As the mini console craze rages on, our good friends at SEGA have waded into the market with the Mega Drive Mini, a modern repackaging of its most famous console.
The console will ship on September 19, 2019, and come pre-packed with 40 games, which is a bumper catalogue, especially if the lineup turns out to be full of quality.
Fans can pick them up for £69.99 with two nostalgic controllers. The mini console was revealed during Sega Fes, the company’s Akihabara festival.
We don’t know exactly what’s in the box as far as leads and cables go, but we can safely imagine that it will follow a similar system as Nintendo, with an HDMI and a Micro-B cable for power.
SEGA are staggering the reveal of the consoles game line-up but did drop the first ten games at Fes. Castlevania: Bloodlines, Shining Force, Space Harrier 2, Toejam & Earl, Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes, Dr Robotnik’s Mean Machine and Ecco the Dolphin will be baked in on launch.
A solid group of titles, but it’s still missing a few essentials that will hopefully be revealed later down the line. That’s double the capacity of the SNES Mini, which only launched with 21 curated games. SEGA has the edge there, so it will be interesting to see how they play the lineup. We already know it’s different in Japan, who received a separate 10 games with some cross over.
Regardless, it’s nice to see a classic console rise from the ashes once more. Let’s just hope it doesn’t fall short on quality like the previous ‘Flashback’ retro console attempts from ATGames.