denji (pokemon)

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The cover for and some screeshots from the Denji Sentai Megaranger game for the Sega PICO. The PICO was a kids’ video game system designed by Sega and released in Japan in 1994.  It was primarily focused on Educational Games with a lot of licensed titles including some using Sega’s own characters like Sonic, some Disney Titles and some tokusatsu properties.  The PICO was released in North America to limited success and was discontinued in 1998.  However, it proved more popular in its home country and lasted until a newer version was released in the early 2000s.

This is what a PICO looked like.

It could open like a laptop.  There was also a Pokemon-themed version released:

That’s right, a Pokemon themed console created by Sega.  Kind of weird.