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NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 is the latest classic console to get miniaturized

13 June 2019, 02:59 | Casey Mitchell

TurboGrafx-16 mini / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini / PC Engine mini announced

Konami enters the tiny console business with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini

Konami has announced the TurboGrafx-16 mini (North America) / PC Engine CoreGrafx mini (Europe) / PC Engine mini (Japan), a compact version of the classic 1980s console featuring a range of built-in games.

The Japanese PC Engine, the European Core Grafx, and the western TurboGrafx-16, will each get their own model.

Nintendo, Sony, and Sega have all chose to offer us mini versions of their old consoles with a bunch of the most popular games preloaded.

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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is the American version on the official site.

The games announced for the console so far are R-Type, New Adventure Island, Ninja Spirit, Ys Book 1 & 2, Dungeon Explorer, and Alien Crush.

The press release says the console can fit "in the palm of your hand", but you can get a better sense of the size of the console from the image below.

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Konami gained control of the TurboGrafx/PC Engine brand in 2011 with the purchase of Hudson Soft, which designed the original system in the late '80s (with manufacturing licensed out to NEC). "More than that however, the consoles became a collector's favorite thanks to their quality games line-up; many of which will be included in this re-release".

Pricing and release details have not been announced.

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