- Oct 25, 2017
PC Engine LT mini please. I don't have $1500+ to spare to buy a real one.
I think it’s a matter of the board being too young. They’re more familiar with the mainstream SNES/Genesis stuff that have been rereleased a thousand times. Turbografx is alien to them because it pretty much went away at the end of it’s generation.you can tell this board is US centric when they post stuff like this. You know the PC Engine was chief rival to the Super Famicom in japan, right? It outsold the genesis. The way we, in the west, think of the Sega Genesis, they think of the PC Engine in Japan. That's why they have TWO japanese versions and only one US version here.
Real McCoy and all. ;)About a year before I got my Turbo Duo for Christmas, I bought a Turbo Grafx 16 from ebay. This must have been around 1998, maybe early 1999, and Blazing Lazers was the very first Turbo Grafx game I got. I still have that copy. Back then, it was dirt freaking cheap, like $5 complete in box. Looking on ebay it's going for like between $70 and $130 now, haha. Watching the market for PC Engine/Turbo Grafx games go insane over the years has been funny.
I passed on one years and years ago when it was only 80,000¥, sold as-is, boxless, slightly yellowed, and a more of the screen not really working. It’s cool, but even for that price, needing work, I didn’t need it that bad.
I had the US system when it came out and it was fine but it felt huge when you attached the CD-ROM to it. That’s when I saw the better design of the JP version.
Yeah, it's weird that the Japan games in the OP are listed as "Japan-exclusive" since two of them are already part of the North American list...
I actually don't think both are meant for Japan. Isn't the Coregrafx Mini for release in European regions and the PCE Mini for release in Japan?you can tell this board is US centric when they post stuff like this. You know the PC Engine was chief rival to the Super Famicom in japan, right? It outsold the genesis. The way we, in the west, think of the Sega Genesis, they think of the PC Engine in Japan. That's why they have TWO japanese versions and only one US version here.
The PC Engine had 3 and 6 buttons released later, though. Even if a few games are compatible.
If this thing has Legendary Axe and Bonk's Adventure those are two that immediately come to mind you gotta try. Heard plenty of great things about R-Type and of course Ys will be fun to experience the game at it's roots.Oh, this is cool! I don't know that I've actually ever played the TG16... I certainly didn't own one and I don't recall knowing anyone that did. So... I'm in for this. I really like the look of the PC Engine, so I may be picking up both a PC Engine mini and a TG16 mini!
I saw on Twitter something about “Japan gets different games”, and I double checked the OP. The image with Rondo. Why would they announce it as separate if it was coming?
I did miss something. There are 6 totally different titles announced for the JPN version, which include Dracula X. Gonna have to grab both, now.[/QUOTE]
Not to mention that the TurboGrafx was never properly released here in Europe.
I thought Ys 1&2 were announced for US as well? Also, not including Rondo on US version is a terrible move.they announced several cd based games at the conference, including Rondo and Ys I & II, but only for the JPN machine.
The PC Engine CD isn't like the Sega CD, it's really not new hardware, just a new medium. The PC Engine basically sees CD games as very large cards, it's not like the sega CD where it has additional co processors and stuff and is thus harder to emulate. The difference between emulating a PC Engine and a PC Engine CD is really not much at all.
I am hoping they are saving the English localized version from the PSP game as a final surprise but this does have me worried too. I cannot handle another upsetting situation like no MUSHA for another mini console!
Here's another good example, this is the C64 R-Type, which is considered an extremely good port by one of the biggest coding gods on the platform, Manfred Trenz:It really like this won't have much success outside of people who have nostalgia for it, which I can understand. But to try to explain why I have such a powerful nostalgia for the PC Engine I will explain how it started.
I went to buy Ninja Sprit for the Commodore 64, my gaming system of the time. It looked like this:
And as I had my C64 game in hand I passed next to a TV with Ninja Sprit on PC Engine in the very same shop. It looked like this:
You can imagine how the shock it was! And the C64 version is a good game, I never regreted buying it, but it planted the seed of the PC Engine in me forever!
While I have both CDs of LoT, I prefer to listen to the US release cuz it has less/no voice work on certain music tracks.There probably won't be both Winds of Thunder and Gate of Thunder at the same time. I'd rather have have Winds of Thunder as I still play it quite often; but if I remember correctly Gate of Thunder was bundled with the Duo in USA, so it may have more chances to get added to the list.
Looking at the promo video there is the opening video of Rondo of Blood in the background. The PCEngine and TG16 seem to share the same background clips as well, which seems either lazy or both systems can expect to get similar titles. Despite some titles being labeled "JP Exclusive", we're both getting Dungeon Explorer, so I wouldn't rule it out.