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Fei Hao HD Retro Game
Manufacturer: Fei Hao
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
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The HD Retro Game is an unlicensed Sega Mega Drive clone console made by Fei Hao (东莞市飞豪实业有限公司 - Dongguan City Fei Hao Industrial Co., Ltd). It was first released in 2017 and is based around the TCT-6803 "console on a chip".

The HD Retro Game was the first Mega Drive clone console to be spotted with HDMI support (alongside composite video) - while matched by the officially licensed Sega Mega Drive Flashback from AtGames later in the year, no official Mega Drive prior to this date could support HDMI without homebrew modifications, with the standard not even existing when the Mega Drive was in its prime. The HDMI output is 720p in widescreen only.

The HD Retro Game is infamous for being a more complete package than AtGames' attempts, despite lacking any official endorsement from Sega. While falling short of genuine Sega Mega Drive hardware, it is widely accepted to have superior audio to AtGames' machine, while offering similar 2.4GHz RF wireless control pads (in addition to accepting wired controllers). It is also compatible with Everdrive flash cartridges as well as Sega Master System games.

However, despite having an HDMI output, dual audio jacks on the rear, and a headphone jack on the front, the console only outputs mono sound. It also only outputs an NTSC video signal, and while a region switch allows users to select NTSC-U and NTSC-J releases, PAL region-locked games are not compatible.

The console is available in original Mega Drive and Mega Drive 2 form factors. While the plastic shells include a detachable cover to access the Mega Drive's expansion port, removing it reveals a plastic edge with no connectors, meaning they are incompatible with the Sega Mega-CD.

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Physical scans

Mega Drive, (MD1)
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Cover
Mega Drive, (MD2)
Fei Hao MD2 Box.jpg
Cover

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