Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
Video Game Talk
HD Reviews
 



Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-14-18, 12:41 AM   #1
DJariya
DVD Talk Hero
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: CA
Posts: 49,591
Sega Genesis Mini announced

https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/13/17...lassic-edition

Quote:
To commemorate the console’s upcoming 30th anniversary, Sega took the opportunity to unveil its own miniature “classic edition” version of the legendary 16-bit Genesis (or, as it was called in the rest of the world, the Mega Drive). The so-called “Mega Drive Mini” will be released in 2018, in Japan at least, Sega announced at a fan event today.

This could be a change in direction from the company’s long-standing relationship with AtGames, whose Sega Genesis Flashback console tried, and failed, to match Nintendo’s efforts last year.

Just last week, Sega’s COO said the company was interested in getting back into the hardware business, following the explosive success of Nintendo’s classic reissues. Sega famously exited the hardware business after the failure of the Sega Dreamcast in 2001.

As promising as that sounds, the source interview linked appears to suggest that Sega is simply interested in distributing the AtGames Mega Drive Flashback which, per the review above ... is not great. The model in the image above, with a cleaner version shared by Sega on Twitter which you can see below, don’t resemble the AtGames variant. For starters, it’s smaller than the Flashback console, missing a full-sized cartridge post and adding the console’s original volume slider.

Of course, we don’t know many details about the Mega Drive Mini; the hardware quality, what games will be included, the software emulation powering the games, whether Sega plans to release it in the west, or whether it’s just a redesign of the AtGame units all remain a mystery for now. We’ve reached out to Sega for details and will update this post accordingly.

This is from the Verified Sega Japan Twitter:





and this is the loose translation according to Google what the text on the Tweet says:

Quote:
30th anniversary of "MegaDrive" birth! "MegaDrive Mini" (provisional name) Decided to be released in 2018! A lot of memorable masterpieces games can be enjoyed with this one!

# Sega Hex # Mega Drive # Mega Drive 30th Anniversary
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 07:42 AM   #2
majorjoe23
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 15,870
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Will this be better than their previous half dozen attempts at something similar?
__________________
You really have a low threshold for sig material. - Numanoid
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 08:00 AM   #3
DVD Josh
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 23,939
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Will this be better than their previous half dozen attempts at something similar?
You seem to be mistaken. Sega has never directly released a version. The others were released by third parties under license.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 08:20 AM   #4
Sonic
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Anus, Oils
Posts: 16,226
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

The Sega Genesis era was one of the greatest eras in video game history. The upgrade from Nintendo 8-bit to Genesis 16-bit was staggering. Stereo sound, digitized voices, background scrolling. System at the time felt close to the arcade machines.

I think I would grab one of these up its too cute.

Ghouls-n-Ghosts by Capcom was a launch game. That game took Genesis to greater heights. Followed by Revenge of Shinobi, Phantasy Star II, Sonic The Hedgehog, Streets Of Rage. So many classics. 👍
__________________
The devil is a muthafuckin' liar, so you know I ain't worried, beeyotch! - (Reverend X)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 08:28 AM   #5
Bluelitespecial
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6,255
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

It’ll probably include the same games from the game collection I have for PS3. Several games I wish it would have but won’t are Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, NFL Football ‘94, RBI baseball, and Sega had a really cool X-men game but I don’t remember the exact title of it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 09:47 AM   #6
majorjoe23
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 15,870
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
You seem to be mistaken. Sega has never directly released a version. The others were released by third parties under license.
But am I mistaken?

https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/13/17...lassic-edition

As promising as that sounds, the source interview linked appears to suggest that Sega is simply interested in distributing the AtGames Mega Drive Flashback which, per the review above ... is not great. The model in the image above, with a cleaner version shared by Sega on Twitter which you can see below, don’t resemble the AtGames variant. For starters, it’s smaller than the Flashback console, missing a full-sized cartridge post and adding the console’s original volume slider.

