Full Turbo-16 Mini games list, release date announced

The Turbografx 16 Mini has been fully revealed by Konami today, and it’s pretty loaded. It’s also a pretty long way’s off, arriving in spring 2020.

Turbo power

If you were fortunate enough to own a Turbografx-16 (or PC Engine in Japan) back in the late 80s/early 90s, then you know how cool it was. The console, which was originally from NEC (now Konami), sort of straddled the line between 8 and 16bit in terms of quality.

The games looked awesome, and there was even a mascot of sorts with Bonk, though there were few licensed titles. That might’ve been one of the reasons that the console didn’t really catch on. Still, the library wasn’t exactly thin, and when Turbo games were good, they were flat-out great.

Now Konami is bringing the classic console back, as a retro mini. Announced a while back, we finally have a full games list, and it’s terrific. A total of 50 games will be included, with 24 from the Turbo, and 26 from the PC Engine. These games will come together in one collection, chosen from the two different markets.

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You can check out the full lineup below, but there are some real winners. Blazing Lasers, Alien Crush, Bonk’s Revenge, Dracula X, and Snatcher are all included. Temper your enthusiasm though, because there are some caveats. Mainly, that PC Engine titles will be playable only in their native Japanese.

So even though Snatcher was ported to the US (for the Turbo CD), this one will be strictly in Japanese, making it all but unplayable to anyone who doesn’t speak the language. And I feel like I have to mention too how weird it is that the original Bonk, Keith Courage, and Splatterhouse are not included. I don’t get those choices.

Still, it’s hard to argue this lineup.

Turbografx-16 titles (in english)

  • Air Zonk
  • Alien Crush
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Bomberman ‘93
  • Bonk’s Revenge
  • Cadash
  • Chew-Man-Fu
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • J.J. & Jeff
  • Lords Of Thunder
  • Military Madness (Nectaris)
  • Moto Roader
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninjaspirit
  • Parasol Stars
  • Power Golf
  • Psychosis
  • R-Type
  • Soldier Blade
  • Space Harrier
  • Victory Run
  • Ys Book I&II
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PC Engine Titles (in Japanese)

  • Akumajō Dracula X Chi No Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood)
  • Aldynes
  • Appare! Gateball
  • Bomberman ‘94
  • Bomberman Panic Bomber
  • Chō Aniki
  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls ‘N’ Ghosts)
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
  • Gradius (Nemesis)
  • Gradius II – Gofer No Yabō (Nemesis II)
  • Jaseiken Necromancer
  • Nectaris (Military Madness)
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)
  • PC-Genjin (Bonk)
  • Salamander
  • Snatcher
  • Star Parodier (Fantasy Star Soldier)
  • Super Darius
  • Super Momotarō Dentetsu II
  • Super Star Soldier
  • The Kung Fu (China Warrior)
  • Ys I&II

The Turbografx-16 Mini will debut next March, with pre-orders going up as soon as Amazon’s Prime Day, this coming Monday July 15th. In addition to the console, a multitap and extra controllers will be offered.

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