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Sega Megadrive

Sega Megadrive

This game console is part of my growing collection of vintage gaming system, so don’t forget to visit the tag vintagegaming to not miss any items. I don’t sell anything but you can contact me for donating/selling me missing items. This page will be continually edited if I add new items to my collection.


Mega Drive RGB
Model No: 1600-09
Rating: DC 10V 1.2A
Serial No: 120145757

Bought 2010.09.19 
Price paid: 30€ with 18 games, 2 IR pads, cables



The Mega Drive (メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) is a fourth-generation video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988 and Europe, Australia and other PAL regions in 1990. The console was released in North America in 1989 under the name Sega Genesis, as Sega was unable to secure legal rights to the Mega Drive name in that region. The Mega Drive was Sega’s fifth home console and the successor to the Sega Master System, with which it is electronically compatible. [WikiPedia]


915 games were released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis video game console.


I do own:

  • Megadrive Pal-G 1600-18 serial 1100110799
  • Megadrive Pal-G 1601-18 serial 420014242
  • Megadrive Pal-G 1600-09 serial 120145757
  • Megadrive 2 MK 1631-50 serial 130598635
  • 2 pad red
  • 4 pad white
  • 2 pad infrared
  • 1 pad arcade serial CIE 20819


megadrive.Sonic & Knuckles  

Technical specifications

  • Processor:  Motorola 68000 16/32-bit processor running at 7.67 MHz
  • Co-processor (Sound Controller): Zilog Z80 8-bit at 3.58 MHz
  • Memory: 64K work RAM (68000), 64K video RAM, 8K work RAM (Z80)
  • Later hardware had an internal 1Kx16 ROM for the license display screen.
  • Display Palette: 512 colors (3:3:3 RGB)
  • Onscreen colors: 64 (normal) or 183 (shadow/highlight mode)
  • Maximum onscreen sprites: 80 (320-pixel wide displays) or 64 (256-pixel wide displays)
  • Resolution: 256×224, 256×448, 320×224, 320×448, (PAL and NTSC)
  • 256×240, 320×240, 256×480, 320×480 (PAL only), 256×192 (SMS games only)
  • Sound: Yamaha YM2612 5 channel FM and 1 channel FM/PCM, Texas Instruments SN76489 4 channel PSG (Programmable Sound Generator)

Publisher: Sega
Release Date:

  • Japan: October 29, 1988
  • USA: August 14, 1989
  • Europe: November 30, 1990


About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.