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Topic: Can the turbografx mini still be bought for a decent price?

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Zeldafan79

I have basically all the other recent mini systems but never got around to getting the turbo mini. I was looking around on ebay and Amazon but it looks like most of those are way too high. I was hoping to pay not much over 100 but it's not looking likely at this point. I Know I can just emulate the games but I'd kinda like the mini system to add to my collection.

Anybody here got the mini turbo? Should I just go for it even if I gotta spend alot? I never owned the original.

Zeldafan79

Atariboy

I love my TurboGrafx-16 Mini and recommend it. Although you've just about waited a bit too long to secure one at or near MSRP, you have one last option with the PC Engine Mini variant from Amazon Japan.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/PC-Engine/dp/B07QHNRVYV/ref=sr_...

A lot of people imported these just fine last summer from Amazon Japan when they disappeared in the west until Christmas restocks happened. And your existing Amazon account can make purchases from Amazon Japan.

As for what's different between this and the TG16 Mini, the styling is the main difference. It's obviously modeled after the Japanese PC Engine (So no turbo buttons). Video output and power needs are identical across regions and Japan only misses out on Salamander for the game lineup. In its place, the PC Mini instead gets Tokimeki Memorial and Tengai Makyō II: Manji Maru. But unless you can read Japanese, neither addition is import friendly.

And Splatterhouse is the single exception where the region variant of a game is switched between the TG16 Mini and PC Engine Mini. In every other instance, if a game is included in PC Engine or TG16 form, it stays that way across all three Mini variants. But with Splatterhouse, the PC Engine Mini actually swaps out the TG16 version with the restyled red mask and instead includes the PC Engine variant with the white hockey mask.

Basically it comes down to how important Salamander is to you.

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Zeldafan79

@Atariboy I would have got one sooner but i heard it was delayed last year with all this virus thing going on. Then i just sorta forgot about it for a while. As for the Salamander game i actually am quite fond of the Nes port known as Life force! It's like one of my favorite games on the system. Plus i honestly prefer the music on Nes. I do have the arcade original though from psn so that will probably suffice. I'll probably still get the turbo mini as long as i can find it for less than 200. My only experience with the library is through VC on my Wii.

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Zeldafan79

Atariboy

If you're willing to spend that much, you might instead want to look into Analogue's upcoming system.

https://www.analogue.co/duo

Assuming it gets jailbroken afterwards like past Analogue FPGA consoles, you'd be able to load all these games up along with the rest of the library onto a SD card and play it for the same price.

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Atariboy

Atariboy

Of course, but maybe they'll surprise us after the fiasco with Pocket preorders.

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Xork

I never cared for the console, but it is the only place you can play D&D Order of the Griffon or the classic Ys 1 and 2. Unfortunately, Order of the Griffon isn't on the mini.

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