Hours of wasted time! Hours!
Classic gaming console the Sega Mega Drive is back, and we couldn’t be more excited.
The 16-bit legend was a perennial favourite in the 90s – and now you’re going to have a chance to play on it again.
The console launches on 19th September and, according to The Guardian, will feature “40 built-in games, and comes with two controllers and a HDMI port, which plugs straight into modern televisions”.
And it’s not even that expensive – you can pick one up for £69.99. Not bad.
We don’t know the full lineup yet, but we do know that Sonic the Hedgehog is on there, alongside Earthworm Jim, Altered Beast, Castlevania and Gunstar Heroes – all games we wasted hours and hours on in our younger years.
It’s not the first time a company has re-released a retro gaming console – in fact, it’s somewhat of a trend.
A few years ago, Nintendo released its Nintendo Classic Mini, a miniaturised version of the NES. You could play games like PAC-MAN, Tecmo Bowl, and Dr. Mario – all sorts of retro delights.
In 2018, too, Sony released the PlayStation Classic, a “compact recreation of the original PlayStation console, preloaded with 20 classic games”. Rayman, the original GTA, Tekken 3 and more were all available.
And we expect the same nostalgic thrills when the Sega Mini is released, too.
As mentioned, the console is out in September – so plenty of time for you to save those pennies and spend next winter indoors pretending you’re 11 again. Bliss.