Now you can play SEGA CD games from a FPGA cartridge with Terraonion’s MEGA SD
What everyone was waiting for finally is here. An excellent solution for people that want to enjoy SEGA CD on real SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive consoles, without the need of the clunky and defective-prone SEGA CD unit from SEGA.
Terraonion just announced their MEGA SD FPGA cartridge, that allows for you to do just that. Slip a few SEGA CD ISOs inside the MEGA SD cartridge via a microSD card, and put the MEGA SD on your SEGA Genesis and you are ready to go!
If you don’t know what FPGA is, in simple terms it is hardware emulation via another hardware, or FPGA chip, programmed to mimic all the functions present on a real vintage system. This type of emulation already gave us the Analogue systems, that mimic NES, SNES and Genesis perfectly, adding even more features and allowing them to play in high definition on modern TVs.
The same system is used inside the MEGA SD Cartridge from Terraonion. Imagine it’s the Everdrive with the ability to run SEGA CD games! And it does not only does the SEGA CD, but the entire Mega Drive / Genesis library and also Master System games. However, it looks like SEGA 3sX games are unplayable, because of the way the Genesis manages both cartridge slots.
Here’s some of the features:
• Fully compatible with Analogue Mega Sg!
• Easy to use interface for navigating your collection with screenshots, genre, year and description
• Save State support for Megadrive and Genesis Cartridge games (8 slots)
• Built in cheat engine for Megadrive and Genesis cartridge games
• Emulates all different Genesis / Mega Drive / Master System / 32x cartridge mappers.
• Stores all different Genesis / Mega Drive / Master System / 32x cartridge saves into microsd card.
• Per game Mega-CD / Sega CD Backup RAM and Cartridge RAM stored into microsd card
• Master System FM Core
• In-Game menu for fast reboot and swapping games (Genesis / Megadrive and Mega-CD / Sega CD)
• 400GB Exfat microsd supported
The cartridge will start shipping in August, at the cost of 232.00 EUR.
To order, go to Terraonion’s official website, just click here.
Tags: FPGA, SEGA, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Master System