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The iconic SEGA Mega Drive console that defined a generation of gaming returns in this slick, miniaturised unit. The SEGA Mega Drive Mini console is loaded with 40 legendary games including Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes and many more...............

Product Features

  • Miniature SEGA Mega Drive replica
  • Includes 40 legendary games
  • Plug and play ready

  • 1. Sonic The Hedgehog
  • 2. Ecco the Dolphin
  • 3. Castlevania: The New Generation
  • 4. Space Harrier 2
  • 5. Shining Force
  • 6. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • 7. ToeJam & Earl
  • 8. Comix Zone
  • 9. Altered Beast
  • 10. Gunstar Heroes
  • 11. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • 12. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • 13. Thunder Force 3
  • 14. Super Fantasy Zone
  • 15. Shinobi 3
  • 16. Streets of Rage 2
  • 17. Earthworm Jim
  • 18. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • 19. Probotector
  • 20. Landstalker
  • 21. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • 22. Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • 23. Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • 24. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • 25. Story of Thor
  • 26. Golden Axe
  • 27. Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • 28. Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
  • 29. Vectorman
  • 30. Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • 31. Tetris
  • 32. Darius
  • 33. Road Rash 2
  • 34. Strider
  • 35. Virtua Fighter 2
  • 36. Alisia Dragoon
  • 37. Kid Chameleon
  • 38. Monster World IV
  • 39. Eternal Champions
  • 40. Columns
  • 41. Dynamite Headdy
  • 42. Light Crusader
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lol people still mention raspberry pie in every thread for a retro console??
why they don't get it,it's not just about playing these games..even a monkey can run these games on a billion devices for free..phones,pc,android tv,wii,DS,PSP,etc etc etc and this was possible since late 90s so you are not exactly a genius

the point is it's a nostalgic product as a whole..a cute little replica of the real system made officially by the manufacturer..with genuine controller,user friendly,sleek interface,art work and in this case menu music made by legendary Yuzo Koshiro..it's a whole package that matters,you won't get any of that by just running some 30 years old games ghetto style on your phone or raspberry pie board.
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...



Agreed.

Whilst this looks to be the first "mini" console thats actually decent and hasnt been rushed out to make a few quid, I will stick to Recalbox (what Retropie should have been), my 128Gb microSD card, and the 10,000+ games i will never get round to playing, lol.
Again though, top marks to Sega for listening to the fans and drop kicking AtGames and their terrible Megadrive abomination from a couple of years ago.
Have some heat from me
Edited by: "MrCynical" 3rd Jul
Happy with my PS1 Classic that cost £25 and now contains every single Nes, Snes, Gameboy, Gmaeboy Colour, Game gear, Megadrive game, plus 50+ PS1 games and a few random others.
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


...and at least the Pi could be re-purposed.

These are most likely just going to end up at the back of a cupboard after a month. One more way to kill the planet yaaaaay.
Edited by: "Magurdrac" 3rd Jul
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Already ordered with them, will they adjust the price for me?
MrJed03/07/2019 12:52

Already ordered with them, will they adjust the price for me?


Ah, interesting. I assumed they'd only just put it up. How much did you pre-order for, and is the adjusted price not showing in your account?
£64.95 back in April. Apparently their preorder promise will issue me a refund within 7 day of the charge
MrJed03/07/2019 12:57

£64.95 back in April. Apparently their preorder promise will issue me a …£64.95 back in April. Apparently their preorder promise will issue me a refund within 7 day of the charge


I need to keep my eyes open a bit more. Appreciate the reply
Just get a raspberry pi.....


***runs and hides****


someone was gonna say it...
I want it,but only the Japanese or Asian version.
wish we had the option to buy that instead of paying much extra for importing.
Sounds like they take £ on order?
I wonder if amazon price match on their preorders? I ordered mine in March for full price.

Anybody know if Game Collection take payment on order?
aseddon13003/07/2019 13:36

I wonder if amazon price match on their preorders? I ordered mine in March …I wonder if amazon price match on their preorders? I ordered mine in March for full price.Anybody know if Game Collection take payment on order?


Amazon dropped it last night to £64.99 with an attached coupon. If you want to stick with them, it may be worth trying your luck with that.

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joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


...and at least the Pi could be re-purposed.

These are most likely just going to end up at the back of a cupboard after a month. One more way to kill the planet yaaaaay.
Edited by: "Magurdrac" 3rd Jul
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...



Agreed.

Whilst this looks to be the first "mini" console thats actually decent and hasnt been rushed out to make a few quid, I will stick to Recalbox (what Retropie should have been), my 128Gb microSD card, and the 10,000+ games i will never get round to playing, lol.
Again though, top marks to Sega for listening to the fans and drop kicking AtGames and their terrible Megadrive abomination from a couple of years ago.
Have some heat from me
Edited by: "MrCynical" 3rd Jul
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


With run ahead on Raspberry Pi 4 it's actually a pretty good proposition.

