Mega Drive reborn as handheld

Mega Drive reborn as handheld

Funstock also produces the NeoGeo X, and Atari console and a similar handheld featuring Sega Master System games.

The Sega Mega Drive will live again in the form of a handheld version being debuted next week.

Manufacturer FunStock will be showing off the device at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham between April 3-7 alongside other devices including NeoGeo and Atari machines.

The diminutive classic console will feature a 2.8" LCD screen and come with 20 games built into the device, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Ecco the Dolphin and Altered Beast.

Additional Mega Drive games can also be downloaded online and transferred to the handheld through an SD card slot.

The console is expected to ship in the second week of this month and the company is currently taking pre-orders.

FunStock is also behind the handheld NeoGeo X which launched last December, the first licensed NeoGeo device to be released since 2004. The company is also launching five new NeoGeo compilations alongside its new Mega Drive handheld.

The Sega Mega Drive, first launched in 1988, sold approximately 40 million units during its life span. In an attempt to keep the console on shelves, Sega produced the infamous 32X and Sega CD add-on units which proved woefully unsuccessful before moving on to developing and releasing the Sega Saturn.

Much of the Mega Drive's iconic library can now be bought on Steam.


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Gareth Halfacree 2nd April 2013, 09:26 Quote
Originally Posted by Meanmotion
A handheld version of the Sega Megadrive will be shown off at the Gadget Show Live later this week.
What's that they say: there's nothing new under the sun.
The_Crapman 2nd April 2013, 09:43 Quote
Should have made it look like a Game Gear.
Blademrk 2nd April 2013, 13:52 Quote
should have made it backwards compatible with original cartridges.
RedFlames 2nd April 2013, 14:12 Quote
Originally Posted by Blademrk
should have made it backwards compatible with original cartridges.

but then they wouldn't be able to make any money from making you/the customer buy all the games again...
flibblesan 2nd April 2013, 18:09 Quote
Very misleading article. Funstock are a retailer selling devices from manufacturers like Blaze Europe and that MegaDrive handheld has been around since 2011.

Funstock definitely weren't behind the Neo Geo X either. That was a collaboration between Blaze and SNK.
roundyz 3rd April 2013, 14:43 Quote
What a waste of hardware.. :(
Gradius 3rd April 2013, 19:08 Quote
Emulation is way better.
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