Analogue – the company known for creating high end consoles to play Nintendo games on – has recently announced a sexy new number that’ll focus on Sega’s own considerable oeuvre.
The Mega Sg is a delightful new retro console that can play Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System cartridges, and it works seamlessly with modern TVs – that means screwing around with old SCART leads to play Goldenaxe is a thing of the past.
Analogue’s Christopher Taber explained to The Verge:
I’ve wanted to do the end all, be all Sega system for a long time. There is zero proper way to explore Sega’s history, and it’s time to give Sega their due.
While the Mega Sg conjures up images of the NES or SNES Classic, you will need your own games to get the most of the console. Obviously, this is great for collectors who want to dig out their old cartridges and play with high resolution and high-fidelity sound.
The Sega console supports over 2,100 cartridges, features original controller ports, and comes with a side adapter for the SEGA CD, so you can play the excellent Sonic CD, among other things.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can even buy a separate cartridge adapter so you can play Game Gear titles on the big screen.
The Mega Sg also supports wireless controllers, although you’ll have to buy separately – starting with a cool Sega themed model which is due out in February. The console itself is expected to start shipping in March.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.