Astro City Mini

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Astro City Mini
DesignerSega Toys
ManufacturerSega Toys
Limited Run Games
CPUAllwinner-based Zuiki Z7213
Graphics1280 x 720 resolution
RAM256 MB
Media512 MB flash memory
ReleaseJP: December 17, 2020
WW: 2021
Added to museumSeptember 14, 2021
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Astro City Mini (アストロシティミニ) is a miniature video game system by Sega Toys. It was conceived after the success of tiny dedicated consoles by Sega such as the Sega Genesis Mini and the Game Gear Micro. It was released on December 17, 2020 in Japan and was published worldwide by Limited Run Games in 2021.

It contains thirty-six built-in games, running on an emulator, and is designed to resemble the Sega Astro City arcade cabinet. It contains arcade stick with microswitches and six buttons, as well as a start and a select button. It has two USB-A connection for external controllers. Games can be played on the small included screen, or via HDMI out on a television screen. Power is supplied via a micro USB connection.

Development

On July 8, 2020, Sega announced the Astro City Mini. However, on September 18, 2018, However, Sega Ages producer Yosuke Okunari revealed on Twitter that the system would be developed and distributed by Sega Toys, and that M2, the company which developed the emulation on the Sega Genesis Mini and the Game Gear Micro, would be involved.

Games list

Thirty-seven games are included in the Astro City Mini.

Title Developer Released Notes
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars Sega 1986
Alien Syndrome Sega 1987
Alien Storm Sega 1990
Altered Beast Sega 1988
Arabian Fight Sega AM2 1992
Bonanza Bros. Sega 1990
Columns Sega 1989
Columns II: The Voyage Through Time Sega 1990
Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams Success 1991
Crack Down Sega 1989
Cyber Police ESWAT Sega 1989
Dark Edge Sega AM3 1992
Dottori-kun Sega 1990
Fantasy Zone Sega 1986
Flicky Sega 1984
Gain Ground Sega 1988
Golden Axe Sega 1989
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder Sega AM1 1992
Ninja Princess Sega 1985
Puyo Puyo Compile 1992
Puyo Puyo 2 Compile 1994
Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R Sega AM1 1994
Puzzle & Action: Tant-R Sega AM1 1992
Quartet 2 Sega 1986
Rad Mobile Sega AM3 1991
Scramble Spirits Sega 1988
Seishun Scandal Coreland 1985
Shadow Dancer Sega 1989
Shinobi Sega AM1 1987
Sonic Boom Sega 1987
Space Harrier Sega 1985
Stack Columns Sega AM1 1994
Thunder Force AC Technosoft 1990
Virtua Fighter Sega AM2 1993
Wonder Boy Escape 1986
Wonder Boy in Monster Land Westone Bit Entertainment 1987
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair Westone Bit Entertainment 1988