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Sega making Mega Drive Mini console with 80 games, plays cartridges

Those old-school days of Sega vs Nintendo are back!
By: Derek Strickland | Gaming News | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 10:03 pm

In a bid to counter Nintendo's NES Mini, Sega is planning to release its own official Mega Drive/Genesis Mini console that one ups its rival.

 

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Sega knows the NES Mini is quite restricted, so its decided to release its own fully-functioning miniaturized Megadrive/Gensis system that not only rocks 80 built-in games from Sega's best-of library (30 more than the NES Mini) but also plays original NTSC and PAL game cartridges. That's a pretty huge advantage--as we know the NES Mini doesn't play NES cartridges and isn't a fully-functioning console. Plus it's listed at $49.99 which is a full $10 cheaper than the NES Mini. But it does have its shortcomings and we'll come to those later.

 

A listing for the Megadrive Mini was spotted on a UK retailer Smyths for £49.99 and a release in October. Remember that the Megadrive is the UK/Europe version of the Genesis. The weird thing is the Genesis Mini is already being sold in the UK and in the US so perhaps the console listed at Smyths is a re-release?

 

In any case, this might not be official news per se as the Genesis/Megadrive Classic Mini has already been out for quite some time, and it could just be a mix-up from the UK retailer. At the same time, it'd behoove Sega to re-release its own mini console to upjump the NES Mini.

 

 

One disadvantage is that the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Mini is quite cheaply built, as you can see in this video here. The sound is also apparently quite bad. It also doesn't come with an HDMI cable, only an AV cable, meaning its games might be distorted and wonky on HDTVs. But it does come with two wireless Genesis controllers.

 

Check below for all the included games and everything that comes with the Genesis Classic Mini;

 

Note: The Megadrive is exactly the same as the Genesis; the UK/European region console is named Megadrive, whereas the North American console is named Genesis.

 

"The Arcade Classic Wireless 'plug n play' two player console is the Ultimate Home Retro Games Console, bringing back the glory days of SEGA MegaDrive! This stylish 2 player console features 80 classic SEGA MD (Mega Drive) games and you can also use original SEGA MD cartridges from all regions (Both PAL and NTSC) The console comes with 2 Wireless Controllers, an AV cable and AC Adapter."

 

  • 80 built-in gameslers in the pack
  • 'Plug n Play'on any TV
  • Includes beloved Sonic the Hedgehog games
  • Includes all 3 original Mortal Kombat games
  • Two user friendly wireless SEGA MegaDrive controllers
  • Compatible with SEGA MegaDrive cartridges* (not included)
  • Includes AV cables
  • Includes AC adapter

 

Built-in SEGA MD games - in our opinion, this is the Ultimate Collection:

 

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

 

Ecco

 

EccoJr

 

ESWAT: City Under Seige

 

Fatal Labyrinth

 

Flicky

 

Gain Ground

 

Golden Axe

 

Golden Axe 2

 

Golden Axe 3

 

Jewel Master

 

Kid Chameleon

 

Motal Kombat

 

Mortal Kombat 2

 

Mortal Kombat 3

 

Ristar

 

Shadow Dancer

 

Shinobi 3

 

Streets Of Rage 1

 

Streets Of Rage 2

 

Streets Of Rage 3

 

Sonic & Knuckles

 

Sonic Spinball

 

Sonic the Hedgehog

 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

 

The Ooze

 

Vectorman

 

Vectorman 2

 

Virtua Fighter 2

 

Games List - bonus cartridge games

 

Cross the road

 

Jack's Pea

 

Jewel Magic

 

Curling 2010

 

Fish Story

 

Mahjong Solitaire

 

Warehouse Keeper

 

Chess

 

Memory

 

Snake

 

Air Hockey

 

Spider

 

Naval Power

 

Mr. Balls

 

Cannon

 

Fight or Lose

 

Bottle Taps Race

 

Bomber

 

Checker

 

Hexagonos

 

Reaction Match

 

Whack-A-Wolf

 

Mirror Mirror

 

Memory Match

 

Treasure Hunt

 

Fire Fly Glow

 

Panic Lift

 

Black Sheep

 

Space Hunter

 

Flash Memory

 

Table Magic

 

Color Puzzle

 

Brain Switch

 

Mega Brain Switch

 

Bulls and Cows

 

Logic Dial

 

Match Eleven

 

Formula Challenge

 

Sudoku Quiz

 

Dominant Color

 

* Some cartridges are not compatible due to cartridge conditions or original specification of games and cartridge hardware * This item is limited to 1 per customer * This device is not an emulator and will not play SEGA MD roms - however, it will play original cartridges

NEWS SOURCES:Overclock3d.net

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