If you happen to’ve been patiently ready for an opportunity to purchase Sega’s Astro Metropolis Mini, you may have a small window of alternative to seize one. Restricted Run Video games will promote 3,500 models of the lovable micro-console (by way of Polygon). It goes on sale for $130 on March twenty sixth at 10AM ET. That is this Friday, so set a calendar reminder as wanted. Restricted Run Video games may even have a choice of equipment on provide, together with an identical controller for $28.
Introduced final 12 months and solely obtainable in Japan on the time, the Astro Metropolis Mini comes with 37 traditional arcade video games, together with highlights like Alien Syndrome, Altered Beast, Golden Axe and Virtua Fighter. Nearly all of the included video games are localized in English. Some have sections of untranslated textual content, however the menus are all in English. The system itself options an LCD display screen, HDMI out, headphone jack and two USB-A ports. Which means you possibly can join the console to an exterior show in case you discover the included display screen is simply too small. In one other high quality of life concession, the Astro Metropolis Mini lets you save your progress at any level.
One among our Engadget Japan colleagues tells us that the Astro Metropolis Mini upset on launch, with an important sport choice hampered by inconsistent emulation, poor fast saving and an absence of button mapping. In some cases, it has been discounted by as a lot as 30 % within the nation. Here is hoping that Sega has fastened a few of these points for its western launch.