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. Steepler also distributed its own models and original consoles imported from Asia without Sega's knowledge in the region to then settle with official distributors and also sell their models in stores along with unofficial.

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 Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive II (>=199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Bulgaria

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label


MD2 Asia PAL Green Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive 2 (>=1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label


MD2 Asia PAL Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
MD2 Security Label BG.png
Security Label


Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set
Megadrive2e.jpg


MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set (>=1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Czech Republic

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive 4579 CZK (>=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 5329 CZK (>=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 5499 CZK (>=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 (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual


MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MK 1631-50
MK 1631-50 CZ.jpeg
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MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual
Mega Drive CZ Datart card.jpeg
Datart Card


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MDII Manual CZ.jpeg
Manual


Mega Drive II (DDC Agency distribution) (1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual


Hungary

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive (Sinus) (>=1992)
19999 HUF (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive (Al-Step) 19999 HUF (1993-10)
14999 HUF (1993-12)
12990 HUF (1994-12)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMDS11G EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set (Al-Step) 19999 HUF (1993-11)
12792 HUF (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) 21999 HUF(1993-11)
19990 HUF(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) 29999 HUF(1993-11)
23990 HUF(1994-12)
18392 HUF (1995-01)[2]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive Street Fighter II Set (Al-Step) 24990 HUF (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive Aladdin Set (Al-Step) 21990 HUF (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive Set (Al-Step) 24990 HUF (1994-04)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Notavailable.svg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Alap Set (Al-Step) 22990 HUF(1993-11)
23999 HUF(1994-08)
19990 HUF (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Aladdin Set (Al-Step) 33999 HUF (1994-08)
26999 HUF (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) 21990 HUF (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Sonic Set (Al-Step) 34999 HUF(1994-08)
27999 HUF(1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Sport Set I (Al-Step) 35999 HUF (1994-08)
31999 HUF (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Sport Set II (Al-Step) 33999 HUF (1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Mortal Set (Al-Step) 30999 HUF (1994-08)
23999 HUF (1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Mortal II Set (Al-Step) 30999 HUF (1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Tenisz Set (Al-Step) 34999 HUF (1994-08)
27999 HUF (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) 40999 HUF(1994-08)
33999 HUF(1994-09)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II Commando Set (Al-Step) 28999 HUF(1994-10)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II 4 jatek Set (Al-Step) 19192 HUF (1994-06)[3]
18392 HUF (1994-09)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Notavailable.svg
Notavailable.svg
Notavailable.svg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


MD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg
Mega Drive II 2 Pads Set (Al-Step) 14990 HUF (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


MD2 UK Box Front LionKing.jpg
Mega Drive II Lion Set (Al-Step) 24999 HUF(1995-03)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II (EBM) (1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
Manual


Mega Drive II Unknown
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU alt.jpg
Manual


Macedonia

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive II (>=199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Poland

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Nospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive 3500000 PLN (1994)[5]
350 PLN (1995-01)
300 PLN (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 (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 400 PLN (Spring 1995)
350 PLN (Autumn 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual
Notavailable.svg
Poster


MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II EU 350 PLN (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 430 PLN (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 Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Nospine-small.png
Mega Drive (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive II (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Serbia and Montenegro

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive Altered Beast Set 450 DEM (>=1993)[6]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set (>=1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg


MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad 2.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1994)
250 DEM (>=1995)
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 (>=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


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set 350 DEM (>=1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg


MD2 1P Asia PAL box front.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=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 Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
Mega Drive (>=1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


Mega Drive II (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set 6799 SKK (>=1994)
5699 SKK (1994-12)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Mega Drive II (DDC Agency distribution)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Slovenia

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg
Mega Drive 24.990 SIT (>=1993)[7]
20.990 SIT (>=1994)[8]
Megadrive1e.jpg
Sega Mega Drive Model 1 EU Manual.pdf
Manual


SMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive Sonic Set (>=1993)[9]
Megadrive1e.jpg


MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg
Mega Drive II (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg


SMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (>=1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg


Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

Steepler and Dendy

In addition to the official products in Russia and CIS, it was possible to buy Mega Drive from Steepler and Dendy. They were very widespread. Some of them came from the original sources, for example from Buka and Nissho Iwai, and some were imported from other countries or they are clones.

