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Fast facts on Arcade Classic
Manufacturer: AtGames
Distributor(s): AtGames (Asia), Blaze Europe (UK), Retro-Bit (US), H&B (France)
Built-in games: 20, 18, 15
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£?
Sega Mega Drive
FR
€?
Sega Mega Drive
DE
€?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?
Sega Mega Drive
RU
?RUB ?

The Arcade Classic is a Sega Mega Drive console on a chip manufactured by AtGames. Though not the first console by AtGames to hit the market, the Arcade Classic is perhaps the most "famous" to date, due to its ability to play Sega Mega Drive cartridges through a built-in cartridge slot.

Hardware

There are two key hardware revisions of the AtGames Classic; an older variant which relies solely on wired controllers, and a newer model which is compatible with wireless controllers manufactured by AtGames. The later can be identified by its built-in infra-red semi-circle receiver and power LED at the front of the unit. Both are otherwise much the same product - a very small Mega Drive console with a cartridge slot, power and reset buttons, a switch for alternating between PAL and NTSC video standards and ports for both the power supply and composite video/audio connectors.

Shipping with the console, as is common with AtGames products, is the Firecore operating system with a number of built-in Mega Drive games. The precise list of games varies between products and distributors - across the world 5, 15, 18, 20, 60 and 80 game variants of the Arcade Classic have been spotted, however the number is often expanded by the inclusion of original, non-Mega Drive games, believed to have originated from AtGames themselves at some point during the 2000s.

As the system is reliant on emulation, the system is region free, however some games exhibit graphical issues and may not boot at all. Poor audio emulation leads to significant sound problems in many games - a common issue in many consoles of this nature. A lack of expansion ports mean the system is incompatible with add-ons such as the Sega Mega-CD and Sega 32X.

Variants

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
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Video Game Console (AtGames) 20xx
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"Model 1"


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Firecore Classic Console (AtGames) 20xx
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


ArcadeClassic MD US Box Back Retrobit.jpgNospine.pngFirecorebox.jpg
Firecore Classic Console (Retro-bit) US: $49.99 (2009)[1]
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


ArcadeClassic MD US Box Front AtGames 80G Sonic.jpg
Sega Genesis Classic Game Console (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


ArcadeClassic MD US Box Back AtGames 80G BlackBox.jpg
Sega Genesis Classic Game Console (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


ArcadeClassic MD US Box Back AtGames 80G Sonic25th.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadeClassic MD US Box Front AtGames 80G Sonic25th.jpg
Sega Genesis Classic Game Console (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console Deluxe (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console Deluxe (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console Deluxe (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


Sega Genesis Classic Game Console Deluxe (AtGames) 20xx (US)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


ArcadeClassic MD UK Box Back 15G.jpgNospine.pngArcadeClassic Blaze 15G Box Front.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Video Game Console (Blaze) 2009 (UK)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


ArcadeClassic Blaze SOR Box Front.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Video Game Console: Limited Streets of Rage Edition (Blaze) 20xx (UK)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


ArcadeClassic MD FR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAtGames MDConsole FR Box Front.jpg
Sega Mega Drive (H&B) 20xx (FR)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


ArcadeClassic MD FR Box Back SoR.jpgNospine.pngArcadeClassic MD FR Box Front SoR.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Streets of Rage Edition Limite (H&B) 20xx (FR)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"


AtGames ArcadeClassic RU Box Front Red.jpg
Sega Mega Drive (?) 20xx (RU)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 1"


ArcadeClassic MD AU Box Back 80G.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadeClassic MD AU Box Front 80G.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console 201x (AU)
Notavailable.svg
"Model 2"



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External links

References

  1. Press release: 2009-09-23: INNEX LAUNCHES PRODUCTS CONTAINING LICENSED SEGA GENESIS TITLES IN TIME FOR Q4 HOLIDAY SEASON


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