Mega Drive Mini - September 19 Launch

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  1. WiikeyHacker

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    still not as good as having a japanese version system as we get the better games unless you mod it but in reality Japan will always one up those overseas because we can and we have better tech while overseas get thing that are primitive to us now.
     
  2. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    Primitive:lol: you do talk nonsense as I remba the ps4 being released in Europe before Japan
     
  3. subcon959
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    Pretty sure South Korea makes Japan tech look primitive these days.
     
  4. WiikeyHacker

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    Regardless Japan is still miles ahead of those overseas so my asian brethren are practically better than anybody overseas. Long live Japan!

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    it's "remember" not Remba this isn't first grade.
     
  5. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    If you wanna get in a debate re who's better than who which I don't as I find tht first grade then let's just say English is most spoken language in the world and best music ever produced was by English bands in the 1980s and wil never be beaten and re games most of the original stuff came from English developers with games on spectrum 48k commodore 64 and the amiga
     
  6. subcon959
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    Ever since the PC Engine mini was announced to include CD games it kinda bothers me that SEGA didn't do the same.

    It would've taken the console to another level if it came with Snatcher and Popful Mail.
     
  7. kuwanger

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    I'm not really a huge fan of visual novels, but Popful Mail would have been a nice inclusion. Personally, I'd be happier if they included some Master System/Game Gear games more than Sega CD games. Of course, both would even be better. :)
     
  8. subcon959
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    Well it's been delayed in Europe. The new launch date is October 4th.
     
  9. WD_GASTER2

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    @MVG has uploaded a video to his channel with his thoughts on it(he has a review unit).



    if i were to give my two cents (same as my post down there on his vid: )

    If its an allwinner and if it resembles anything with its predecessors (i know its a custom new chip it seems) the SOC might be able to A) boot into a recovery mode B)Boot from usb/removable media. allwinner boards also usually have some sort of uart interface baked into them. Next month is going to be interesting indeed.
     
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  10. subcon959
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    From what I've heard so far, it seems they messed up with audio (unfortunately this is almost expected when it comes to Megadrive emulation).

    Up to 11 frames of lag is just ridiculous though.
     
  11. DJPlace

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    the cords better be really long...
     
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  13. replicashooter

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    Yup, like I said in the PSC post if you use the DF video to compare the sound of Comix Zone on the PSC to Mini and Original you can see how the PSC is vastly superior and much closer in its rendering plus it doesn't have that baked in lag.

    It really does appear that no one can get close to what Nintendo pulled off with the SNES Mini as that was nigh on perfect for my needs and the fact that M2 didn't include a rewind feature, better filters/scanlines etc.. shows they've just done the barebones minimum to get it out of the door which means the PCE Mini will likely be more of the same. The talk of the double inputs in the controller are also not what you'd expect at such a price either as there are quite a few on the forums speaking of that particular quirk.

    Now all I need to do is figure out how to get the Amiga side sorted and it will be the ultimate machine.
     
  14. Zaphod77

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    So seems this is similar specs to the snes classic. this is a good thing. i'm hoping this can be pimped up to be as good as the snes classic, with tons of genesis games, including it's exclusives.

    The new darius seems neat, but i REALLY want that version of tetris.
     
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  15. Zense

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    Yeah I agree. Plus there's been great progress in hacking it. I believe they were already able to run Tanglewood on it as a test.
    https://modmyclassic.com/category/news/

    Also the whole input lag and audio lag has been addressed properly over at retrorgb by Bob and the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini performs just as well as the Snes classic. Not sure if Sega had fixed these things by the time the minis where shipped. My theory is that the people who were handed them early for preview got some early stage models and then m2 fixed those issues themselves. I feel sega should've stated that the preview systems were not complete representations of the final product.

    All in all, this is a great 30th anniversary for the Genesis.
     
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  16. kublai

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    I still see alot of stocks available for these units still so it's not a hot seller like the NES/SNES Mini.
     
  17. Zense

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    Yeah, but I don't think Sega ever thought it would be since we ARE talking Nintendo. Hopefully it does better than the PS1 classic since at least this one seems to have care put into it.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Does it have a better processor than snes? just like a real genesis megadrive? :creep:
     
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  19. WD_GASTER2

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    its nearly identical in terms of hardware.
    hell, same drivers work on it.
     
  20. subcon959
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    I wonder if the Europe delay is related to the audio issue.

    Still, I will be waiting till it's considerably cheaper or they come out with a version that includes the 6 button pads. No way I'm spending over a hundred quid for proper 2 player SF2.
     
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