Sega Astro Metropolis Mini revealed: Tiny arcade cupboard with 36 video games releasing in 2020 | Gaming | Leisure
Sega might be following up the Mega Drive Mini – and the soon-to-be launched Recreation Gear Micro – with a miniature model of their iconic Astro Metropolis arcade cupboards. The Astro Metropolis is without doubt one of the most well-known fixtures of the arcade scene again within the 80s and 90s. In the event you head to Japan at this time you will notice tonnes of those cupboards lining up in arcades in locations similar to Akihabara, and random low-cost 50 Yen parlours it’s possible you’ll come upon.
And Sega might be honouring the Astro Metropolis’s historic legacy by releasing a miniature model of it for retro lovers that might be dropping later this yr.
Information of the Astro Metropolis Mini was reported in a post by Sega Pushed, with particulars on the console initially showing on Recreation Watch in a now-deleted article.
The Sega Astro Metropolis Mini might be loaded up with 36 traditional arcade titles similar to Virtua Fighter and Golden Axe: Revenge of Dying Adder.
The latter is a superb beat-em up primarily based on the famed collection that Sega followers will know from the Mega Drive days.
Sadly Golden Axe: Revenge of Dying Adder by no means acquired a house console port, regardless of seeming completely positioned for a launch on the Sega Saturn.
So it has stayed part of the Sonic maker’s esteemed arcade historical past that solely a choose variety of gamers have been fortunate sufficient to play – till now.
Moreover the Astro Metropolis Mini, there might be one different approach Sega followers can play this Golden Axe hidden gem.
Arcade 1Up has additionally introduced an arcade cupboard might be launching in 2020 with Revenge of Dying Adder, which as to be anticipated seems suitably superior.
Listed here are the confirmed video games which were revealed to date for the Sega Astro Metropolis Mini…
• Alien Syndrome
• Alien Storm
• Golden Axe
• Golden Axe: Revenge of Dying Adder
• Columns II
• Darkish Edge
• Virtua Fighter
• Fantasy Zone
• Altered Beast
It stays to be seen what different Sega arcade classics might be that includes on the 36 robust video games record for the Astro Metropolis Mini.
However wanting on the eras these video games have been made might give an thought of what different titles could function.
The video games which were confirmed for the Sega Astro Metropolis Mini are operating on the Mannequin 1 system board (which was launched in 1992) or earlier than.
Which might counsel that the Astro Metropolis Mini’s video games record might be made up of titles primarily from the 80s and early 90s.
One different Mannequin 1 recreation that will function on the Astro Metropolis Mini (if Sega can kind out the rights) is the good Star Wars Arcade recreation from 1993.
Whereas Arabian Combat and Spider-Man: The Video Recreation are among the many System 32 (the board which Dying Adder runs on) that will function on the Astro Metropolis Mini.
It stays to be seen if latter period Sega arcade video games, similar to Preventing Vipers, Skud Race or Final Bronx might additionally function on the Astro Metropolis Mini.
The Astro Metropolis Mini is because of launch by the top of the yr in Japan and is priced at 12,800 Yen, which presently converts to round £94.
There was no official phrase to date on whether or not the Sega Astro Metropolis Mini might be heading to the West as properly.