Retro is Back: New Mega Drive Revealed!


That might be slightly misleading. . .But read on! But there’s a new Sega MegaDrive on a Brazilian site. TecToy holds the Brazilian Sega license and are putting forth on their website a new Sega MegaDrive. The MegaDrive is the 16 bit console we called the Sega Genesis, the fourth gen console for Sega. It will come with a three button Sega-style controller, a cartridge port, sd card reader, and will come built in with some of the most famous/popular Sega MegaDrive games to be released! Shinobi 3, Sonic 3, Alex Kidd, Golden Axe, Decap Attack and many more. But it seems like you’ll be able to load your own ROMs to it which is pretty phenomenal. Not that I support that sort of scene. Ahem. But this is an interesting choice though. Retro is so damn popular now. Would you rather have a fake MegaDrive that lets you play all the games, but looks real, or have the real console, then go out and hunt all the carts down? I can see the argument for both, quite honestly.

New Sega

Not everyone has the room to be like AVGN and have every Nintendo cart released. This is different from the Retro5N, that plays NES, SNES, etc games. This will likely only support MegaDrive/Master System games, which I think is cool. This is different because it physically resembles the Mega Drive, and I think it has the same physical dimensions. Nintendo’s new “NES” is smaller, and does not let you add more games to it. That’s another major way it’s different. Nintendo wants us buying their games still, but buying them from them and not downloading them from the Internet. This isn’t going to regenerate Sega, but I wonder how on-board Sega of Japan is with this. . .But it doesn’t have HDMI support, which makes me sad. I found this news right over here, and you should check it out for more deatils. What do you guys think about Fake Consoles?

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  • Clownsaurus

    I don’t think I’d pay anything for a 20+ year old game at this point.

    • Ragachak

      I’m not willing to pay 125 bucks for a fake retro console, that’s for damn sure.

  • Kids grama ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I might add Tectoy is the company who had officially manufactured the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in Brazil including the main board. And they still have their original plastic molds to make the original case in the original size, and they are going to use them.
    They have some knowledge about making the original console, even though they are being honest with their consumers advising the original chips does are not being manufactured anymore. So they’ll use the closest similar components they can find.

    • Ragachak

      Oh for sure. I was pretty sure I made it clear that TecToy holds the license, and maybe I could have made that more clear! But it did look identical. I appreciate their honesty, but I’m still not on board with all these “retro” consoles I suppose. Maybe I just wasn’t a Sega fan. That’s just as likely. But it’s certainly an interesting idea, and the content coming with it is not at all bad. Disappointed on the lack of HDMI though.

      • Kids grama ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yeah, the inclusion of HDMI would convince who already have a working Mega Drive to buy it again. You said they hold a license, but I was adding they hold since the 90’s. It’s a bit different than someone just started now =) Also Tectoy sold more Sega Genesis and Master System in Brazil than they sold in USA and Japan together, so Sega owns a lot to TecToy, that’s why they still have the license nowadays without paying a buck to Sega.

        I really hope they’ll at least try hard to make this a good console. If not, they will lose a lot of their credibility among the fans.