The Sega Genesis Is Back Like You Never Expected

By Robert Scucci | Published

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Sega Genesis fans are going to lose their minds when they feast their eyes upon Hyperkin’s next handheld creation: the Mega 95. Though a release date or price point has yet to be announced, the Mega 95 will make emulators a thing of the past, as the device is compatible with Sega Genesis and Mega Drive cartridges.

The Mega 95

Shaped like a classic Genesis controller and boasting a five-inch display, you’ll finally be able to give your beat-up Game Gear a much-needed break.

The Mega 95 was announced by Hyperkin at CES 2024, and by the looks of it will a worthy device for even the most die-hard of Sega Genesis fans.

Users will be able to toggle from a 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio with the click of a button. And unlike the Sega Game Gear, it won’t require six AA batteries or an AC adapter to operate.

Will Inlcude A Docking Station

Taking a page out of the Nintendo Switch playbook, the Mega 95 will also include a docking station that supports two Sega Genesis controllers.

In other words, you’ll now be able to play Streets of Rage 2 on the go, as well as on your television set at 720p resolution as God intended.

So, if your old Genesis controllers currently reside in a shoe-box, you might want to dust them off and take a trip down memory lane.

Using The Old Cartridges

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And by the looks of it, the Mega 95 marks a considerable improvement over Hyperkin’s last attempt to recapture the glory days of Sega Genesis with their Megaretron HD gaming console.

While the Megaretron HD is still a suitable way to play Sega Genesis on your home entertainment system, it lacks the mobility that the Mega 95 has to offer.

And although emulators are a great way to play your favorite classic Sega Genesis games on the go, there’s something to be said about blowing the dust out of a cartridge and bringing your favorite games with you for when you need them the most.

Waiting On Prices

Sega Genesis

The price point for the Mega 95 hasn’t been announced at the time of this writing, but we have reason to believe that it will be priced similarly to Hyperkin’s SupaBoy, which currently sells for $119.95.

Though we’re speculating on cost, it would make sense that the pricing for the hand-held Sega Genesis will be in line with its Nintendo counterpart.

However, we won’t know the exact price until Hyperkin makes an official announcement.

Getting Nostalgic

Sega Genesis

If you’re picking up what Hyperkin is throwing down, then you’re going to want to keep track of a release date.

While you’re at it, you’re going to want to find somebody who supplies Jolt Cola and Doritos 3D if you really want to relive the days of your youth as you so fondly remember them.

If you’re going to get nostalgic about Sega Genesis, you might as well do it right.

Sega Genesis In 1989

Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis was first introduced to United States markets in 1989 and dominated the gaming world until its discontinuation in 1997. During this time, 1,022 games were released.

Now that millennials are approaching middle age, the demand for an easy way to play with their old cartridges is stronger than ever.

By the sounds of it, the Mega 95 is the perfect solution for those who want to play Sega Genesis while they’re traveling, as well as in the comfort of their own home.

Source: IGN