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Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am
by ToxieDogg
Well even though Amazon have cancelled my mini console, looks like I'm still om track to get the spare controller and multitap I preordered with it. :lol:

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:52 am
by RetroBob
ToxieDogg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am
Well even though Amazon have cancelled my mini console, looks like I'm still om track to get the spare controller and multitap I preordered with it. :lol:
Cancelled? I had an email saying they didn't have a delivery date.
Hello,

We're writing about the order you placed on December 23 2019 (Order# '). We don't have an estimated delivery date for the items below. We'll provide you with periodic updates on your delivery date, and notify you as soon as the items are ready to dispatch.

"PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini (Exclusive to Amazon)"

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by this delay.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:21 pm
by ToxieDogg
Figure of speech. Yeah, I just mean getting them this Friday is cancelled. We'll still get them in a couple of months or so. And I'll have a spare controller to stare at until then :lol:

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:49 am
by ALK
ToxieDogg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Figure of speech. Yeah, I just mean getting them this Friday is cancelled. We'll still get them in a couple of months or so. And I'll have a spare controller to stare at until then :lol:
Consider it a sneak peak of what the build quality is like at least. :lol:

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 am
by RetroBob
There's a new Retronauts on the PC Engine, Patreons should have it now, everyone else a week later.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:54 pm
by Shinobi
I have a few friends who own multiple PC Engines and CD rom and practically ever Hu card and cd game so I’ve played them all. The problem for me with the PC Engine mini is no Legendary Axe 2, Magical Chase, Tricky Kick, Dragon Egg, Double Dragon 2, Slyphia or Legend of Hero Tomma (even though other item games are present. Even the recently CD game FX Yuki would be a class addition as not many people would have played it.

Also the inclusion of a Japanese language Snatcher whilst nice is a bit baffling as it’s unplayable unless you can read Japanese.

Dungeon Explorer is a nice game that I’m glad is including as well as Soldier Blade possibly one of the best shooters I’ve played on any system

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:48 am
by AceGrace
I've cancelled my preorder for the console and additional pad. I got an email from Amazon last night saying the release date of the extra pad and multitap is now 31st December 2020.

so I've decided to cancel it all and see if it comes out this year.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:46 am
by slacey1070
AceGrace wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:48 am
I've cancelled my preorder for the console and additional pad. I got an email from Amazon last night saying the release date of the extra pad and multitap is now 31st December 2020.

so I've decided to cancel it all and see if it comes out this year.
I wonder if thats just a place holder?

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:11 am
by RetroBob
Shinobi wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:54 pm
I have a few friends who own multiple PC Engines and CD rom and practically ever Hu card and cd game so I’ve played them all. The problem for me with the PC Engine mini is no Legendary Axe 2, Magical Chase, Tricky Kick, Dragon Egg, Double Dragon 2, Slyphia or Legend of Hero Tomma (even though other item games are present. Even the recently CD game FX Yuki would be a class addition as not many people would have played it.

Also the inclusion of a Japanese language Snatcher whilst nice is a bit baffling as it’s unplayable unless you can read Japanese.

Dungeon Explorer is a nice game that I’m glad is including as well as Soldier Blade possibly one of the best shooters I’ve played on any system
This will be hacked like every other Mini, and you'll be able to add those games with ease.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:52 pm
by kiwimike
These minis are terrific little machines, and make for brilliant little collectibles that are fun with a good little library of games on each.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:10 am
by Shinobi
Couple of friends bought there’s from Amazon Japan. Said there not as good as the proper hardware but a nice collectible.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:13 pm
by ALK
Apparently now some US orders have started showing up too, so probably not much longer for us either.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:03 am
by slacey1070
I'd prefer the PC Engine one - the others don't look as good - however, it was my dream to own one when it came out, so I'll get one of these... even if the extra pad is very expensive.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:51 pm
by batman877
Still got my pre-order... hopefully we’ll have it by the summer. Can’t wait.

Re: Turbografx Mini/PC Engine Mini

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:07 pm
by Major Havoc
For what it’s worth, I took the plunge and ordered a (European) version of the PC Engine CoreGrafx mini from Amazon Japan (they sell all three versions) on April 9th and it literally arrived here in the UK just 5 days later (despite global events!) about a week earlier than forecast. They do force you to use Global Priority Shipping (which includes custom fees) but even so the total only came to just under £110.

This is the first time I’ve played any PC Engine games, but off hand it looks and feels just as professional as the Nintendo and Sega mini console equivalents. Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, Parasol Stars and Galaga 88 (with autofire) are getting a lot of play at the moment. :D

ALK wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 pm
That said, are these Mini consoles easy to play when importing one? I know they mostly use a micro USB cable for power, but if I plugged the USB cable into a UK AC Adapter, it won't fry the US Turbografx Mini right?
You should be fine. I think all the ‘mini’ consoles require the same reduced voltage (use any 5V adapter), so the country of origin is no longer a factor. :wink: