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Old 03-30-19, 09:42 AM
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Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Will include 40 games (10 announced so far) and two three button controllers.

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It's already been rated T for Teen, so unfortunately no MK or any other M rated games.
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Old 03-30-19, 09:57 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I'm going to say this is unnecessary. I have the sega genesis collection disc for PS3 and that's good enough for me.
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Old 03-30-19, 10:13 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I hope Sega learned from the mistakes Sony made with the PlayStation Classic. Plus, there's already a Sega Genesis Collection already out for the PS4, XB1 and the Switch. I checked at GameStop and the description says over 50 titles are in the game.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Why not put out a Sega CD Mini system?
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They did, it was the Sega CD-X

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

I have that Genesis collection on the PS3. I’ll wait to see the whole list of games before I decide to buy this or not.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

Also have that PS3 disc. There would have to be something pretty rare to get me to bite.
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I'll be "that guy" and mention my raspberry pi with an adapter to use my original 6 button controller.
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The thing about the NES and SNES classics were not only the perceived rarity, but also the fact that there weren't 20 iterations of standalone systems that played these games. The subpar Genesis "50 games in one" systems have been out for years and years clogging up shelves, they'll have to pull out some real gems (like Herzog Zwei, which may have even been on some of these) to get traction here.

Now give me a Saturn or Dreamcast, systems that most people probably haven't played all the games, and now we're talking.
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I actually think $80 is pretty decent but it depends what other games are included.
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Old 03-31-19, 02:26 AM
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

It's hard not to think they missed the boat not getting this out alongside the SNES Classic in '17. All the hype around classic systems is gone, the PS Classic pretty much ruined the idea, and Sega lacks Nintendo's cachet to begin with. It looks like a quality entry that will underperform.

And 3-button pads, come on. Not only is the Japanese release getting the proper controllers, you limit your potential games selection by doing this.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

I thought it was released in 2017?


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Originally Posted by wtsang View Post
It's hard not to think they missed the boat not getting this out alongside the SNES Classic in '17. All the hype around classic systems is gone, the PS Classic pretty much ruined the idea, and Sega lacks Nintendo's cachet to begin with. It looks like a quality entry that will underperform.

And 3-button pads, come on. Not only is the Japanese release getting the proper controllers, you limit your potential games selection by doing this.
The three button controllers arenít as big of a deal compared to Sony releasing the non-Dual Shock PlayStation controllers with the PS Classic. Thereís actually not a ton of Genesis games that make use of all six buttons, and oftentimes X, Y, Z are just duplicates of A, B, C. The games that it impacts most are some fighters and beat Ďem ups.

I do agree though that they probably missed the boat by not having this out a couple years ago alongside the NES or SNES Classic Editions. Also the fact that the shitty AT Games versions of the Genesis miniís exist and have been out for a while likely means not a lot of people are going to care about this release.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

The first games to be announced:
  • - Ecco the Dolphin
  • - Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • - Space Harrier II
  • - Shining Force
  • - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • - ToeJam & Earl
  • - Comix Zone
  • - Sonic The Hedgehog
  • - Altered Beast
  • - Gunstar Heroes

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Like others have said the real reason this will never be as popular as the Nintendo ones is Sega has already released multiple Genesis collections (not the systems but the games on disc) in HD and they're way cheaper than this package. Nintendo never releases huge bundles of their systems like this before the minis.
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I would be interested if they include the "strike" games....Urban Strike, Jungle Strike and Desert Strike. I played the hell out off those, and remember them being really hard to beat.
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Re: Sega Genesis Mini coming 9/19/19 for $80

These are the games in the latest Sega Genesis Classics that is on current gen consoles:
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
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I would think one of the Streets of Rage will be on this. Iíd be surprised if we donít get Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
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Originally Posted by tommyp007 View Post
I would be interested if they include the "strike" games....Urban Strike, Jungle Strike and Desert Strike. I played the hell out off those, and remember them being really hard to beat.
I have Jungle Strike but Iím sure it wonít be on this for the fact that you can use a plane to take out buildings and monuments.
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Originally Posted by Music View Post
These are the games in the latest Sega Genesis Classics that is on current gen consoles:
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
They are priced between $24.79 to $25.28 on Amazon. GameStop has the collection priced at $29.99. I don't know why someone would want to pay 80 bucks for this thing.
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The good thing about the mini is that it supposedly has an actual cartridge port so you can use any games you still have.

I guess with USB ports, you can use other controllers with it.
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Plus the Sega Ages releases have actually improved QOL stuff on a lot of these games... like I don't think I'm going back to playing Phantasy Star 1 without an automap.
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Old 04-01-19, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Music View Post
The good thing about the mini is that it supposedly has an actual cartridge port so you can use any games you still have.

I guess with USB ports, you can use other controllers with it.
Oh now that is nice and different...
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No X-Men, no sale
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