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The Sega Mega Jet
The Sega Mega Jet

The Sega Mega Jet was a handheld version of the Mega Drive video game console. It was rented for use aboard Japan Airlines flights. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable electronic machine for playing video games. ... Sega MegaDrive 2 European version with joypad, game cart + box Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega. ... A video game console is a dedicated electronic machine designed to play video games. ... Japan Airlines Corporation ) TYO: 9205 is the largest airline operator in Asia. ...


The device lacked its own screen but could play Mega Drive cartridges when connected to a small armrest monitor used on JAL flights. The unit featured a directional pad on the left side and six buttons on the right, similar to the layout of a game controller. There was a second joypad port on the bottom of the Mega Jet for multiplayer games. Online gaming redirects here. ...


A consumer version of Mega Jet was released by Sega of Japan on March 10, 1994 at the cost of US$123. It was essentially the same as the unit that was used on JAL flights, meaning that it still lacked a screen and couldn't be powered without an AC adapter. Other than the addition of a mono DIN plug cord and the necessary AC adapter, no other additions or improvements were made. Ergonomically, the Sega Mega Jet was a failure. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


Four games for the flight were available, including Super Monaco GP, and Sonic the Hedgehog. However, since the unit accepted standard Megadrive cartridges, passengers could bring in and use their own. The Mega Jet was marketed in Japan as a portable Mega Drive, and was available in limited quantities in department stores. Sonic the Hedgehog title screen Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ...


The Mega Jet eventually became the basis for the Sega Nomad, a portable Genesis with a backlit screen. The Sega Nomad was a handheld game console sold in North America and South America, mainly in Brazil, essentially a mini-Genesis console, based on the Japanese Mega Jet and featuring a built-in color screen. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


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Sega Mega Jet - Biocrawler (153 words)
The Sega Mega Jet was a handheld version of the Sega Megadrive that was rented for use aboard Japan Airlines airliners.
The Mega Jet was developed in 1992 as a promotional item used by the airline.
The development of this console would later result in the Sega Nomad, which was a portable Sega Genesis (North American equivalent of the Megadrive) with a backlit screen, available after its release on October 1995 in North America.
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (558 words)
The Sega Nomad was a handheld game console sold in North America and Japan which played Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game cartridges.
Sega released the Nomad in October 1995 for $180.
Whereas the Mega Jet was screenless and required an AC adapter, the Nomad featured a 3.25 inch color LCD screen and room for six AA batteries, making it completely portable as opposed to simply being a small Genesis system.
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