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Mega Drive mini 2 is the new miniature retro console that you will want to have

It is a fact that nostalgia sells and that video game companies have found a gold mine after the success of the launch of the NES mini, a machine that came with all the blessings of Nintendo itself and that paved the way to all the companies of the 80s and 90s bombarding us with our old childhood consoles. So SEGA, which already succeeded with its Mega Drive mini a while ago, returns to the fray with its second generation.

New version with more news

The fact is that SEGA has announced a few days ago that Starting October 27 (in Japan) an edition of the Mega Drive 2 will go on sale that hit the market in the throes of the 16-bit generation for a price of 10,978 yen, that is, about 79 euros. Unlike the original model, the one that we all have in mind when we remember this console, this was one that the Japanese launched with many cuts, although it was fully compatible with the historical cartridges that reached the market.

It did not have that minijack connector for headphones, nor did it have the volume control and even some video output, but at least it was a more compact and smaller console than the original. something we would call slim according to the jargon imposed by Sony, and also Microsoft, who have been very fond of launching slimmer and more manageable versions of their old original hulks. There you have the examples of PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, etc.

Of course, unlike the first Mega Drive mini model, this second generation will have the addition that will be able to play Mega CD gamesso we can enjoy some great classics such as the extraordinary Silpheedor the best known sonic cd Y Shining Force CD.

However,we will have to buy that accessory in the form of a Mega CD 2 like the one that appears in the photo that you have just below to enjoy those titles?

Aesthetic elements and games

The answer to the previous question is no. No need to buy that Mega CD 2 mini because it is not a functional device, but a decorative element that what it will do is offer us an aspect more faithful to that of a game set reaper of the 90s. Thus, we will not only be able to acquire that CD-ROM drive, but also a reproduction of the disc of sonic cd and the special cartridge with SVP chip from Virtua Racing so that it gives the feeling that we have them connected to the console.

As if that were not enough, the accessories of the first original Mega Drive will also work, so the 32X mushroom can also be placed on this Mega Drive 2 to have the complete set in case we want to reproduce the Transformer that was possible to manufacture buying the three legs that made up the bench of the 16-bit console in the mid-90s.

And we come to the heart, to the games. How many and what will they be? Well, it must be said that a total of 50 have been announced which, as we have told you, will be both Mega Drive and Mega CD, although SEGA has reserved the final list to announce it later. What we do know is that these that we leave you here below will be inside a package which, hopefully, ends up arriving in our country as well.

mega drive

  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Magical Taruruuto-kun
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • ThunderForce IV
  • Virtua Racing

Mega-CD

  • Mansion of Hidden Souls
  • Popful Mail
  • Shining Force CD
  • Silpheed
  • Sonic the Hedgehog CD

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