Mega Drive 3 (2000)

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Mega Drive 3
Manufacturer: U.M.C
Distributor: Bee1 (Japan), VN Legetøj (Denmark), VN Leker (Sweden)
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive

The Mega Drive 3 is a "console on a chip" manufactured by U.M.C in 2000 for sale in Asia. According to the system itself, it was manufactured under license by Sega, though the production values are very unprofessional. The following year it was released in Japan as the Mega Drive 21 (メガドライブ21)[1]. It also saw release in few European countries.

The console doubles up as a controller which can be plugged into a TV, and the unit itself is a similar shape to the Tectoy Master System Handy. Rather than have a cartridge slot, it contains 20 built-in Sega Mega Drive games (though in actuality, there are only 8 - the rest are duplicates). The system is sold in a number of colors, including transparent-green and transparent-purple.

The console reportedly has a very poor heat sink, which is prone to melting.

Games Included

(as listed in the on-screen menu)


Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Drive 3 (2000)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive,
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, DK/SE
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