As part of Sega’s 60th anniversary, Sega Toys has recently announced that they will be releasing the Astro City Mini and the Astro City Mini Amusement Center Style Kit on December 17, 2020.
The Astro City Mini is a miniaturized revival of the popular 90’s arcade cabinet of the same name, manufactured by Sega. This mini retro arcade boasts 36 titles preloaded in a small form factor that is 1/6th the size of the original cabinet. The retro arcade cabinet sports the classic joystick and 6 arcade buttons, plus a “Start” and “Credits” button. Meanwhile, the back panel houses the two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI out to project the game to a wider screen, a headphone jack, a micro USB port for power, and the power button.
Together with the mini arcade cabinet, Sega also unveiled the Astro City Mini Amusement Center Style Kit (sold separately) composed of a miniaturized coin base/stand, a transparent label placed on top of the cabinet, and a classic arcade-style stool to replicate the look and feel reminiscent of the 90’s arcade centers.
Apart from the previously announced first batch of 10 titles, Sega Toys has also recently revealed a second batch of 13 titles to be included in the 36-game library of the Astro City Mini, namely:
- Shadow Dancer
- Cyber Police E-SWAT
- Crack Down
- Gain Ground
- Puyo Puyo
- Bonanza Bros.
- Wonder Boy
- Wonder Boy Monster Land
- Wonder Boy Monster Lair
Also sold separately is the Astro City Game Pad, an optional controller peripheral that can be connected to the Astro City Mini. The retro arcade cabinet can support up to two Astro City Game Pads via the two USB slots at the cabinet’s back panel.
The Astro City Mini will retail for JPY 12,800 (roughly US$120), while the game pad will go for JPY 2,780 (roughly US$27). The Amusement Style Kit will be priced at JPY 3980 (roughly US$37).
The first 10 games announced last month include:
- Virtua Fighter
- Fantasy Zone
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe : The Revenge of Death Adder
- Alien Storm
- Alien Syndrome
- Columns II
- Dark Edge
- Altered Beast
For more information on the Astro City Mini, visit the official website here.