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 RU Box Back Steepler Red.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Steepler Red.jpeg
Mega Drive II (Original console, unofficial box) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy White.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy White.jpeg
Mega Drive II (Imported from Singapore) (1994)
MD2 Steepler console.jpg
MK-1631-07
MD2 Dendy White manual.jpg
Documentation


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy Green.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Green 1994.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
HAA-2502
MD2 Dendy Green HAA-2502.jpg
MD2 Dendy Green manual.jpg
Manual


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy Green.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Green 1996.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone) (1996)
Megadrive2.jpg
HAA-2502
MD2 Dendy Green HAA-2502.jpg
MD2 Dendy Green manual.jpg
Manual
Dendy label 1996.jpg
Label


MD2 RU Box Back Dendy Green.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Green 1994 alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (Clone)
Megadrive2.jpg
HAA-2502
MD2 Asia Green PAL HAA-2502.jpg


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Blue 1994.jpg
Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MK-1631-07
MD2 Buka MK-1631-07.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Blue 1995.jpg
Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
MK-1631-07
MD2 Buka MK-1631-07.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 RU Box Front Dendy Blue 1996 alt .png
Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1996)
Megadrive2.jpg
MK-1631-07
MD2 Buka MK-1631-07.jpg


MD2 EU Box Front 2P Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 RU Steepler Manual.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II (Import from Buka) (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 RU Steepler Manual.jpg
Manual


Original consoles

The first original consoles could only be purchased from Buka and Bitman.

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD2 EU Box Front 2P Alt.jpg
Mega Drive II (Nissho Iwai distribution)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


SMD2S2 EU Box Back.jpgSMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive II Sonic 2 Set (Nissho Iwai distribution) (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


MD2 1P Asia PAL box back.jpgMD2 1P Asia PAL box front.jpg
Mega Drive II Asian Standard Set (Nissho Iwai distribution)[10] (1994)
Megadrive2.jpg
MK-1631-07
MD2 Buka MK-1631-07.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue 2.jpg
Sega RU Catalogue.jpeg
MD2 Asia RU Buka Manual.jpg
Manual
MD2 Asia RU Buka Manual 2 alt.jpg
Warranty Card (older)
MD2 Asia RU Buka Manual 2.jpg
Warranty Card (newer)


MD2 Asia RU Buka alt.jpg
Mega Drive II Asian Standard Set II (Nissho Iwai distribution) (1995)
Megadrive2.jpg
HAA-2502
MD2 Asia RU Buka label alt.jpg
MD2 Asia RU Buka Manual alt.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II (Bitman distribution) (1996-01)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


Mega Drive II (R-Style distribution) (1997)
Megadrive2e.jpg
MD2 Manual HU PL RU.jpg
Manual


References


Sega Mega Drive
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Add-ons Power Base Converter | Mega-CD | 32X (Mega-CD 32X) | Mega Modem | Demo System DS-16
Controllers Control Pad | Six Button Control Pad | 6 Button Arcade Pad | Arcade Power Stick 6B | Konami Justifier | MK-1470
Action Chair | Activator | Arcade Power Stick | Keyboard | MegaFire | Mouse | Mega Stick | Menacer | Remote Arcade System | Ten Key Pad
Accessories 4 Way Play | Cleaning System | Control Pad Extension Cord | Genesis Speakers | Region converter cartridges | Mega Terminal | Miracle Piano Teaching System | Nomad PowerBack | RF Unit (Mega Drive 2) | SCART Cable (Mega Drive 2) | Stereo Audio Video Cable | Team Player | Video Monitor Cable
Network services Sega Channel | Sega Meganet (Sega Game Toshokan | Mega Anser) | Tectoy Mega Net | Telebradesco Residência | XB∀ND
Development tools ERX 308P | ERX 318P | Sprobe | SNASM68K | SNASM2 (Mega Drive) | SNASM2 (32X)
Unreleased Floppy Disk Drive | Mega Play 1010 | Sega VR | Video Jukebox