New Sega Mega Drive Handheld Surprisingly Awesome

Portable Video Gamer writes:

"Somewhere between the size of the classic Gameboy Advance and an iPhone, the Blaze portable feels like the perfect Sega handheld system, if Sega were still in the hardware market. UK-based company Blaze Europe has licensed the rights to 20 retro games from the 16-bit Sega system, and these are accessible via convenient menu screen on the device. Highlights include Sonic & Knuckles, Alex Kidd, Altered Beast, and Golden Axe. Unfortunately, once you tire of the included games, there is no way to upload new roms to the machine."

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clinker3654d ago

Wow, I think I just peed my pants a little. Too bad this is a UK company and I can't get this in America. Booo!

da_hitman813654d ago

Game gear all over again. LOL

Ldubbz3654d ago

No one remembers the Sega Nomad, huh? A little talked about portable from Sega that ran full-size Genesis carts, and even had the six-button layout. Just cop one of those on eBay and youre good to go....or just get a PSP and run emulation for free ;)

SaiyanFury3654d ago

I remember the Nomad from the 90s. This is a nice little unit, but I think the price is a bit steep considering you can get an original 1001 PSP and use homebrew to run Genesis ROMs. But it's a decent software list, Lord knows I'm a fan of the old Shinobi games. Shinobi 3 alone makes the software list glow.

TheColbertinator3654d ago

Sega is sitting on a gold mine if they release a handheld with all their old school games.They should at least make a handheld to compete in the hardware business

Eiffel3654d ago (Edited 3654d ago )

As far as Hardware goes for Sega its failed miserably
Anyone Remember Sega 32x? Sega CD? Sega Genesis? Sega Game Gear? Sega Master System? Sega Mega-CD? Sega SG-1000? Sega Saturn? Sega VR?

They finally got it right when they released the Dreamcast but..not until the PlayStation and N64 killed them..and ended up working for the consoles they so wanted to destroy in hardware sales.

I don't think sega is up to competing with the DS and PSP when the market has already grown accustom to both.

Voiceofreason3653d ago

People said the same about MS a few years back and look at where they are today.. Also Sega has name recognition with gamers that MS never had.

silasj3654d ago

If only there was a sega and a nes(snes) handheld with rom support, I think I'd be in heaven.

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