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Sega’s cute mini arcade cabinet is heading west

Limited Run Games will bring over the Sega Astro City Mini

A shot of the Sega Astro City Mini retro arcade cabinet on a white background Image: Sega
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

In the past two years, Sega has triple-dipped on miniaturized gaming nostalgia with the Sega Genesis Mini, the (bizarre) Game Gear Micro, and the Astro City Mini — a tiny version of the company’s enduring arcade cabinet. Thanks to Limited Run Games, the Sega Astro City Mini is heading west after its release in Japan this past December.

Limited Run Games will open orders for the Sega Astro City Mini on Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m. EDT. The cabinet costs $129.99 (close to its original price in Japan of 12,800 yen), and Sega enthusiasts can also purchase a matching gamepad for $27.99 and an arcade style kit — which includes a base, miniature stool, and top board — for $39.99. It appears that Limited Run Games is not selling the Sega Astro City Mini arcade stick (which sold for 12,800 yen in Japan) that Sega released last year.

The Sega Astro City Mini features an LCD screen, HDMI out, a headphone jacket, and dual USB-A ports. It also comes bundled with the following arcade games:

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (with Stella)
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns 2
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits
  • Sega Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy 3: Monster Lair

Limited Run Games says just 3,500 units have been manufactured for the U.S. market, so act fast on Friday if you want one.

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