Sega is gearing up to launch a miniaturized retro console to celebrate the legacy of the Sega Genesis. If you grew up gaming in the 90s, this is one hell of a nostalgia trip.
Mini retro consoles are all the rage it seems. Nintendo has made not one, but two, in the form of the [URL="https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Entertainment-Control-NES-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B07HBJ5TXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=nes+classic&qid=1565688703&refresh=1&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFEVkYyMVo0QlhZRzYmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzMDIyMTQxWThDSDE0SjVPWVVZJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2NzQzMTMzQ0hMVzlKWVI4QUxEJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ%3D%3D&tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUwpUvbUpU3790239]NES[/URL] and [URL="https://www.amazon.com/Super-NES-Classic-nintendo/dp/B0721GGGS9/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=snes+classic&qid=1565688723&s=gateway&sr=8-3&tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUwpUvbUpU3790239]SNES Classic[/URL] miniatures. Sony too got on the retro train with a [URL="https://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-Classic-Console-Not-Machine-Specific/dp/B07LB9X8BH/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=playstation+1+mini&qid=1565688662&s=gateway&sr=8-2&tag=hawk-future-20&ascsubtag=UUwpUvbUpU3790239]PlayStation Classic[/URL], and Xbox leverages its own backward compatibility library to sprinkle some nostalgia on Xbox One owners.
All of these systems are great, but the Sega Genesis (or Sega Mega Drive as I knew it) holds a special place in my heart. As I remember it, Super Nintendo games were simply too expensive for my family to purchase with any real regularity. For some reason it was far easier to get Sega Genesis games at a more affordable price, often second hand. Cartridges were the game delivery system du jour, before the days of DRM and the rise of digital licenses. My brother and I spend countless hours on games like Gunstar Heroes, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Streets of Rage 2, all of which feature in Sega's recreated Genesis Mini.
Sega hooked us up with an early look at the upcoming Genesis Mini, gunning for a September 19, 2019 launch.
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