Sega‘s Astro City Mini Is a Retro Arcade Cabinet With 36 Classic Games
Featuring “Alien Syndrome,” “Golden Axe,” “Altered Beast” and much more.
Unlike the Genesis or Game Gear, the original Astro City wasn’t a platform designed for at-home use. Instead, it was arguably the most popular offering in Sega’s range of “City”cabinets, the Verge reports, noting that the Astro City is still popular in Japanese arcades. Get a look at how it runs via this Japanese commercial:
A total of 36 pre-loaded games will be playable on the built-in joystick and microswitches, with 10 titles already being confirmed by Game Watch:
- Alien Syndrome
- Alien Storm
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
- Columns II
- Dark Edge
- Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
- Virtua Fighter
- Fantasy Zone
- Altered Beast
An HDMI-out, two USB-A ports, and a Micro USB port in the back will allow gamers to put the display on a larger computer monitor or television and play on a home console-style controller with six action buttons and a traditional directional pad.
The Astro City Mini is set to drop in the Japanese market for around $120 in late 2020.