SEGA announces Astro City Mini Arcade, To Get 36 Classics

Out of the blue SEGA Toys has announced the Astro City Mini Arcade via a interview with Game Watch Impress in Japan. You can read the interview where they talk about a lot of the Astro City Arcade cabinet history which was a cabinet released only in Japan so forget about this coming to the States (Hey, Sega!).

Some of the confirmed titles already include:

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Alien Storm
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
  • Columns II
  • Dark Edge
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Altered Beast

The cool thing about these titles is that this will be the first time Dark Edge and Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder will get home releases! According to the interview this project started at SEGA back in 2018! It has also been confirmed that SEGA-AM 2 legendary composer Hiro will be making the sounds for this Mini console. There will also be support for HDMI out, microswitch joystick, replaceable balltop and even support for external controllers. The device will be pricey coming in at 12,800 yen ($119 USD), but according to the interview its made out of the same material as the actual cabinet. What do you guys think?

[Edit: Looks like Game Watch took down the interview because it was accidentally shared early. Oops.]


27 responses to “SEGA announces Astro City Mini Arcade, To Get 36 Classics

  1. Scott Phillips says:

    Nice coverage George! Thanks!

  2. Jon Antonovic says:

    Wow !!! I want one

  3. RushDawg says:

    What makes you so sure it won’t come to the west? Not even in limited quantities?

  4. jimi Andreas says:

    yeah!have to have one

  5. Kirt Ray says:

    Wow thats awesome but i wish sega would have those arcade games on nintendo switch for download

    • Sega Dreamer says:

      Some of them already are. But I don’t want to have to buy a Switch just to play my favorite Sega games when i can just get it from Sega themselves, no middle man.

  6. Centrale says:

    Fantastic! Finally some love for the arcade library! I’ll pre-order this ASAP.

  7. John Zhou says:

    I like how Sega could get microswitches on a mini arcade… and SNK what made microswitch NGP couldn’t

  8. randall johnson says:

    I think they want a lot of money for a $20 item.

    • Fat Frog says:

      Are you kidding ? There are almost 40 games and probably many other surprises.(tiers games ? Model 2 ?)

      I would pay 40 dollars only for Golden Axe RODA…

    • Sega Dreamer says:

      It’s cheaper than the 400 dollar stand up arcade 1up cabinet too.

  9. Mark Goodhart says:

    If more previously unported games are on it, I’ll seriously consider buying it. I do appreciate the HDMI connection, but I really don’t like mini consoles and really wish I could just buy these games on PS4 or Switch. It’s irritating that between the minis, Arcade 1up, and that Capcom stick, there are exclusive, never ported games trapped on these machines, and to own all these games you’ve got to own several more different pieces of hardware.

  10. Neotechni says:

    That’s amazing and I must have one. I just hope it has better games than that list…

  11. Jaymon says:

    Mini arcade (joystick and 6 buttons) with many Sega games – 156 in all
    Very different specs. Though you get what u pay for, $34 usd
    I had a lot of fun.

    Amazon: Link or search for “Mini Arcade Game Machine RHAC01”
    Check comments for full list of games

  12. Sega Dreamer says:

    I’m buying this! 😀 This is the kind of quality stuff I want from Sega. The Genesis Mini was great, and this looks on par with it!

  13. Mike says:

    It’s cool that they’re doing this, but I’m not shelling out a dime until they announce that some unported Model 2 or 3 stuff is on it. That’s where I fell in love with Sega. And the fact that they haven’t announced any of that in the first batch is more than a little suspect.

    • Chippolato says:

      No chance you’re getting model 3 on this hardware. You might be lucky and get some model 2, but I really doubt it.

  14. V says:

    i think sega should also add an output for external controllers. then it would be perfect.

  15. PEDRO FERREIRA says:

    Part of me feels the buttons and control stick should be blue.

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