About a year later, Nintendo decided to release another incarnation of its other console, the Super Nintendo Mini. It went on sale on September 29, 2017. The case and controllers, as in the previous case, repeated the design of the original device. Here are the specs:
Processor: ARM Cortex-A7
graphics accelerator: ARM Mali-400 MP2
operating system: proprietary
RAM: 256MB DDR3
built-in memory: 512 MB (reserved by the operating system)
memory card support: no
wireless interfaces: no
The list of games is quite good, as in the previous case, with the help of unofficial tools it was possible to add new titles:
List of games
Contra III: The Alien Wars*
Donkey Kong Country**
Final Fantasy III
Kirby Super Star*
Kirby’s Dream Course**
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Man*
Star Fox 2 (previously unreleased!)
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting*
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart*
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World**
Super Punch Out!!
Two controllers were already supplied in the box, instead of one, like the NES Mini.
SEGA Mega Drive Mini
Another gamer’s joy is a miniature modern version of the 16-bit console from Sega. Here is a list of games that the company has stored in the memory of this device:
List of games
After Burner II
Crusader of Centy
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
Earthworm Jim 2
Fatal Fury 2
Golden Ax II
Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
Phantasy Star II
Rainbow Islands: Extra
The Revenge of Shinobi
Rolling Thunder 2
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Sonic 3D Blast
Streets of Rage 3
Super Hang On
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Vector Man 2
SEGA CD games:
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Final Fight CD
Mansion of Hidden Souls
The Ninja Warriors
Shining Force CD
Sonic The Hedgehog CD
Bonus games that have not been released before:
The design of the Sega Mega Drive Mini console repeats the original design of the console of the first release. The size, however, is about 2 times smaller than the authentic one. Sega Mega Drive Mini is equipped with two USB controllers, HDMI and USB cables for connection.
The console went on sale on September 19, 2019.
Three years later, Sega also released the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2. The bundle and specifications are about the same as the first version. The only thing is that there was only one controller in the box. Well, the set of games was the same.
“All games are faithfully reproduced as they were at the time, and the game console has been added to the console to interrupt the game to save, so that the user can save and start over at any time,” Sega said at the start of sales of the console.
The model went on sale at the end of October 2022.
Sony, of course, could not stay away from this retrogaming holiday. As in all other cases, the device is actually a hardware emulator of the original PS One games.
The developers loaded 20 games into the console’s memory, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer Type 4.
Two classic controllers were added to the kit at once, as well as the cables necessary to connect the set-top box to the TV. Instead of physical memory cards, the developers added a virtual one.
Processor: MediaTek MT8167A with four ARM Cortex-A35 processing cores and a frequency of up to 1.5 GHz
graphics accelerator: PowerVR GE8300
1 GB DDR3-1866 RAM made by Samsung
16 GB of permanent memory eMMC 5.1, also Samsung
audio processing: MediaTek MT6392A
The list of games is quite good:
Battle Arena Toshinden™
Cool Boarders 2
Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto
Metal Gear Solid
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee®
Resident Evil™ Director’s Cut
Ridge Racer Type 4
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo®
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
Naturally, after some time, a tool appeared to add other titles to the console’s memory, how could it be without it.
Amiga 500 Mini
Another incarnation of a vintage PC, the Amiga 500 was released in 1987. The A500 Mini comes with a two-button mouse in the style of the original Amiga 500, as well as a specially designed gamepad. In addition to games for the A500, the device supports titles for more modern Amiga consoles – ECS and A1200.
Here is a list of games stored in the device’s memory:
Alien Breed 3
Alien Breed: Special Edition’92
ATR: All Terrain Racing
The Chaos Engine
F-16 Combat Pilot
Kick off 2
The Lost Patrol
Project-X: Special Edition 93
Simon the Sorcerer
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
Stunt Car Racer
Super Car II
Titus The Fox: To Marrakech And Back
Worms: The Director’s Cut
Zool: Ninja Of The “Nth” Dimension
Features include the ability choose 50Hz or 60Hz screen refresh, CRT filter and multiple scaling options, save states, virtual keyboard support, the ability to update firmware via USB, and the ability to edit pre-installed games or add new games via USB storage (WHDLoad format).
This is a modern incarnation of the most vintage retro console on the list. It was released in 1977 and is currently considered the most popular cartridge console in the history of the gaming industry. By the way, the difference between this device and all those listed above is support for original cartridges. But in the memory of the device, games will also be sewn up.
We write “will be” because the console has not yet been released, they plan to start selling it in November 2023.
Here is the list of games:
Real Sports Volleyball
As for the hardware, there is no information yet. But it is known that the updated CX40 + joystick is included in the kit.