The Analogue Mega Sg answers why anyone would pay $190 for a new Sega Genesis

Enlarge / The Analogue Mega Sg comes with none of these attached things. But if you can bring your own games and controllers to its blast processing party, you’re in for a very, very good time. (credit: Sam Machkovech)

To start any conversation about the Analogue Mega Sg—a new, $190 take on the original Sega Genesis (née Mega Drive in Europe and Japan) that’s available for “pre-order” but has already begun shipping—let’s identify a few classic gamer niches. This impressive device simply isn’t for everyone.

Are you a classic Sega devotee—as in, starting with the SG-1000, continuing through the Master System, Genesis, and Game Gear, ending with the Sega CD, and going no further? That’s the territory this classic-gaming box covers.

Are you the kind of Sega Genesis freak who abides by the gospel of pure, original gameplay, as opposed to emulation? The Analogue Mega Sg has you covered. It delivers the most authentic Genesis visuals, colors, control, and sound I’ve ever seen via an HDMI connection.

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