Astro City Mini

Astro City Mini.

Astro City Mini. © Sega.

After the excellent Genesis / Mega Drive Mini and the recent Game Gear Micro, Sega has unveiled an unexpected surprise: the Mini Astro City. For those unfamiliar with the original 1993 Astro City, this is not a console, but an arcade machine used in Japanese game rooms. These terminals, manufactured in the thousands, are still very common in Japanese arcades. The Mini comes with 36 classic arcade games including Virtua Fighter, featured in the first version of the Astro City. It has an HDMI output at the back as well as two USB-A ports, a Micro USB port and a headphone jack. The Astro City Mini is expected to be available in Japan later this year, and will cost JPY 12,800 (approximately CAD 160).

Astro City Mini.

Ars Technica, Kyle Orland, “Sega’s next retro hardware is a 1/6th-scale multi-game arcade cabinet.”

 

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