Sega can be following up the Mega Drive Mini – and the soon-to-be launched Game Gear Micro – with a miniature model of their iconic Astro City arcade cupboards. The Astro City is likely one of the most well-known fixtures of the arcade scene again within the 80s and 90s. If you head to Japan right now you will note tonnes of those cupboards lining up in arcades in locations similar to Akihabara, and random low cost 50 Yen parlours it’s possible you’ll bump into.
And Sega can be honouring the Astro City’s historic legacy by releasing a miniature model of it for retro fanatics that can be dropping later this yr.
News of the Astro City Mini was reported in a post by Sega Driven, with particulars on the console initially showing on Game Watch in a now-deleted article.
The Sega Astro City Mini can be loaded up with 36 traditional arcade titles similar to Virtua Fighter and Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder.
The latter is a superb beat-em up primarily based on the famed sequence that Sega followers will know from the Mega Drive days.
Unfortunately Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder by no means acquired a house console port, regardless of seeming completely positioned for a launch on the Sega Saturn.
So it has stayed part of the Sonic maker’s esteemed arcade historical past that solely a choose variety of gamers have been fortunate sufficient to play – till now.
Besides the Astro City Mini, there can be one different means Sega followers can play this Golden Axe hidden gem.
Arcade 1Up has additionally introduced an arcade cupboard can be launching in 2020 with Revenge of Death Adder, which as to be anticipated seems to be suitably superior.
Here are the confirmed video games which have been revealed up to now for the Sega Astro City Mini…
• Alien Syndrome
• Alien Storm
• Golden Axe
• Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
• Columns II
• Dark Edge
• Virtua Fighter
• Fantasy Zone
• Altered Beast
It stays to be seen what different Sega arcade classics could possibly be that includes on the 36 sturdy video games listing for the Astro City Mini.
But trying on the eras these video games have been made might give an concept of what different titles could function.
The video games which have been confirmed for the Sega Astro City Mini are working on the Model 1 system board (which was launched in 1992) or earlier than.
Which might recommend that the Astro City Mini’s video games listing can be made up of titles primarily from the 80s and early 90s.
One different Model 1 sport that will function on the Astro City Mini (if Sega can kind out the rights) is the good Star Wars Arcade sport from 1993.
While Arabian Fight and Spider-Man: The Video Game are among the many System 32 (the board which Death Adder runs on) that will function on the Astro City Mini.
It stays to be seen if latter period Sega arcade video games, similar to Fighting Vipers, Skud Race or Last Bronx might additionally function on the Astro City Mini.
The Astro City Mini is because of launch by the top of the yr in Japan and is priced at 12,800 Yen, which at present converts to round £94.
There has been no official phrase up to now on whether or not the Sega Astro City Mini can be heading to the West as nicely.