For retro gaming fans I'd recommend looking at the MiSTer project though.
Happy with my PS1 Classic that cost £25 and now contains every single Nes, Snes, Gameboy, Gmaeboy Colour, Game gear, Megadrive game, plus 50+ PS1 games and a few random others.
lol people still mention raspberry pie in every thread for a retro console??
why they don't get it,it's not just about playing these games..even a monkey can run these games on a billion devices for free..phones,pc,android tv,wii,DS,PSP,etc etc etc and this was possible since late 90s so you are not exactly a genius

the point is it's a nostalgic product as a whole..a cute little replica of the real system made officially by the manufacturer..with genuine controller,user friendly,sleek interface,art work and in this case menu music made by legendary Yuzo Koshiro..it's a whole package that matters,you won't get any of that by just running some 30 years old games ghetto style on your phone or raspberry pie board.
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


Pff my i7 128gb 3080 titanium gigaplex PC plays Pacman just fine thank you. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to hack off my arm and leg.
I wouldn't bother preorder this.. it wont be a limited release and it will be much cheaper by Christmas, either through slow sales or 'Black Friday' like deals..

There is very little reason to preorder.
koskesh03/07/2019 14:08

lol people still mention raspberry pie in every thread for a retro …lol people still mention raspberry pie in every thread for a retro console??why they don't get it,it's not just about playing these games..even a monkey can run these games on a billion devices for free..phones,pc,android tv,wii,DS,PSP,etc etc etc and this was possible since late 90s so you are not exactly a geniusthe point is it's a nostalgic product as a whole..a cute little replica of the real system made officially by the manufacturer..with genuine controller,user friendly,sleek interface,art work and in this case menu music made by legendary Yuzo Koshiro..it's a whole package that matters,you won't get any of that by just running some 30 years old games ghetto style on your phone or raspberry pie board.



My mention was tongue in cheek.... I own nes mimi SNES mini and Ps1 mini... every thread someone mentions it and it’s drives me bonkers
matman05098803/07/2019 13:53

Happy with my PS1 Classic that cost £25 and now contains every single Nes, …Happy with my PS1 Classic that cost £25 and now contains every single Nes, Snes, Gameboy, Gmaeboy Colour, Game gear, Megadrive game, plus 50+ PS1 games and a few random others.



I’ve had issues hacking mine. Managed to do SNES and nes Mini easily
Just thinking about it I got the NES, SNES & PS1 minis all of them for less than this costs..
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


There's actually a really good case for the RPI3 fpr 15 qiod
joanddan703/07/2019 14:24

I’ve had issues hacking mine. Managed to do SNES and nes Mini easily


Ive not hacked my Nes or Snes Mini.

I had trouble with PS classic too, the USB port dont draw much power, so my 64gb and 32gb sticks didnt work. Had to grab a 4gb one, install the hack then use an OTG cable to power the USB.

Seems decent now though.
joanddan703/07/2019 14:23

My mention was tongue in cheek.... I own nes mimi SNES mini and Ps1 …My mention was tongue in cheek.... I own nes mimi SNES mini and Ps1 mini... every thread someone mentions it and it’s drives me bonkers


I was mainly referring to the guy who mentioned raspberry pie..
koskesh03/07/2019 15:30

I was mainly referring to the guy who mentioned raspberry pie..



Yeah I did first just to beat the normal people to it... ha
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


I don't get why companies dont sell these as kits so people can drop a pi in. They could charge exactly the same and nobody would complain.
MrCynical03/07/2019 13:45

Agreed.Whilst this looks to be the first "mini" console thats actually …Agreed.Whilst this looks to be the first "mini" console thats actually decent and hasnt been rushed out to make a few quid, I will stick to Recalbox (what Retropie should have been), my 128Gb microSD card, and the 10,000+ games i will never get round to playing, lol.Again though, top marks to Sega for listening to the fans and drop kicking AtGames and their terrible Megadrive abomination from a couple of years ago.Have some heat from me


What was wrong with the megadrive? Mine seems fine and has a half decent selection of games on it
I preordered a while back and just checked my account and still says £64.95, poo!
smckirdy03/07/2019 15:48

I don't get why companies dont sell these as kits so people can drop a pi …I don't get why companies dont sell these as kits so people can drop a pi in. They could charge exactly the same and nobody would complain.


Because most people just want to plug and play. Just because the average geek has time on their hands to tinker or install an OS and bolt a PCB into a case doesn’t mean everyone does. And just because a Pi costs £15-20 doesn’t include the cost of other bits like controllers, casing, PSU, etc. And most importantly the opportunity cost of your time.

