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Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« on: July 07, 2020, 06:42:53 AM »


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The Astro City Mini comes preloaded with a bunch of Sega arcade games. Thereíll be 36 in total, and here are the confirmed titles so far, via Game Watch:

Alien Syndrome
Alien Storm
Golden Axe
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Columns II
Dark Edge
Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
Virtua Fighter
Fantasy Zone
Altered Beast

The Astro City Mini looks like a shrunken-down arcade cabinet, similar to the Neo Geo Mini. Unlike that system, though, Sega says that the stick uses proper microswitches, so it should be a lot more satisfying to use. Thereís an HDMI-out on the back as well as two USB-A ports, a Micro USB port, and a headphone jack. Unfortunately, thereís no word on whether itíll have a built-in battery.

The Astro City Mini is set for a release in Japan around the end of the year, and itíll cost 12,800 yen (about $120.)

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 07:14:18 AM »
I'm surprised they put VF and Revenge of Death Adder on there.   :ohhh  Wish they at least threw Virtua Racer or Sega Rally on there for a racer.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 08:47:38 AM »
Wish they at least threw Virtua Racer or Sega Rally on there for a racer.

There's still 26 more games on it that haven't been announced yet.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 09:14:43 AM »
Wish they at least threw Virtua Racer or Sega Rally on there for a racer.

There's still 26 more games on it that haven't been announced yet.
:ohhh  Well, shit.. seems reading still serves a purpose.  :derp

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 09:27:34 AM »
Mini consoles I understand, but I really don't see the point of mini arcades. The controls are cramped, you can only play single player, and the screen is tiny as hell while the thing is not a portable at all. I guess they're just for collectors?

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 09:42:23 AM »
Mini consoles I understand, but I really don't see the point of mini arcades. The controls are cramped, you can only play single player, and the screen is tiny as hell while the thing is not a portable at all. I guess they're just for collectors?

Like the NeoGeo Mini, it has HDMI-out and appears to have ports for controllers to plug into.

Personally, I would rather just have a little emu box that's cheaper, but if this is quality -unlike the NeoGeo Mini- I'll get it.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 09:51:13 AM »
Mini consoles I understand, but I really don't see the point of mini arcades. The controls are cramped, you can only play single player, and the screen is tiny as hell while the thing is not a portable at all. I guess they're just for collectors?

Exactly this. It's a neat little gimmick, but seems worthless unless you're able to put MAME and NullDC/etc. on it.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 10:03:49 AM »
Confirmed to have controllers coming- they will be making an arcade stick and Mega Drive style controllers for it.  Supposed to have a presentation tomorrow.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 10:08:08 AM »
How long are they gonna dance around a Saturn Mini? :gurl

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 10:16:56 AM »
If it doesn't have a battery there really isn't much point. the mini neo is dumb, it's destined to be a desk tchotchke.

not that this isn't


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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 10:21:07 AM »
FUCK YEAHHHHHHH

Disclaimer: I had an Astro City and had to give it to a buddy to take care of it when I moved to Japan.

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 02:51:08 PM »
How long are they gonna dance around a Saturn Mini? :gurl
Until there's a cheap off-the-shelf ARM SoC that can run a Saturn emulator.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2020, 04:22:30 PM »
Mini consoles I understand, but I really don't see the point of mini arcades. The controls are cramped, you can only play single player, and the screen is tiny as hell while the thing is not a portable at all. I guess they're just for collectors?

I know at least with the Neo Geo Mini, you had HDMI out and could use Neo Geo CD-style gamepads. This has HDMI out as well, not sure yet if it'll have gamepads.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2020, 04:59:46 PM »
I'm surprised they put VF and Revenge of Death Adder on there.   :ohhh  Wish they at least threw Virtua Racer or Sega Rally on there for a racer.

Given its trying to recreate an arcade machine feel, it'd be a bit weird to include things that had custom cabinets like racing games or your thunderblades / GLOCs etc.

I figure Shadow Dancer, ESWAT and Gain Ground are probably locks. Would be interesting to see if it gets Burning Rival.

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2020, 08:00:59 PM »
My holy grail of SEGA arcade games that never saw a console port is Planet Harriers... it's not the greatest game but still pretty fun, and I'd love to see it on here, but I highly doubt it.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 09:22:55 PM »
I wish I never sold my Astro City. It was the best cabinet I ever owned.

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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 10:37:55 PM »
Mini consoles I understand, but I really don't see the point of mini arcades. The controls are cramped, you can only play single player, and the screen is tiny as hell while the thing is not a portable at all. I guess they're just for collectors?

I know at least with the Neo Geo Mini, you had HDMI out and could use Neo Geo CD-style gamepads. This has HDMI out as well, not sure yet if it'll have gamepads.

