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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:01 PM

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There is a lot of crap from South Korea that hasn't really been covered. And tons of unlicensed clone consoles. But when pirating Sega's products, usually the last thing they do is plaster "SEGA" on the box, so this one leads me to think otherwise.

However also note that in South Korea, Sega's consoles were distributed by Samsung. Japanese/Korean tensions and all that. This one doesn't appear to be.

and this one also looks like it was built for Robot Wars





in other news

this isn't an official product but it is called a "Game Dunk" and that is amazing.

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Wow! That's awesome! I've never seen that variation of the Mega Drive before! I posted these pics on Sega-16 to see if the members there know anything about it. Hope that's ok. smile.png

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Wait, isn't that also known the Samsung Super Alladin Boy?

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QUOTE (Lanzer @ Apr 25 2011, 06:46 PM)
Wait, isn't that also known the Samsung Super Alladin Boy?


In Korea, yes. But what's strange is that it isn't distributed by Samsung or called Super Alladin Boy, but Mega Drive. One member on Sega-16 said it may be a clone. Though he's not entirely sure. I would love to find out more information on this. Here's a Link. to the thread I created on Sega-16 for anyone that's interested.

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I like how the sega logo is on the top of it twice.

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In the bottom left, is that a Netscape Navigator logo?

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Wait, isn't that a Samsung logo on the controllers?

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QUOTE (ICEknight @ Apr 26 2011, 11:37 AM)
Wait, isn't that a Samsung logo on the controllers?


I noticed that too. It looks like it, at least the gold oval anyways.


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Samsung's name in Korean has four symbols, not three...

Also I like how the box shows a different controller =P
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Ok, got a little more info.

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Computer Video Game Sistem... errr
I've already seen this one, maybe on this japanese site: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/rig_veda/
I guess it's a low cost version, probably released after the launch of the Saturn.


Source

If it was indeed released after the Saturn launch then it might be actual Sega hardware inside, if not clone hardware. Which would mean it's probably not emulation based. Much like those emulation clones that are floating around in Model 2 cases that use atGames' shitty emulation based hardware.

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QUOTE (Black Squirrel @ Apr 25 2011, 06:01 PM)
in other news

this isn't an official product but it is called a "Game Dunk" and that is amazing.

Wait, is that an antenna on the top left?

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If I remember correctly, some bootleg consoles use wireless TV antennaes, so that's likely one of them.

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Man, that first MegaDrive looks so...Optimus Prime-like v.png

Korea was a nice market to search for "Alternate" stuff like these consoles, I also love China because of that, getting Ique Nintendo Consoles and stuff :P

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OK guys, some more info. A fellow member at Sega-16 recognized it. Here's what he said:

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molotovwars: I found the original link here where one of the pictures came from:
http://alphablog.tistory.com/30

The text under the image says it is not a fake system and that it is a Korean version and was released by a small company using the Sega license. All expansion functions (for example connecting with the Mega CD) were removed and there are also no built in games. (however, even though this is an official system) Compared to fakes the performance wasn't good (and with that considered) it was expensive so people began to search for the fake systems. The last line seems to be the bloggers opinion that it was this kind of thing (low quality?) that led to Sega's downfall.


SOURCE
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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 25 April 2011 - 12:01 PM, said:

There is a lot of crap from South Korea that hasn't really been covered. And tons of unlicensed clone consoles. But when pirating Sega's products, usually the last thing they do is plaster "SEGA" on the box, so this one leads me to think otherwise.

However also note that in South Korea, Sega's consoles were distributed by Samsung. Japanese/Korean tensions and all that. This one doesn't appear to be.
<img src="http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/6901/9142.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
and this one also looks like it was built for Robot Wars

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in other news
<img src="http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/894/2553i.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
this isn't an official product but it is called a "Game Dunk" and that is amazing.



You can see I have been going around trying to find this old thread :v: anyways, the controller is bit different from the "official" Samsung controller. The start button Is suppose to be above the abc buttons ... I will show what they look like when I get to find them in my basement :D

Edit: forgotten thread
This post has been edited by 아힝흥행: 05 January 2012 - 11:32 AM

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