Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Keyboard models)

From Sega Retro

From the end of the 90s, consoles began to have a less and less important role due to the developing PCs in the target pirate markets (Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America). In order to make the purchase of unlicensed equipment more attractive, producers (mainly in China) started to produce, instead of clones resembling PlayStation, a combination of consoles with computer keyboards, calling them educational consoles. Usually, these devices were associated with the 8-bit Nintendo. In 2000, consoles were banned in China, but law allowed the production of these educational consoles, because consider them as a computer, thus allowing China and the rest of the world to be flooded by a wave of educational consoles in the early 2000s. Most of them are 8-bit Nintendo, but there are also versions of 16-bit Sega. Most of these Sega clones was intended for the Russian and CIS markets, where Sega was still popular.


Unlicensed Sega Mega Drive hardware
Clone consoles
Mega Drive | Mega Drive 2 | Genesis 3 | "Mini" models | "PlayStation" models | Keyboard models | Famiclone models | Others


Mega Drive Mega Drive 2 Genesis 3
AT-168 | FR-302 | High Quality | HK-986 | KW-500 | Mega-Ken | Pro 16 Bit | S & M | Super Drive Extreme Land Mega Drive 2 | Liko BBG-688 | Mega Drive II (StarGame) | Mega Drive 4 | Mondial Drive II | New Star 2 | Super Mega Driver Game Joy | Mega 3 | Mega Brasil 3 | Mega Drive Junior | Mega Drive X
Other designs
1990s AX-660 | AX-990 | EZcom | Game Dunk | Game Drive 2 | Game VCD | KW-501 | KW-502 | KW-503 | KW-505 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | Simba's 168 | Star Drive DS 1603 | Super Alpha II | Super 16 Bit
2000s C-11 | CyberShell | CyberSmart | Dual Action | e-time Game Play | GN Twin | Kombat 16 | Kombat 16+ | Kibord-005 | Kibord-007 | Mega Drive Extreme | Mega Drive One | Mega Drive III | Mega Drive V | Noritul FX-16 | Premier | RetroN 3 | Sega Driver | Sega Millenium | Simba's 268 | Super Kombat
2010s 16 Bit Compact MD HDMI | Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | Hamy 4 | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Mega Sg | Minigen | Minigen HD | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus
2020s Dendy Smart | Hamy 5 | MixHD | Nimbus Smart | RetroN 3 HD
Clone console "families"
Data Frog | Game-In | Magic Drive | Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | "Young" series | Orbita OT-TYG | Retro Genesis | Super Drive | Titan | Mega Dream
Portables
16 Bit Pocket MD | DVTech Discovery | eMote | EXEQ | HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | Pocket MD | RetroGen