Konami unveils mini TurboGrafx-16 games line-up

UPDATE: Splatterhouse sneaks in.

UPDATE 8/8/19: A handful of extra games will sneak onto the TurboGrafx-16 mini (AKA the PC Engine Core Grafx mini here in Europe), including slasher film-inspired beat-'em-up Splatterhouse.

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The side-scrolling 1990 classic joins more than 50 other games on the retro microconsole, which launches in March 2020.

It is currently available to pre-order on Amazon - where the retailer lists itself as the exclusive place to buy it in the UK - priced Ł99.

Half a dozen more Japanese-language games have also been added: Dragon Spirit, Galaga '88, The Genji and the Heike Clans, The Legend of Valkyrie, Seirei Senshi Spriggan, and Spriggan Mark 2. I've added the lot into the list of all games on the device, available at the bottom of the article.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/7/19: Konami has detailed a European price, pre-order date and game line-up for the TurboGrafx-16 mini - or to give its official European name, the PC Engine Core Grafx mini.

Due to launch here on 19th March 2020 priced €90, the microconsole will be available to pre-order first via Amazon Prime starting this Monday, 15th July (which is Amazon Prime Day).

Konami has now listed 50 individal titles as being available via the console, although there's a few which overlap between the 24 available in the English TurboGrafx-16 line-up and the 26 PC Engine games available in their original Japanese.

Newly confirmed English language titles include Bomberman '93, Bonk's Revenge and Cadash. The Japanese catalogue, meanwhile, includes Snatcher, Super Darius, Gradius and Gradius 2.

Here's the full rundown of games in a complete list:

English TurboGrax-16 games:

  • 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 (Nectaris)
  • Moto Roader
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • New Adventure Island
  • Ninjaspirit
  • Parasol Stars
  • Power Golf
  • Psychosis
  • R-Type
  • Soldier Blade
  • Space Harrier
  • Splatterhouse
  • Victory Run
  • Ys Book I&II

Japanese PC Engine games:

  • Akumajō Dracula X Chi No Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood)
  • Aldynes
  • Appare! Gateball
  • Bomberman '94
  • Bomberman Panic Bomber
  • Chō Aniki
  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'N' Ghosts)
  • Dragon Spirit
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Galaga '88
  • Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire
  • Gradius (Nemesis)
  • Gradius II - Gofer No Yabō (Nemesis II)
  • Jaseiken Necromancer
  • Nectaris (Military Madness)
  • Neutopia
  • Neutopia II
  • Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)
  • PC-Genjin (Bonk)
  • Salamander
  • Seirei Senshi Spriggan
  • Snatcher
  • Spriggan Mark 2
  • Star Parodier (Fantasy Star Soldier)
  • Super Darius
  • Super Momotarō Dentetsu II
  • Super Star Soldier
  • The Genji and the Heike Clans
  • The Kung Fu (China Warrior)
  • The Legend of Valkyrie
  • Ys I&II

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