Mega Drive Portable

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A selection of Mega Drive Portable games, and boxes
Manufacturer: Zoga
Distributor: Simba's Video Games, Proyavlyay Emotsii (Russia/CIS), Dynacom Argentina (Argentina)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
AR
Sega Mega Drive
CN
Sega Mega Drive
RU
(Mega Drive Portable)
Sega Mega Drive
RU
(Mega Drive Portable Blue and Silver)
Sega Mega Drive
RU
(Mega Drive Portable 3D)
Sega Mega Drive
RU
(Mega Drive Portable Ultimate)
Sega Mega Drive
RU
(Mega Drive Arcada)

Mega Drive Portable is a brand of portable Mega Drive clones sold In Russia/CIS, China and parts of Asia, South America.

The Mega Drive Portable rather than rely on standard-size Mega Drive cartridges, games was distributed on smaller Game Boy Advance-sized carts which are then compatible with the entire range of Mega Drive Portable systems. Within these carts contains a Mega Drive ROM, likely taken from the internet, repackaged and sold for use on the go.

There are a handful of Mega Drive Portable compatible devices, most of which appear to have been based on pre-existing shells developed by Nintendo.

The console began a new trend in Russia for portable devices. It had certain competitors like MDPortable, DVTech Discovery and others.

Mega Drive Portable (ZW-16S)

This appears to have been the original unit, built within the shell of a Game Boy Advance. All Mega Drive Portables seem to extend the functions of a Sega Nomad, with the ability to connect to a TV screen while having headphone support, a built-in speaker and a 960x240 pixel resolution 2.5 inch screen. The specifications are otherwise identical to that of the Sega Mega Drive. Often they come in a variety of colors too.

Mega Drive Portable + 15 games

Released on November 15, 2008.[6]

Mega Drive Portable 3D

Attempting to cash in on the 3D craze, the Mega Drive Portable is almost identical to the first Mega Drive Portable, just with a built-in battery. There is no third dimension involved.

Mega Drive Portable 3D + 5 games

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Mega Drive Portable Ultimate (ZW-16H)

Mega Drive Arcada (ZW-H105B)

Mega Drive Slim

A unit based on the PlayStation Portable that comes with a built-in battery pack (which fully charged claims to last 10 hours). The SquareXCircleTriangle buttons were not replaced.

Mega Drive Mobile

Almost identical to the above, the Mega Drive Mobile just has a different shell.

Mega Drive Micro (ZW-16V)

The Mega Drive Micro steals its design from the Game Boy Micro and adds two extra buttons, meaning the system can play six-button Mega Drive games. It also has 32 games built-in:

Mega Drive SP (ZW-16Q)

Identical to the above, but this time using the shell of a Game Boy Advance SP.

Games

Main article: List of Mega Drive Portable games.

Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Drive Portable/Magazine articles.

External links

References

  1. http://www.simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-03-31 22:17)
  2. http://www.simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2007-08-04 12:11)
  3. http://www.simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2008-01-13 19:28)
  4. http://www.simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2010-01-26 23:49)
  5. http://www.simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2011-09-20 16:08)
  6. http://simbas.ru/ (Wayback Machine: 2009-01-24 01:56)
  7. http://exeq.ru/exeq/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=106 (Wayback Machine: 2012-10-23 14:13)


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