Retro Console TurboGrafx-16 Is Making A Comeback In March; Pre-orders Now Open On Amazon

Posted: Jul 22 2019, 7:04am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 22 2019, 11:44pm CDT , in Technology News


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Retro console TurboGrafx-16 is making a comeback in March; pre-orders now open on Amazon
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Take a trip down memory lane.

Japanese game console TurboGrafx-16 is making a comeback in March and if you’re in for some major throwback vibe, the good news is that Amazon has started opening pre-orders for the revival of the console.

At just $99.99, you can finally get your hands on the classic TurboGrafx-16 Mini before its launch on March 19, 2020. Shortly after opening pre-orders, the cartridge-based console has already ranked 46th among the best-selling items on

In case the TurboGrafx-16 console sells out, you can use the TurboGrafx-16 stock tracker in the Tracker app to find inventory online.

Pre-orders have opened after Japanese video game company Konami announced at the recently concluded E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, about its plans to do a retro revival of the classic home video game that was one of the predecessors of the now popular PlayStation 4, Xbox One and all the other consoles in existence. During its announcement at the E3, Konami had said that the TurboGrafx-16 Mini will be exclusively available on Amazon.

The TurboGrafx-16, or PC Engine in Japan, was created by video game software maker Hudson Soft and Japanese personal computer company NEC in the 1980s. It was released in Japan, North America, France, the U.K. and Spain in the late 1980s to 1990 before it was discontinued in France in 1993, in North America and Japan in 1994.

The release of the revival called the TurboGrafx-16 Mini comes as Konami’s rival Nintendo and Sega, who both dominate the console market in Japan, attempt to revive their hit home video game consoles of the old decades.

Meanwhile, according to the TurboGrafx-16 Mini’s product listing on Amazon, the device is being sold in three different regions with different hardware designs, but the included games will be the same in all three regions, but with translated titles. The lineup of titles include:

TurboGrafx-16 (North America)

Air Zonk

Alien Crush

Blazing Lazers

Bomberman ‘93

Bonk’s Revenge



Dungeon Explorer

J.J. & Jeff

Lords Of Thunder

Military Madness (Nectaris)

Moto Roader


Neutopia II

New Adventure Island


Parasol Stars

Power Golf



Soldier Blade

Space Harrier

Victory Run

Ys Book I&II

PC Engine (Japan)

Akumajō Dracula X Chi No Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood)


Appare! Gateball

Bomberman ‘94

Bomberman Panic Bomber

Chō Aniki

Daimakaimura (Ghouls ‘N’ Ghosts)

Dungeon Explorer

Fantasy Zone

Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire

Gradius (Nemesis)

Gradius II – Gofer No Yabō (Nemesis II)

Jaseiken Necromancer

Nectaris (Military Madness)


Neutopia II

Ninja Ryūkenden (Ninja Gaiden)

PC-Genjin (Bonk)



Star Parodier (Fantasy Star Soldier)

Super Darius

Super Momotarō Dentetsu II

Super Star Soldier

The Kung Fu (China Warrior)


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