With fewer than 10 million units sold worldwide, the SEGA Saturn has not had the success SEGA expected. However, the 32-bit console from the Japanese publisher continues to enjoy a loyal fan base. And some people do not lack cunning and talent to continue to benefit from the Saturn catalog in new ways.
A home improvement gamer had fun building a functional, portable SEGA Saturn. And there is no question of a portable PC in console form on which Saturn games run with the help of an emulator. The hardware of SEGA’s 32-bit console has actually been modified to make the home console into a portable model.
A portable SEGA Saturn, hardly bigger than a game gear
This feat is the work of “tzmwx, “a forum user BitBuilt. On the latter he described his process. To turn the Saturn into a portable console, the hacker had to downsize its motherboard. This therefore required the removal of certain elements and the repositioning of others.
Of course, “tzmwx“And no CD player would fit into his device. Instead, he installed a Phoebe card, an emulator for a Saturn optical drive. This system only allows games to be played. However, it has the advantage that a large number of titles can be played can be loaded from the beginning. However, such a project cannot be carried out by a beginner. But the result is impressive.
Little angel gone too early
In conclusion, remember that this is not the first time the SEGA Saturn has been talked about recently. In fact, last October, a compilation of a compilation recently published on Switch was discovered that contains a working SEGA Saturn emulator. The latter was then used to run other Saturn games on the Nintendo console.
What do you think of this portable SEGA Saturn? Could such a product interest you? Could you tackle such a project? Nostalgia for the 32-bit home of the Sonic console? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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