Sega Announces Mini Arcade Cabinet Filled With 36 Games

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Today, Sega Toys has announced a miniature version of its iconic Astro City arcade cabinet. The latest in a string of mini hardware, it will be released in Japan this December and come packed with 36 games.

The Astro City Mini is priced at 12,800 yen ($171). According to Sega’s official release, the Astro City Mini measures 150mm across, 67mm deep, and 30mm high — though, I assume that last number is a typo. There is no word about an international release.

The first ten games to be revealed by Sega are Virtua Fighter, Fantasy Zone, Golden Axe, Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, Alienstorm, Alien Syndrome, Columns II, Dark Edge, Puzzle & Action: Tant-R, and Altered Beast.

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The miniature version is made with smaller versions of the same buttons used in full-sized Astro City cabinets, with Sega’s goal of recreating the arcade experience on a very small scale.

Previously, Sega released a mini version of the Genesis (in case you missed it, read Kotaku’s review right here), and a tiny Game Gear is slated for this October in Japan. As with the Sega Genesis Mini, the Astro City Mini comes with USB and HMDI cables.

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Sega is also selling a separate Astro City Game pad for 2,780 yen ($37). The above design is subject to change.

The Astro City cabinet was first introduced in 1993 and has become one of the most iconic arcade gaming cabinets in Japan.

Comments

  • I like the look of this, but I kinda wish they weren’t including games that are already on the mega drive mini (yes these are arcade versions but still basically the same thing). Hopefully the majority of them are exclusive to the system.

      • I couldn’t get it from amazon.jp because they don’t ship to Australia so I ordered mine from a site called
        nin-nin-game.com

        I tried putting the link in earlier today but the post didn’t go through so I won’t put the link in here

        I got my NeoGeo mini christmas edition from them a few years ago so I know they’ll deliver to my house.

  • “The Astro City Mini is priced at 12,800 yen ($171). According to Sega’s official release, the Astro City Mini measures 150mm across, 67mm deep, and 30mm high — though, I assume that last number is a typo. ”

    Also after looking at the official website, you’re confusing that measurement for the measurement of the extra control pad. the control pad measures 150x30x67. The unit itself measures 130x170x170.

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