Unlicensed Mega Drive clones (Famiclone models)

From Sega Retro

In the 1990s, there was a huge increase in the production of Nintendo Famicom console clones. At some point, production of clones resembling the Mega Drive began and the main goal was to convince the customer that he could buy Sega consoles for a lower price, but in fact he was getting an ordinary Famicom. Later, such a grip was used with the Super Nintendo console to create famiclones series like SP-60, and most famous one with PlayStation called PolyStation. Most of the consoles came with 2 pads, a black gun, and one multi-game cartridge.

Mega Drive shell

Looks like a regular Mega Drive or with minor changes. Usually under a changed name, e.g. Tarzan, Zhiliton.

Mega Drive 2 shell

The first and most popular models were sold in the same box as the Asian Mega Drive 2 without a changed name. Usually the box could be distinguished by a pistol that looked like Light Phaser, which was added to front cover of the box. Later models were sold under different names and in different boxes, but the design of console remained the same. Interestingly, some vendors that sold Mega Drive and Famicom clones, had this fusion clone on sale, causing additional customer confusion, for example Fei Hao FH-2012 or Simba's Mega Power II.

Clone Original

Dreamcast shell

Famiclones from early 2000s that tried to cash on Dreamcast. They resemble Dreamcast console (like for example Game Corner) or Dreamcast controller (like for example Power Player Super Entertainment System).

Own shell plus Sega accessories

Design of these consoles doesn't resemble any of above but system has accessories similar to those by Sega, usually controllers.


Unlicensed Mega Drive clones
Clone consoles
Mega Drive | Mega Drive 2 | Genesis 3 | "Mini" models | "PlayStation" models | Keyboard models | Famiclone models | VCD/DVD players | Others


Mega Drive Mega Drive 2 Genesis 3
AT-168 | FR-302 | High Quality | HK-986 | KW-500 | Mega-Ken | Pro 16 Bit | Super Drive Extreme Land Mega Drive 2 | Game Drive 2 | Liko BBG-688 | Mega Drive II (StarGame) | Mega Drive 4 | Mondial Drive II | New Star 2 | Star Drive 2 | Super Drive | Super Mega Driver | ZW-162J | ZW-165A Game Joy | Mega Drive Junior | Sponge | ZW-2000
Other designs
1990s AX-660 | AX-990 | BBG 168 | BBG 188 | EZcom | Game VCD | KW-501 | KW-502 | KW-503 | KW-504 | KW-505 | Megavision | Modern Mate | New 16 Bit | Power Magicom | Super Alpha II | Super 16 Bit
2000s C-11 | Car Game | CyberShell | CyberSmart | Dream X | Dual Action | e-time Game Play | GamBrothers | GN Twin | GS-200 | FC3 Plus | Kid Box | Kombat 16 | Magistr 16 | Neo-16 | Noritul FX-16 | Premier | RetroN 3 | Sega Driver | Sega Millenium | TV Pump | ZW-166A | ZW-1688 | ZW-16DC | ZW-16P3 | ZW-16XB | ZW-163 | ZW-167 | ZW-169 | ZW-V21
2010s 16 Bit Compact MD HDMI | Fei Hao HD Retro Game | Hamy SD | Hamy 4 | HD Game System | MD Compact | MegaRetroN HD | Mega Sg | Minigen | Minigen HD | PAP1000 | RetroN 5 | Super Retro Trio | Super Retro Trio Plus
2020s 2E Game Console 16 bit | Dendy Nimbus | Dendy Retro | Dendy Smart | Hamy 5 | MixHD | Nimbus Smart | Polymega | RetroN 3 HD | SG800
Portables
Cartridge-based 16 Bit Pocket MD | Advance Digitals | DVTech Discovery | ES-2016 | HG-806 | Mega Drive Portable | MDPortable | One Station | Pocket MD | PXP Slim Station | RetroGen | ZW-16M
Emulator-based !QU | Dinax Pixel Games | eMote | EXEQ | Favorite G18 | Game King A-330 | Game Station A-320 | JXD S7300B | Sameo | SD Portable
Clone console "families"
Data Frog | Game-In | Game Box | Game Stick | Magic Drive | Magistr Drive | Maniac Drive | Orbita OT-TYG | Retro Genesis | Super Drive | Super Console X | Titan | Mega Dream | SZGV | V-Com