Astro City Mini

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Astro City Mini
DesignerSega Toys
ManufacturerSega Toys
Limited Run Games
CPU1.3 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A7
GraphicsMali-400
RAM256 MB
Media512 MB
ReleaseAstro City Mini
JP: December 17, 2020
NA: March 26, 2021
EU: June 22, 2021
Astro City Mini V
JP: July 28, 2022
Added to museumMini: September 14, 2021

Astro City Mini (アストロシティミニ) is a series of two miniature video game systems 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.

Astro City Mini

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The Astro City Mini was released on December 17, 2020 in Japan as part of Sega's 60th anniversary celebrations. It was then published worldwide by Limited Run Games in 2021.

It contains thirty-six built-in horizontally-aligned arcade games running on an emulator. It is designed to resemble the Sega Astro City arcade cabinet, which was first released in 1993. It contains an arcade stick with micro-switches and six buttons, as well as a start and a select button. It has two USB-A connections 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.

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

Astro City Mini V

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The Astro City Mini V will be released in 2022 in Japan.

It contains twenty-two built-in vertically-aligned arcade games running on an emulator. It is designed to resemble the Sega Astro City arcade cabinet, which was released in 1993. It contains an arcade stick with micro-switches and six buttons, as well as a start and a select button. It has two USB-A connections 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.

Games list

Twenty-two games are included in the Astro City Mini V.

Title Developer Released Notes
Action Fighter Sega 1986
Aero Fighters Video System 1992
Armed Police Batrider Raizing 1998
Batsugun Toaplan 1993
Battle Bakraid Unlimited Version Eighting 1999
Cosmo Police Galivan Nichibutsu 1985
Desert Breaker Sega 1992
Dogyuun Toaplan 1992
Fire Shark Toaplan 1989
Grind Stormer Toaplan 1993
Gunbird Psikyo 1994
Moon Cresta Nichibutsu 1980
Out Zone Toaplan 1990
Raiden Seibu Kaihatsu 1990
Samurai Aces Toaplan 1993
Sorcer Striker Raizing 1993
Strikers 1945 Psikyo 1995
Tatsujin Toaplan 1988
Terra Cresta Nichibutsu 1985
Truxton II Toaplan 1992
Wrestle War Sega 1989
Zaxxon Sega, Ikegami Tsushinki 1981

Development

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