Sega Sends Out Mini Genesis Towers of Power, Teases More to Come

Sega Sends Out Mini Genesis Towers of Power, Teases More to Come

A once-glorious hardware tower, now in adorable pint-sized form.

Sega is already paying loving homage to its legacy with the Genesis Mini. But a new limited run of Genesis systems, referencing the towering stack of Sega hardware possible back in the day, seems like the kind of thing any nostalgic Sonic fan would yearn for-if they could get their hands on one, anyways.

Anyone who's familiar with the Sega era of retro gaming has some fond memories of the "Tower of Power." The stacking build came from putting a Genesis (or Mega Drive) system on top of a Sega CD, with its own 32x attachment clipped on, and then finally, a game cartridge.

As part of the Genesis Mini's launch, it appears some outlets and other people got sent a Genesis Tower Mini. While it only emulates the form factor of the Tower-since the internal emulator would handle the technical part-it is a blast from the past to see put together.

Jacob Nahin, senior communications manager for Sega of America, replied to Spawn Wave Media's post about their own Genesis Tower Mini, saying it was a "*very* limited" run and no announcement has been made yet about selling this in the west. However, Nahin goes on to say that Sega "might figure out how to get a few of these into your hands though." If you want a good look at it, NintendoLife got its hands on one and recorded an unboxing and took some really hi-res photos of the tower, so you can bask in its glowing glory.

The Mega Drive Mini already had a cosmetic tower kit announced, but as Nahin mentioned, nothing's been set yet for the west. Hopefully we get our own release of it; the Sega Genesis Mini is a pretty stellar recreation of the classic Sega hardware, and having your own little mini tower seems like the perfect touch for nostalgic collectors.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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