Last week, Sega announced a cool new concept that it would be premiering on Steam: Sega Mega Drive Classic Hub. This free update to any of the available Mega Drive games lets players have a virtual bedroom that mirrors what your typical Sega fan's room would've looked like back in the 90's. All of your games sit on a shelf against the wall, and can be played on a digital CRT that emulates the original look of these games. It's a pretty cool idea, but Sega also announced alongside this that it would be implementing Steam Workshop support for Mega Drive games.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before some modders would figure out how to use the system in ways it perhaps wasn't initially intended, and it seems that has already arrived. Michael McWhertor – Polygon's Managing Editor – found a mod today that allows users to play "Super Mario World" on the Mega Drive. Interestingly enough, this mod is actually based off of an official, but unlicensed Korean Mega Drive game which makes some interesting tweaks to the Mario formula. Check it out below:
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