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Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Old 09-19-19, 01:07 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
Damn, was killing some time in a WalMart before a movie last night and saw a shelf of these on sale. Didn't realize they weren't officially out yet.
You sure it wasn’t the shitty previous third party version?
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Old 09-19-19, 03:23 AM
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You sure it wasn’t the shitty previous third party version?
Widespread reports online of Walmart putting them out early.
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Old 09-19-19, 07:29 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I won't be getting it today but Amazon did help out by sourcing it from wherever my Switch Lite is coming from. I'll have both tomorrow. Good enough to have it for the weekend.

I'm more excited for this than I was for either NES classic.
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Old 09-19-19, 10:13 AM
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I received my Amazon shipping notification close to midnight. It should arrive on Friday.
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So basically, they did nothing for me? lol Probably would have gotten it tomorrow as well without contacting them.
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Old 09-19-19, 10:26 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
So basically, they did nothing for me? lol Probably would have gotten it tomorrow as well without contacting them.
Yep. I didn't even try to contact them about it. I just preordered it in case it ended up being hard to find like the nes classic was when it came out. I knew it was going to ship when I saw the charge pending on my credit card.
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Old 09-19-19, 10:28 AM
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I knew as well; I just didn't want to wait until Monday to get it. Tomorrow is fine. I wouldn't have contacted them if tomorrow was the listed delivery date when I checked yesterday afternoon.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I went to Wal-Mart this morning and they had about six in the locked case.
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Old 09-19-19, 02:54 PM
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I apparently pre-ordered two (one through GS as well) without remembering.

Anyone here anticipating wanting one but not being able to find it? Otherwise, I guess one will go up on eBay.
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Old 09-20-19, 12:45 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Amazon had it for the Local Treasure Truck, so l picked up one. Kind of an impulse buy for me really, but my son is going to love it. He digs playing the retro Nintendo as well.
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Old 09-20-19, 01:05 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I'm interested in your guys first hand reviews. I've heard from other places that the input lag is terrible, there's for some reason double input problems with the menus, and the sound lags.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I'm interested in your guys first hand reviews. I've heard from other places that the input lag is terrible, there's for some reason double input problems with the menus, and the sound lags.
Every review I've seen is calling this the best retro console among all of them.

CNET gave it a very positive review

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/sega-ge...onsole-review/
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Old 09-20-19, 01:40 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Every review I've seen is calling this the best retro console among all of them.

CNET gave it a very positive review

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/sega-ge...onsole-review/
Here's the sound lag problem in the digital foundry review (around 15:54 if the link doesn't work):

input latency (but still better than the genesis collections) Around 18:17 if the link doesn't work:


Similar to Nintendo mini consoles, though, so maybe people don't really notice/care.
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Old 09-21-19, 09:45 PM
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Seems like standard emulation lag over HDMI and LCD. I do wish more things came with latency adjusters like Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
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Old 09-23-19, 02:07 PM
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No, DF knows to account for that. There is a bit of extra input lag in this unit/software. Not huge, but now verified by more than one source. And the sound lag, while of varying importance to each individual, is pretty egregious.
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Old 09-26-19, 08:54 PM
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I finally had time to open mine up. I'm disappointed in Amazon. They didn't ship it so I would get it on release day and they didn't ship it in a box. They shipped it in a padded envelope.... I played a little bit of Sonic 1 and Vectorman. Vectorman seems really hard. I died three times on the first level before I got to the bomber plane boss. I stopped playing for the night after the bomber plane boss beat me. I didn't notice that much lag so far, but I only played for about 20-30 minutes.
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Old 09-30-19, 11:42 AM
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I played some more today and the input lag seemed more noticeable when I was playing Alex Kidd, Kid Chameleon, and Castle of Illusion. I was having trouble making some jumps in those games.
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Old 10-01-19, 09:44 AM
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Anyone know how to rewind the games? I keep losing a player in Shining Force and want to rewind the game so I can change my strategy. I have tried to google it and mashed a bunch of button combinations to no avail.
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Ok you apparently can't rewind the games on the genesis mini. That stinks.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Well, looks like I'll be getting this console for my birthday. My sister asked me what I wanted and I asked for this and she agreed and laughed because her husband also wanted it.

So I look forward to checking this out in the next week or so.
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Old 10-13-19, 09:22 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Scored this console for my birthday last week from my sister and I'm loving it. Been playing it at least 1 hour per night for the past week since it came in.

Has anyone been playing Street Fighter 2 on this? It seems like it's missing the function to kick or is that because it's only 3 buttons? I can't seem to kick my opponent.
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Old 10-13-19, 09:49 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

IIRC if you only have a three button controller you have to use the start button to swap between punching and kicking. Pretty sure this game was the original impetus for Sega to come out with the six button controller.
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Old 10-14-19, 12:36 PM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

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IIRC if you only have a three button controller you have to use the start button to swap between punching and kicking. Pretty sure this game was the original impetus for Sega to come out with the six button controller.
Thanks. Yes, I tried this last night and that was the case indeed. I was able to kick.
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