Sega Mega Drive Mini

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  1. power

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    I think the overwhelmingly negative reaction got someone at Sega actually looking at atgames output and decided hey maybe we should ya know do this right. Getting onto the blower with trusted M2 was the smartest move ever.

    Still sweating on Virtua Racing for the Switch on the 27th and hoping this opens the door for Daytona (I already have the excellent XBox 360/XB1 port so that's less of a concern - but consider 8 way multiplayer Switch.....), etc - my real dream would be to finally get a home port of Daytona 2. So many classic Sega Model 2 arcade games that are slowly fading away and gathering dust in the Sega archives while they pump out 50 versions of Sonic.

    Get porting boys!
     
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    More images of the mini carts and display case -

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    /drools uncontrollably.
     
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  4. Vanne

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    I like the carts, but they will be lost before the week is out. :( maybe turning them into key rings might be a better idea? are these on sale yet, I have a US trip on Monday.
     
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    Japan exclusive not US.
     
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    Also limited to 2 per customer.
     
  7. power

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    and nintendo thought they could create chaos.
     
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    Sega does what Nintendon't.
     
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    To be this good takes AGES
     
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    Up for pre-order at JB, EB Games for $139. I never played Sega when I was a kid so I don't have the nostalgia for it, but may pick it up if it eventually goes cheap.

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/retro-gaming/sega-mega-drive-mini/362799/
    https://www.ebgames.com.au/product/loot/217654-sega-mega-drive-mini

    The SEGA Mega Drive console defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturised unit. The SEGA Mega Drive Mini console is loaded with 42 legendary games including:

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Ecco the Dolphin
    • Castlevania: The New Generation
    • Space Harrier 2
    • Shining Force
    • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    • ToeJam & Earl
    • Comix Zone
    • Altered Beast
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
    • Thunder Force III
    • Super Fantasy Zone
    • Shinobi III
    • Streets of Rage 2
    • Earthworm Jim
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    • Probotector
    • Landstalker
    • Mega Man®: The Wily Wars
    • Street Fighter II’®: Special Champion Edition
    • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®
    • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    • The Story of Thor
    • Golden Axe
    • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
    • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
    • Vectorman
    • Wonder Boy in Monster World
    • Tetris®
    • Darius
    • Road Rash II
    • Strider
    • Virtua Fighter 2
    • lisia Dragoon
    • Kid Chameleon
    • Monster World IV
    • Eternal Champions
    • Columns
    • Dynamite Headdy
    • Light Crusader
    Includes:
    • SEGA Mega Drive Mini console
    • 2 Controllers
    • USB Power Cable
    • HDMI Cable
     
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  11. Phido

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    there are some great games in this list.
     
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    I still think the RRP on all these mini consoles should be under $100.

    I’ll ultimately wait till it hits that price point before I seriously consider buying one...
     
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    Ha! I love the packaging. So true to the original MD box. Brilliant.

    Then we get another "PlayStation Mini".

    I'd rather the extra $40 and a quality product with competent developers behind it, like M2.
     
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    Absolutely. You look at those PS Mini's and they can hardly give the things away now.

    A bunch of stellar titles on what should be decent hardware for 140 bucks? Fuck yes please.
     
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    Where’s the Master System mini at?!?

    It’s the one console I owned as a kid. I guess cause it bombed in the US they won’t bother.
     
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    Yeah, as much as I love the SMS (back then, and now), I agree that we'll probably never see a mini console of it, due to the lack of popularity in both Japan and the US.

    It sold very well in Europe and Australia, however our markets at the time were both minimal compared to the combined NTSC markets that were mostly dominated by Nintendo at the time.

    Sega sometimes sneak a couple of SMS games on their retro collections. It would be great if M2 squeezed and Easter egg or two on this console for fun. :)
     
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    also sold exceptionally well in south america, leading to the formation of ironically @games purveyors of turdsega products.

    So as a surprise to no-one Sega have officially delayed the Euro launch, how retro!
     
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    :upset: October 4 according to the official site
     
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    Just a reminder it's nearly here! (ish)

     
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    I really hope it can overcome the AtGames stigma and mini-console fatigue. We all know the difference here but the average consumer just sees yet another mini console.
     

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