Nintendo may have had all of the attention last week with the announcement that a miniature $59 NES would be made available to buy including classic games from the era, but that was never going to stop Sega from having a go as well. Not content to be outdone, Sega’s Mega Drive is also getting a remake, with a standalone console being released that will ship with a massive 80 games to enjoy.

Consisting of a package including the aforementioned games and console hardware, two wireless game controllers are included for those who want to take on a friend, and the whole thing connects to a TV or screen via the evergreen HDMI port.

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Everything is as small as it could be made without losing the Sega charm. This new device may not quite look like a real Mega Drive, or Genesis, but it still has the Sega flavor about it – even if we can’t quite put our finger on why. Built by At Games in China, the “Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console” is here to help everyone celebrate Sonic’s 25th birthday, which is siming to make something super-old relevant again.

Alongside the console, a new handheld is also being released, complete with rechargeable battery and 3.2-inch display on which gamers can get back into their Mortal Kombat rhythm, you know, from when the Mortal Kombat games were, well, good.

Here’s what the Sega handled looks like:

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With 80 games included, all the classics are catered for, but if a user wanted to add a ROM or ten to the mix, then that would be perfectly possible via an SD card, though we won’t ask where those ROMs would come from in the first place.

The complete list of built-in games is as follows:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Storm
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Arrow Flash
  5. Bonanza Bros.
  6. Chakan: The Forever Man
  7. Columns
  8. Columns III
  9. ComixZone
  10. Crack Down
  11. DecapAttack
  12. Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
  13. Ecco
  14. EccoJr
  15. ESWAT: City Under Seige
  16. Fatal Labyrinth
  17. Flicky
  18. Gain Ground
  19. Golden Axe
  20. Golden Axe 2
  21. Golden Axe 3
  22. Jewel Master
  23. Kid Chameleon
  24. Motal Kombat
  25. Mortal Kombat 2
  26. Mortal Kombat 3
  27. Ristar
  28. Shadow Dancer
  29. Shinobi 3
  30. Streets Of Rage 1
  31. Streets Of Rage 2
  32. Streets Of Rage 3
  33. Sonic & Knuckles
  34. Sonic Spinball
  35. Sonic the Hedgehog
  36. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  37. The Ooze
  38. Vectorman
  39. Vectorman 2
  40. Virtua Fighter 2
  41. Games List – bonus cartridge games
  42. Cross the road
  43. Jack’s Pea
  44. Jewel Magic
  45. Curling 2010
  46. Fish Story
  47. Mahjong Solitaire
  48. Warehouse Keeper
  49. Chess
  50. Memory
  51. Snake
  52. Air Hockey
  53. Spider
  54. Naval Power
  55. Mr. Balls
  56. Cannon
  57. Fight or Lose
  58. Bottle Taps Race
  59. Bomber
  60. Checker
  61. Hexagonos
  62. Reaction Match
  63. Whack-A-Wolf
  64. Mirror Mirror
  65. Memory Match
  66. Treasure Hunt
  67. Fire Fly Glow
  68. Panic Lift
  69. Black Sheep
  70. Space Hunter
  71. Flash Memory
  72. Table Magic
  73. Color Puzzle
  74. Brain Switch
  75. Mega Brain Switch
  76. Bulls and Cows
  77. Logic Dial
  78. Match Eleven
  79. Formula Challenge
  80. Sudoku Quiz
  81. Dominant Color

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UK retailer FunstockRetro already has both Mega Drive variants available for pre-order at the price of $65 each, with an expected shipping window set for this October. Another UK store called Smyths Toys Store is also offering pre-orders for the Classic Game Console variant at the same price.

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