Turbo BT Bluetooth Adapter for TurboGrafx-16 - Humble Bazooka

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Turbo BT Bluetooth Adapter for TurboGrafx-16 - Humble Bazooka

The Turbo BT is a Bluetooth Adapter that allows you to connect various Bluetooth controllers to your TurboGrafx-16. This includes PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, Switch Joy-Cons, 8BitDo (Bluetooth only) and other Bluetooth controllers.

The Turbo BT runs on the incredible BlueRetro platform by Jacques Gagnon. A portion of each sale is donated to Jacques to further support the platform.


  • Use various Bluetooth devices with your TurboGrafx-16
  • Supports Turbo (requires firmware 1.7+)
  • 2, 3, and 6 button controller modes
  • Built in multitap mode for up to 5 Bluetooth devises
  • Low latency, comparable to “2.4Ghz” devices (varies based on controller being used)
    Example: 8BitDo’s 2.4Ghz PC Engine Mini Controller is around 7.4ms ( whereas the Turbo BT with a PS5 controller is lower at around 5.4ms
  • Remappable buttons that save to the Turbo BT
  • Easy to use web interface
  • Open source and user updatable
  • Plug & Play

Quick Start Instructions


  1. With the adapter connected, power on your console.
  2. The adapter’s LED will slowly pulse indicating it’s ready to be paired to. If this is the first time powering on the adapter, it may take 30 seconds to start pulsing.
  3. Put your Bluetooth controller into the correct initial pairing mode (i.e. on a DualSense, press Share + Options).
  4. After the controller is initially paired, you can simply power on the controller for it to pair again. (i.e. press the PS button of the DualSense controller).

You can find more information like specific controller brand pairing instructions in the official BlueRetro Pairing Guide.

Button functions:

“R” Button:

Resets the adapter

“P” Button:

Short press (when a device paired already): Disconnect all Bluetooth devices from the adapter.
Short press (when no device is paired): Cancel Bluetooth inquiry mode (new pairing).
3 sec hold: Enable Bluetooth inquiry mode for pairing a new device.
10 sec hold: Factory resets the adapter to default configuration and clears Bluetooth pairing keys for devices previously paired.

LED Status:

Solid: An error occurred, try rebooting the adapter with the “R” button.
Pulsing: Bluetooth inquiry mode enable (new pairing).
Off: Controller connected.

Web Config Information:

Any time you connect to the Web Config, no controller should be paired to the adapter. Web Config is only supported on Desktop or Android Chrome. The full Web Config instructions can be found here. It will cover things like button mapping, turbo, presets, and more.

How to access the Web Config:

With the adapter connected to the console and the console powered on, navigate to to configure adapter.

Updating firmware via Web Config (OTA FW update):

Note: Expect around 5 minutes of update time on a PC and significantly longer on Android

  1. To download the latest firmware, navigate to
  2. Click the “Download Now” Button. You can donate or click “No thanks, just take me to the downloads”.
  3. Click the “Download” button next to the latest “HW1” firmware file.
  4. Unzip the downloaded file somewhere easy to access on your computer/phone.
  5. With the adapter connected to the console and the console powered on, open a tab/window in your web browser and navigate to
  6. Click “Connect BlueRetro” button.
  7. Select the “BlueRetro_hw1_pc_engine.bin” file from the unzipped firmware file you just downloaded.
  8. The “Live Output” will scroll through with the update process. Allow it time to finish.

Visit the Official BlueRetro Instructions for more in-depth information.

Latency with controller:

  • PS4/PS5: ~5.4 ms
  • XBOX One: ~8.8 ms
  • Switch Pro: ~12.4 ms
  • PS3: ~12.8
  • WiiU Pro: ~13.2 ms
  • Wiimote: ~16.3 ms


6 Reviews

  • 5
    Does exactly what it needs to

    Posted by Josh T on Jan 5th 2024

    If you follow the instructions anduse the right controller, the performance is great. I suggest reading all the documentation when setting it up to make the most of it.

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Eduardo Pernia on Sep 4th 2023

    It is a product par excellence, I never imagined having a hall in my house that could be compatible with all the wireless controls that I have in my house, but when it comes to rearranging the buttons you have to have some guide like the one they share, our friend, the one who gives the sharing of the details of this product, that`s why it is very important to let people know that it is a high novelty product and that it has a lot of technology to be able to play on a PC Engine on a serious Turbo something Very technological, something very nice even, it gives you comfort when playing and, for my part, I give it five stars.

  • 5
    Excellent Adapter

    Posted by Jeff S on Jun 14th 2023

    I love that this exists! I picked it up to not have to pick through the best of the worst 30 year old controllers on eBay. This hit the mark and works like a champ! Highly recommended if you still have a TG16 around that you want to continue enjoying.

  • 5
    Great Adapter

    Posted by Evan on Apr 4th 2023

    This adapter works great and is super easy to update. Used my NES Nintendo Switch Online controller and it worked perfectly.

  • 5
    Turbo Owner Must-Have!

    Posted by Mitch Jones on Apr 3rd 2023

    This is an absolutely must-own product for Turbo oweners. It works flawlessly!

    The housing feels well constructed and professionally engineered. The documentation in the online manual is thorough and accurate.

    I`ve tried it with a dualsense, xbox series, and 8bitdo SN30 Pro. The documentation provides some latency figures but with the Turbo BT in aturbo connected to a CRT I couldn`t detect any noticeable latency to an original controller and the controllers I`ve mentioned.

    This thing is a game changer. No more sketchy aftermarket controllers and can keep my original controllers healthier for much longer. Will be keeping this in my Turbo from now on!

  • 5
    I`ve Been Looking for Something Like this for a While

    Posted by Scott H on Dec 23rd 2022

    I`ve been looking for something to replace my stock TG16 controllers for a while so I was very happy to see this adaptor. I use it with my 8BitDo controller and it works great. I`m very happy with it.