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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2020, 00:40:49 AM »
Here is another video looking at the system and its games.  It now has an official date of release...

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 22:23:06 PM »
I was not going to get this but I think I will be now.
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2020, 23:23:55 PM »
I've already preordered it!  There are quite a few games I want to try out since I never owned the system.  I'm looking forward to playing Galaga '90 at home!
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2020, 15:47:41 PM »
Looks like we have another victim of the coronavirus, Konami has delayed the launch. They didn't even give a new date. :(


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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 15:50:18 PM »
That sucks but it is not in their control.  The virus is affecting lots of tech companies.
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2020, 02:44:53 AM »
Here's one of the first reviews of the system.  Looks really good...

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2020, 02:00:06 AM »
Here's another review video which also explains how to unlock some of the hidden games...

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #22 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!  :)
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 17:12:33 PM »
Cool, have fun!

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 17:48:06 PM »
Lucky sod. Let us know your thoughts Trek?
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 18:36:58 PM »
Let us know what it is like Trek. Interested in buying one when I have the chance.

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2020, 20:42:42 PM »
I will once I give it a try.  :)
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2020, 20:40:35 PM »
Awesome man, congrats! I'm still very interested in one as well and looking fwd to your thoughts :)

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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2020, 03:30:34 AM »
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.  :)
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Re: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Mini Announced
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2020, 23:40:38 PM »
Just watched this video review.  I think this is a particularly good one because Shmup Junkie even compares the Mini with the real thing. Enjoy!

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