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Box artwork for TurboGrafx-16 Mini.
TurboGrafx-16 Mini
Developer(s)Konami, M2
Year released2020
System(s)Dedicated systems
Rating(s)CERO Ages 17 and upESRB MaturePEGI Ages 18+
LinksOfficial websiteTurboGrafx-16 Mini ChannelSearchSearch

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini, known as the PC Engine Mini (PCエンジン mini) in Japan and PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini in Europe, is a dedicated home video game console by Konami modeled on NEC's TurboGrafx-16, which was designed by Hudson Soft. The Mini emulates the original console's 16-bit hardware. The Japanese model contains 58 games total while the international models contain 57. The Mini was released worldwide on March 19, 2020, and is sold exclusively through Amazon.


A total of 60 titles were announced between all regions for the Mini, 54 of which are unique games. Konami lists the titles either under the category of "TurboGrafx-16" for the American games or "PC Engine" for the Japanese games; though this listing is heavily simplified as TurboGrafx-CD/CD-ROM², Super CD-ROM², Arcade CD-ROM² and SuperGrafx titles are also included on all regions of the Mini.

  • TG-16 = North American HuCard game for the TurboGrafx-16
  • TG-CD = North American CD-ROM game for the TurboGrafx-CD add-on
  • PCE = Japanese HuCard game for the PC Engine
  • PCE-CD = Japanese CD-ROM game for the CD-ROM² add-on or Super CD-ROM² add-on
  • PCE-CDA = Arcade CD-ROM² (Japanese CD-ROM game for the Super CD-ROM² add-on with Arcade Card upgrade)
  • SGFX = SuperGrafx-exclusive HuCard game
Game Version Int'l Japan
Air Zonk TG-16 Yes Yes
Aldynes SGFX Yes Yes
Alien Crush TG-16 Yes Yes
Appare! Gateball PCE Yes Yes
Blazing Lazers TG-16 Yes Yes
Bomberman '93 TG-16 Yes Yes
Bomberman '94 PCE Yes Yes
Bomberman: Panic Bomber PCE-CD Yes Yes
Bonk's Adventure PCE Yes Yes
Bonk's Revenge TG-16 Yes Yes
Cadash TG-16 Yes Yes
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood PCE-CD Yes Yes
Chew Man Fu TG-16 Yes Yes
China Warrior PCE Yes Yes
Cho Aniki PCE-CD Yes Yes
Dragon Spirit PCE Yes Yes
Dungeon Explorer TG-16 Yes Yes
PCE Yes Yes
Fantasy Zone PCE Yes Yes
Galaga '88 PCE Yes Yes
The Genji and the Heike Clans PCE Yes Yes
Ghouls 'n Ghosts SGFX Yes Yes
Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire PCE-CDA Yes Yes
Gradius PCE Yes Yes
Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou PCE-CD Yes Yes
J.J. & Jeff TG-16 Yes Yes
Jaseiken Necromancer PCE Yes Yes
Lords of Thunder TG-CD Yes Yes
Military Madness TG-16 Yes Yes
PCE Yes Yes
Moto Roader TG-16 Yes Yes
Neutopia TG-16 Yes Yes
PCE Yes Yes
Neutopia II TG-16 Yes Yes
PCE Yes Yes
New Adventure Island TG-16 Yes Yes
Ninja Gaiden PCE Yes Yes
Ninja Spirit TG-16 Yes Yes
Parasol Stars TG-16 Yes Yes
Power Golf TG-16 Yes Yes
Psychosis TG-16 Yes Yes
R-Type TG-16 Yes Yes
Salamander PCE Yes No
Seirei Senshi Spriggan PCE-CD Yes Yes
Snatcher PCE-CD Yes Yes
Soldier Blade TG-16 Yes Yes
Space Harrier TG-16 Yes Yes
Splatterhouse TG-16 Yes No
PCE No Yes
Spriggan Mark 2: Re-Terraform Project PCE-CD Yes Yes
Star Parodier PCE-CD Yes Yes
Super Darius PCE-CD Yes Yes
Super Momotaro Dentetsu II PCE Yes Yes
Super Star Soldier PCE Yes Yes
Tengai Makyou II: Manji Maru PCE-CD No Yes
Tokimeki Memorial PCE-CD No Yes
Valkyrie no Densetsu PCE Yes Yes
Victory Run TG-16 Yes Yes
Ys Book I & II TG-CD Yes Yes
PCE-CD Yes Yes

Secrets and codes[edit]

  • Hold Select button while starting Soldier Blade to play Soldier Blade Special: Caravan Stage.
  • Hold Select button while starting Gradius, Fantasy Zone or Salamander to play the "near arcade" version. The graphics and background music have been adjusted to be closer to the arcade.
  • Press Select button twice while starting Tokimeki Memorial/Salamander to play Force Gear.
  • Press Select button thrice while starting Tokimeki Memorial/Salamander to play Twinbee Time Attack.