The Astro City Mini is a scaled-down replica of a big brother familiar from arcades, with 36 games on board.
After Game Gear Micro, Sega announced a new retro console: the Astro City Mini, a scaled-down copy of the arcade Astro City arcade console. The 17-centimeter-high device features familiar controls from the game rooms, a joystick and six buttons, in the company of a roughly 4.8-inch display. The mini-console will feature 36 classic arcade titles, including Alien Storm, Altered Beast and Virtua Fighter. Players don't necessarily have to rely on the tiny panel, the device also has an HDMI socket so it can be connected to a TV, as well as three USB connectors that can be used to drive into the multiplayer mode with the optional controllers. The console is powered via microUSB. The gaming machine will be available in Japan for roughly $ 120 towards the end of the year, it is not yet known whether Sega will make the device available in additional markets.
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