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Sega Announces Mini Mega Drive Console, New Handheld That Plays ROMs (UPDATE)

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[UPDATE]

As per Kotaku, this is actually just a third party release that was re-marketed to compete with Nintendo’s official NES Classic console. We apologize for the confusion. The original article is below.

[ORIGINAL ARTICLE]

Put on your rose-tinted glasses because Sega has actually signed off on an officially licensed mini-Sega Mega Drive console, as well as a new Sega-branded handheld that will let you play ROMs on the go.

While the two-player Sega Mega Drive will come with 80 games pre-installed, it also has a cartridge slot that will even let you play your existing game library. The handheld features an SD cart slot, alongside the aforementioned pre-installed 80 games.

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The two new devices are coming via British retailer FunstockRetro.co.uk. Nintendo recently made a similar move with their mini-NES console. Here are the features of both units:


‘SEGA Mega Drive Classic Game Console’ Features:

  • Plug & Play for your TV
  • Authentic SEGA Mega Drive design
  • 80 built-in games
  • Compatible with original SEGA Mega Drive cartridges
  • Includes beloved Sonic the Hedgehog games
  • Two user friendly wireless controllers
  • Includes AV cable
  • Includes AC adapter

‘SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Portable Game Player’ Handheld Console Features:

  • 80 built-in games
  • SD card slot (for expanding your collection)
  • Includes USB charging cable
  • Includes beloved Sonic the Hedgehog games

Here’s the entire list of games included on both devices:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Arrow Flash
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Chakan: The Forever Man
  • Columns
  • Columns III
  • ComixZone
  • Crack Down
  • DecapAttack
  • Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Jewel Master
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog II
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sword of Varmilion
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman II
  • Mortal Kombat I
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat III

Bonus SEGA Arcade / Puzzle games:

  • Adventure in the Park
  • Cross the road
  • Jack’s Pea
  • Jewel Magic
  • Curling 2010
  • Plumbing Contest
  • Wall-Breaking
  • Bubble Master
  • Break a Fireline
  • Mahjong Solitaire
  • Warehouse Keeper
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Snake
  • Air Hockey
  • Spider
  • Naval Power
  • Mr. Balls
  • Cannon
  • Fight or Lose
  • Bottle Taps Race
  • Bomber
  • Checker
  • Hexagonos
  • Whack-A-Wolf
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Panic Lift
  • Black Sheep
  • Flash Memory
  • Brain Switch
  • Mega Brain Switch
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Dominant Amber
  • Hide and Seek
  • Jura Formula
  • Lost World Sudoku
  • Meatloaf Rotation
  • Mya Master Mind
  • Skeleton Scale
  • T-Rex Memory Match
  • Yawning Triceratops

Fans can expect the devices to launch sometime in October of this year, and pre-orders are up on FunStockRetro.


Brandon Orselli

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