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Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Genesis 3)

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Despite its late arrival, the redesigned and further cost-reduced Genesis 3 unit became a popular item in South America... despite not being officially released there. Though some were imported from North America, many more clone consoles were manufactured on the cheap (the Mega 3 for example is extremely common in Argentina). Unlicensed Genesis 3 clones were manufactured well into the 2000s and may still be in production to this day.

Russia

Magic Drive Pro

Genesis 3 clones from Russia. Available in both black and white.

South America

16 Bit (NipponGame)

A common Genesis 3 clone found in Argentina.

16 Bit 3 (Apevtech)

Relatively modern Genesis 3 from South America.

16 Bit Console (TV Games)

Relatively modern Genesis 3 from South America.

Genesis 3

A very dodgy Genesis 3 clone which despite its many claims, is not thought to be officially licensed. This one resembles the official product more than any other Genesis 3 clone out there, though its box text is translated into Spanish for markets such as Argentina. Font sizes and build quality are also slightly different on the unit.

Genesis 3

Genesis 3 (Fun Time)

Relatively modern Genesis 3 from South America.

Mega Drive 3

Another modern Genesis 3 from South America. These ones add a dash of red to the console and control pads.

Pego

Others

16 Bits ("The Alien System")

A Genesis 3 without any Genesis 3 branding, also sold in South America.

Century Japan

Dream Play

Genesis 3 (16-Bit")

Genesis 3 minus Sega branding, sold in South America.

Genesis 3 (unknown)

Genesis 3 (unknown)

There are many Genesis 3 clones, all with subtle changes.

Genesis 3 (ZOGA)

Genesis 3 (unknown)

A very official looking clone. Claims to have 232 built-in games but only has 219 unique games, with the rest being repeats. Comes in a miniature version of the official-looking box. Is region-free and outputs NTSC 60Hz but the sound is not accurate (like Atgames clones) and doesn't work with high capacity multi-carts or Everdrives.

Genesis 3 (unknown)

A very official-looking clone. Claims to have 368 built-in games but only has 5 unique games, with the rest being repeats. Is region-free and outputs PAL 50Hz, but the sound is not accurate (like Atgames clones) and doesn't work with high capacity multi-carts or Everdrives.

Mega Drive 3 (Simba)

SZGV Wireless

Uses TCT-6801 console-on-a-chip. Video output is PAL 50Hz and region is set to Asia (Japanese/PAL). There are no controller ports so you are stuck using the included wireless IR controllers. Includes 14 built-in games. Works with Everdrive and large multicarts.

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Unlicensed Sega Mega Drive hardware
Clone consoles
Mega Drive | Mega Drive 2 | Genesis 3 | "Mini" models | "PlayStation" models | Others
Bespoke hardware
1990s AX-660 | AX-990 | EZcom | Game Dunk | HK-986 | KW-501 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | SB-16C | Songa II | Super 16 Bit | TW-168
2000s C-11 | Dual Action | e-time Game Play | GN Twin | Mega Drive Extreme | Mega Drive III | Mega Drive V | Noritul FX-16 | RetroN 3
2010s Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Minigen | Minigen HD | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus
Clone console "families"
Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | Super Drive | "Young" series
Portables
HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | Pocket MD | RetroGen