I know I’m late to the game, I’m always late to the game and I in my heart knew this was coming. For a while now I have been tweeting @Analogue wishing and hoping for a Sega Genesis. There were a couple of videos I pleaded for a Sega Genesis from Analogue in my videos on the We Deem Channel. Well I woke up today and I was surprised by Mad Little Pixel on Youtube with a message that read:
There we go… those Sega controller from 8Bitdo were announced for a reason! www.Analogue.co announces the Mega SG… FPGA Sega Genesis/Megadrive with tons of compatibility! You can use your Sega CD with it as well! Amazeballs~
It is finally a reality Analogue has brought us a new Mega Drive console or for those of us in North American we are getting a new Sega Genesis and I am left feeling like dreams do come true. Analogue is calling it the Mega SG… Let’s discuss who Analogue is and find out if the Mega SG will live up to the legend that is the Mega Drive.
Who is Analogue?
Analogue is a company that makes new versions of our beloved retro consoles but they do things a little different from other companies that design clone consoles of our favorite retro game console and how you might ask? Analogue designs replica consoles with FPGA technology, their consoles are the closest emulation to the original console from our childhood and they play retro games directly from the cartridge vs clone consoles that dop the rom from the cartridge to play the game.
FPGA is Field Programmable Gate Array. It is a type of device that is widely usedin electronic circuits. FPGAs are semiconductor devices which contain programmable logic blocks and interconnection circuits. It can be programmed or reprogrammed to the required functionality after manufacturing.
Analogue started their mission to reimage our beloved retro gaming consoles with the Analogue Nt which was a new Nintendo NES and unfortunately, I didn’t own nor did most people because it was $500 on release. Analogue decided to continue their journey because of the success of the Analogue Nt and brought us the Analogue Super Nt. The Super Nt was a new Super Nintendo which is one of Nintendo’s best systems in my opinion and at this point, Analogue found a way to bring their price down to a more affordable $190. Now they are bringing the retro gaming community the Mega Sg which has answered my prays and brought me a type of joy I haven’t felt since I got my Sega Genesis on Christmas day.
What is the Mega SG?
If you haven’t gathered by now the Analogue Mega SG is a new Mega Drive / Sega Genesis and it is freaking awesome. I must be excited I never use the word awesome and I can even go as far as saying the word is like nails on a chalkboard to me! Either way, the Analogue Mega SG plays all your Mega Drive, Sega Genesis, and Master System games. The Mega SG even connects to the Mega CD / Sega CD, that you Analogue this definitely sweetens the pot and gives the rest of us a reason to hunt down a Mega CD! The Analogue Mega SG comes in four different colors, US, EU, JPN, and a special edition white. Let’s go over the features, colors, and Price in more detail in the video below:
Finally Expression Of Excitement!
Just in case you haven’t realized I am extremely excited to hear about the Analogue Mega SG and can’t wait to get my hands on one of these amazing redesigned Mega Drives. I have already ordered the white version of it and now will sit at home wait day in and day out for its arrival. The Analogue Mega SG is definitely going to be a great addition to my collection and the retro gaming community. The Mega SG is more then I hope for, it plays Mega Drive games, it plays Sega Genesis games but it also plays Master System games and also Sega CD games which is not something I had even imagine from an Analogue Mega Drive console. Analogue also made a good move and teamed up with 8bitdo again to design an amazing looking six buttons mega drive controller and I have no doubt the 8bitdo M30 controller will function flawlessly. Now the question is will I be able to keep my sanity while waiting for the Analogue Mega Drive to arrive at my doorstep?
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