Mega Drive consoles in Central and Eastern Europe

From Sega Retro

Mega Drive first hit the Central and Eastern European market at the end of 1992, and in the following years it hit other markets. Models were sold in the PAL system seen in Western Europe. In Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and the CIS countries, Asian models in the PAL system were also released. This model was cheaper than the European versions, this was done to increase console sales in the region.

Mega Drive has become a popular console in this region due to its low price, good availability and the possibility of pirating games. 16-bit Sega beated Super Nintendo in sales and along with PlayStation, Game Boy and famiclones, became a symbol of video games of the 90s.

Based on its popularity, many clones were distributed in the region. Sega had to recognize some as official in order to have a certain percentage of profits from the sale of games and add-ons, such as Power Pegasus in Poland and Super Bitman in CIS countries.

In May 1996, Sega announced that it would support Mega Drive in the former communist countries, making the console available in some stores until 1999.

Albania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Mega Drive II
Albania AL: (≥ 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Bulgaria

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label
MD2 Asia PAL Green Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive 2 Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label
MD2 Asia PAL Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Pulsar
Bulgaria BG: (≥ 1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II Europatrade
Croatia HR: (≥ 1994)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set Europatrade
Croatia HR: (≥ 1994)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set Europatrade
Croatia HR: (≥ 1994)
Bosnia and Herzegovina BA: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Czech Republic

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: 4579 Kč4579 (≥ 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MK 1601-18
MK 1601-18 CZ.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD manual CZ.jpg
Manual
SMDS11G EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Jezek Sonic and 1 Pad Set Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: 5329 Kč5329 (≥ 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD manual CZ.jpg
Manual
SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Jezek Sonic and 2 Pads Set Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: 5499 Kč5499 (≥ 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD manual CZ.jpg
Manual
MD2 CZ Box Top 1Pad .jpg
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad 2.jpg
Mega Drive II Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual
MD2 CZ Box Front 2Pads.jpeg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MK 1631-50
MK 1631-50 CZ.jpeg
MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual
Mega Drive CZ Datart card.jpeg
Datart Card
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set Datart, ITO CS, Popron Distribuce
Czechia CZ: (≥ 1994)
Czechia CZ: 4990 Kč4990 (≥ 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual
Mega Drive II DDC Agency
Czechia CZ: (1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual

Hungary

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive Sinus
Hungary HU: (≥ 1992)
Hungary HU: 19999 Ft19999 (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive Al-Step
Hungary HU: 19999 Ft19999 (1993-10)
Hungary HU: 14999 Ft14999 (1993-12)
Hungary HU: 12990 Ft12990 (1994-12)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
SMDS11G EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 19999 Ft19999 (1993-11)
Hungary HU: 12792 Ft12792 (1994-06)
[1]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set II Al-Step
Hungary HU: 21999 Ft21999 (1993-11)
Hungary HU: 19990 Ft19990 (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD UK Box Front MegaGamesI2P.jpg
Mega Drive Mega Games Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 29999 Ft29999 (1993-11)
Hungary HU: 23990 Ft23990 (1994-12)
Hungary HU: 18392 Ft18392 (1995-01)
[2]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive Street Fighter II Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 24990 Ft24990 (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive Aladdin Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 21990 Ft21990 (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
SMDS1MG1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive 4 jatek Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 24990 Ft24990 (1994-04)
Hungary HU: 19192 Ft19192 (1994-06)
[3]
Hungary HU: 18392 Ft18392 (1994-09)
[4]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II Al-Step
Hungary HU: (1993-11)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: (1993-11)
Hungary HU: 14990 Ft14990 (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Alap Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 22990 Ft22990 (1993-11)
Hungary HU: 23999 Ft23999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 19990 Ft19990 (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Aladdin Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 33999 Ft33999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 26999 Ft26999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front Aladdin.jpg
Mega Drive II Aladdin Set II Al-Step
Hungary HU: 21990 Ft21990 (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Sonic Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 34999 Ft34999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 27999 Ft27999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Sport Set I Al-Step
Hungary HU: 35999 Ft35999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 31999 Ft31999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Sport Set II Al-Step
Hungary HU: 33999 Ft33999 (1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Mortal Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 30999 Ft30999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 23999 Ft23999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Mortal II Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 30999 Ft30999 (1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Tenisz Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 34999 Ft34999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 27999 Ft27999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Sega Poster HU Al-Step.jpg
Poster
MD poster HU.jpg
Poster
Mega Drive II Super Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 40999 Ft40999 (1994-08)
Hungary HU: 33999 Ft33999 (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II Commando Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 28999 Ft28999 (1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front LionKing.jpg
Mega Drive II Lion Set Al-Step
Hungary HU: 24999 Ft24999 (1995-03)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive II EBM
Hungary HU: (1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual
Mega Drive II Unknown
Hungary HU: (≥ 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU alt.jpg
Manual

