Sega Mega Drive to be revived next month
Get lost, PlayStation
Thumbs at the ready, because the Sega Mega Drive’s set to make a comeback within weeks.
Blaze's Sega Mega Drive: retro action
Although slightly slimmer than the original model, the redesigned retro console has been developed by Blaze International and will be released by online retailer Play.com – to name but one – towards the end of next month.
The region-free Blaze Sega Mega Drive will come with two six-button controllers and a cartridge slot which, it’s believed, will allow you to play any old Mega Drive games you’ve still got kicking around.
But if the Mega Drive craze passed you by then fear not, because the Blaze model will also come with “15 Sega-licensed games built-in”. These include Sonic and Knuckles, Alex Kidd and Golden Axe.
Blaze has already developed the Sega Mega Drive handheld – a portable version of the console which comes pre-loaded with 20 classic Sega games.
The Blaze Sega Mega Drive will be available from 24 April, priced at £38 ($53/€41). ®
Well.. you SAY that... but after an hour or two of struggling with the frustrating difficulty of retro games, I usually find myself reaching for the flashier (and yes I admit it; easier) modern equivalents.
There's no school like old school!
Even though I still have my original Mega Drive in full working order (boxed as well) I might decide to get this.
If it has fully compatibility for existing Mega Drive games then i'm so buying this.
I'm having one of those, whoohooo!!! and at that price maybe one each for the kids houses, early chrissie pressies or happy easter maybe. It's gonna sell millions when word gets out. yummy.
Ah. PROPER Gaming at last.
For those who are addicted to Playstations, XBoxes and even Wii's, we're back to what the essence of gaming is.
Not the fancy graphics (although eyecandy never hurts), not the gazzlion lines of specs, but the actual gaming.
If I had the space, this would be on the rack in a flash....
Missed the boat?
That would be cool, if only Sega hadn't already released all the Megadrive games I wanted to play on the Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Oh well, I'm sure they'll still sell at least 10 of them.