Finally got my hands on a Megadrive 1, which I consider entirely superior to the Megadrive 2 in every conceivable way. It looks better and has a volume and headphone jack on the console itself. When I think of the Megadrive, it’s this unit – not the second incarnation – that springs to mind every time. It was this console that showed me there was an alternative to Nintendo, it was this console that showed me the magic of Mortal Kombat.
Three cheers for the Megadrive 1.