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October 16, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Genesis and Master System fans rejoice - Analogue is taking pre-orders on their Mega SG

Analogue's Mega SG
Having released the Super Nt for SNES fans, the Genesis gets the same well-crafted FPGA treatment.
Analogue has made it's mark on retro gaming with both technical and artistic strides. Their real-wood SNK AES console was a functional thing of beauty, but when they crafted an NES from a block of aluminum, we all took notice. These beautiful consoles came at a premium price, but later consoles have become much more affordable.

I bought their Super Nt, SNES clone, last year and love it's versatility, game compatibility, and modern TV features. At it's core is an FPGA (Field Programable GAte Array) programed to simulate the SNES so well, your game arts won't know the difference. This concept is becoming more prevalent as opposed to onboard emulation within clone consoles. Analogue does it well - so well!

Don't be fooled by less expensive Genesis Clones. Analogue is vastly superior.
Analogue has announced their latest FPGA console, a Sega Genesis / Master System clone, called the Mega SG! There are a few Genesis clones already on the market, but they often have awful sound replication issues that render them nearly unplayable. The Mega SG cures this issue by recreating the Yamaha YM2612 sound chip completely in FPGA for superior sound. It outputs video at 1080p HDMI.

Like the Super Nt, the Mega SG does not include controllers, but it retains the same 9-pin port from the original Genesis, allowing you to use original controllers. Wireless 2.4 GHz controllers are available at purchase. Another nice facet is a new modular approach to this console. Adapters (some sold separately) will allow games from Mark III, Game Gear, Sega MyCard, SG1000/1000II, and SC-3000 consoles. The Mega SG ships with a Master System adapter - pretty slick!

Based on my experience with the Super Nt, I'd jump on the Mega SG without hesitation. The multi-game adapters only sweeten the deal, bringing so much Sega to one console. Check out their site for all the details and pre-orders are open for an April 2019 release date.

Analogue's Mega SG and Super Nt There's no console war here. Analogue has you covered with FPGA consoles for both SNES and Genesis!

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