Sega Announces Astro City Mini

Sega of Japan has just announced another mini emulation console, this time modeled off the Astro City cabinet.  The price is $130 on Amazon and it’s expected to ship in December of this year.  There’s also a control pad that will sell for around $30 as well.

The design looks similar to the Neo Geo Mini, with a small form factor case, HDMI outputs and USB inputs for the controller.

According to, the full list of games has yet to be revealed, but a small selection have been confirmed (and shown on the Amazon listing):

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Alien Storm
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • Columns II
  • Dark Edge
  • Tant R
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Altered Beast

As always, I have mixed feelings about these “toys”.  While they’re fun and look neat on a shelf, wouldn’t you rather spend almost $200 on a device that provides a more accurate gaming experience?  I mean, the price of the Astro Mini is about the same as a DE-10 nano, which can be used to power a MiSTer!


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