It was confirmed to have arcade sticks and pads.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 11:49:33 PM »
looks dumb, why did they put more effort in to this junk and not the game gear. whatever
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2020, 07:07:01 AM »
Pre-orders are open on Amazon.jp and they will ship to the States.  They also have controllers available for 3,000 yen each, but these won't ship to the U.S. for whatever reason. 

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2020, 01:23:06 PM »
Looks like crap

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2020, 07:38:20 PM »
Everyone wants in on the selling roms train.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2020, 07:25:46 AM »
They fucked up the button mapping.  :dizzy



This is Punch, Kick, Guard- it should be Guard, Punch, Kick.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2020, 07:06:10 PM »
They fucked up the button mapping.  :dizzy

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This is Punch, Kick, Guard- it should be Guard, Punch, Kick.

But like how? they're sega damnit

I used to play

pkx
gxx

Is that not right?

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2020, 08:59:40 PM »
They fucked up the button mapping.  :dizzy

(Image removed from quote.)

This is Punch, Kick, Guard- it should be Guard, Punch, Kick.

But like how? they're sega damnit

I used to play

pkx
gxx

Is that not right?

Arcade layout for the original was GPK.  The one you did is still pretty close anyway.  I'd be fine if it was like that.
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2020, 09:30:15 PM »
They fucked up the button mapping.  :dizzy

(Image removed from quote.)

This is Punch, Kick, Guard- it should be Guard, Punch, Kick.

Fuck right off

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2020, 08:56:17 AM »
More games revealed:

Cotton
Shinobi
Shadow Dancer
ESWAT
Crack Down
Gain Ground
Puyo Puyo
Columns
Bonanza Bros
Ichidant-R
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2020, 11:20:26 AM »
Godammit, I'm going to have to get this for Shinobi.  Still not a fan of the cabinet design, though.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2020, 12:26:02 PM »
I figure Shadow Dancer, ESWAT and Gain Ground are probably locks. Would be interesting to see if it gets Burning Rival.

More games revealed:

Cotton
Shinobi
Shadow Dancer
ESWAT

Crack Down
Gain Ground
Puyo Puyo
Columns
Bonanza Bros
Ichidant-R
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2020, 08:25:12 AM »
Full list revealed...

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Alien Syndrome
Alien Storm
Golden Axe
Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder
Columns II
Dark Edge
Tant-R
Virtua Fighter
Fantasy Zone
Altered Beast
Bonanza Bros
Columns
Cotton
Crack Down
ESWAT
Gain Ground
Ichidant-R
Puyo Puyo
Shadow Dancer
Shinobi
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Arabian Fight
Ninja Princess
Stack Columns
Sonic Boom
Scramble Spirits
Flicky
Puyo Puyo 2
Quartet 2
Thunder Force AC
Alex Kidd - The Lost Stars
Rad Mobile
Seishun Scandal (known as My Hero in the west)
Space Harrier

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2020, 01:13:23 PM »
Pretty nice list all in all, the lack of After Burner and Outrun are the most startling omissions, but I guess they didn't want to splurge on licenses from Northrop Grumman and Ferrari. Had to actually look up "Sonic Boom" because I thought it was that weird Sonic trackball game but it's just a generic shmup...
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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2020, 02:35:37 PM »
Arabian Fight and Radmobile are pretty nice additions.  I wish we had more like those and less of the games that get included on all the other Sega collections.
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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2020, 04:21:55 PM »
Pretty nice list all in all, the lack of After Burner and Outrun are the most startling omissions, but I guess they didn't want to splurge on licenses from Northrop Grumman and Ferrari. Had to actually look up "Sonic Boom" because I thought it was that weird Sonic trackball game but it's just a generic shmup...

Were After Burner and Outrun ever on Astro City cabinets?

And dammit that stick is making me lean even more into getting one of these.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2020, 09:04:25 PM »
Probably going to regret this but pre-ordered that stick for me and a friend.

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Re: Sega announces Astro City Mini!
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2020, 04:44:56 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2020, 06:32:14 PM »


VF apparently has input lag.   :-\
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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2020, 06:51:18 PM »
Ours got shipped by Amazon.co.jp but was undeliverable for whatever reason, it didnít even get out of Japan... Sucks because it was with a bunch of other limited goods that are sold out.

Iíll have to get it from somewhere else.

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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2020, 10:23:56 PM »
The VF emulation sucks. Drops frames and is laggy. 720p is neat to see though. Build quality of the thing is great.

Physically, the stick is fucking awesome. Also works on Pi and MiSTER and PC ofc. It uses DirectInput instead of Xinput so that's kind of fucked; it won't work on PS3 or via a Brook adapter to any of the consoles.

I wanted to get another stick for a buddy of mine but it's sold out in Japan atm.