Relive a forgotten gem with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini console

In the early ’90s, Sega and Nintendo weren’t the only combatants in the console wars. NEC and Hudson Soft released a 16-bit system that never got its due in its time, but lives on with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini.

Like the NES, SNES, and PlayStation Classic, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini compiles the best titles the cult system had to offer during the 16-bit heyday. Each console–which is half the size of a regular TurboGrafx-16–comes with a controller and 51 games, 46 of them unique from both the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine consoles including: 

  • 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
  • Moto Roader
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninja Spirit
  • Parasol Stars
  • Power Golf
  • Psychosis
  • R-Type
  • Soldier Blade
  • Space Harrier
  • Victory Run
  • Ys Book I & II
  • Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
  • Aldynes
  • Appare! Gateball
  • Bomberman ’94
  • Bomberman: Panic Bomber
  • Chō Aniki[a]
  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls ‘n Ghosts)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
  • Gradius
  • Gradius II: Gofer no Yabō
  • Jaseiken Necromancer
  • The Kung Fu (China Warrior)
  • Nectaris (Military Madness)
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)
  • PC Genjin (Bonk’s Adventure)
  • Salamander
  • Snatcher
  • Star Parodier
  • Super Darius
  • Super Momotarō Dentetsu II
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Tokimeki Memorial
  • Ys I & II

Plus, the console offers support of up to five players with the use of a multi-tap, so you can relive those ’90s sleepover gaming marathons with your family and friends. At only $99.99, it’s worth nabbing even if you don’t have fond memories of this often-forgotten console.

The TurboGrafx-16 is available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon and will be available worldwide March 19, 2020.



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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.