Blaze unveils pocket-sized, portable MegaDrive (with Sega games) for the UK

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Do you ever get the urge to delve into the past and whip out your original copies of Sonic & Knuckles, Golden Axe, or Ecco the Dolphin, only to discover that the hassle of locating and setting up a 17-year-old Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) is more trouble than its worth?

Perhaps you’ve also had the urge to play said games on a handheld system but didn’t think doing so would be possible without breaking various laws in the process. Well, videogame peripheral producer Blaze has a solution for you: A handheld MegaDrive complete with 20 built-in titles.

Currently available in the United Kingdom for £29.99 (approx. US$52.75), the handheld console boasts built-in speakers, a 2.4 in. LCD screen and, in case you fancy some good ol’ full-screen gaming, a TV-out connection and an appropriate cable (PAL format only, of course).

With three AAA batteries (not included) inserted, users will be given instant access to the following titles:

  • Sonic & Knuckles

  • Shinobi III – Return Of The Ninja Master
  • Alex Kidd (and the enchanted castle)
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Arrow Flash
  • Columns III
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • E Swat
  • Ecco
  • Ecco Jr.
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Jewel Master
  • Kidd Chameleon
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Shadow Dancer

Blaze has yet to announce whether the handheld MegaDrive system will ever be released outside of the UK.

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