SEGA launches a new mini console that includes 50 games on the Mega Drive and SEGA CD generations.
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Back then, nothing looked like SEGA. The console just had its own mystique; it was so pompous and in your face. Things got even more intense when SEGA started rolling out its expansion consoles. Instead of releasing separate systems, SEGA turned the Genesis/Mega Drive into a monster Frankenstein abomination, attaching add-ons like the SEGA CD and 32X to the base unit. The result was a curious, puzzling and captivating experience in gaming technology.
Now that the console wars are behind them, SEGA can joke about the Mega Drive, SEGA CD and 32X. The new Mega Drive Mini 2 is a humorous nod to simpler times, an impressive nostalgic throwback that features a slew of games from the Mega Drive and SEGA CD generation, including the Sonic CD Shining Force and the arcade hit Virtua Racing. The console will eventually include 50 games but only 11 have been announced.
SEGA is even releasing a SEGA CD add-on that includes miniature cartridges and CDs. Players can open and close the lid of the SEGA CD-ROM and place cartridges in the Mega Drive slot. The add-on is not functional and won’t play games – it’s just a fake accessory designed for old school nerds.
Console emulation is handled by M2 and the Mega Drive Mini 2 will feature multiple resolution modes as well as save states. The system will launch in Japan on October 27, 2022. Check below for more information, including an in-depth video on the system.
Size and specifications
- 55% the size of the original Mega Drive
- Body Size: Width 120.8mm x Height 32.3mm x Depth 116.5mm
- Controller size: 140mm width x 70mm height x 29mm depth
- Controller cable: length about 2 m
- Input terminal: HDMI terminal, USB terminal (USB Micro-B)
- Video output: 720p, 480p
- Audio output: Linear PCM output from HDMI
- Console – 10,978 yen ($80)
- SEGA 6-Button Controller – Released October 27, 2022 for 2,500 yen ($19)
- Additional SEGA CD Unit – 4950 yen ($38)
Graphic kit for “Mega Drive Mini 2”!
- Introducing the “Decorating Kit” to realistically replicate the appearance of the “Mega Drive Mini 2” which allows you to play Mega CD software.
- The “Mega CD 2” released at the same time as the Mega Drive 2 was miniaturized to the same size.
- Like the original, it is possible to connect the Mega Drive Mini and the “Super 32X Mini” supplied with the “Mega Dora Tower Mini”.
- The period spacer was also faithfully reproduced.
Equipped with opening and closing gadgets!
- Unlike the previous “Mega CD Mini”, “Mega CD2 Mini”, which is the basis of “Megadora Tower Mini 2”, opens the cover by pressing a button, and it is possible to put a miniature CD inside . It’s more realistic.
- Includes 2 kinds of miniature software Two kinds of software that can be configured on Mega Drive Mini 2 and Mega CD 2 Mini, “Virtua Racing” and Sonic the Hedgehog CD” are included.
- The exclusive size and color of the “Virtua Racing” cartridge can also be attached to the previous works “Mega Drive Mini” and “Mega Dora Tower Mini”. You can make the tower even taller.
- * You cannot play games with this product.
- Mega CD2 mini1 pieceMega Drive Cartridge Mini “Virtua Racing”1 piece
- Mega CD Disc Mini “Sonic the Hedgehog CD” 1 piece
- Spacer for mounting “Mega Drive Mini” 1 set
- Spacer for mounting “Super 32X Mini” 1 piece
- Release date – October 27, 2022
- Price – 4,950 yen (tax included)