The cool and highly nostalgic Sega Astro City Mini is coming to North America, after all – but actually getting a hold of one might prove difficult. Only 3,500 units are being produced with English packaging.

The miniature arcade cabinet with 37 built-in games will be sold for $129.99 through Limited Run Games, and if you’ve been eying it for your collection, you’ll want to set a reminder for Friday, March 26. Limited Run is opening pre-orders for the Astro City Mini at 10:00 a.m. Eastern with no purchase limit.

The mini machine has a 16:9 LCD screen, headphone jack, and HDMI-out. Here’s a shot of the rear:

The Sega Astro City Mini has Micro-USB, HDMI-out, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB-A ports on the back.

In terms of the game list, we’ve seen so many repetitious Sega collections over the years in various forms, but there are some less-common picks here.

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • Cotton
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits
  • Sega Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Aside from the main attraction, there are a few extras: the Astro City Mini USB-A gamepad ($27.99) and a decorative Astro City Mini Style Kit ($39.99) with an arcade cabinet base, stool, and top board.

Should you miss out during the pre-order phase, there’s always importing. I’ve seen listings for $150 and up, so uh, cross those fingers. I think a few Destructoid readers have already tried the Astro City Mini, and from what I remember – for what this machine is – the impressions were pretty favorable.

Are we over the micro-console craze yet? Not before we get a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition.

Limited Run Games is selling the Sega Astro City Mini arcade cabinet on Friday screenshot

Source: Destructoid Limited Run Games is selling the Sega Astro City Mini arcade cabinet on Friday