The UK celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive by releasing a preloaded 85 game console this Xmas for retro gaming fans!
Originally released in Japan in 1988 the 16-bit console Sega Mega Drive or Genesis, is hot on Santa’s Christmas list this year Nostalgic fans of the original released in the UK in 1990 are lining up to buy the comeback version which is preloaded with 85 classic Sega games including the Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat series and also works with original game cartridges. Retro gaming is hugely popular and hardcore fans enjoy collecting not only the systems and games themselves but also some pretty impressive ink too. Here are some Sega inspired tattoos.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: By far the most famous mascot for Sega this blue hedgehog gave you hours of fast crazy platform fun. This franchise sold more than 150 million copies of the first game and produced a whole bunch of spin offs like cartoons and comics.
EARTHWORM JIM: This 2D platform fave was launched on Sega Mega Drive in 1994 and became an instant cult classic. Jim was just a regular Earthworm until a "special suit" fell from the sky and enabled him to become an action superhero.
MORTAL KOMBAT: Beat em up game favorite for 25 years launched through both Sega and Nintendo systems in 1992. This controversial game known for it's graphic violence and gore back in its first release was censored on the Nintendo version. Sega made cheat codes available to active the blood and fatalities and so became known as the rebel console.
DOOM: This groundbreaking first-person shooter became available for the Mega Drive through using the 32X-bit add on. Another example of Sega backing edgier more controversial games than some of the other systems of the time.
SEGA CONTROLLERS: Fans of Sega have gone so far to get eternal ink of the machine itself namely the iconic controller. Some of these may not have been done by the best tattoo artist...but hey...a hardcore fan does what they must for what they love I guess.
Sega released over 900 games for the Mega Drive/Genesis and these are just a few Sega inspired tattoos. Which games were your favorites and do you have a Sega tattoo to share with us? Keep on gaming folks!