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Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:30 pm
by ALK
At E3, they had a giant Genesis controller on display to try out some of the games on the Mini for giggles.

https://twitter.com/JuiceboxCA/status/1 ... 9811054592

Hoping this tours at some UK cons and expos, I'd love to try it. XD

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 pm
by You've Been Gamed
I would definitely buy one of these, but for the right price. I loved this console growing up

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:15 am
by ALK
As if the non-functional Mega CD/32X/S+K/Sonic 1 set wasnt enough, Japan is now getting a collector's edition with 22 tiny carts.

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/ ... KmfdJwFzBs

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:07 am
by the_hawk
Awesome! It's the vastly superior Japanese artwork too.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:22 am
by kiwimike
Thought I'd bump this in anticipation of it's release this week. By all accounts reviews are excellent.

But, have to admit in having a little cold feet about buying in the last couple of weeks. With the excellent Sega collection on 360, with emulators on my modded original xbox with older games...regardless of how good it is, how much do I need yet another mini console added to the cupboard? I'm starting to become an accidental collector again Lol

Perhaps on a good deal. But for now, perhaps not.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 am
by AceGrace
Not out in the UK until 4th of October, but the 6 button pads are out on Friday.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:55 pm
by ALK
kiwimike wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:22 am
Thought I'd bump this in anticipation of it's release this week. By all accounts reviews are excellent.

But, have to admit in having a little cold feet about buying in the last couple of weeks. With the excellent Sega collection on 360, with emulators on my modded original xbox with older games...regardless of how good it is, how much do I need yet another mini console added to the cupboard? I'm starting to become an accidental collector again Lol

Perhaps on a good deal. But for now, perhaps not.
Yeah, that had been my thought, that Mega Drive has been done to death, but the game selection is at least different enough to counter that. Sure Sonic 1 and 2 will always be on these things, but the Mickey Mouse games, Megaman Wily Wars (The cheapest way to own it legit), and even Mega Drive Tetris (Again, only 3 known copies in the world so only way to "own" it.), the uncommon and very rare/pricey stuff make it worth it.

But yeah, I'll wait a little bit when money is good again.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:00 am
by kiwimike
Yes, I'm just wondering unless you are a collector of mini systems, who is this aimed at? The casual retro fans probably already have the At games machines or a collection for another console...and Sega have devalued their own product over the years with the releases up until this, their own mini system, despite how excellent it sounds. Perhaps I'm misreading it. But I think Nintendo have got them right, Sony got it terribly wrong, and Sega have not made their titles exclusive enough to create demand.

Funny, a week earlier I would have raced out and bought it! :lol:

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:58 am
by Dudley
AceGrace wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 am
Not out in the UK until 4th of October, but the 6 button pads are out on Friday.
Although worth pointing out compatible 6 button pads have been out for ages.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:37 am
by Matt_B
I'd think it's about as good as it could be and a worthy, if belated, competitor to the SNES Classic.

Owners of the AtGames machines, given their infamous shortcomings, should have few qualms about getting one of these as an upgrade.

It fares less well against the PC and console compilations, which offer a richer experience with many additional features, but even there the exclusives are going to swing it for many.

If you wait around for a bargain you might eventually get it a bit cheaper, but I can't see it bombing as hard as the PS Classic did.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 pm
by English Invader
kiwimike wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:00 am
Yes, I'm just wondering unless you are a collector of mini systems, who is this aimed at? The casual retro fans probably already have the At games machines or a collection for another console...and Sega have devalued their own product over the years with the releases up until this, their own mini system, despite how excellent it sounds. Perhaps I'm misreading it. But I think Nintendo have got them right, Sony got it terribly wrong, and Sega have not made their titles exclusive enough to create demand.

Funny, a week earlier I would have raced out and bought it! :lol:
As mentioned earlier in thread, I'm buying the MD mini for reasons of nostalgia despite having been an active MD gamer for years. I just love the idea of buying a brand new MD console from the same town I got my original system from back in the day and enjoying the journey home with it - I haven't had that connection with any of the other minis so I passed on them because I already had the original hardware and all the games I wanted.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:24 am
by kiwimike
From what I've seen and heard, this unit looks one of the best, if not the best, of the mini consoles out thus far.

My only thought was in regard to how often these games have been out in recent times due to the not so good At games machines, and the fantastic collections available for other consoles...and was thinking out loud if that could affect sales. I think because of that it may not soar the heights of the Nintendo ones- although it deserves to. But I certainly think it will blitz the PS classic and quickly.

Re: Mega Drive Mini

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:04 am
by BellyFullOfHell
Got mine and I'm very, very happy. I was a SNES gamer growing up, I only really experienced the MD via a mate. Well, I did have a JPN one some 18-20 years ago with a sizeable collection, before prices went stupid, but I bought that much stuff in such a short period of time back then, that half of it barely got touched.

Anyways, it's great. I've seen some complaints about the CRT filter, but it looks fine to me. The pads actually feel far nicer and much less creaky than the originals, at least as I remember them. I've yet to come across any of the sound issues I've heard about, but again bear in mind I'm no MD aficionado. The Darius port is genuinely jaw-dropping, almost worth the price of entry alone, and I think I prefer it to the arcade version. I'm struggling to know where to start actually, I'd like to finish some of these games properly rather than just diving in and out.

Thinking of it, I went on a bit of a Castlevania binge earlier in the years. Finished IV/XX/Rondo/SotN but held off on Bloodlines because it had been announced for this, so as good a place as any I suppose.