KW-502

From Sega Retro

Saba MD.jpg
KW-502
Manufacturer: King-Wei Electronics
Distributor: Songa, Subor
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
AR
Sega Mega Drive
CN
Sega Mega Drive
RU
Sega Mega Drive
TW

This short article is in need of work. You can help Sega Retro by adding to it.


The KW-502 called also SB-16C is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive console clone believed to have been manfactured by King-Wei Electronics in the early 1990s. The KW-502 is one of the few Mega Drive clones with an entirely unique shell, loosely based off the original Mega Drive design, and has appeared in various guises across parts of Asia and South America.

Hardware

The KW-502 is based on the design of the original Mega Drive, complete with volume switch and claimed support for the Sega Mega-CD. By default it appears to have shipped with its own six button controllers, however some distributors appeared to favour designs closer to official Sega products.

As with the majority of cloned hardware, the KW-502 lacks the same level of build quality seen with a standard Mega Drive, being physically weaker and more prone to overheating or breaking. The video signal is also thought to be of a lesser quality than those produced by real Mega Drives.

Earlier KW-502s were locked to a specific television standard, while later models became region free.

Distribution

KW-502 was released as Saba and was a successor of KW-501.

Subor was able to distribute the SB-16C (successor to SB-16B) themselves both in China and Russia.

In Argentina, Kunase Amusements distributed the console as the Songa or Magic 2 (presumably the first of a small handful of Songa consoles) starting around 1994. The console is relatively common in this region of South America as a result, with some spilling over to Brazil and Uruguay, however Tec Toy is expected to have limited sales on the grounds that it held the official Sega license in this area.

Gallery

Promotional material

Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Action Games (AR) #25: "Junio 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
Logo-pdf.svg
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Action Games (AR) #26: "Julio 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
Logo-pdf.svg
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Action Games (AR) #28: "Septiembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
Logo-pdf.svg
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Action Games (AR) #30: "Noviembre 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
Logo-pdf.svg

Physical scans

Mega Drive, (Saba)
SabaMD MD Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, (Saba) (alt)
MD Saba Alt Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, (Saba) (alt 2)
Saba MD Box Front Alt2.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, CN
SB16C MD CN Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, RU
SB16C MD Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, RU
Subor SB-16C box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, RU
Subor SB-16C box back 2.jpgSubor SB-16C box 2.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, RU (newer)
SB16C MD Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AR (Songa I)
SongaI MD AR Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AR (Songa I) (alt)
SongaI MD Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, (Castle II)

References


Unlicensed Sega Mega Drive hardware
Clone consoles
Mega Drive | Mega Drive 2 | Genesis 3 | "Mini" models | "PlayStation" models | Keyboard models | Famiclone models | VCD/DVD players | Others


Mega Drive Mega Drive 2 Genesis 3
AT-168 | FR-302 | High Quality | HK-986 | KW-500 | Mega-Ken | Pro 16 Bit | Super Drive Extreme Land Mega Drive 2 | Game Drive 2 | Liko BBG-688 | Mega Drive II (StarGame) | Mega Drive 4 | Mondial Drive II | New Star 2 | Star Drive 2 | Super Drive | Super Mega Driver | ZW-162J | ZW-165A Game Joy | Mega Drive Junior | Sponge | ZW-2000
Other designs
1990s AX-660 | AX-990 | BBG 168 | BBG 188 | EZcom | Game VCD | KW-501 | KW-502 | KW-503 | KW-504 | KW-505 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | Super Alpha II | Super 16 Bit
2000s C-11 | Car Game | CyberShell | CyberSmart | Dream X | Dual Action | e-time Game Play | GamBrothers | GN Twin | GS-200 | FC3 Plus | Kid Box | Kombat 16 | Magistr 16 | Neo-16 | Noritul FX-16 | Premier | RetroN 3 | Sega Driver | Sega Millenium | TV Pump | ZW-166A | ZW-1688 | ZW-16DC | ZW-16P3 | ZW-16XB | ZW-163 | ZW-167 | ZW-169 | ZW-V21
2010s 16 Bit Compact MD HDMI | Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | Hamy 4 | HD Game System | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Mega Sg | Minigen | Minigen HD | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus
2020s 2E Game Console 16 bit | Dendy Nimbus | Dendy Retro | Dendy Smart | Hamy 5 | MixHD | Nimbus Smart | Polymega | RetroN 3 HD | SG800
Portables
Cartridge-based 16 Bit Pocket MD | Advance Digitals | DVTech Discovery | ES-2016 | HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | MDPortable | One Station | Pocket MD | PXP Slim Station | RetroGen | ZW-16M
Emulator-based !QU | Dinax Pixel Games | eMote | EXEQ | Favorite G18 | Game King A-330 | Game Station A-320 | JXD S7300B | Sameo | SD Portable
Clone console "families"
Data Frog | Game-In | Game Box | Game Stick | Magic Drive | Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | Orbita OT-TYG | Retro Genesis | Super Drive | Super Console X | Titan | Mega Dream | SZGV | V-Com