PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 Mini announced

NightWolve

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TG-16 Mini is now sold out on Amazon Japan, still some PCE mini's and Coregrafx available though. I wonder if they'll get more in stock...

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US Amazon's turn - May 22nd!
 

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I wonder if manufacturing pickup again or konami is just using it's stock of the japan release for the u.s instead.Regardless,didn't bother to cancel my preorder with amazon u.s.I just couldn't be bother to spend more money to import one so i'm glad i decided to holdout for it's release here.
 

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Glad i didnt cancel my preorder of the US TG mini. I knew it wouldnt take too too long. So has this thing been hacked to pieces yet?
 

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I also didn’t cancel my amazon order. Figured fuck it, when it gets here it gets here.

Now it shows up a week after my birthday. Perfect
 

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Glad i didnt cancel my preorder of the US TG mini. I knew it wouldnt take too too long. So has this thing been hacked to pieces yet?

yes, there's a vid somewhere demoing shit, but I'm not sure if the hack has been released. I'm keeping all my mini systems vanilla. I just like the novelty of it, tbh.
 

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You all getting yours already? I got a shipping update e-mail with an estimated delivery date of May 25 (which is Memorial Day no not gonna be that day). Would definitely be nice to have it delivered while I'm still working from home over these next couple week so I don't have it sitting on the porch half the day.
 

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My Amazon account says it's going to be here on Tuesday. Sounds about right. Shame they couldn't have gotten it to me by this weekend.
 

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My account says it will be here by wednesday.I also order the usb ac adapter for it but that hasn't ship yet.Any one recommend ones that i can use with it ? That i can buy from amazon or ebay ?
 

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Mine showed up yesterday. I hooked the controller up to my MiSTer, and it works great although the cable is really thin. I haven't tried the console yet. I think they only thing I'm even interested in at this point are the "enhanced" versions of Gradius, Salamander, and Fantasy Zone.

My account says it will be here by wednesday.I also order the usb ac adapter for it but that hasn't ship yet.Any one recommend ones that i can use with it ? That i can buy from amazon or ebay ?

For the AC adapter, surely you must already have some of those laying around, that came with phones/tablets/etc? Anything should work, as long as it's putting out enough current.

Edit: I just checked the manual, and it says that you need a 2A power supply. That seems kind of high to me, but that's what they say they want.
 
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jro

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Got mine about noon today, put about two hours into it so far. It's nice when something lives up to high expectations- I'm really impressed at the quality of it. Controller feels great (plus the cord is actually plenty long), the front-end UI is attractive but also fast and easy to use, and the emulation all seems spot-on in what I've played so far.

I would never have thought Konami would the company to put out a great mini retro system, but there ya go.

edit: for the power source, if you have any other mini console with a USB power source, you can use the same adapter, just plug the Turbo's in instead. I unplugged my Genny mini cord from its adapter and plugged in the Turbo instead, works fine.
 
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edit: for the power source, if you have any other mini console with a USB power source, you can use the same adapter, just plug the Turbo's in instead. I unplugged my Genny mini cord from its adapter and plugged in the Turbo instead, works fine.
I have a genesis mini since it can use it's ac adapter that will do then to power it.I can't wait to get mine next week then.
 
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Got mine today and it's awesome. I like how they made it so you can route the cords through the back shell. Nice and tidy.

PS - Forgot how bad I am at Gradius....
 

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I got mine and amazon shipped it raw dog by slapping a label on the box. Pretty pissed.

Is it just me or is the way the USB cable set up just asking to get damaged?

Either way, I’m enjoying it right now
 

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I got mine and amazon shipped it raw dog by slapping a label on the box. Pretty pissed.

Is it just me or is the way the USB cable set up just asking to get damaged?

Either way, I’m enjoying it right now

Not just you. I'm pretty sure that's going to tear up the cord. I put mine away the other day. Running out of room in my setup. Not looking forward to rethreading it when I put it back out.
 

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I got mine and amazon shipped it raw dog by slapping a label on the box. Pretty pissed.

Yeah, I saw the admin of a TG-16 group complain about that, said he's returning it! Pretty surprised by that...

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Somebody else in the thread got it in a bubbler mailer, so mildly beat up at the corners...

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Update 5/26/2020:

Turbo. Anger. Rising!

https://twitter.com/matthewhenzel/status/1265504880149618689
"Frustration-Free Packaging"? How about the frustration caused by NO PACKAGING USED WHATSOEVER?

This seems more like the work of a disgruntled warehouse worker. This isn't a microwave oven.. USE A BOX!

