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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:33 am

Junk!

If you want a Megadrive in your pocket get a PSP or a GP2X...

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Post by rossi46 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:25 am

Opa-Opa wrote:Junk!

If you want a Megadrive in your pocket get a PSP or a GP2X...
Show me where to get one for £20 and I'll get two...
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Post by sebadude » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:55 pm

rossi46 wrote:
Opa-Opa wrote:Junk!

If you want a Megadrive in your pocket get a PSP or a GP2X...
Show me where to get one for £20 and I'll get two...
Exactly! I already have a GP2X, but I don't take it out and about very much as I want to look after it. But for £20, I could put this in my rucksack and take it wherever I go!

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Post by fraser1 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:49 pm

I bought one for a good friend,from play asia,picked it up from the local depot ,and got stung with a £3.93 customs charge,and £8 from good ole royal mail .

I can't tell you how the system works,as i'm just leaving it sealed in the box it came in,(i did have a sneak preview inside )then i'll wrap it up in some christmas paper)),my pal has done enough favours for me over the years ,and he likes all things to do with the mega drive,so this'll be a good surprise for him.

He's going to be getting the core grafx i have aswell,as he's never seen one before.

I will say this though,it's about the same size as a pack of tabs,but thinner ,and mine is not in a cardboard box that the german youtubes came in,it's in one of those plastic blister packs that are a nightmare to open easily, there is also another portable mega drive, by tectoy,those that release all the mega drive and sms gear in brasil

http://www.sega-16.com/feature_page.php ... 20Vol.%204.

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Post by witchfinder » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:14 pm

That selection of games is far better than the one on the Playpal, so I think I'll be getting one to while away the hours on my flight to New Zealand next May! :D

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Post by rossi46 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:45 pm

As far as I can tell, the Tec-Toy one is the same machine. More or less.
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Post by sebadude » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:15 pm

now I think about it, the German version might have PAL TV output rather than the play-asia one. Depends how much you want to hook it up to a TV I suppose.

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Post by junkmale » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:03 pm

They are now available in the UK from www.gbax.com

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Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:02 pm

junkmale wrote:They are now available in the UK from www.gbax.com
Yeah - for £40.... :roll:

Mine came this morning from Play-Asia and it's awesome for £20.

Obviously, Golden Axe is the only title on it I'm interested in, but Sonic and Knuckles and Gain Ground are both excellent too. Along with Shinobi, Arrow Flash, Ecco, Kid Chameleon, Columns and Eswat among others - you'd be hard pressed to find better VFM than this.

Awesome!
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Post by bhyperp » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:10 pm

Looks kinda cool but too pricey for me, I`ll stick to Picodrive on my N95.
Holy Crap mums don`t know the value of their kids VIDEO SYSTEMS!

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Post by bhyperp » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:11 pm

p.s. I`m broke.....and its a company phone.
Holy Crap mums don`t know the value of their kids VIDEO SYSTEMS!

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Post by sebadude » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:25 pm

Hey I've received mine too. It's absolutely awesome for the price. Because it's NTSC, it's black & white when you hook it up to a PAL TV - but at around £20, it's way cheaper than the PAL version (£38 ) from gbax.com.

I'm very pleased with it. Just need to find some excuse for a long train / coach journey so I can make the most of the damned thing! :)

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Post by junkmale » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:14 pm

'Yeah - for £40.... '

Hey, was just trying to help as someone up above was stung by customs when buying from Play-Asia?

I'll know not to bother in the future.

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Post by rossi46 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:07 pm

junkmale wrote:'Yeah - for £40.... '

Hey, was just trying to help as someone up above was stung by customs when buying from Play-Asia?

I'll know not to bother in the future.
You're taking personal insult from that? Jeez you'd have died if someone had shown you C**ts' Corner :wink: :wink:

FTR, I was pointing out that GBAX was double the price of Play-Asia. As is usually the case, UK rip-off merchants cash in on people's fears of ordering gear from another country.

Telegames - I'm looking at you.

On topic - the machine tends to freeze when playing Ristar and resets itself on the second half of the first level of Sonic. Which is a bummer.

But at least Golden Axe is trouble free on mine, which is all that matters over here!!
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Post by witchfinder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:37 am

Mine arrived from play-asia at the weekend. Customs had got their greasy mitts on it and stung me for £11 (£3 VAT plus £8 'admin fee'!) so it ended up costing me about £34 but it's still worth it...

The selection of games is excellent although if you're not a fan of platformers you may struggle. If they'd ditched the abysmal Flicky and Alex Kidd and replaced them with a 1-on-1 fighter and a driving game it would be near perfect!

The unit itself is smashing - really slim and light, the screen is good and the D-pad and buttons seem pretty robust. It fits nicely into my pocket when I feel the need for a 'toilet break' at work... :D

Anyone got any idea how long the batteries last?

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