May 22 is the revised release date on Amazon
Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 Mini missed its original March 19 release due to coronavirus-related production issues, but the mini console is back on track. It’s now scheduled to release in the United States on May 22, 2020, so you can stop checking the Amazon page for a hopeful shipping update.
You might’ve already heard, but if you’re looking to pick up a second controller for the console (since it only includes one!), you may want to turn to 8BitDo – it’s releasing a wireless gamepad on May 20.
It feels like Chris broke down the TurboGrafx-16 Mini for us forever ago. I went from wanting to impulse-buy the console to realizing that I could wait for a discount to now wanting it ASAP again.
The Mini has 57 games – some of which are repeats, and many of which are only in Japanese – from the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine library. We’re talking Bomberman ’93, Neutopia, Splatterhouse, Snatcher, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, R-Type, Cho Aniki, Alien Crush, and Bonk’s Revenge.
It’s not a definitive collection by any means, but it’s an enticing slice of retro life. I’m so tempted.