Unlicensed Mega Drive clones
From Sega Retro
The Sega Mega Drive was a commonly cloned console during the 1990s, especially in smaller markets. There are potentially hundreds of different models, though few have been documented on the internet. This page covers some of the consoles that we know exist, but don't know much else about.
- Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Mega Drive)
- Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Mega Drive 2)
- Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Genesis 3)
- Unlicensed Mega Drive clones ("mini" models)
Super Alpha II
Found in Taiwan, model number SB-003. This one has a slightly different shell and is more akin to the European model.
"16 Bit Game"
Dodgy looking Mega Drive clone from China, complete with crazy light gun.
16 Bit TV Game
Also from China, two clones by a company known as "Gap International Limited". One looks like a Mega Drive 2 in white, the other is completely new. Model numbers GA-16B1 and GA-16B2 respectively.
Mega Drive III
Sega Mega Drive clone with custom body shape
Micro Genius III
Similar to the above.
Retro Genesis Modern
N64-like case with Sega Saturn-like controllers. Uses the TCT-6801 console-on-a-chip. Has a 4-position region switch and a NTSC/PAL switch. Comes with 170 built-in games (some in Russian). The controllers have 2 Mode buttons (what would be the L and R buttons on a Sega Saturn controller).
|Unlicensed Sega Mega Drive hardware|
|Mega Drive | Mega Drive 2 | Genesis 3 | "Mini" models | "PlayStation" models | Others|
|1990s||AX-660 | AX-990 | EZcom | Game Dunk | HK-986 | KW-500 | KW-501 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | SB-16C | Songa II | Star Drive DS 1603 | Super Alpha 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||16 Bit Compact MD HDMI | Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Minigen | Minigen HD | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus | 16 Bit Pocket MD | Mega Sg|
|2020s||RetroN 3 HD|
|Clone console "families"|
|Magic Drive | Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | Retro Genesis | Super Drive | "Young" series|
|HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | Pocket MD | RetroGen|