Pre-Owned Sega Multi Mega Console + Original 6 Button Pad (PAL European), Boxed.
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The Sega Multi-Mega is a truly unique and special piece of hardware developed by Sega near the end of the Megadrive/Genesis’ lifespan but shortly before the release of the 32X with which it remains fully compatible with, if not looking a little unusual in appearance. It is a Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD and ‘portable’ personal CD player combined into one unit. The unit was released in North America as the Sega Genesis CDX as the “Mega” naming scheme was not in used in that region, and in Brazil it was called the Multi Mega CDX.
New to the Multi-Mega are CD controls seen on the top of the unit. From left to right these functions include; the open button for the CD lid, seek buttons for the CD player, a small LCD screen in the middle displaying the current track number (including which audio track it’s currently playing in-game) (or ACCESS when loading a game), play/pause button, a stop button, and a small blue reset button.
In all cases the Multi-Mega was packaged with a 6-button control pad, a power adaptor, an RCA A/V cable (RF or RGB Scart cable in Europe). It has a notably superior RGB output than that of many other Mega Drive systems with next to no visible jailbar effects from signal noise when used on a CRT TV.
Providing an experience akin to that enjoyed in arcades of the time, the Mega Drive appealed mainly to older gamers, with more mature titles than it’s rivals. With an FM synthesiser, the system produced high-quality stereo music and sound effects; it contained 72 KB of RAM and 64 KB of video RAM, and could display up to 64 colours at once from a palette of 512.
The Mega Drive enjoyed a large library of games from many different genres – Disney tie-ins such as Aladdin and The Lion King enticed young players; fighting games and beat ’em ups such as Mortal Kombat and Streets of Rage catered to the more mature market; and titles like Thunderforce II, Ecco the Dolphin, and Phantasy Star IV had something for everyone.
Initially sold with arcade beat ’em up classic Altered Beast, the Mega Drive became synonymous with its most popular series, Sonic the Hedgehog. Throughout the console’s lifecycle, Sonic games remained the backbone of the library, from the eponymous first entry through to the revolutionary 3D title Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island.
The Mega CD Library continues to add to the unique selection of titles available for this 16bit powerhouse with some of the most historically significant and/or critically acclaimed games of all time being released for the system, such as Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher, Sonic CD and Night Trap.
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