This will be the first time Dark Edge and Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder will get home releases! According to the interview this project started at SEGA back in 2018! It has also been confirmed that SEGA-AM 2 legendary composer Hiro will be making the sounds for this Mini console.
There will also be support for HDMI out, microswitch joystick, replaceable balltop and even support for external controllers. The device will be pricey coming in at 12,800 yen ($119 USD), but according to the interview its made out of the same material as the actual cabinet.
Some of the confirmed titles already include:
Alien Syndrome Alien Storm Golden Axe Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder Columns II Dark Edge Ichidant-R Virtua Fighter Fantasy Zone Altered Beast
I think a Playstation 3 has a smaller footprint than a TG-16 Mini so that’s not saying much...but yeah, this is clearly meant to be a console made in an insane shape, pretty much like the Neo one, and not necessarily something one actually plays without add-on controllers.
A guy I used to share a house with for years had one of these cabs in his living room (now in his garage) and we played it nearly 24/7. It’s a shape I love.
However these are just...random Sega games. While they do sort of define the period this cab existed in they are all on various different hardwares and...well, if they do a good job I guess it will be nice but who needs Virtua Fighter 1? It’s terrible. And it’s in a weird little toy machine. It’s all just kinda dumb.
In theory though I have to say that I support mini consoles of JAMMA systems in theory at least as much as the console ones. Actual execution seems to be goofy so far though. Since no “console” existed for these games they choose the shape of an fully functional miniature arcade machine or a giant logo of their company name. Weird. Really weird.
The Atomiswave mini should really look exactly like an Atomiswave shrunk down. A CPS2 one could have worked too. Naomi as well, some day maybe.
Long as it's video output isn't poor compare to the neo-geo mini,i'm interested.Good of sega "to have golden axe the revenge of death adder" on it instead of keeping it a arcade 1up exclusive far as official releases go.Still,only 10 games announced so far and it hasn't been stated if it will have a western release or not so a wait and see for me.Still this announcement sure is better compared to the game gear mini
spenoza: So Power Golf and Lords of Thunder are too laggy to be much fun, but most of the other shooters are pretty sound, owing to being pretty damn responsive in their original form.
Jun 1, 2020 16:59:44 GMT
sunteam_paul: Looks like Amazon UK are finally starting to send out Minis now
Jun 5, 2020 8:10:57 GMT
sunteam_paul: Mini arrived, Fantasy Zone is sooo much better in the new version.
Jun 6, 2020 13:53:47 GMT
tron: Finished ys 1&2 again recently.Since i got ys memories of celecta for ps4 recently,time for that game.
Jun 11, 2020 8:23:39 GMT
sunteam_paul: I've just finished Memories of Celceta on PC, great game
Jun 11, 2020 12:06:22 GMT
sunteam_paul: Nice to hear remixes of some of the Ys IV music in it
Jun 11, 2020 12:06:50 GMT
bigusschmuck: Hope everyone is well, still trying to adjust working from home.
Jun 27, 2020 14:37:26 GMT
sunteam_paul: Not working at all at the moment...awaiting
Jun 28, 2020 21:29:46 GMT
spenoza: I have been working from home quite a while, but have begun alternating furloughs due to financial constraints.
Jun 30, 2020 20:21:05 GMT
spenoza: All retro prices are up. Something about people being stuck at home and desperately needing stuff to do. It's why Netflix viewership is up and why Disney+ accidentally stumbled into the perfect launch window.
Jul 20, 2020 18:49:55 GMT
bigusschmuck: I suppose so. So much for a price crash lol
Jul 22, 2020 18:13:45 GMT
tron: yup same thing for blazing lazers/gunhed,digipiggy etc.It's getting rather insane for the sega saturn as well even commons for the console have skyrocketed in price.
Jul 24, 2020 8:09:11 GMT
tron: Speaking of retro i got a refurbish snes classic recently.I heard nintendo was selling ones again so i snag it finally,neat little plug'n'play gonna have to hack it since i hear it's easy to do.
Jul 24, 2020 8:13:52 GMT