Long story short: it's so bad Destructoid is at risk of being sued by Gordon Ramsey for plagiarism. As many of you might be aware of, Nintendo discovered a very novel method for making assloads of money: Stick games from a very old console into a very high quality scaled replica which can play those games in perfect condition. This was noticed by both the current bearer of the Atari name and Sega. Enter the Sega Genesis Flashback. A 720p console with wireless controllers, and can still play your old collection of Genesis games that you still somehow have. This is something that sounds like it can compete with the NES Classic, and even has some perks over the Classic. No dealing with freakishly short controller cables or being stuck with only 30 games (unless you hack it). This thing can run any game for the genesis, and even comes with 85 games! And that's where the problems start. Yes there's all the Sanic games you remember, and despite the absence of Eccho the Dolphin titles there's still classics such as Mortal Combat (though you have to dig for it in the "Other" folder), but then you get a bunch of weird shit like Adventure in the Park, which never released for the original Genesis. The controller uses non-rechargeable batteries which require a screwdriver to replace. Instead of a microUSB power cable which you could literally plug into your TV, it uses yet another connector style. All of which could maybe be forgiven if the actual playing of games was great. Unfortunately that is not the case. The system suffers from frame drops, that can make the more faster-paced Sonic games a far less satisfying experience. If you want to actually play a cartridge, you have to reboot the console every time you insert one or take one out. And if the old contacts on that game make connection difficult, you will end up doing multiple reboot cycles until it works. Sega took notice of the NES Classic and proclaimed this to be it's competitor. Yes, it's better the the other atGames crap we've had to deal with, but not by much.