so is Ninja Spirit, and there are so many options for a great game lineup like Neutopia, the Bonk games, Blazing Lasers, Keith Courage and many more. I hope also for Castlevania Dracula X.

Great news, I hope Konami grabs this opportunity to improve its damaged reputation.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:28 PM »

TurboGrafx emulation is pretty on point these days, so unless they hire a completely incompetent team to handle it, I suspect it will be reasonably good. Ninja Spirit and New Adventure Island are great choices, not only because they're good games, but because they've become quite expensive. Alien Crush and Dungeon Explorer less so, but still pricier than the average retro game. I'm hoping the full list will have more shooters than just R-Type. The Turbo version is solid, but there are far better examples of the genre on that console, especially Hudson's Star Soldier series games.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 03:56:14 PM »

I don't know if they would do it, but I would love to see a large amount of games on the console akin to the Retro-bit Super Retro-cade (which has over 90), or basically everything that Konami own from their Hudson purchase.  While I wouldn't do so for my Vita, I would gladly hang up my Wii in favor of a worthy Turbografx/PC Engine plug and play (which I basically use to play Virtual Console on anyway).
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 11:40:22 PM »

Only Mini system so far I don't have a bunch of games for the original system so this does interest me. I just hope it's a 2020 release. Too full on 2019.
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 03:46:48 PM »

Rumor is, M2 may be behind the emulation, so that bodes well.
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