Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Is That A Sega In Your Pocket Or...?

Severed hand not included.

Time to get your Sega on with these awesome little pocket consoles from oddball Japanese retro-games-maker, AtGames. Just plug the Nano Arcade into your TV like any other game system and choose from 10 different classic Sega Genesis/Mega-Drive games to play. Officially, there are seven unique versions, each with its own set of games, however in the U.S., there are only 3 currently available. Our friends over at ThinkGeek have the Virtua Fighter edition (Virtua Fighter 2, Shinobi III, Golden Axe, Golden Axe III, Alien Storm, Snake, Spider, Bottle Tops Race, Bomber, Hexagons) and the Columns edition (Columns, Columns III, Flicky, Arrow Flash, Dr. Robotnik’s, Cross the Road, Plumbing Contest, Maze 2010, Jewel Magic, Fish Tank Live) for a measly $12.99 while Amazon adds a third option to their lineup with the Sonic the Hedgehog edition (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island, Air Hockey, Cannon, Checker, Fight or Lose, Naval Power) starting at a whopping $49.99. Yikes! These things are getting hard to find so if you want one, you'd better get on it. Check out this crazy Russian video for more info. Why's it in Russian? Because it was the only review on YouTube that wasn't 40 frickin' minutes long, that's why! And for the love of God, people, turn down your microphones when you record!!!


  1. It's never too late to introduce the kids to some MegaDrive classics. This looks like an affordable way to do it. The multi-hedgehog model will work nicely. But really they should make a bigger console with all the good games in one. I think it would be a bigger hit.

    1. Ah, this looks more like it; 80 games in one, for the price of a cartridge:

  2. A little more research tells me the "80" games are actually 40 Sega games, and 40 uninspired Chinese homebrews. There's yet another option that includes only the 40 Genesis games for half the price and will load roms from an SD card: