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Take your time and make the best game you can make.  :)

Well, I've really enjoyed this Mini system.  Now, I have no frame of reference since I never owned a TG-16 but this mini console is really cool!  The games are organized into the TG-16 system and the PC Engine system, so you have to choose which system games you're going to look at on the menu.  There are several settings you can change and I like that the games are played in their original ratio with the space around filled with different wallpaper.  The system has lots of shooters (which is fine by me) but there is a mix of different types of games.  I haven't tried all of them yet.

The unit itself is lightweight and has a cool design as it looks pretty much like the original TG-16.  One thing that is tricky is taking the back cover off so you can insert all the cables. There are no instructions on how to do it in the manual.  I found a short video on YouTube that explains it and it is quite easy once you know how to do it. 

My only complaint is that it does not come with a power supply and it does require a 5V/2amp unit.  I have lots of power supplies at home from cell phones but only one had the required amperage.  So, I've placed an order for the OEM power supply on Amazon as I need the one charger for the phones. 

Nifty system.  I have no issue recommending it.  :)

No he's not.  It's reasonable, given the size of the book.

Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: May 31, 2020, 03:36:41 AM »
Here's the TurboGrafx 16 Mini.  :)

It's looking good, so far! 

Retro News & Chat / Re: Atari Box
« on: May 30, 2020, 18:04:13 PM »
Another update from Atari...

We hope that each of you, your families, and your friends are staying safe and healthy during the quarantine. This unusual period has presented many challenges, but also afforded some opportunities for the Atari VCS team to capitalize on the extra time that comes with staying put. May 30th, 2020 marks the two year anniversary of the Atari VCS campaign on Indiegogo, and while to some it may feel like it's been even longer, we know it's all been worth it. The Atari VCS has come a long way and it’s almost here! Still, we ask that everyone please remember that to successfully make these final steps, as short as they are, the Atari VCS remains fully-dependent on the China supply and manufacturing chain returning to normal conditions.

Despite the ongoing travel restrictions, we continue working closely with our manufacturing partners to finalize the production and delivery of the Atari VCS system and accessories this year. The team is spending more time than ever on trans-continental video conferences to make up for the lost factory visits. The first batch of ~500 Atari VCS has made steady progress to completion, with some key discoveries along the way that have allowed the teams to further refine the production processes.

Atari VCS team members and a closed test-group have been putting the hardware and software through their paces over the past several weeks. Head over to our newest Atari VCS Developer Blog on Medium to read our latest update. We think you will be pretty excited when you see some of the games and apps that testers have been running on their Atari VCS units.

Brett Weiss has started a Kickstarter for his next book:  NES Omnibus Vol. 1 (A-L).  Like his prior books, this one will be well over 400 pages, feature more than 2,000 full-color photos and more than 220,000 words, and boast the writing of numerous industry pros and personalities who tell their nostalgic stories (some funny, some sad, all memorable) of playing games on the respective Nintendo console.  Check out the Kickstarter here:  NES Omnibus Vol. 1 (A-L) - Deluxe Hardcover Nintendo Book

Other Systems / Re: The 3DO Topic
« on: May 29, 2020, 14:18:02 PM »
This thread has not seen activity in a long while but I thought this video by John Hancock was worth sharing.  On this video, John takes a look at some iconic 3DO game releases that you check out.   

Retro News & Chat / Re: The history of Green Beret
« on: May 28, 2020, 20:14:00 PM »
Another nice video! 

Retro News & Chat / Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« on: May 27, 2020, 20:42:42 PM »
I will once I give it a try.  :)

Commodore Chat / Re: Star Trekscii
« on: May 27, 2020, 20:41:57 PM »
Really cool!  Lots of characters now!
And loads more to come!

Keep'em coming!

Retro News & Chat / Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:34:39 AM »
Mine arrived yesterday!  Haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I'm stoked!  :)

Atari Chat / Re: Keystone Kapers II Found! aka Gold Rush
« on: May 26, 2020, 22:14:46 PM »
This is an interview with Dan Kitchen where he talks about Activision and his new game, Gold Rush!

Homebrew Chat / New MSX Homebrew - Endurance
« on: May 24, 2020, 19:19:10 PM »
Fabio Ritter has announced the release of his new racing game for the MSX. Endurance is a racing game heavily inspired by 1983 Activision’s Enduro for the Atari 2600, but with some nice additions that make it more interesting and fun to play.

Endurance offers two game modes. On the enhanced mode, other than the original race-against-time gameplay, your car can get damaged as it hits the other racers. You will be able to fix it if you manage to drive over the wrenches that will show up on the road. Using the same premise, you have a Nitro and Foglights powerups showing up on the road as well.

The game is now available for pre-order and the first units will start shipping in approximately 30 days and it is available in three different options:
  • Deluxe Edition – Comes in a box, cartridge bed, plastic cover, Konami-style case for the cartridge, cartridge featuring a premium board with golden contacts and large label
  • Standard Edition – Box, cartridge bed and cartridge case Patola brand
  • Digital Edition – Available for purchase now, but it will only be available for download after 30-60 days

All the interested can contact Fabio via endurancemsx[at]gmail[dot]com for further details.

Commodore Chat / Re: Star Trekscii
« on: May 24, 2020, 17:13:05 PM »
Really cool!  Lots of characters now!

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