After the Analogue Nt and the Super Nt Analogue brings out a new FPGA-based Sega console: The Mega Sg can play Megadrive and Master System games and extrapolate to 1080p, even a Mega CD can be connected. Thanks to adapters, even games from older Sega consoles are running on the device.
Analogue has introduced the Mega Sg, a new game console that can play games of the Sega Mega Drive. Unlike the currently popular mini-consoles, which for example publishes Nintendo from its consoles, the Mega Sg is based on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), an IC. Used is a Cyclone V from Altera.
The Mega Sg has no built-in games, but mimics the function of the original console. Accordingly, users can use their old mega-drive games with the device. In addition, Analogue adds an adapter for the master system; additional adapters for the Mark II, Game Gear, Sega MyCard, SG-100 and SC-3000 should be available separately.
In addition, users can use their old gamepads with the Mega Sg. On the back of the device has a flap, behind which is a connection for a mega CD. The Mega CD was a separately available CD-ROM drive for the Mega Drive. Thanks to the FPGA, this hardware should also be easy to use with the Mega Sg.
The Mega Sg has an HDMI output and scales the picture to 1080p. The upscaling should be free of lags thanks to the FPGA. Among the features of the upscaler include the maintenance of the image format, various possible resolutions and scanlines. The Mega Sg has no regional restrictions and can play all games. There is also a separate wireless controller developed by Analogue in cooperation with 8BitDo. The Mega Sg itself is not a controller.
The Mega SG is available in four color options: USA in black with red accents, JPN in black with blue accents, EUR in black with gray accents and White completely in white. The console costs 190 US dollars, it should be delivered from April 2019. Of Analogue, there are, inter alia, the Super Nt , which can play SNES games. We have already thoroughly tested the predecessor console, the Super Nt . We assume that the systems will have a lot in common.