TurboGrafx-16 Mini Final Game Lineup Revealed, Including Splatterhouse and Castlevania

The upcoming miniature throwback console from Konami is set to include a couple horror-themed gems.

By L.B. Lubomski

While not the most memorable console, the TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine in Japan) was still an important footnote in video game history. It did not fare as well in the United States, but was considered the main rival to Nintendo’s Japanese Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) from 1987 until it was finally discontinued in 1994. Konami revealed several months back that it would be releasing a mini version of the TurbroGrafx-16 pre-loaded with some of the console’s most prominent games.

That final lineup of games has now been revealed, taking the total from 50 to 57, and will feature a couple of awesome horror games: horror beat-em-up Splatterhouse and the Japanese-language version of the classic Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Akumajō Dracula X Chi no Rondo). There are also a few non-horror gems included that you’ll want to play, such as Snatcher and Ninja Gaiden. Check out the full reveal trailer below to see all that the Turbographix-16 Mini will be offering fans.

Originally released in Japan in 1987 as the PC Engine, the TurboGrafx-16 home console captivated gamers with its revolutionary graphics and sound, and still holds a special place in the hearts of fans today.Now, at long last, the TurboGrafx-16 is making a comeback! It's set to return in the form of the TurboGrafx-16 mini, a new compact model that comes preloaded with a selection of popular titles!

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is available for pre-order exclusively through Amazon and will cost you $99.99. The release date is set for March 19th, 2020. Does the TurboGrafx-16 Mini have enough games to interest you, or do you think it will get lost in the shuffle due to its relative obscurity outside of Japan?

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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