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    SEGA has been on quite the miniature kick lately, releasing their Genesis Mini system last year, and following upon that idea with the reveal of the Game Gear Micro, announced earlier this year. They're not done yet, though, as they have plans to bring back nostalgic memories of old-school arcades. Called the Astro City Mini, this latest project was first revealed in a news article on Game Watch Japan, and was swiftly deleted, presumably having accidentally been posted a bit too early, though not before pictures were backed up from the article. The Astro City Mini is a mini tabletop-sized arcade cabinet, with six buttons, a joystick, and a small screen. 36 games will be available on the system, with ten of them revealed thus far, including the likes of Virtua Fighter, Golden Axe, and Altered Beast. Also included are the following:

    • Alien Syndrome
    • Alien Storm
    • Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
    • Columns II
    • Dark Edge
    • Puzzle & Action: TantR
    • Fantasy Zone

    SEGA will be releasing the Astro City Mini later this year in Japan, where it will retail for 12,800 yen (~$120). The mini cabinet will also feature a headphone jack, two USB ports, a micro USB input for power, and an HDMI out, used for playing the games on a TV or monitor.

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  3. Crazynoob458

    Crazynoob458 GBAtemp's friendly wii hacker
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    now we need xbox mini
     
  4. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    I would've preferred a mini Blast City myself.. I still regret selling mine.

    EDIT: Looks like this was leaked too early as the source is gone. Ooops.
     
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  5. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.
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    Are they the arcade variants? Probably? Pizzle & Action is unknown to me. A bit pricy for what it is, unfortunately. And of course, the low availability will prove to be a scalper's paradise, like every mini system before that.
     
  6. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    I think I'd rather have this one that someone custom built.. it even has tate!

     
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  7. pedro702

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    dont most of those games already exist in sega compilations or something?
     
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    duwen Old Man Yoshi
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    This could be the only chance I have to fulfill the dream of owning an Astrocity cab :(
     
  9. Asia81

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    I need a gameboy micro mini
     
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  10. pedro702

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    yeah you will need a paper clips to hit the buttons and a screwdriver for the dpad xD
     
  11. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    Golden Axe 2: The Revenge of Death Adder has never been available on any home system. Golden Axe 2 on the megadrive was a totally different game.

    I also think Dark Edge never made it out of the arcades.

    And I think we will see a lot more arcade only games in the unannounced 20 other games
     
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    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
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    Well, it's cute, but there are around 9000 mini arcade machines with built-in games on eBay, so this one may be a little late to the punch.


    Will a GBA SP Micro do?
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
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    no thanx i'll stick to my MAME cabinet
     
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  15. 64bitmodels

    64bitmodels GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    MAME cabinet? you mean mame emulator?
     
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    No mention of M2 handling the emulation. Makes me wonder if they don't think it's important enough to mention or they outsourced to a different company. Still hoping for a Saturn or Dreamcast mini but chances are they probably find it cheaper to just release another Genesis compilation pack on the PS5.
     
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  18. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    Here is a mame cabinet there are also numerous other versions.

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  19. 64bitmodels

    64bitmodels GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I know they exist, i just didnt think theyd be used for everyday arcade emulation
     
  20. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    I made my own MAME bar top for everyday arcade emulation a few years ago. Excuse the messy garage.

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  21. 64bitmodels

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    neato
     
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