SEGA announces Astro City Mini V with vertical screen and new games

In July 2020, SEGA announced in Japan the marketing of the Astro City Mini, a small terminal bringing together several dozen of its Arcade classics. When the machine was announced, it was possible to imagine that it would be the only one of this type offered by SEGA. Still, Sonic’s house had other ideas behind their heads. Today’s announcement is proof of that.

SEGA Toys has just announced in Japan the Astro City Mini V, a brand new version of its mini Arcade machine. The latter will however have a notable difference with its big sister. Indeed, the machine has a screen in vertical format (which connoisseurs associate with the appellation “tate fashion“). This format having been mainly exploited in Arcade by Shoot ’em Up, it is especially this type of games that will be offered in this new Astro City.

New games for a new terminal

If the original Astro City had a selection of 36 titles, the Astro City Mini V includes 22 games. And these are all different from those of the original small terminal from SEGA. On the menu, games made in SEGA but also productions by Psikyo, Eighting or Toaplan.

  • Action Fighter (1986)
  • Armed Police Batrider (1998)
  • Batsugun (1993)
  • Battle Bakraid Unlimited Version (1999)
  • Cosmo Police Galivan (1985)
  • Desert Breaker (1992)
  • Dogyuun (1992)
  • Gunbird (1994)
  • Kingdom Grand Prix (1994)
  • Moon Cresta (1980)
  • Out Zone (1990)
  • Raiden (1990)
  • Samurai Aces (1993)
  • Shark Shark Shark (1989)
  • Sonic Wings (1992)
  • Strikers 1945 (1995)
  • Tatsujin (1988)
  • Terra Cresta (1985)
  • Truxton II (1992)
  • VV (1993)
  • Wrestle War (1989)
  • Zaxxon (1982)

A SEGA Astro City Mini V Japan only?

Note that the Astro City Mini V will be compatible with the accessories of the original version. In other words, the controller and the Arcade stick of the SEGA Astro City Mini will both work with this second model.

SEGA Astro City Mini V

As for the price, the SEGA Astro City Mini V will sell for 19,580 yen in Japan. This corresponds to around 153 euros. SEGA will market its small terminal during next summer in the Japanese archipelago. At present, the machine has not been announced in the West. As the original Astro City Mini ended up being officially sold in France, you better never say never.

What does the announcement of the SEGA Astro City Mini V inspire in you? Could such a product interest you? How about the list of games included? Would you like the small kiosk to be sold in Europe? Give us your opinion in the comments below.