Клоны приставки Sega Mega Drive и Genesis (1, 2)
Нелицензированные клоны / Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Mega Drive)
In the early 1990s, Sega were unable or unwilling to release the original Sega Mega Drive in multiple markets at once. Instead the release was staggered across the globe between 1988 and 1992/1993, which meant that for many, the only short-term option was to import Mega Drive systems from countries like Japan. This was costly, and so Taiwanese firms often made their own to capitalise on this shortage. By the time this skill had been mastered, however, much of the world was supplied with the console by official vendors, so most older Mega Drive clones were only sold in regions such as South America.
Mega Drive (Argevision)
Argevision made knock-off video game consoles and accessories for Argentina. This is their stab at the Mega Drive.
One of several attempts to crack the Mega Drive clone market by Songa. The box is based on KW-501 clone named Super Mega 16 Bit. Available in Argentina.
Media Grand Master
Made for the Indian market by Media Entertainment System known for making Nintendo 8-bit clones.
Hunt 16 bit
Sold by E-Moll.
Sold by ElektroTEL.
Fugi Star Drive
Released around 1994, advertised as Russian-made clone by a Moscow-based company. It cost about 300,000 RUB. The console was presented in the Russian TV show Computer Hall.
Serbia and Montenegro
Star Drive II
SB-001/Niysa Assai P5
Made by "Family Game" in Taiwan and "Niysa IT Company" in Turkey. Standard Mega Drive clone with Mega CD support, but with no region encoding and a 50-60Hz switch. Despite the box art it is thought to have shipped with fairly standard three button controllers. PAL-B, PAL-D, PAL-I, PAL-N and NTSC variants supposedly exist. Includes built-in DOS-like operating system.
35 Games Mega Drive
Console branded by 35 in 1 Golden Mega Game.
Dr Super Star Drive
Mega Drive clone made in China by Shenzhen Jichang Elec. Co. It's successor is Dr Super Star Drive 2.
DrSUPER Star Drive
Found in Indonesia. A Japanese-style Mega Drive with "Genesis" labeled on top.
Mega 16 Plus
Mega Drive with a different label. The underside calls it a Dr. Super Star Drive, however it has a different to the console described above.
Mega Drive (Kinyo)
Bog standard Mega Drive clone by Kinyo. Found in South America.
Mega Drive (NASA)
Mega Drive (unknown)
A fairly boring Mega Drive clone which appears from time to time which can be identify by lack of Sega logo on controller in the front box and physically. Shipped with two odd-looking six button controllers and a multicart of some description, and the colours are off.
Mega Drive (unknown)
Mega Drive with 20 built in games. Found in Indonesia.
21 game variant
Made by Subor.
Siga Miga Drive
Probably one of the first clones, found in a 1993 ad.
It has the Mega CD connector and and a secondary internal cartridge slot where a multicart pcb is plugged in. When there is no cartridge inserted into the main cartridge slot, it runs whatever cartridge is inserted into the internal cartridge slot. Uses a 5-pin DIN connector for the av-out, so it only outputs composite video (and rf). This one shipped with three button turbo controllers. Some models have been spotted lacking the internal cartridge slot.
Samba Super Game
Super Mission SM-2001
Mega Drive 2000