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jro

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Not just you. I'm pretty sure that's going to tear up the cord. I put mine away the other day. Running out of room in my setup. Not looking forward to rethreading it when I put it back out.

The whole back panel is pretty weird, I guess there had to be something to remind everyone they're using a Konami product.
 

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I'm decent at Alien Crush but I'm having trouble with the mini's lag. No problem with Daimakaimura and lag but that's a Supergrafx game.
 

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Got mine this morning in a bubble mailer (keep it classy, Amazon) with a crushed corner. Not anal enough to return it or throw a bitch fit (especially with what Amazon warehouse people are going through right now) but I've about reached my limit with Amazon.

Wanted to hold out for a Core Grafx (greatest console color scheme ever) but god only knows what the distribution of this thing is gonna be like moving forward. M2 really killed it though: slick UI, pretty good game selection (although the eventual hack will make that moot) and the controllers are solid. Just need an extension cable.
 

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Got my,TG16 mini this past wednesday and yeah it came in a bubble mailer to.Though surprising enough the box came in good shape.Overall i like the ui and how it's setup and i'm glad the cord is longer compared to a original controller.I ended up just using my ac adapter from the genesis mini to power it and it works fine so far.I've heard the complaints on lords of thunder so i try that game first.Yeah the input delay for that game is just awful,oh well i still have a original copy that i can play that way.I still find it odd that there are duplicates for some games such as for Ys 1&2 with japanese and u.s versions but whatever.

The most missed opportunity with this mini is leaving snatcher in japanese.You think,konami could have just used the localization for the sgea-cd snatcher for the pce version.Still all around i'm fine with the TG16 mini far as the selection of games goes.Not to mention there is a hack coming for the console.
 

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The most missed opportunity with this mini is leaving snatcher in japanese.You think,konami could have just used the localization for the sgea-cd snatcher for the pce version.Still all around i'm fine with the TG16 mini far as the selection of games goes.Not to mention there is a hack coming for the console.

The PCE Version of snatcher has a lot of content that the Sega CD one doesn’t. It actually wouldn’t be that simple. Also, snatcher being translated isn’t going to sell a lot of consoles (though it would be awesome for us!) So it’s understandable why they didn’t bother with it.

But I really like mine. One of the thing that impresses me about it is the audio. It does some cool tricks ( albeit unintentionally) with Dolby surround, and it seems like the bass of the PSG is beefed up because it triggers my subwoofer! It was a superfluous purchase as I have an RGB modded Duo-R, but I think it’s pretty cool. Given all the things Konami has been fucking up lately, it’s nice to see they did something right. Even if M2 is mostly responsible ;)
 

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The PCE Version of snatcher has a lot of content that the Sega CD one doesn’t.

Apart from some censorship (like the porn tape, the dead snatcher's tit hanging out and finding Katrina in the shower) and mild graphical changes, the versions are identical. The Sega CD even has a longer voiced intro. You aren't missing out if you just play the english version.

Now the Playstation on the other hand is a piece of shit. Heavily censored, garbage CGI stuff and graphics.
 

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Now the Playstation on the other hand is a piece of shit. Heavily censored, garbage CGI stuff and graphics.

Oh yeah, the PS and Saturn versions are garbage.

Honestly, the best one I’ve played is the translated MSX version. It’s got the most “adult” content, conversations and comments that aren’t in the English version (for instance, the ability to whip out your dick on Katrina Gibson, or when you see Katrinas underwear on Gillians bathroom floor metal gear says something like “bra and panties—a woman’s last line of defense.”

I played this version of the game while In medical school, and noticed that a lot of the medical and scientific content was strikingly accurate. When they do the autopsy on
Jean-Jacques Gibson, the protein analysis of his stomach contents reveals proteins, amino acids, and organic material, such as chitin, elastin, And lists long chain amino acids by name. These are all things you would really see on such an assay. When you find Pepcid in Gibson’s desk drawer, it correctly describes it as a histamine-2 receptor antagonist. No shit, this question showed up on my boards and I remembered it from snatcher [emoji38]. In addition, the concept of the snatchers needing to find a hospital with a working cyclotron in order to make necessary radioisotopes to treat skin malignancies is totally a thing in real life. That aspect of the story, in fact, genuinely frightened me. None of the text involved in these examples is present in the Sega CD game.

So, I have not been able to play through the PCE version myself. But if it contained all that extra text, It wouldn’t be such a simple task is to just copy and paste Jeremy Blaustein’s translation.
 
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Maybe thought it to be unimportant or too complicated to understand for the average gamer.

Anyway, Kojima is a huge nerd.
 
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