Sega Week

How to build the ultimate Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis (called the Mega Drive outside the U.S.) rocketed Sega from a nothing outfit to, for a time, the largest video game company in the world. Its games are classics that still cherished by fans all over the world today. Here’s the best way to experience it.


Though the console has been redesigned and re-released many times, for this guide we’ll be using the North American Model 1 for its rich feature set, excellent design, ease of modding, and availability in the wild.


The Genesis Model 1 natively supports crystal clear RGB video despite the horrible composite video most consumers dealt with in its heyday. To get the best results on a modern HDTV, we’ll be using a SCART cable into an OSSC.