Of course, we don’t know many details about the Mega Drive Mini; the hardware quality, what games will be included, the software emulation powering the games, whether Sega plans to release it in the west, or whether it’s just a redesign of the AtGame units all remain a mystery for now. We’ve reached out to Sega for details and will update this post accordingly.
__________________
You really have a low threshold for sig material. - Numanoid
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 10:51 AM   #7
cultshock
Somewhat Banned
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 9,323
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Sega had a really cool X-men game but I don’t remember the exact title of it.
They released a game in 1993 just called "X-Men", I played the hell out of that game, it was pretty cool.
__________________
"Cultshock... may your corpse be turned into a side show act for the curious and twisted." -Gandhi (banned DVDTalk member, not the Mahatma). I'm not sure, but I think he was hitting on me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 11:14 AM   #8
Mike86
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 15,374
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Meh. While Sega themselves haven’t released a product like this they’ve basically allowed a bunch of other companies to use their brand and release similar products. I had a Genesis as a kid and I liked it a lot but I’m not very excited about this.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 11:17 AM   #9
Bluelitespecial
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6,255
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by cultshock View Post
They released a game in 1993 just called "X-Men", I played the hell out of that game, it was pretty cool.
Yep, that's the game, it was so much fun. Due to rights issues, it would probably never be included on this mini console.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 11:43 AM   #10
PerryD
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 3,499
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

They need to license all of the classic EA games like Road Rash, Desert Strike, and their early sports titles like Bulls Vs Lakers and the original Madden. Classic shooters like Thunder Force 3 or Gaiares would be great too
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 11:52 AM   #11
Bluelitespecial
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Bluelitespecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6,255
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

^^^NHL '94 too, the way you could body check guys was so much fun in that game.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 01:15 PM   #12
story
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 7,238
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

I really think that's the sort of thing that would help this have an edge on items like the NES Classic or SNES Classic. They didn't do licensing for some of those classics and I get that costs money, but feels like a missed opportunity. If Sega invests in that, instead, not only would it look good it could spur Nintendo to follow suit for another round of classics.

As for the Genesis, it really wasn't on my radar as a kid. A friend or two had it and claimed it was better than anything, but there simply wasn't all that much clamor for it in my town.
__________________
Choose kindness. | PSN / EA ID: Spatula _ City | The Simpsons: Tapped Out DVDTalk Thread | Can we rally together to discuss a DVDTalk Charity Fundraiser?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 01:46 PM   #13
robin2099
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,124
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Well it was confirmed that this is based on the Atgames emulation source that keeps getting released each year and is basically a small version of that. So Sega is pretty hands off. Disappointing and stupid as Sega is basically leaving money on the table by not doing this themselves.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 04:39 PM   #14
wtsang
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 212
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Yes, very slim chance this even approaches the quality of the Nintendo minis. But then Sega hasn't been operating in the same realm as Nintendo for over a decade.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 05:20 PM   #15
Spiderbite
DVD Talk Legend
 
Spiderbite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 12,752
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by PerryD View Post
They need to license all of the classic EA games like Road Rash, Desert Strike, and their early sports titles like Bulls Vs Lakers and the original Madden. Classic shooters like Thunder Force 3 or Gaiares would be great too
The amount of Road Rash 2 & Bulls Vs. Blazers we played during college was ridiculous.

I always played as the Suns and KJ could hit three pointers like no one else in that game. And Road Rash was never dull. You could get into serious arguments over those two damn games.

And of course the uncensored Mortal Kombat games were big favorites as well.
__________________
Xbox Live: FatalSpiderbite
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-18, 06:21 PM   #16
cultshock
Somewhat Banned
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 9,323
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Just give me Toejam and Earl and I'll be happy.
__________________
"Cultshock... may your corpse be turned into a side show act for the curious and twisted." -Gandhi (banned DVDTalk member, not the Mahatma). I'm not sure, but I think he was hitting on me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-18, 05:09 PM   #17
majorjoe23
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 15,870
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

AT Games confirmed on Twitter that they’re making this version. Since they’ve made all the recent Sega plug and plays, I’ll assume this is shitty unless reviews are great.

Maybe the company that has screwed this up like a dozen times will finally come through this time.
__________________
You really have a low threshold for sig material. - Numanoid
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-18, 07:40 PM   #18
Rob V
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 9,444
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

All the EA games rocked back then... Lasorda Baseball and Evander Holyfield boxing was amazing too.
__________________
"i remembered this movie i watched it with my family is's perfect special and adorable" - Mahmoudshawer
XBox Live = Stiffy Goat11
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-18, 08:07 PM   #19
Breakfast with Girls
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,670
Re: Sega Genesis Mini announced

Quote:
Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
AT Games confirmed on Twitter that they’re making this version.
Uggggh
__________________
"Thus spoke BWG." - Groucho
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.

...
Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0