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Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Ultimate Retro Game Consoles Coming in October


Many gamers have been drowning in nostalgia lately, with many companies releasing huge throwbacks to the golden days of gaming. Nintendo recently announced a micro-console called the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, which comes with 30 iconic Nintendo classics and is modeled after the original NES. This excited many fans of retro games, and another company soon followed in Nintendo's footsteps. A british manufacturing company will be releasing their own take on the NES retro, called Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Ultimate Retro Games Handheld, which will be releasing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

This device will come pre-loaded with 80 games, as opposed to the 30 offered by Nintendo. Sadly it has a pretty small screen, a measly 3.2 inches. It does have LCD display though, which is nice, I suppose. However, what it lacks in screen size it makes up for in overall size and functionality. The device itself is pretty small, and makes for a convenient device for playing games on during long car rides or on your lunch break. As most modern electronics do, it has a built-in rechargeable battery that is charged via USB cable, which will be provided. The most note-worthy thing about this entire device is definitely its SD card port. Using this SD card port, owners can essentially put their own games on the handheld, which supports both .BIN and .SMD file types. So not only do you get the 80 built-in games, but you can load it up with hundreds more games if you wish. You can see a list of built-in games below.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Arrow Flash
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Chakan: The Forever Man
  • Columns
  • Columns III
  • ComixZone
  • Crack Down
  • DecapAttack
  • Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Jewel Master
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Mortal Kombat I
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat III
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog II
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sword of Varmilion
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman II

  • Adventure in the Park
  • Cross the road
  • Jack’s Pea
  • Jewel Magic
  • Curling 2010
  • Plumbing Contest
  • Wall-Breaking
  • Bubble Master
  • Break a Fireline
  • Mahjong Solitaire
  • Warehouse Keeper
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Snake
  • Air Hockey
  • Spider
  • Naval Power
  • Mr. Balls
  • Cannon
  • Fight or Lose
  • Bottle Taps Race
  • Bomber
  • Checker
  • Hexagonos
  • Whack-A-Wolf
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Panic Lift
  • Black Sheep
  • Flash Memory
  • Brain Switch
  • Mega Brain Switch
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Dominant Amber
  • Hide and Seek
  • Jura Formula
  • Lost World Sudoku
  • Meatloaf Rotation
  • Mya Master Mind
  • Skeleton Scale
  • T-Rex Memory Match
  • Yawning Triceratops
Additionally, another device known as the Sega MegaDrive/Genesis Classic Retro Games Console is also on the way. It is similar to the handheld version, but doesn't have the SD card port. Instead, the console edition features compatibility with actual retro MegaDrive cartridges, just in case you have some kicking around and don't have a MegaDrive, or if you'd prefer to play with the wireless controllers included with the classic console. This micro-console will include both AV cables and an AC adapter, which are both needed to use the device.


Both of these will be selling for £49.99 each, roughly $65.67. Both are scheduled to release in October, and are currently available for preorder. It's worth noting that the company behind these devices has been making similar consoles for awhile, but these two versions have caught massive media attention due to the fact that they are releasing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic. This device is not made by Sega, nor is it associated with them as far as I can tell. Sega will be releasing their own games to celebrate the blue hedgehog's birthday, and you can read all about it here.

Will you be getting one of these? Are you a fan of Nintendo, or Sega? Let us know in the comments!

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