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Astro City Mini and Game Gear Micro Added to Hardware Section

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Our hardware section has been updated with 2 new console features and a stack of high quality photographs. The hardware section now has a new section at the bottom of the page that features Aftermarket/Mini Consoles, and with it comes 2 new console features on the Astro City Mini and the Game Gear Micro respectively. Click the links below to be taken to each console feature as well as the accompanying image galleries:

Astro City Mini
Game Gear Micro

A huge “thank you” to Gavin Storey who kindly provided the photographs of each console.

Prototype Genesis Nomad Codenamed ‘Venus’ Shown for the First Time in New ‘SEGA Test’ Video | Video Spotlight

Monday, November 30th, 2020

In the new year, SEGA are running a 60th anniversary initiative called the SEGA Test. This will be an online course that will contain 60 questions and take roughly 60 minutes to complete. The test will take place 3 times a day on January 23rd and 24th 2021.

In preparation for the test, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, the Chief Contents Officer at Sega of America, is hosting a series of online SEGA history videos and the first is now available to watch below. In this video, Professor Miyazaki discuss SEGA’s console history and the code names used for its various hardware.

A real surprise occurs at 11:36 has Professor Miyazaki shows the Venus prototype of the Genesis Nomad for the very first time. It’s a fascinating look at the console’s development and it clearly uses the buttons of a stock 6 button Mega Drive controller and a directional pad from a Game Gear. Check out the full video below and brush up on your SEGA knowledge so you’re ready for the SEGA Test!

New Additions to Mega Drive Flashback Hardware Entry + New Mega Drive Controller Added to Hardware Section

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Some minor updates and additions have been made in the website’s Hardware section. See below for the full list of additions:

– New detailed information about the SEGA Mega Drive Flashback from AtGames has been added alongside new high quality images
– The Cheetah BolliStick has been added to the 16 Bit Peripherals section

New Mega Drive Controllers Added to Hardware Section

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

5 new peripherals have been added to the website’s Hardware section. These are all Mega Drive controllers and you can see a full list of the additions below:

Asciiware SEGA Mega Stick added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Series II Honey Bee (Model Number SG-8) added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Series III Honey Bee (Model Number SG-18) added to 16 bit peripherals
Competition Pro Honey Bee (Model Number SG-6) added to 16 bit peripherals
Graduate Phase9 added to 16 bit peripherals

New Updates to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Monday, August 10th, 2020

A fresh selection of updates have now gone live in the hardware and merchandise sections. See below for a full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

Merchandise Updates

– Harmony issue 154 added to magazines section
– SEGASonic the Hedgehog 120 page notebook added to miscellaneous merchandise section

Hardware Updates

SR-1000 Data Recorder added to 8-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Graphic Board added to 8-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Mega Drive Floppy Disk Drive added to 16-bit peripherals section
Unreleased Mega Drive Keyboard added to 16-bit peripherals section

A huge thank you to Mark Hughes for providing the images of Harmony issue 154 and the SEGASonic notebook from SEGA Japan.

More Astro City Mini Details Emerge, First Look at Extra Controller

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

The official Astro City Mini website has now gone live and with it we have the reveal trailer you can watch below, and our first look at one of the system’s extra peripherals which will be sold separately.

The Astro City Mini control pad will be sold for an additional 2,780 yen (approximately £20) and feature a d-pad instead of an arcade stick, as well as the standard 6 button setup.

We also have a more accurate release date of December 2020, but the console is still Japan exclusive at the time of writing. The same lineup of 10 titles from yesterday’s news leak are also confirmed. There was some confusion about whether it was Puzzle & Action: Tant-R or Ichidant-R that was making it to the system, but as previously reported it is in fact Puzzle & Action: Tant-R.

Pre-orders from Amazon Japan are now available but only the Astro City Mini ships worldwide. The control pad is Japan exclusive:
Astro City Mini
Astro City Mini Control Pad

The control pad can also be ordered from AmiAmi who offer worldwide delivery. Thanks to DerSchwenki on Twitter for the information.

New Additions to Merchandise and Hardware Sections

Monday, July 6th, 2020

A new batch of website updates have just gone live in both the Merchandise and Hardware sections. See below for the full list of additions with direct links to each entry:

– Flashback Mega-CD demo added to Demo Discs section
– Sensible Soccer Mega-CD demo added to Demo Discs section
Streets of Rage 4: Limited Run Games Exclusive Track Selection added to SEGA Music Index
Sonic the Hedgehog: Music from the Motion Picture added to SEGA Music Index
– New article, specifications and images of SEGA TeraDrive added to Hardware section
– New article, specifications and images of Aiwa Mega-CD added to Hardware section

Nomad and LaserActive Added to Hardware Section

Friday, June 26th, 2020

2 new hardware features are now available to read in our Hardware section. A detailed system synopsis and multiple high quality images of both the SEGA Genesis Nomad and the Pioneer LaserActive with its Mega Drive Control Pack have now been added to the website. Click below to go to each system’s individual page. Once you’ve done reading about those systems, why not browse the entire Hardware section and learn even more about the multitude of SEGA systems available and unavailable?

SEGA Genesis Nomad feature, with synopsis, specifications and high quality images
Pioneer LaserActive with Mega Drive Control Pack feature, with synopsis and high quality images

Further Additions to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Friday, June 5th, 2020

A fresh batch of merchandise and a new piece of hardware have been added to their respective sections. See below for the full list of additions:

An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary DVD added to Home Video
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate blu-ray added to Home Video
Retro Gaming: Volume One DVD added to Home Video
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie VHS added to Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie entry in Home Video
Divers 2000 CX-1 added to Hardware

New Additions to Hardware and Merchandise Sections

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

A new selection of merchandise and hardware have been added to their respective sections on the website. See below for the full list of additions and direct links to each entry:

SEGA Game Gear Gear-to-Gear Cable added to Hardware
SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Pro Presents Guide to ’95 added to Book Catalogue
SEGA Arcade Pop-Up History added to Book Catalogue
Dreamcast Tips, Cheats, Solutions Volume 2 added to Book Catalogue
Virtua Fighter: Round One added to Home Video section

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