Limited Run Games is selling the Sega Astro City Mini arcade cabinet on Friday


With only 3,500 units allotted, it’s gonna go fast

The cool and highly nostalgic Sega Astro City Mini is coming to North America, after all – but actually getting a hold of one might prove difficult. Only 3,500 units are being produced with English packaging.

The miniature arcade cabinet with 37 built-in games will be sold for $129.99 through Limited Run Games, and if you’ve been eying it for your collection, you’ll want to set a reminder for Friday, March 26. Limited Run is opening pre-orders for the Astro City Mini at 10:00 a.m. Eastern with no purchase limit.

The mini machine has a 16:9 LCD screen, headphone jack, and HDMI-out. Here’s a shot of the rear:

The Sega Astro City Mini has Micro-USB, HDMI-out, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB-A ports on the back.

In terms of the game list, we’ve seen so many repetitious Sega collections over the years in various forms, but there are some less-common picks here.

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • 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 III: Monster Lair

Aside from the main attraction, there are a few extras: the Astro City Mini USB-A gamepad ($27.99) and a decorative Astro City Mini Style Kit ($39.99) with an arcade cabinet base, stool, and top board.

Should you miss out during the pre-order phase, there’s always importing. I’ve seen listings for $150 and up, so uh, cross those fingers. I think a few Destructoid readers have already tried the Astro City Mini, and from what I remember – for what this machine is – the impressions were pretty favorable.

Are we over the micro-console craze yet? Not before we get a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition.