Considering the successes of Nintendo’s miniature classic consoles, Sony was the next gaming company to release its own. Not long after, Sega is also trying to cash in on the nostalgia-baiting by announcing the Mega Drive Mini and its US twin, Genesis Mini last year.
However, the release of the console was withheld by the company due to quality issues. Things have changed this week though as gamers can now look forward to getting their hands on the Mega Driver Mini and Genesis Mini later this year.
One of the modern day improvements to these consoles includes four quick save slots for each of its built-in 40 games. For the Mega Drive Mini, there’s also the option to change its system language, and upon doing so, some games with different names across regions will also be switched to reflect respective regions.
For example, Castlevania: Bloodlines will be called Vampire Killer when the language is changed to Japanese. It is not known whether the same implementation will appear on US’ Genesis Mini.
Apart from that, both consoles will come with HDMI output, and they also feature USB-based connectors. Nevertheless, the remake of these Sega classic consoles will reportedly mimic the original versions in many aspects, including sliding switches and a cartridge slot cover that can be pushed down.
Available starting from 19 September onwards, the Sega Mega Drive Mini will be released release in Japan for JPY6980 (~RM257) with one controller, or you can choose to have two controllers for JPY8980 (~RM331). In the US, the Sega Genesis Mini will go for USD 80 (~RM 327) with two controllers.