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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Launches This Week, And You Can Still Pre-Order

Konami's TurboGrafx-16 Mini finally has a release date, and it's sooner than you might think.


The TurboGrafx-16 Mini has been in a bit of a limbo, floating through the void without a release date. Thankfully, it's finally launching later this week. The Amazon-exclusive TuboGrafx-16 Mini now has a May 22 release date, so if you've been waiting for yours to show up or want to purchase one now, it'll be headed your way soon.

Amazon is selling the TurboGrafx-16 Mini for $100 USD. It comes with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini itself, one controller, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable to power the mini console. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a USB adapter to plug it into an outlet--if you need one, we recommend Anker's dual USB port wall charger.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini


The TurboGrafx-16 Mini and its controller
The TurboGrafx-16 Mini and its controller

Like the classic console, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini supports up to five-person multiplayer in games like Bomberman '93. However, the TG-16 Mini only comes with one controller and no multitap--the console only has two USB ports for controllers. You have to purchase these separately. 8Bitdo has an awesome-looking wireless TG-16 Mini controller that works with the mini console and Nintendo Switch.

In GameSpot's TurboGrafx-16 Mini review, I called the mini console "an awesome little device with a lot of great games that should not be ignored." It boasts 57 games, and while most of the titles are in Japanese, the vast majority of them are completely playable for English-speaking users. It features classics, such as Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Splatterhouse, and a plethora of some of the best retro shooters.

"M2 did a great job making the TurboGrafx-16 sound and look as good as it always has, and a good chunk of its included games are fantastic and absolutely worth your time," I wrote. "Being able to experience these classic titles in one convenient place--and witness M2's charming, nostalgic presentation--makes the TurboGrafx-16 Mini an exciting device that does a great job of capturing the past of a console that should not be forgotten."

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