Sega Megadrive Mega Drive Console
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Any consoles sent to us without following the above guidelines may have their value reduced or may not be accepted at all (in which case they will be returned to the customer at their own expense or disposed of if the customer prefers).
Consoles sent in without their original boxes will have their trade-in value reduced by 15% (Unless selected as "No original outer box" at trade-in)
The Sega Mega Drive – known in North America as the Sega Genesis – was released in Europe in November 1990. The 16-bit successor to the Master System, the Mega Drive treated gamers to bold graphics, fast gameplay, and synthesised stereo sound. Supported by top games such as the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a wide range of third-party titles, the Mega Drive sold over 40 million units worldwide, making it one of the most successful video game consoles of all time.
Boasting an experience akin to that enjoyed in arcades, the Mega Drive appealed mainly to older gamers, with more mature titles than other consoles of the time. With an FM synthesiser, the system produced high-quality stereo music and sound effects; it contained 72 KB of RAM and 64 KB of video RAM, and could display up to 64 colours at once from a palette of 512.
Initially sold with arcade beat 'em up classic Altered Beast, the Mega Drive became synonymous with its most popular series, Sonic the Hedgehog. Throughout the console's lifecycle, Sonic games remained the backbone of the library, from the eponymous first entry through to the revolutionary 3D title Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island.
Aside from Sonic the Hedgehog, the Mega Drive enjoyed a large library of games from many different genres – Disney tie-ins Aladdin and The Lion King enticed young players; fighting games and beat 'em ups such as Mortal Kombat and Streets of Rage catered to the more mature market; and titles like Battletoads, Ecco the Dolphin, and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker had something for everyone.
- Home console developed by Sega and released in Europe in November 1990
- The 16-bit successor to the Master System; sold over 40 million units worldwide
- Top titles include the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Altered Beast, and NBA Jam
- The console was later re-designed and released as the Mega Drive II in 1993
- Also spawned two add-on consoles with their own games: Mega-CD and 32X
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