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Sega has Mega Drive produced again

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Image source: Sega Mega Drive (PAL) EU version, 16-bit game console. (1990) by Bill Bertram (Pixel8) under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Brazilian online retailer Tectoy, an electronics specialist, has received permission from Sega to restore the Mega Drive. The 16-bit console, christened Genesis in the USA, is undergoing a few adjustments to accommodate classics such as Golden Ax or Sonic 3 to be able to play more comfortably - there will be a slot for SD cards. However, HDMI is missing, as the new edition is primarily intended for the Brazilian market.

Composite cables for video (PAL) and audio cables (Cinch) are included, the power supply unit is also 220V-compatible. For just under 400 Real (115 euros) you get the console, an original controller and connection cable as well as an SD card with the following games:

  • Alex Kidd
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Arrow
  • Flash
  • Bonanza Brothers
  • Columns
  • Decap attack
  • E-SWAT
  • Fatal maze
  • Flicky
  • Gain
  • Ground
  • Golden Ax
  • Golden Ax 3
  • Jewel Master
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Last battle
  • Out runners
  • Sega Soccer
  • Shadow dancer
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic 3
  • Turbo outrun

The home console can already be pre-ordered. But keep in mind that customs and import sales tax may be due. The dispatch is to take place from June 2017.

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