Konami TurboGrafx-16 mini
This product hasn't been reviewed yet.
We've added this product to our database but we haven't actually tested it yet. If you want us to review it drop us a line and we might just bump it to the front of our reviews queue.
Engadget - Not yet scored
AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE
AVERAGE USER SCORE
View All Critic & User Reviews
Konami TurboGrafx-16 mini
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (2)
- 79AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsArs Technica70Mostly best-in-class retro gaming, sometimes WTFSadly, the realities of emulation on a budget-priced SoC rear their ugly head once more, as the TG-16M suffers from the same combination of input lag and sound lag that I found on M2's Genesis Mini. By themselves, these issues are forgivable, and most of TG-16M's games were originally coded to keep button-press lag as low as possible. Which makes sense: this console's history is rich with shoot-'em-up arcade classics, and I didn't struggle with their TG-16M versions in that "I died because of lag" way.CNET80Retro gaming heaven if you can't find a SwitchI feel like all my Turbografx-curious FOMO has been satisfied with the Turbograx-16 Mini. I don't think it beats the SNES Classic or Genesis Mini for mainstream retro appeal, but its larger library and deeper trove of rarities would make this a killer gift for a classic gamer.PC Mag80A treasure trove of obscure retro gamingThe TurboGrafx-16 is one of the most surprising retro game consoles, and it’s also one of the most fun. While its library isn’t as iconic as the NES, SNES, or Sega Genesis, there’s some genuine gold to be found here. If you never spent any time with NEC and Hudson Soft’s system when it was first out, or missed many of the best games because they only came out in Japan, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about and play some of the gems you missed.Mashable90A loving homage to the coolest console of the early '90sI’ll admit, I wasn’t really expecting much from this miniaturized TurboGrafx-16. If anything, I assumed that this redheaded stepchild of 16-bit gaming would be nothing more than a bare minimum effort designed to milk money from a small but devoted slice of the market. I’m happy to report that it is decidedly not that. Konami has done the system and its fans justice, presenting a nearly all-around slickly designed package that oozes charm and delivers a curated archive of gaming goodsGameSpot80The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is an awesome device with great games that should not be ignoredM2 did a great job making the TurboGrafx-16 sound and look as good as it always has, and a good chunk of its included games are fantastic and absolutely worth your time. Being able to experience these classic titles in one convenient place -- and witness M2's charming, nostalgic presentation -- makes the TurboGrafx-16 Mini an exciting device that does a great job of capturing the past of a console that should not be forgotten.IGN70Concentrated nostalgiaThe TurboGrafx-16 Mini has supplanted the Genesis Mini as my favorite retro all-in-one console. Its delightful menu system, clever secrets, and charming display options complement its selection of mainstream and off-the-wall games to overcome any minor complaints I have about its lack of a second controller. That being said, the TG-16 is aimed at a narrow band of retro-gaming enthusiasts, and its obscurity makes it a hard sell beyond the world of obsessive collectors like myself.The Verge80An accessible way to revisit some classicsIf you were one of the few who actually owned the original device, there’s likely some nostalgia value here, as there has been with past mini-consoles. But for everyone else -- the people whose experience with the TurboGrafx-16 was limited to fleeting encounters in an arcade or old issues of EGM -- that hook isn’t necessarily there, so you’ll need to approach the games with an open mind. It’s a rare opportunity where old games can seem new.Digital Trends80Hardcore retro joy for everyoneReincarnated from a time when games took no prisoners, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini’s wonderful roster of games means if one title is too tough, another is waiting to entice you. It’s not just retro fans who will appreciate the console, but fans of shoot-em-ups as well, thanks to the extensive list of real classics on board. Lovingly crafted software, simple setup, and a decent price makes this mini console accessible to everyone.Destructoid80Finally, another way to play Bomberman '93In terms of UI aesthetics and functionality, this is one of the most fun micro-consoles I've experienced. Everything is lightning fast and not annoying to sift through in the digital realm. There's also a lot of potential for retro parties (once this whole pandemic thing is over) with the separate multi-tap accessory that allows for three to five players for specific games (Dungeon Explorer, Bomberman '93, Bomberman '94, Bomberman Panic Bomber, Moto Roader).Game Informer80TurboGrafx-16 Mini ReviewThe TurboGrafx-16 Mini is a great collection of games, and a glimpse at a console that never really had a chance. There are several clunkers on the roster, but even those are never boring. I probably never would have played the Japanese game The Kung Fu if not for the mini, which meant I would have missed a hilariously inept attempt at a side-scrolling fighting game.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsAdam100June 12, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is the perfect mini console. M2 did an amazing job with the UI, the emulation is as good as you are going to get one a machine that emulates so many title. The literal only downside is that Snatcher still hasn’t been translated and there is a copy of it in Japanese on this machine taunting you.Timmmay80June 11, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall worth $100, but game library could have been stronger, specifically, it's too bad more CD titles were not included since many had some of the best redbook audio soundtracks of the 16-bit era.
More from Konami
We have two newsletters, why not sign up for both?