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SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini announced

Oct 28, 2017
12,739
#1
Cute:



http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/001/713/1713196/
No games info yet.

Mod edit :
If the article that went up last Sunday in the Sankei Shimbun is to be believed, this is a repackaged ATGames SEGA GENESIS FLASHBACK.

https://www.sankei.com/economy/news/180408/ecn1804080004-n1.html

In an interview with COO Kenji Matsubara, it was stated at the time that "SEGA is exploring the idea of importing (to Japan) the officially licensed overseas Mega Drive remake "SEGA Genesis Flashback", which is currently produced in Taiwan under commission by SEGA for foreign markets".

So this thing:
https://www.atgames.us/products/sega-genesis-flashback
 
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Oct 25, 2017
7,712
#11
Please have Contra and Castlevania
Please have Contra and Castlevania
Please have Contra and Castlevania
Yeah they really need to step their third-party game... game up for this to have a better value proposition over those shitty AtGames models or the bajillion emulated sets.
 

emb

Member
Oct 28, 2017
389
#12
I like how Sega already did this years ago. They agreed for some other company to do it anyway. Then Nintendo does it, with a proper marketing push and stronger IP, then Sega directly copies it, down to the 'Mini' naming. And this time around it will probably be more of a success, piggybacking off the NES stuff.

Disclaimer: I don't actually know much about what the specifics of this product are, this is just a quick hot take.
 
Oct 27, 2017
543
#17
honestly the game selection could be sub par and i'd still buy one.... its about the size of the genesis 3 though which seems kind of big IMO,
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,228
#18
this better have a good sound chip, cause the 3rd party minis have a shitty one
This needs to happen. But does Sega even employ hardware engineers right now? Or are they just outsourcing the thing. I'd die if Nintendo makes the hardware.
 
Jan 11, 2018
2,294
#20
What info do we got? Preloaded games? ROM support like some of the existing Sega systems on the market? Will it actually work decently unlike the previously mentioned systems?
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,059
#32
If it's a system loaded with ROMS I don't think joe public will see this as any different from the other retro style Mega Drive's already available even if Sega does put a lot of effort into it.
 
Nov 2, 2017
535
#36
Will wait for more details before getting too excited, if it has a decent selection of games and is made in-house at Sega with decent emulation I will pick one up.
 
Nov 7, 2017
728
SoCal
#37
I’M SO EXCITED

I HOPE IT HAS HDMI and I hope I can load more games onto it too!

I don’t think they’ll have the more obscure titles from my childhood!

I was THIS close to making a raspberry pi geneisis usb hub mod, I’m so glad I didn’t
 
Jan 11, 2018
2,294
#39
If it's a system loaded with ROMS I don't think joe public will see this as any different from the other retro style Mega Drive's already available even if Sega does put a lot of effort into it.
I doubt Joe public is even aware the other ones exist. I remember the first time I came across one at a dollar store and I made a thread about it on the old forum because I thought it was some kind of Chinese knockoff that made it's way into a national dollar store chain. Several other posters thought the same and that was on an enthusiast forum.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,548
#43
I expect all three Shining games and landstalker.

I also expect to be disappointed.
Shining Force III is a Saturn game though.

I loved the Genesis, but I have more Genesis games than almost any other retro console already. I'll still buy it, though.

But fuck it, even if it's not really popular enough to exist, I want a mini-Saturn and somehow Segata Sanshiro slingshots himself back to earth by using his gi and two asteroids to catch a ride on a comet and then presents the mini-Saturn at a conference and then karate chops a young Playstation fan.