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Megadrive in your pocket

Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:11 pm

...and I'm not talking about the Sega Nomad (you'd need pretty big pockets for that!)

Has everybody seen this? 20 completely portable MD games, and you can plug it into a TV! It's a 'big brother' to the Playpal and it was only released a couple of weeks ago.

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-8y- ... -2f9m.html

I've already ordered one and I'm counting down the days!

PS. Sorry if this has already been discussed here. Just trying to make sure we all have something to put on our christmas lists :)

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Post by C=Style » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:25 pm

Looks cool. What are the games, do we know?

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Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:29 pm

From squinting at the box art I can make out Ecco, Golden Axe, Mean Bean Machine and (I hope - it's on the screen's sticker!) Sonic and Knuckles.

It's hardly a GP2X loaded with 300 MD games, but this is very cheap in comparison - you could take it anywhere and not worry about it.

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Post by C=Style » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:30 pm

I'll tell you one thing for sure, it certainly looks like it has a much better D-pad than the GP2x. :lol:

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Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:31 pm

yeah the D-pad does look a bit pants. But I suppose this is for ultra-portable gaming on the move, you might not notice when you're rumbling along on a bus ;)

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Post by C=Style » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:57 pm

I think the D-Pad looks good, that's what I'm saying, one of the main reasons I got rid of my GP2x is because of it's HORRIBLE joystick thing. Sounds like it has a nice selection of games too Mean Bean is really addictive aint it, you'll have to let us know what it's like when you get it.

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:10 pm

All we need to know :

Is Streets of Rage II on it.

If so, I'm having one.

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Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:16 pm

I imagine that there might be a few crap games on it, as with many compilation-type things. But Sonic & Knuckles grabbed my attention as it's quite a good game to have on there.

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Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:24 pm

I've done a bit of hunting around and I've found this list, which may or may not be definitive..

* “Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle“
* “Alien Storm“
* “Altered Beast“
* “Arrow Flash“
* “Columns III“
* “Crack Down“
* “Decap Attack“
* “Dr. Robotnik´s Mean Bean Machine“
* “Ecco“
* “Ecco Jr.“
* “E-SWAT: Cyber Police City Under Siege“
* “Flicky“
* “Gain Ground“
* “Golden Axe“
* “Jewel Master“
* “Kid Chameleon“
* “Ristar“
* “Sonic and Knuckles“
* “Shadow Dancer – The Secret of Shinobi“
* “The Revenge of Shinobi“


So, in summary, a few 'they always include them in compilations and claim they're 'classics' when they're crap' games (Altered Beast, Alex Kidd), a few puzzlers (Columns, Mean Bean), some good platformers (Ristar, Sonic & Knuckles, Decap Attack, Kid Chameleon) and a couple of shooters / adventures. Not all of the classics we'd have liked, but quite an interesting and varied selection.

No Streets of Rage, sadly, but I'm sure I'll be playing this quite a lot anyway :)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:30 pm

Its listed as a US machine. NTSC output only?
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Post by sebadude » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:35 pm

I'm not sure. Many TVs these days can accept NTSC output.

I've found a video on Youtube and the console is bigger than it looks - but it's still very good for the price.

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Post by rossi46 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:07 pm

God, I ache to own one :P

I just transferred my Paypal funds to my bank - it'll be an agonising week till they're cleared! I hope they're still in stock next week.
Thoughts and prayers.

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Post by Emperor Fossil » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:13 pm

Here's a video. It's in German, but at least you can get a look at the device. Once it gets going he demonstrates the viewing ange, shows a few games, and hooks it up to his telly.

Click!

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Post by Sureshot » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:33 pm

Wow, looks like the Mega Drive version of the PlayPal (which is most excellent for the price). May have to put down for this...

Edit: I see Gain Ground on the list - worth the money on its own!

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Post by rossi46 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:59 pm

From what I can make out on the video, the machine itsself looks to be well constructed.
Thoughts and prayers.

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