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Sega MegaDrive reborn for cheapsies

The 'new' MegaDrive from Blaze
The 'new' MegaDrive from Blaze
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Those of you looking for a spot of old school gaming fun (and want to do it in the comfort of your pants) will be able to zoom back in time with the release of a 'new' MegaDrive console from Blaze.

Following its popular handheld MegaDrive console, the TV version holds 15 old-school games and can be simply plugged into the TV with no need for set up (therefore very different to the original... who hasn't been through 'manual channel scan' hell among us?)

What's more, if you're an old school cartridge collector, this new box will play all your old games... looks like we'll be breaking out Micro Machines 2: Tournament Edition then.

Multiplayer fun

Due to launch in April, it will cost a shade under £40 with Play.com already showing a pre-order option for £38... and it even packs two controllers for multiplayer fun, although we're trying to find out if we can use our old 'turbo' pads to resurrect our retro-cool personas.

The games included, according to the online retailer, will be include Alex Kid, Alien Storm, Altered Beast, Arrow Flash, Bonanza Bros, Columns, Crack Down, Decap Attack, E Swat, Fatal Labyrinth, Flicky, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Sonic And Knuckles.

Head on over to Blaze's website to pre-register your interest in the new console, which is currently only listed as 'coming soon'.

Via MCV

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis


Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.