SEGA Astro City Mini Arcade Console Gets Limited Run

SEGA Astro City Mini

Limited Run Games confirms that it is releasing a 3,500-unit run of SEGA’s Astro City Mini Arcade retro console for the US market.

Offering a collection of 36 classic SEGA arcade games, the Astro City Mini Arcade is a mini version of the full sized Astro City Arcade cabinets. It comes with an LCD screen, a joystick, and six buttons. Screen too small? There’s an HDMI-out port to connect the console to your TV or monitor, and two USB Type-A connectors for game controllers.

For personal play, the Astro City Mini Arcade also has a headphone socket.

If you want to grab one of these, you’ll need to pay attention to the @LimitedRunGames Twitter feed on and before Friday March 26th. Alternatively, visit the website late on Thursday 25th to hammer the F5 key and catch a $129.99 preorder slot. This is when preorders start – and you wouldn’t want to miss it, as only 3,500 units have been produced for the US market.

Note that this is an English language version of the SEGA Astro City Mini Arcade console. You can find the Japanese version on eBay, but beware the import costs!

The games are as follows:

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (with Stella)
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits
  • Sega Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

As you can see, there are some bona fide classics on this console, from Virtua Fighter and Space Harrier to Golden Axe. And, weirdly, Columns and Columns II. Still, rough with the smooth…

If you’re interested in SEGA arcade gaming at home, Limited Run Games’ SEGA Astro City Mini Arcade isn’t your only option. The full sized SEGA Astro City Arcade cabinet is also available on eBay.