I mean I wouldn’t buy a pre-built PC but I doesn’t mean I’d assume that everyone wants to spec their own machine and custom build.
Heat added want this but will hold out for a price drop
plewis0004/07/2019 06:41

Because most people just want to plug and play. Just because the average …Because most people just want to plug and play. Just because the average geek has time on their hands to tinker or install an OS and bolt a PCB into a case doesn’t mean everyone does. And just because a Pi costs £15-20 doesn’t include the cost of other bits like controllers, casing, PSU, etc. And most importantly the opportunity cost of your time.I mean I wouldn’t buy a pre-built PC but I doesn’t mean I’d assume that everyone wants to spec their own machine and custom build.


It's stupidly easy to.stick a pi into something designed for it, you can make it as simple as inserting a game cartridge. And no reason you can't sell them included and charge even more by comparison.

When you've got a niche product like this people are going to be willing to put some extra effort in as it's not a thing that people will randomly buy. If anything by making it something that appeals to the sega nostalgia crowd and the tinkerers you are likely to sell more units not less. I know I wouldn't buy this, but I would buy it as an empty shell with controllers ready for a pi or another off the shelf soc.
smckirdy04/07/2019 08:17

It's stupidly easy to.stick a pi into something designed for it, you can …It's stupidly easy to.stick a pi into something designed for it, you can make it as simple as inserting a game cartridge. And no reason you can't sell them included and charge even more by comparison. When you've got a niche product like this people are going to be willing to put some extra effort in as it's not a thing that people will randomly buy. If anything by making it something that appeals to the sega nostalgia crowd and the tinkerers you are likely to sell more units not less. I know I wouldn't buy this, but I would buy it as an empty shell with controllers ready for a pi or another off the shelf soc.


I know it's stupidly easy (I've done it), it's also stupidly easy to assemble a tower PC with the correct components but that doesn't mean that everyone wants to. What you're suggesting would mean another SKU to sell and support - I guess they just don't want this hassle.
plewis0004/07/2019 08:19

I know it's stupidly easy (I've done it), it's also stupidly easy to …I know it's stupidly easy (I've done it), it's also stupidly easy to assemble a tower PC with the correct components but that doesn't mean that everyone wants to. What you're suggesting would mean another SKU to sell and support - I guess they just don't want this hassle.


Probably why, but it's still a product with as much or more potential. I don't mind 3d printing stuff, but it's better having something made in a factory.
smckirdy04/07/2019 08:25

Probably why, but it's still a product with as much or more potential. I …Probably why, but it's still a product with as much or more potential. I don't mind 3d printing stuff, but it's better having something made in a factory.


I’m sure they decided it wasn’t. The number of people who would want to assemble themselves is probably tiny in comparison and firmly a niche. It’s just a gap for Chinese sellers to fill on Gearbest, AliExpress, etc.
Magurdrac03/07/2019 13:43

...and at least the Pi could be re-purposed.These are most likely just …...and at least the Pi could be re-purposed.These are most likely just going to end up at the back of a cupboard after a month. One more way to kill the planet yaaaaay.


Do your bit then and recycle your phone, computer, etc and stay offline from now on
So excited for eternal champions
Edited by: "Craigbum" 4th Jul
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plewis0004/07/2019 08:41

I’m sure they decided it wasn’t. The number of people who would want to ass …I’m sure they decided it wasn’t. The number of people who would want to assemble themselves is probably tiny in comparison and firmly a niche. It’s just a gap for Chinese sellers to fill on Gearbest, AliExpress, etc.


I think they're both niches, and personally I think it would work just as well. But it's not like we can do an A.B test for it, full assemble retro pi kits aren't common or easy enough to buy to compare either. Personally I think there is a market for it and the PR would make it stand out and the two markets would make for better margins, but we'll never know.
joanddan703/07/2019 13:14

Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say …Just get a raspberry pi.....***runs and hides****someone was gonna say it...


Y A W N
No Cannon Fodder? 😪😁
odiedodie04/07/2019 09:39

Y A W N



That was my point. Every time there is a mini classic console thread someone says it... completely missing the point of why these exist. I own a nes, SNES and ps1 mini and will buy this. The raspberry pi is not a substitute for this at all
BuzzDuraband03/07/2019 13:38

Amazon dropped it last night to £64.99 with an attached coupon. If you …Amazon dropped it last night to £64.99 with an attached coupon. If you want to stick with them, it may be worth trying your luck with that. TGC Pre-order payment...We understand that not paying for your pre-order too far in advance is important. For this reason, we will attempt to take payment for pre-orders 1-3 days before the official release date once we have the items in stock and ready to ship, so you're not paying anything earlier than necessary.However, orders placed with Credit/Debit Card that are for items that are released more than 90 days from the date purchased will need to be charged in advance. We will email you a few days before so you can ensure you have sufficient funds available in advance.Payment for orders placed using PayPal will be captured when we dispatch your items, unless your order was placed more than 28 days before the official release date. In this case, your payment will be captured within 28 days of your order being placed. Please ensure you have sufficient funds available in your PayPal account at this time.


Nothing on the 3 camels to show Amazon reduced the price - it’s £69.99 again now. I’ll give live chat a go and see what they say.
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