Is the war of Sega consoles against Nintendo rekindled? SNES Classic Mini could face off against rival Dreamcast Mini | Games | Entertainment
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition was one of the most popular gaming gadgets of 2017.
The SNES Classic Mini has hit the shelves every time stock has become available for purchase, with fans loving Nintendo’s latest retro revival.
The pint-sized console lets fans relive the 16-bit glory days with the 21 classic retro games loaded onto the system.
This is the second classic console that Nintendo is releasing, and follows on from the success of the NES Classic Mini last year.
And now, retro gaming fans have received another boost, with the possibility that Sega could release its own classic console revival next year.
The makers of Sonic the Hedgehog recently announced a new partnership with makers of retro clone hardware Retro-bit.
Retro-bit has made a number of retro consoles, including the Super Retro Trio which plays NES, SNES, and Mega Drive games.
And the company has entered into a license agreement with SEGA, to manufacture accessories for ALL of Sega’s gaming platforms.
This includes highly regarded consoles like the Sega Dreamcast, Sega Mega Drive, and Sega Saturn.
Products under development include accessories for original Sega consoles that use the original console port but have modern upgrades.
Retro-bit teased, these accessories will include USB ports for PC compatibility and Bluetooth wireless technology.
New products born from the Sega and Retro-bit partnership will be unveiled at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January.
Titi Ngoy, President and CEO of Innex Inc – the exclusive distributor of Retro-Bit, said: “With retro gaming in full swing, we are delighted to offer officially licensed SEGA accessories in their original format. ‘origin as well as apply the innovative improvements of the classic game. which have become the hallmark of Retro-Bit.
“We’re excited to unveil the first of these new products and concepts at CES, and to do so alongside an exciting 2018 product catalog. ”
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Although it has not been confirmed, the deal will surely raise fans’ hopes for the possibility of a Sega rival of the SNES and the NES Classic Mini.
Sega has already released a retro console for the moment, the Mega Drive Flashback.
However, after receiving mixed reviews at launch, Sega may be looking to restart its retro console revivals.
In the 16-bit era, Sega and Nintendo were the biggest names in video games.
And while sales of Saturn and Dreamcast haven’t been as high as their rivals, consoles hold a special place in the hearts of many gamers.
The Dreamcast, which was discontinued less than two years after its release in Europe, features many innovations that are still being felt in the game today.
The Sega Dreamcast was the first home console to embrace online gaming and was also the first home console to have a second screen in its controller.
While it was a rudimentary pixel display, thanks to the VMU memory card, the basic idea was replicated and refined with the Nintendo Wii U years later.
Sega Dreamcast classic Shenmue has also been hugely influential, with the level of interaction with non-playable characters replicated in current open world games.
If Sega decides to make a Sega Dreamcast Mini, here is the Express.co.uk games wishlist:
2. Shenmue 2
3. Sound adventure
4. Soul Calibur
5. Sega Rallye 2
6. Crazy Taxi
7. Tennis Virtua
8. Stone of Power
9. Virtua Fighter 3
10 Daytona United States 2001
11. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
12. Resident Evil – Code Veronica
13. ChuChu rocket
14. House of the Dead 2
15. Samba de Amigo
16. Fantastic Star Online
18. Arcadian Skies
20. Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
21. Metropolitan street racing