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SEGA announced Astro City Mini, a tiny arcade machine

Sega's latest "micro" project is a tiny arcade cabinet called Astro City Mini. Here's everything we know about it.

If you ever dreamed of having an arcade machine at your home, but you simply didn't have any room for it, SEGA Toys got you covered.

Japanese website Game Watch revealed that the latest console in the series of "mini" Sega devices is called Astro City Mini and it is a very small and charming arcade machine.

Astro City Mini
The marquee lights up when Astro City Mini is powered on. (Picture: Game Watch)

Astro City Mini is slated for release later this year in Japan, and it comes with 36 preloaded Sega Arcade games, including classics like Golden Axe, Virtua Fighter, and Fantasy Zone.

The full list of games has yet to be revealed, but for now, we know 10 officially revealed games that will be included.

Astro City Mini Confirmed Games

  • Alien Syndrome
  • Alien Storm
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • Columns II
  • Dark Edge
  • Tant R
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Altered Beast

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Astro City Mini has a standard set of controls for an arcade machine. (Picture: Sega/Game Watch)

All included games will come in their original arcade format, and you can play them either directly on the small built-in screen of Astro City Mini or you can connect the console to your TV via HDMI and play on a big screen.

For controls, Astro City Mini has a built-in 8-way joystick and 6 button setup, which is a standard for the arcade machines.

The system is powered with a micro USB connection, and it also has two additional USB slots if you don't want to play with built-in controls and want to use controllers instead.

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Astro City Mini with humans for scale. (Picture: Sega/Game Watch)

This is Sega's third mini/micro-console. Previously, they have released Sega Genesis Mini in 2019, and recently they have announced Game Gear Micro, one of the smallest consoles in the world.

The Astro City Mini will cost 12,800 yen (~$117/£94) in Japan. Currently, there is no information if the console will be released out of Japan.

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