Get ready Malaysian gamers; Sega's classic console, the Genesis, is making its way to the country on September 19 - in a miniature form. It will come preloaded with over 40 games and will be priced at MYR359.
According to game distributor Epicsoft Asia Pte Ltd, the console will be released worldwide at the same time. The console will be 55% smaller than the original and have various replica ports and a sliding volume control. It will come with two wired controllers that are the same size as the original and feature the classic three-button layout. All this together with HDMI and power cables for instant gaming fun.
The games you can look forward to in the mini Genesis includes Sonic The Hedgehog and the sequel, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Ecco The Dolphin, Phantasy Star 4: The End Of The Millennium, Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition and even Tetris.
Sega Games Company executive manager Miyazaki Hiroyuki said the Genesis Mini is not “just a game console”, it aims to bring back memories of Sega's history, which includes the debut of the iconic Sonic character. "I hope every Genesis fan, Sega fan and gamers in general can love this new retro game machine,” he said in a press release.
The product can be pre-ordered at selected retail outlets, including Impulse Gaming, though online pre-order will only become available closer to the launch date.