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Mega Drive Mini - September 19 Launch

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by subcon959, Mar 31, 2019.

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    So far, the first 10 games out of the 40 are...
    • 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
    Nothing too crazy, but Bloodlines is a nice surprise!
     
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    I'm interested to see if any cd or 32x games make it. Probably not
     
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    I don’t much care what the games are, I’ve still got my Mega Drive/Mega CD/32X anyway. This’ll just be another bloody mini system I have to buy for my collection :unsure:
     
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    Me too but I find the mini ones a lot easier to manage. This one will be particularly interesting as they ditched AtGames and the software side is going to be handled by M2 who have been pretty good with emulation like the Sega Ages releases.

    The only crappy thing I've heard so far is that the Japanese version is getting 6-button pads and everyone else just 3-button. If this is true then it seems like yet another poor decision by Sega.
     
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    Yeah that’s one thing I like about it. The AtGames ones are pretty crap (didn’t stop me buying one to sit on the shelf of course).
    I’m thinking, if it turns out to be hackable and has decent hardware, I might buy two so I’ve one to fuck about with. If not it’ll probably be another PlayStation Classic and a Mega Drive Raspberry Pi case to go with my NES one. But time will tell.
     
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    I think they are pricing it a little high at £70, but yeah that doesn't matter to those of us afflicted with the curse. At this point, we've all got hundreds of different ways to play these MD games so even being hackable isn't a big deal.. I just want it to look pretty next to the other minis :/
     
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    Ha, that’s as good a reason as any :D
    So long as the box looks good too, mine are all still in their boxes. Never had a reason to take them out.
     
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    Actually, that's a reason I might try to get hold of the Japanese version. That's the one I had back in the day and if they replicate the same box I'll be chuffed as hell.

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    (not mine, I wish I still had the box)
     
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    So glad the Western version of Bloodlines didn't censor the blood as water ;O; Still, surprised Konami is finally allowing the game to be distributed digitally. But I will say the Mega Drive is a much better name than Genesis.
     
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    Aw naw, dinna start that “debate” up :P
     
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    I know it will never happen but the only mini I really wanted was a PC Engine. Considering how small the original was it would probably be credit card size :D
     
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    Yeah they definitely nailed the whole mini craze long before anyone else :D
    I think the only systems I’ve got that even come close to my PC-Engine (current Mini consoles and handhelds aside) are my Spectrum and GX4000. Even then they’re still bigger than the PCE. It really was, and is, an amazing wee system, I love it.
     
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    Is this made by AT Games? If so it will probably be crap. Again.
     
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    C'mon mate the thread is only a few posts long, your question is answered already. The emulation side is being handled by M2.
     
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    Whoops! Kneejerk reaction from Sega continuously fucking it up. Pavlovian conditioning in full effect! M2 are a good team, just wish Sega had released the 6 button pad in the UK instead of just Japan as it feels so much better than the standard one to use.
     
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    I came across the Amazon page and noticed they were accepting preorders. Even though I've got the Flashback and a still working original Megadrive/MegaCD combo sitting next to me I couldn't help myself but click :shy:
     
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    I've long had my perfect Mega Drive setup. I own every game on the system I've ever cared for and my unit has perfect audio & video being fed into a great CRT. I'm living the dream..but I still think I want one of these MD Minis because M2 are gods and this thing will be the greatest low-end emubox ever manufactured.
     
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    Updated game list for US/EU release:
    • Altered Beast
    • Castlevania: Bloodlines
    • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    • Comix Zone
    • Contra: Hard Corps
    • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    • Earthworm Jim
    • Ecco the Dolphin
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Landstalker
    • Shining Force
    • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    • Space Harrier 2
    • Streets of Rage 2
    • Super Fantasy Zone
    • Thunder Force III
    • ToeJam & Earl
    • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
    It seems there is another shaft to the west as not only will we not get the 6-button pad included, but only the JP version will get MUSHA :/
     
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