RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.

New on the Blogs
Hot Community Blog Entries
Nielsen's Favorites on Channel 4
RF Generation Message Board Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 09, 2020, 02:48:59 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Member Map Arcade Login Register
News: RF Generation: Hey, you're finally aw- NO TODD HOWARD! NOT HERE!

RF Generation Message Board | Gaming | Video Game Generation | Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Print
Author Topic: Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console  (Read 3588 times)
bombatomba
Blog Editor
****
United States
Posts: 1866


WWW Stats

Champion of
 
« 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.
Logged

"Thou mayest all thy troubles now forget,
    Th'Imperi'l knaves have been outrun at last."

- Han Solo
lendelin
Memorex VIS
*
Posts: 52


 Stats
« 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.
Logged
MetalFRO
Blog Writer
***
United States
Posts: 2232
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« 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.
Logged

bombatomba
Blog Editor
****
United States
Posts: 1866


WWW Stats

Champion of
 
« 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).
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 08:56:07 PM by bombatomba » Logged

"Thou mayest all thy troubles now forget,
    Th'Imperi'l knaves have been outrun at last."

- Han Solo
Segata
Atari 7800
**
United States
Posts: 576


 Stats
« 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.
Logged


MetalFRO
Blog Writer
***
United States
Posts: 2232
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 03:46:48 PM »

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

Mr_Stubbes
Sega Master System
***
United States
Posts: 1056


 Stats

Champion of
    

More>>
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 09:44:28 AM »

I've never had the chance to play a TurboGrafx 16 or any of the games for that matter. If it comes in at a decent price point I might have to pick one up.
Logged

MetalFRO
Blog Writer
***
United States
Posts: 2232
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 12:07:52 PM »

I've never had the chance to play a TurboGrafx 16 or any of the games for that matter. If it comes in at a decent price point I might have to pick one up.

I hadn't until I bought a TurboGrafx about 12 years ago. Even then, I've only managed to collect about a dozen games for it, and most of the experience that I've had with it has been emulation or flashcard, or watching footage. I'm looking forward to seeing the final game list, and how it performs, because it will be interesting to see how well it does, given its much smaller market penetration here in North America. I know the PC Engine was a big deal in Japan, but it sank like a stone everywhere else.
Logged

deadducks
Memorex VIS
*
United States
Posts: 78


 Stats
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 07:27:53 PM »

Amazon has a preorder up at 99 dollars. I also tried to preorder the Pc engine on amazon jp but they will not ship to my address grrr

https://www.amazon.com/Tu.../dp/B07QD9GQ9J/ref=sr_1_1

Logged

2D Forever
deadducks
Memorex VIS
*
United States
Posts: 78


 Stats
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 11:12:58 AM »

More games announced

https://www.polygon.com/2...mes-list-pc-engine-konami
Logged

2D Forever
MetalFRO
Blog Writer
***
United States
Posts: 2232
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 09:04:18 AM »

The additions are very welcome! Some good stuff in there. I know I'll be playing both Spriggan games, and will be loving Galaga 88 and Splatterhouse. I already have Dragon Spirit, but I will probably dabble in that as well Cheesy
Logged

deadducks
Memorex VIS
*
United States
Posts: 78


 Stats
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 09:20:18 PM »

Just got a notice from amazon that mine will be delivered on May 26th Cheesy.
Logged

2D Forever
MetalFRO
Blog Writer
***
United States
Posts: 2232
Awards: 2014 RFGen Top Shmuper



WWW Stats
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2020, 08:31:12 AM »

I'm a little disappointed in the input latency, and apparently some of the games have sound delay, but overall, this is a solid package. I'm hoping there will either be a firmware upgrade at some point, or someone in the homebrew community will figure out how to reduce the lag, either through a run-ahead, or some other solution.
Logged

bombatomba
Blog Editor
****
United States
Posts: 1866


WWW Stats

Champion of
 
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 08:01:55 AM »

I'm a little disappointed in the input latency, and apparently some of the games have sound delay, but overall, this is a solid package. I'm hoping there will either be a firmware upgrade at some point, or someone in the homebrew community will figure out how to reduce the lag, either through a run-ahead, or some other solution.

Despite that, if it exists for under $120 next year (I'm not buying any more games for 2020), I still think I'm going to get it.  I really would like a legal way to play Ys Book 1 and 2, Neutopia II, and Rondo of Blood.  I know you can get Rondo of Blood with Dracula X Chronicles (that may be the way to go for me in the future), but as far as I know you cannot get the TurboCD versions of Ys Book (my favorite version) or Neutopia II anywhere else.
Logged

"Thou mayest all thy troubles now forget,
    Th'Imperi'l knaves have been outrun at last."

- Han Solo
slackur
Blog Writer
***
Posts: 741


 Stats
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2020, 08:29:13 AM »

I recommend getting one if you have interest and ability to do so.  It took me a long time to get used to the latency for Blazing Lazers, but I have cleared it and Splatterhouse, Ninja Spirit, and halfway through New Adv. Island on the Mini so far, so once acclimated I think it's ok. Frankly if you aren't too accustomed to the feel of the originals it would not be as noticeable on many of the games. 
I am a big TG16 fan and I'm very glad to have one.
Logged

Keelah se'lai
Pages: [1] 2 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder

RF Generation Theme derived from YabbGrey By Nesianstyles | Buttons by A.M.A
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.149 seconds with 23 queries.
Site content Copyright © rfgeneration.com unless otherwise noted. Oh, and keep it on channel three.