Konami had planned to release its mini TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and CoreGrafx consoles last week, but the production schedule has been hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic around the world. I managed to get my hands on a PC Engine Mini here in Japan, though, so here’s a quick look at it ahead of the TurboGrafx-16 launch in the US — which, hopefully, shouldn’t be too far off.

The TurboGrafx-16 was released in 1989 as the US version of the PC Engine, which came out in Japan two years prior. Another revision called the CoreGrafx came later, but all versions shared the same internal hardware. The consoles were manufactured by NEC and designed by Hudson Soft, creators of series like Bomberman and Adventure Island. Konami was one of its…

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