The SEGA Genesis gets a premium throwback console in the form of the Mega Sg

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    If the classic Genesis/Mega Drive offerings from Atgames weren't up your alley, there soon will be another alternative on the market for SEGA fans to get their retro fix from. Analogue, known for creating the Super NT, will be manufacturing a system that can play Genesis/Mega Drive and Master System cartridges. Called the Mega Sg, it'll house an Altera Cyclone V FPGA chip, which means every game will be "100% compatible" with the hardware, and though it isn't the chipset found in Sega's original console, it's close, and this one allows games to be played through an HDMI connection while still looking good, and promising little to no input lag. And yes, the Yamaha YM2612 soundcard is included, so that all your Genesis games will sound just like they used to. The Mega Sg will cost $189.99, and for $10 more, Analogue will also have extra cartridge adapters that lets players use Game Gear, Mark III, MyCard, SG-1000, and SG-3000 games on the system.

    For those that still have their original Sega CD adapter, you can plug it right into the Mega Sg, as it has official support for the add-on, though due to hardware problems, it will not support the 32X. Games from all regions will be supported, as the hardware is region free, and multiple visual options are available, such as adding scanlines, scaling options, and more. The Mega Sg can be pre-ordered as of today, and will launch sometime in March 2019.

    Analogue has uploaded a video showing off the quality of games played on the Mega Sg, which you can check out below.

     
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  1. Cubuss

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    Another one,
     
  2. Beerus

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    im here waiting for a retro gameboy advance mini classic
     
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    This kicks the pants off the Genesis Mini, but man, the price. If I didn't have emulation, I'd be all over this thing.
     
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    Another what? It's not another 'flashback' machine, nor is it another low quality clone running emulation - it's a 'system on a chip' style device that's virtually 100% compatible with all software and existing hardware and is also HD.

    A quality device that I'd be tempted by if not for the fact that it's too expensive, and I already own 3 megadrives, a mega cd, and a master system that all look great on my 4k tv via rgb.
     
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    Oh god, this actually excites me. I already own an ATGames Sega Genesis (a friend bought it for me), and to see a new one with a higher quality is already making my wallet shake.
     
  6. RattletraPM

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    The price's too high for me but man, that design is slick!
    If I'll ever have some spare cash then I might actually buy one because my MD broke a while ago and I don't really mind it not being compatible with the 32X.
     
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    I instantly tough it was a "classic" "mini" but this actualy has a cartridge slot
     
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    I agree with you about the price thing, I could buy a New 2DS with that money!
     
  9. LiveLatios

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    why
    already exists
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    Damn, $200+. That's steep.
     
  11. smileyhead

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    Mega Segesis
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    That shit costs as much as this damn console! :rofl2:
     
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    At that price point, I really wish it came with some on board games. That being said, going out of the way to have the original sound chip and Sega CD support is such a huge plus that this thing might become the de facto way to play Genesis games in the future as analog video options become rarer. I might pick one up if it ends up working with the Genesis Everdrive.
     
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    $200 and it's "compatible" with all games?
    I've seen the Retron 5, promises the same, a few carts don't even work.

    but god I hope this isn't yet another Android-based consoles.
     
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    This is the company that made the Super Nintendo HD console. Y'all are nuts if you think this is just some knockoff from some unknown Chinese company.
     
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    if you read the hardware specs you'd notice that it's down to the grit hardware specifically made to run genesis games, and last i checked, the genesis CPU was too weak to run android, and the sound chip wasn't capable of much else
     
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    Nah 2 expensive
     
  18. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    Or you can also buy a Super NT Mini and -actuallyhavethefeelingyouhaveadecentconsole- and then you buy a Genesis adapter for it since this isn't emulation.
    Boom, you don't need this.
     
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    Finally a genesis not made by atgames.
     
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