Konami announces mini version of TurboGrafx-16 console from 1987

Konami announced a revised version of the TurboGrafx-16 console. The PC Engine Core Grafx mini is, as the name suggests, a more compact version of the original console from 1987. Konami has not yet announced a release date or price.

The PC Engine Core Grafx mini includes games such as R-Type, Ninja Spirit, Dungeon Explorer and Alien Crush. It is not known how many games are on the console in total. The entire game library will be announced at a later time, as will the price and release date. The console has a smaller form factor than the original so that it fits in the palm of a hand. Konami bundles the system with a controller.

Furthermore, the console has two USB ports to connect a controller and if that is not enough there is also support to connect an adapter for more connections. Furthermore, there is the possibility to save progress at every point in a game and multiple screen formats are supported. Variants with a different appearance and name appear in the United States and Japan, these are respectively called the TurboGrafx-16 mini and PC Engine mini.

The original console, which was only available in limited assignments outside of Japan, was released in Japan in 1987. The console was among other things the first console with an integrated CD-ROM drive. A portable version was also released, the PC Engine LT. This version had a built-in screen and speakers, among other things.

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