SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini announced

Feb 24, 2018
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This is a cool announcement but I wonder what games the Genesis Mini will have to distinguish it from the SEGA Genesis Classics Collection that is coming out a little over a month from now.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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This one feels different because I literally already have an officially licensed Genesis Mini that plays Street Fighter II CE. Obviously that’s one game on a dogshit system-on-a-chip output to composite, but there is just much less novelty factor here.

That said, I’ll buy this :)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is a cool announcement but I wonder what games the Genesis Mini will have to distinguish it from the SEGA Genesis Classics Collection that is coming out a little over a month from now.
Sadly, I'm kind of hampering my expectations to just be a plug-in version of that instead of being on a disc for consoles now that I've had time to let it sink in.

In fact, considering how many Dreamcast ports we've gotten over the years, I wouldn't be surprised if most, if not all the games on a Dreamcast Mini were just the ones that appeared on Steam or PS360 like both Sonic Adventure titles, Sega Bass Fishing, Space Channel 5 Part 2, etc. It'd be a decent collection, mind you, but one with games most of us probably owned via last gen or on PC.

Hey man, the SNES classic had both. It can happen.
Both were also on Wii/U VC. Most, if not all of Konami's Genesis stuff never made it on VC, so that miiggghhhttt lower the chances of those games being on this, as amazing as that would be.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'll wait for reviews with how god awful these have been for years.

I also don't think this will be as big a novelty as the NES and SNES minis because Sega has licensed their name and game to shit like AtGames garbage for years. There's a Genesis compilation every generation too.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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So they're just releasing the first model Eh. I had the 2ND model, but at least we have something anyway.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So they're just releasing the first model Eh. I had the 2ND model, but at least we have something anyway.
Good idea, release the 2nd model Genesis with a different set of games, then the 3rd model! Spread all 3 Sonic games across all 3 models!

They didn't just re-announce the ATgames MegaDrive to the Japanese audience, right...?
I REALLY hope not, it was a legit mini version of the Genesis, and their name was nowhere mentioned during the stream. Guess we'll have to wait for official info about it. If they had M2 working on the ports, that would confirm the system is in good hands.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I REALLY hope not, it was a legit mini version of the Genesis, and their name was nowhere mentioned during the stream. Guess we'll have to wait for official info about it. If they had M2 working on the ports, that would confirm the system is in good hands.
http://www.segadriven.com/2018/04/s...-by-importing-the-atgames-genesis-into-japan/

Oh and could this be a collaboration with retrobit they partnered with no long ago?
http://retro-bit.com/retrobit-announces-sega-partnership
It's not. As far as I could tell from back then, the effort is specifically for USB peripherals.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I guess you’re right. But we’ve seen those games pop up on the years since. Hard Crops and Bloodlines have never been back around since their original releases. And, you know... Konami...
Both were also on Wii/U VC. Most, if not all of Konami's Genesis stuff never made it on VC, so that miiggghhhttt lower the chances of those games being on this, as amazing as that would be.
I'm still gonna hope dammit. It would be sooo good if they got both of those.

I think I would get a Genesis mini solely for those two games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Megaman Trilogy because that thing is damn pricey to get.

Shinobi III and Castlevania would be so good to get. The obvious options are bound to be there but curious to see if they include all three Sonic and all three SoR.

Think I will preorder (and cancel if previews are disappointing).
 
Nov 4, 2017
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I hope they pack the classic Sega Channel exclusive "Sega Solitaire" into this thing!

I'm serious btw! Ya hear me Segac?! I'd play it all day! Game like this an Sega Swirl should not be lost to the AGES!

Toss in Wacky Worlds as well please!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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"We have included everyone's favorite Sonic games"

"Sonic 1 and 2"

Sonic 3 is the worst Sonic game on the Mega Drive. Anyway, everyone must already have at least 30 copies of all these games that they just randomly bought as parts of different collections released over the ages on every platform including their fridge.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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Will probably skip this, but if they make a Saturn Mini, I'm there day one. Never had a Saturn and never played many of the best games for the system.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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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
セガから公式に認定され、台湾で各国向けに委託生産されているメガドライブの海外向け復刻版「セガジェネシスフラッシュバック」を輸入販売することを検討している。
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
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So, it's just the crappy AtGames stuff repackaged to look more like what Nintendo's been doing? Don't be fooled... this stuff is nowhere near as nice as the Nintendo Mini's.
Unless it isn't actually that.
 
Dec 2, 2017
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It's going to come down to:

Emulation - needs to be perfect, the Genesis FM sound chip is an easy thing to fuck up. So many emulations over the years have.

Game selection - is it going to be the same stale set of games they've put out so many times over the years, or will they have a broad set of all the real gems?
 
Nov 30, 2017
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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
Oh. Party's over, then.
 

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Sega PR sent an email out to press this evening with official notice about Shenmue 1+2. I responded to it almost immediately with questions about the MegaDrive Mini, but no response yet. I'm gonna wait until anybody confirms what hardware/games this thing will have (and whether US/EU will get a new one) before getting excited.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Damn lol they aren't even trying to make something of quality.. Sega doesn't understand why the Nintendo stuff is popular besides from the games.

ATGames trash can't believe it. Especially the way they were hyping this.