Micro-console suddenly becomes amazing value
A framed set of cute (mock) carts
The Mega Drive Mini is shaping up to be an excellent tribute to Sega's classic 16-bit console, and it's taken many years of sub-standard efforts (and, arguably, the huge success of Nintendo's HDMI-friendly Mini Classic consoles) to get to this point. With M2 taking charge of emulation on this one, Mega Drive /...
The Asian variant also has exclusive games
With all the news yesterday concerning the final games announced for Sega's upcoming Mega Drive / Genesis Mini console, it's easy to get a little confused over the regional exclusives for each version of the console. To add to that confusion there's also a third version of the plug-and-play mini console to...
A new conversion is approaching fast!
Update: A few eagle-eyed Darius fans have noticed a striking similarity between the new version of Darius included on the Mega Drive / Genesis Mini and an unofficial port created by 'bedroom coder' Hidecade. This has led to some assuming that Sega and M2 have used Hidecade's work as the basis for this port...
Update: Now available for pre-order on Amazon Japan!
Update: The bundle is now available for pre-order on Amazon Japan. Feast your eyes on these shots: While the cartridge included is for Sonic the Hedgehog, it's notable that the game isn't actually on the Japanese version of the console. Seeing as most people will already own multiple versions,...
Micro-console suddenly becomes amazing value
Before Nintendo licenced Tetris for the Game Boy, the Russian puzzler was subject to some pretty shady licencing deals which involved several different individuals trading global rights to a game they didn't really own. The fallout of this was that the arcade and Japanese home system rights went to Sega,...
Yes, 42! Extra games for all!
Update #3: The final 10 games for the upcoming Sega Mega Drive Mini have been revealed including two surprise extra games in the form of a brand new port of Darius from Taito - a game which never originally came to the Mega Drive (although Darius II did) - and possibly the rarest game on the system, Tetris! Here is the...
Get your retro Sega fix before the scalpers
It feels like it has taken an eternity for Sega to get around to releasing its own answer to the NES and SNES Classic Editions. While the much-disliked AtGames has plopped out wonky Genesis / Mega Drive clones for years now, this new venture promises to be something different – it's finally time for the...
Watch the Japanese livestream here, with added Yuzo Koshiro!
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Coming in August
Today, Sega announced 10 more games for its upcoming Mega Drive Mini console – and one of the most exciting inclusions is Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition, the very first Sega port of Capcom's seminal one-on-one brawler. There's just one small problem: the Mega Drive Mini ships with a 3-button pad in the west.
Includes working cartridge slot doors!
Following the backlash against the product that was initially announced last year, it seems Sega is really pulling out all the stops after taking its Mega Drive/Genesis Mini console back to the drawing board. Not only is the emulation now being handled by veteran company M2 (the outfit responsible for the...
He’s creating the menu music
Yuzo Koshiro is something of a legend with gamers of a certain age. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic soundtracks of the 16-bit era, composing the tunes that made games like Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage and ActRaiser so memorable. During his glittering career he’s worked on loads of other games...
Now aiming for simultaneous worldwide launch
Gematsu reports Sega has now delayed the Mega Drive Mini originally scheduled to arrive in Japan this year. According to Sega, the response to the announcement in the west was bigger than it expected. There are now plans to give the system a simultaneous release worldwide in 2019. This covers the Genesis...
The plot thickens...
Yesterday, it was revealed that Sega is bringing its own "classic edition" system to market in the form of the Mega Drive Mini. A micro-console pre-loaded with classic titles, the system was shown off during an event in Japan, instantly triggering speculation that AtGames - a US firm which has been making officially-licensed...
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