My favourite mini classic console to date. Great games included.
- by Tom,
If you were a fan of the PC engine or turbo grafx (in North America), this is a great buy. Unlike all of the mini classic consoles (NES mini, SNES mini, Sega genesis mini, etc), the cool thing about the PC Engine Core Grafx if that the game unit appears to be the same size as the original (I.e. not miniaturized like the other mini consoles). I suspect the Turbo Grafx mini for North America is miniaturized, but not the PC Engine Core Grafx.I really enjoyed replaying many of my favourite games from the included collection (Neutopia I and II, New Adventure island, Air Zonk, Bonk’s Revenge) and Japanese games that were never released in North America such as Akumajo Dracula X Chi no Rondo (a Castlevania game).My main criticism is that it is too bad that some of the Japanese only games such as Snatcher have no English translation and are thus for me unplayable.Flipping between the Japanese and North American game library is very easy allowing for games that were not released in the same country. There are some games duplicated between these libraries such as Dungeon Explorer, Neutopia I and II, but with their specific language used, and no translation available to switch between when in a game, I can see why. Also with so many great games included, I did not mind.The build quality seems good, especially for the one enclosed controller.Any multiplayer games will not be playable with other friends unless you buy an adapter for more controllers and of course another controller; however at least the option is there to purchase these extras to play with more people.Overall, I am most pleased with this purchase. This is my favourite mini console to date.Amazon Canada can learn from Amazon Japan who did an outstanding job on packaging so that it arrived safely with no damage unlike the numerous books that arrived damaged by Amazon Canada since they have little it any packaging to prevent books from sliding around loose in the parcel to get damaged when shifting during shipping.