Macedonia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Mega Drive II
FYR Macedonia MK: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Poland

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Nospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive AGES, Bemex
Poland PL: 3500000zł3500000 (1994)
[5]
Poland PL: 350zł350 (1995-01)
Poland PL: 300zł300 (Autumn 1995)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD Manual PL 1.png
Manual
MD Manual PL 2.png
Manual
SMDS1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set AGES, Bemex
Poland PL: (1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MK 1601-18
MK 1601-18 PL label.jpg
PAL-G
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD Manual PL 1.png
Manual
MD Manual PL 2.png
Manual
MD2 DE Box Front Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II DE AGES, Bemex
Poland PL: 400zł400 (Spring 1995)
Poland PL: 350zł350 (Autumn 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set AGES, Bemex
Poland PL: (≥ 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Notavailable.svg
Poster
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II EU Bobmark International
Poland PL: 350zł350 (1996-03)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Bobmark warranty seal.jpg
Warranty seal
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Eltors warranty card PL.pdf
Warranty card
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front MG1.jpg
Mega Drive II Mega Games Set Bobmark International
Poland PL: 430zł430 (1996-07)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Bobmark warranty seal.jpg
Warranty seal
Bobmark registration card PL.pdf
Registration card
Eltors warranty card PL.pdf
Warranty card
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual

Romania

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Mega Drive
Romania RO: (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive II
Romania RO: (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Serbia and Montenegro

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive Altered Beast Set IVC 450 DEM (≥ 1993)[6]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive IVC
Yugoslavia YU: (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD DE Box Back Magnum.jpgNospine-small.pngMD DE Box Front Magnum.jpg
Mega Drive Magnum Set
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)
MD EU HD.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad 2.jpg
Mega Drive II ActiveMagic, Beosoft, DigiTech
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
MK-1631-50
MD2 SCG Manual.jpg
Beosoft Manual
MD2 SCG catalog.jpg
Beosoft catalog
MD2 SCG Warranty card Beosoft.png
Beosoft Warranty card
MD2 Asia PAL Green Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive 2 ActiveMagic, Beosoft, DigiTech
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
Notavailable.svg
MK-1631-07
MD2 SCG Manual.jpg
Beosoft Manual
MD2 SCG catalog.jpg
Beosoft catalog
MD2 SCG Warranty card Beosoft.png
Beosoft Warranty card
MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 pads Set ActiveMagic
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set ActiveMagic
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1994)

350 DEM (≥ 1995)

Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 1P Asia PAL box front.jpg
Mega Drive II ActiveMagic, Beosoft, DigiTech
Yugoslavia YU: (≥ 1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
Notavailable.svg
MK-1631-07
MD2 SCG Manual.jpg
Beosoft Manual
MD2 SCG catalog.jpg
Beosoft catalog
MD2 SCG Warranty card Beosoft.png
Beosoft Warranty card

Slovakia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
Mega Drive
Slovakia SK: (≥ 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive II
Slovakia SK: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set
Slovakia SK: 6799 Sk6799 (≥ 1994)
Slovakia SK: 5699 Sk5699 (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Mega Drive II DDC Agency
Slovakia SK: (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Slovenia

Box Name Distributor Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation Comments
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: 24.99024.990[7] (≥ 1993)
Slovenia SI: 20.99020.990[8] (≥ 1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: (≥ 1993[9])
Megadrive1e.jpg
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set Mladinska Knjiga
Slovenia SI: (≥ 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

References


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