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Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: Silverline[1][2]
Distributor: Active Consoles[3][4]
Type: Arcade stick
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive

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The Powarcade is a third-party Sega Mega Drive arcade stick housed in a proper arcade cabinet.[2] Intended for use with either a standard Mega Drive or arcade PCBs (via an onboard JAMMA connection), it was one of the earliest attempts to produce an arcade cabinet for the home consumer market.[4]


In addition to its advertised Mega Drive compatibility, the Powarcade contains a JAMMA-compatible connection which can be used to play actual arcade PCBs. The hardware outputs video via an onboard SCART connection.[1]

Magazine articles

Main article: Powarcade/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive, UK

Photo gallery

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Third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive
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