Hyperkin, maker of hardware that plays retro games, is releasing a handheld system that can play Sega Genesis and Mega Drive games. The Mega 95 has a five inch display that is toggleable between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios, along with a battery that’s touted by Hyperkin to last 10 hours–that’s better than the Sega Nomad’s battery pack that ate through AAs in hours.
So if you were a kid and dreamed of wanting a Sega Nomad–or just couldn’t afford the batteries to keep it running–Hyperkin’s Mega 95 might be your dream come true. Just like the Sega Nomad, the Mega 95 isn’t restricted to only handheld play. There will be a dock available that allows you to plug it into a TV, and even has two controller ports for couch multiplayer.
I’d love to be able to get my hands on one and check out the screen, but for now I’m stuck looking at these prototype photos.