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John2290 said:
I bought a Megadrive collection on the 360 or ps3, it was incredibly underwhelming, even streets of rage whih I remember most fondly was trash. Now Nintendos games, they still hold up, I can still play Super Mario bros 3 to world 8 without the whistles and withoit grtting bored or fucking around in double dragons 2 and California games when I can find someone to join me. I fon't feel good anout this Megadrive mini but I will keep it in my perhipery

I played Streets of Rage 2, and it was... Okay. The moveset for the characters was really limited. Lots of beat'em ups just haven't aged well. Don't get me started on how bad Turtles in Time is these days. 

Ecco, Kid Chameleon, and Earthworm Jim have all begun to show their age. Ecco suffered from being the type of game that really needs an analog stick to steer the main character right. Kid Chameleon lacks a save file, and a lot of the levels are just filler. Earthworm Jim has terrible hit detection with the whip, making certain levels almost impossible. 

River City Ransom holds up wonderfully though. But that's an NES game. 



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Huh, this one looks way better than I expected now that I take a closer look. I just overlooked it at first because it isn't the first one they've done, it's just the first since Nintendo made a proper effort at classic mini consoles with the NES and SNES Classics. Previous ones were pretty lame and left me with a bad taste, so I'm going to probably wait and see how this turns out. If the reviews show they didn't fuck it up somehow, and those other 10 games are good, I'll definitely consider it, because this is a lot of very good games, and it's a library I haven't explored very well



HylianSwordsman said:
Huh, this one looks way better than I expected now that I take a closer look. I just overlooked it at first because it isn't the first one they've done, it's just the first since Nintendo made a proper effort at classic mini consoles with the NES and SNES Classics. Previous ones were pretty lame and left me with a bad taste, so I'm going to probably wait and see how this turns out. If the reviews show they didn't fuck it up somehow, and those other 10 games are good, I'll definitely consider it, because this is a lot of very good games, and it's a library I haven't explored very well

Previous genesis minis were bad because atgames chinese company did them and they had bad emulation.  Graphics and sound were off. This one is done by M2 the Sega division behind the 3D ports on the 3DS.  I expect this one to finally have good emulation.



sethnintendo said:
HylianSwordsman said:
Huh, this one looks way better than I expected now that I take a closer look. I just overlooked it at first because it isn't the first one they've done, it's just the first since Nintendo made a proper effort at classic mini consoles with the NES and SNES Classics. Previous ones were pretty lame and left me with a bad taste, so I'm going to probably wait and see how this turns out. If the reviews show they didn't fuck it up somehow, and those other 10 games are good, I'll definitely consider it, because this is a lot of very good games, and it's a library I haven't explored very well

Previous genesis minis were bad because atgames chinese company did them and they had bad emulation.  Graphics and sound were off. This one is done by M2 the Sega division behind the 3D ports on the 3DS.  I expect this one to finally have good emulation.

Huh, well in that case, I don't get how Sega allowed them to make it. Did they sue? Or was this something Sega licensed? Because if they did it with Sega's permission, that was pretty dumb on Sega's part. Trusting some nobody company from China to work with your prized IPs? Sega was nuts to do that. It certainly damaged the brand a bit, at least in my mind, in that it made me not trust this new effort at first.



Cerebralbore101 said:

You can see here http://genesismini.sega.com/ what games are coming for the Genesis Mini. So far they've revealed 30 games, and have 10 left to show. I can't think of much of anything that's missing from the library. All previous mini-consoles were missing pretty big games. SNES Mini was missing Final Fantasy II, Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 2-3, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mystical Ninja, Terranigma, and a few more. Sega on the other hand is giving us 40 games, not a mere 21 like the SNES Mini. Obviously Sonic 1-4 will be there. Since Shining Force is there, Shining Force II must be one of the unannounced games. This console is packed with a crapton of games that cost $40 or more in the wild. 

I think another glaring omission from the SNES Classic was Turtles in Time. Chrono Trigger being the biggest one, imo.

I wasn't aware of Castlevania: Bloodlines. Looking at it now in an AVGN video, and at least it has some funny text on the box.
"Taste the sweat dripping into your mouth" https://youtu.be/Xg4KLe58qTU?t=852

I remember wanting to play Castle of Illusions, but no one I knew had it. Don't think I ever knew there was a sequel though.
I also wasn't aware that Wily Wars was a 16-bit remake of the original NES game.

The Sega Mini looks like it has a bunch of great and essential games on it already.
They should add Sonic 3 though.



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RolStoppable said:
It offers more games than the SNES Mini, but not better games. Most titles are heavily outclassed by their SNES counterparts

Nah, SNES and Megadrive are pretty even in terms of legendary games.



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KungKras said:
RolStoppable said:
It offers more games than the SNES Mini, but not better games. Most titles are heavily outclassed by their SNES counterparts

Nah, SNES and Megadrive are pretty even in terms of legendary games.

Since when?



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HylianSwordsman said:
sethnintendo said:

Previous genesis minis were bad because atgames chinese company did them and they had bad emulation.  Graphics and sound were off. This one is done by M2 the Sega division behind the 3D ports on the 3DS.  I expect this one to finally have good emulation.

Huh, well in that case, I don't get how Sega allowed them to make it. Did they sue? Or was this something Sega licensed? Because if they did it with Sega's permission, that was pretty dumb on Sega's part. Trusting some nobody company from China to work with your prized IPs? Sega was nuts to do that. It certainly damaged the brand a bit, at least in my mind, in that it made me not trust this new effort at first.

Yea not sure why but they allowed atgames to tarnish their reputation.  Atgames finally made one with hdmi and not just av cables but it still wasn't perfect emulation.  I believe they still sell them at walmart but I'll never buy anything from atgames again.  I ended up just giving mine away.  So yea they made mistake licensing it out because now some of public might assume the new one will be just as bad as the atgames machines.



sethnintendo said:
HylianSwordsman said:

Huh, well in that case, I don't get how Sega allowed them to make it. Did they sue? Or was this something Sega licensed? Because if they did it with Sega's permission, that was pretty dumb on Sega's part. Trusting some nobody company from China to work with your prized IPs? Sega was nuts to do that. It certainly damaged the brand a bit, at least in my mind, in that it made me not trust this new effort at first.

Yea not sure why but they allowed atgames to tarnish their reputation.  Atgames finally made one with hdmi and not just av cables but it still wasn't perfect emulation.  I believe they still sell them at walmart but I'll never buy anything from atgames again.  I ended up just giving mine away.  So yea they made mistake licensing it out because now some of public might assume the new one will be just as bad as the atgames machines.

I've definitely seen them at a few stores from time to time like Walmart. Still though, what we have here with this latest mini console feels like a pretty good collection of games, so if it works as well as M2's reputation suggests it should, I'll probably get it. It looks like Sega is taking the product seriously this time.



I dont think it will do better than the NES and SNES classics as Nintendo products also hold a collectors value. Where as Sega doesnt really hold the same value. The game library is comparable but Nintendo is Nintendo which creates hoarders