The Mega Jet is s screen-less portable Mega Drive developed by Sega in 1992 as a promotional item used in Japan Air Lines. This console later resulted in the production of the Sega Nomad which was a portable Genesis (American Mega Drive) with a backlit LCD screen that was available to the public after its release in October 1995. The unit was rented to passengers to help pass the long hours on flights. It was quickly discarded by the airlines and was soon available for purchase on the open (japanese) market. The unit supports headphone output, volume, as well as an excellent control pad / set of six buttons. With the correct game, it's the most perfect Megadrive setup. The Nomad has a very american feel. The Mega Jet is purely Japanese in design and feel. The Mega Jet has no ability to use batteries, so it must be constantly attached to a power source. This shouldn't be a real problem since the batteries on a Nomad only last 30 minutes. Packages with several different games, the most desirable of the bundles is the Dragonball bundle. Other bundles had games like virtua racing and horse racing.
Because the Mega Jet is a japanese console it's video output is NTSC. You're television should be NTSC-compatible otherwise you'll see only a black-white image. Also the console only plays japanese games. Although all cartridge formats fit in, there is a strong country lock-out checking which causes only a few cartridges actually work.
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