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News SEGA plans on releasing an "Astro City" Mini. Featuring 36 Aarcade Games!!!

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I wish they made this into a mini "console", I don't care for playing on such a small screen... and I want the option to play the MP games with my friends.

or just release that as an arcade collection for the consoles/steam, etc.
 
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I wish they made this into a mini "console", I don't care for playing on such a small screen... and I want the option to play the MP games with my friends.

or just release that as an arcade collection for the consoles/steam, etc.
You still can connect it to a TV using the hdmi port can't you?
 

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Another 13 just announced:

Cotton
Shinobi
Shadow Dancer
ESWAT
Crack Down
Gain Ground
Puyo Puyo
Columns
Bonanza Bros
Ichidant-R
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Another 13 games remain to be revealed (scheduled for Sept 3rd)

So basically this beautiful fucking thing already has everything I want (sans Moonwalker, an understandable omission), with more to come. Pinch me.
 

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So basically this beautiful fucking thing already has everything I want (sans Moonwalker, an understandable omission), with more to come. Pinch me.

Yeah, I would love Moonwalker and Spiderman, but both highly unlikely. The revealed games already looks good - lots of stuff never given a home release before.
 

Kazza

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They left out Shinobi?? Shadow Dancer?? I mean come on!!

Both games were confirmed yesterday, read the lists again and calm down young man!

Do any of the games announced use 6 buttons? I was hoping for some more Model 1 or 2 games, maybe there is still hope.

No, not yet, but it makes me think that we will be seeing Burning Rival, as I believe that does use six buttons. The rest of the Model 1 games all have non-joystick control schemes, so I don't expect any more of those, but I think Model 2 is still a possibility.
 

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Had no idea that was even a thing did a little searching in japanese

https://sega.jp/astrocitymini/product.html#gamecenterkit_spec



aaaand the link on amazon japan if anyone wants to preorder one :)
https://www.amazon.co.jp/セガ-2020年12...ストロシティミニ+ゲームセンタースタイルキット&qid=1598016411&sr=8-1
 

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How about some Saturn or Dreamcast love?

Release a collection or online store Sega with all your games..... Im tired of just Megadrive, Master system and Arcade ports
 

Kazza

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How about some Saturn or Dreamcast love?

Release a collection or online store Sega with all your games..... Im tired of just Megadrive, Master system and Arcade ports

While I agree that the Megadrive has been overdone, I can't say the same for the other two. I can't think of any Master System game that has been released on modern systems, apart Alex Kidd in Miracle World. I would like to see Sega release a Master System collection, just like the Megadrive collection from a couple of years back. Apart from Virtua Fighter 2 and a few others, I think they have neglected their arcade library too, so I'm happy to see them dig deep into the System 16/18/24/32 libraries with this Mini system.
 

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Some of my guesses for the final 13:

Choplifter
Wrestle War
Desert Breaker (top down shooter)
Arabian Fight (side scrolling beat'em up)
Burning Rival (a pre-VF 2D fighting game)
Ninja Princess
I would be really happy to see Choplifter but I doubt it since it's not a Sega IP and it would require outside licensing to work out. The Sega version is absolutely the best in the series though.

What MIGHT be an interesting alternative is Air Rescue, Sega's unofficial sequel. That has never gotten a real home port (though it did get an SMS game of the same name that played very differently).
 
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While I agree that the Megadrive has been overdone, I can't say the same for the other two. I can't think of any Master System game that has been released on modern systems, apart Alex Kidd in Miracle World. I would like to see Sega release a Master System collection, just like the Megadrive collection from a couple of years back. Apart from Virtua Fighter 2 and a few others, I think they have neglected their arcade library too, so I'm happy to see them dig deep into the System 16/18/24/32 libraries with this Mini system.

Eh rather have Saturn and Dreamcast than Master system. I dont want anything before the saturn, arcade, master system, Megadrive. Im sure there master system games on the mobile or steam somewhere lol
 

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They just revealed the final line up on a Famitsu livestream (i missed one game, sorry)

Sonic Boom
Quartet
Flicky
Space Harrier
Puyo Puyo 2
Alex Kidd The Lost Stars
Rad Mobile
Scramble Spirits
Thunder Force AC

Also a ¥12,800 arcade stick
 
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Rad Mobile is a nice surprise. The rest seem like lazy adds.

Announced 3rd Sept 2020:

  • Scramble Spirits
  • Ninja Princess
  • Arabian Fight
  • Sonic Boom
  • Stack Columns
  • Flicky
  • Quartet 2
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
  • Rad Mobile
  • Space Harrier
  • Seishun Scandal / My Hero
Announced 20th Aug 2020:

  • Bonanza Bros
  • Columns
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • ESWAT
  • Gain Ground
  • Ichidant-R
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Already announced:

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Alien Storm
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
  • Columns II
  • Dark Edge
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Altered Beast
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2...es_youll_get_on_segas_astro_city_mini_console
 

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Can't complain too much about the overall library, in fact it includes lots of neglected classics. Shame there is no sign of this coming West though.
 
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Well that kind of ended with a thud. Space Harrier is nice, Thunder Force AC is okay if I remember correctly. The rest...blah.
 
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While I agree that the Megadrive has been overdone, I can't say the same for the other two. I can't think of any Master System game that has been released on modern systems, apart Alex Kidd in Miracle World. I would like to see Sega release a Master System collection, just like the Megadrive collection from a couple of years back. Apart from Virtua Fighter 2 and a few others, I think they have neglected their arcade library too, so I'm happy to see them dig deep into the System 16/18/24/32 libraries with this Mini system.
Phantasy star was on the ps360 sonic collection.
 

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Well shit. Amazon JP will ship me the Astro City cab but not the stick for some reason.
 

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Well shit. Amazon JP will ship me the Astro City cab but not the stick for some reason.

That sucks. It actually went up on amiami but not until after I checked for it at the usual update time so it ended up selling out before I could grab one.
 

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They just revealed the final line up on a Famitsu livestream (i missed one game, sorry)

Sonic Boom
Quartet
Flicky
Space Harrier
Puyo Puyo 2
Alex Kidd The Lost Stars
Rad Mobile
Scramble Spirits
Thunder Force AC

Also a ¥12,800 arcade stick

Flicky, hahah.

Nice game but man. Flicky.

Poor Sega Lord X.

 
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$120 dollars ugh

It's a proper arcade stick so it's not gonna be cheap, it's about the same price as some of the mid range sticks on amazon J. Sega didn't cheap out on this thing as it's using sanwa parts and from the blurb on amazon you can mod it if you like as it's been designed to be tinkered with.
 
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It's a proper arcade stick so it's not gonna be cheap, it's about the same price as some of the mid range sticks on amazon J. Sega didn't cheap out on this thing as it's using sanwa parts and from the blurb on amazon you can mod it if you like as it's been designed to be tinkered with.

Yeah the talk is that it's basically a repackaged virtua high grade stick which is like one of the best sticks ever. I'm super pissed I missed it since I've been trying to get one for years.
 

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Yeah the talk is that it's basically a repackaged virtua high grade stick which is like one of the best sticks ever. I'm super pissed I missed it since I've been trying to get one for years.

Have you thought of maybe using a middleman shipper? I have one on order fom Amazon but i'm using Tenso to act as the middleman it's pretty much how i get all my gaming stuff from Amazon as they rarely ship direct to me in the UK. I have a feeling though shipping on that stick is gonna be high as it's gonna be pretty heavy i'm guessing. Not a cheap item to get either way but it does look lovely, planning on using it for mame too as it's usbood it will just plug into a pc. Segas megadrive mini pads worked fine like that.