Maniac Drive

From Sega Retro

Similar to the Magistr Drive series, the Maniac Drive series is a selection of Sega Mega Drive clone consoles that originate from Russia and northern China. The series was created in the early 2000s and was distributed in Russia by Videogames Co. Ltd..[1] They are commonly found on Russian auction websites.

Maniac Drive 2

The first Maniac Drive was actually the second. It is really a Mega Drive clone taking the shape of a Mega Drive 2, and is reasonably accurate. The lettering for "Maniac Drive" appears to have been based on that used within Mickey Mania, which may explain the "Maniac" name. Though the box art is bright and colourful, the system is not, and it seems to have been inspired by Majesco releases of the console (thus placing production after 1998).

Maniac Drive 3

The Maniac Drive 3 system taking the shell of a Genesis 3. It appears to be otherwise identical.

Maniac Drive 5

And finally, the Maniac Drive 5, which takes the shape of a Sony PlayStation.

References


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


Mega Drive Mega Drive 2 Genesis 3
AT-168 | FR-302 | High Quality | HK-986 | KW-500 | Mega-Ken | Pro 16 Bit | S & M | Super Drive Extreme Land Mega Drive 2 | Liko BBG-688 | Mega Drive II (StarGame) | Mega Drive 4 | Mondial Drive II | New Star 2 | Super Mega Driver Game Joy | Mega 3 | Mega Brasil 3 | Mega Drive Junior | Mega Drive X
Other designs
1990s AX-660 | AX-990 | EZcom | Game Dunk | Game Drive 2 | Game VCD | KW-501 | KW-502 | KW-503 | KW-505 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | Simba's 168 | Star Drive DS 1603 | Super Alpha II | Super 16 Bit
2000s C-11 | CyberShell | CyberSmart | Dual Action | e-time Game Play | GN Twin | Kombat 16 | Kombat 16+ | Kibord-005 | Kibord-007 | Mega Drive Extreme | Mega Drive One | Mega Drive III | Mega Drive V | Noritul FX-16 | Premier | RetroN 3 | Sega Driver | Sega Millenium | Simba's 268 | Super Kombat
2010s 16 Bit Compact MD HDMI | Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | Hamy 4 | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Mega Sg | Minigen | Minigen HD | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus
2020s Dendy Smart | Hamy 5 | MixHD | Nimbus Smart | RetroN 3 HD
Clone console "families"
Data Frog | Game-In | Magic Drive | Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | "Young" series | Orbita OT-TYG | Retro Genesis | Super Drive | Titan | Mega Dream
Portables
16 Bit Pocket MD | DVTech Discovery | eMote | EXEQ | HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | Pocket MD | RetroGen