The Sega Genesis Is Back, Baby

It's not impossible to find a knock-off of a Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive), but this new version by Blaze may be the best reproduction yet.

It's all in the controllers—to the eye, they're nearly indistinguishable from the late-generation, 6-button controllers offered by Sega. Plus this version of the Genesis should come with improved A/V connectors (maybe even S-Video?) to put a prettier picture on your honking HD set.

With 15 free bundled games (Alex Kid, Alien Storm, Altered Beast, Arrow Flash, Bonanza Bros., Columns, Crack Down, Decap Attack, E Swat, Fatal Labyrinth, Flicky, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, and Sonic And Knuckles), the Blaze Sega Mega Drive will be available soon for about $50. The only catch is that it's probably for PAL TVs only, so you'll need to keep an eye out for an NTSC version. [Play via Kotaku]