Sega Is Reigniting Its Console War With Nintendo With A Retro Classic

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After the recent announcement that Nintendo is to bring back the classic NES console, retro rivals Sega are jumping on the bandwagon too, with a revival Mega Drive due out in October of this year.

The revamped console will come pre-loaded with 80 games, compared to Nintendo's 50, and will also let you play original cartridges. In case you're the type to hoard childhood tokens of nostalgia in your parents' attic.

The new and improved (?) Mega Drive
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Originally released in the UK back in 1990, the Mega Drive ended up shifting 40 million units during its time, and gave birth to classics like Sonic and Mortal Kombat, both of which will be present in the Mega Drive's library. 

The only downside - that we can see - is that while the new NES will be compatible with HDMI, the Mega Drive will only work with old fashioned AV cables.

Full list of games:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alien Storm

Altered Beast

Arrow Flash

Bonanza Bros.

Chakan: The Forever Man

Columns

Columns III

ComixZone

Crack Down

DecapAttack

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Ecco

Ecco Jr

ESWAT: City Under Seige

Fatal Labyrinth

Flicky

Gain Ground

Golden Axe

Golden Axe 2

Golden Axe 3

Jewel Master

Kid Chameleon

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat 2

Mortal Kombat 3

Ristar

Shadow Dancer

Shinobi 3

Streets Of Rage 1

Streets Of Rage 2

Streets Of Rage 3

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic Spinball

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The Ooze

Vectorman

Vectorman 2

Virtua Fighter 2

Cross the road

Jack's Pea

Jewel Magic

Curling 2010

Fish Story

Mahjong Solitaire

Warehouse Keeper

Chess

Memory

Snake

Air Hockey

Spider

Naval Power

Mr. Balls

Cannon

Fight or Lose

Bottle Taps Race

Bomber

Checker

Hexagonos

Reaction Match

Whack-A-Wolf

Mirror Mirror

Memory Match

Treasure Hunt

Fire Fly Glow

Panic Lift

Black Sheep

Space Hunter

Table Magic

Color Puzzle

Brain Switch

Mega Brain Switch

Bulls and Cows

Logic Dial

Match Eleven

Formula Challenge

Sudoku Quiz

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