The Sega Genesis MINI – Impressions – Game Sack

The Sega Genesis MINI – Impressions – Game Sack

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(Game Sack Theme) (explosion sounds) – Wow, its officially been 30 years now. 30 years since SEGA launched the Genesis in North America. This is my original Genesis console, that I got 30 years ago. I am pretty old, but so is the Genesis. Hello and welcome to Game Sack. And for the 30th
anniversary of the Genesis, SEGA has released the Genesis Mini. It’s coming out on September 19th, and, well, it has 42 built-in games. And I am here to give
you some impressions. So let’s get to it. (sweet music from Batman on Genesis) The SEGA Genesis Mini is based on the Model 1 Genesis, which was launched in North
America on August 14th, 1989. As with all of the other mini consoles that have been released
by everybody else so far, they did a really good
job with the aesthetics. Actually, they seem to have
gone above and beyond here. You have a working power switch, which, of course, turns
the unit on and off. You have a working reset button, which calls up in-game menu. And, yes, even the volume slider moves. Though it doesn’t actually
adjust the in-game volume. Of course it belongs in the up position. It even has working cartridge
flaps, which is really cool. Oh, and the cover for the
SEGA CD expansion slot can even come off. Hmmm, will SEGA introduce
a SEGA CD mini someday that could possibly be attached? Well, there are no electrical connections in either the cartridge or the CD ports. The unit itself cost $80 US and comes with two
three-button controllers, an HDMI cable, a USB cable, and an AC adapter for the
USB cable, if you need it. One of the controllers that came with my Genesis Mini doesn’t work at all. Straight out of the box, it’s dead. Next, I feel like it
wasn’t the best decision to include the three-button version, when there are games that use six buttons that are included with the system. But this is likely because
of some deal that SEGA has with Retro-Bit is they want to sell those six-button controllers,
which are compatible. I tried my Saturn USB
six-button controller and it doesn’t work at all. Inside the Genesis Mini are
chips that I don’t recognize from Zuiki, Foresee and Unilc, hmmm. (Genesis Mini Menu Music) Turning the unit on,
you’re greeted with a menu. You can sort the games
by release date, genre, number of players, or
alphabetically, as I prefer. The menu looks good and
it’s easy to navigate the 42 included games. And, if you press the B
button, you can change the view so you see the box spines
as if they’re on a shelf. If you set the system
language to Japanese, you not only get the
Japanese boxes for each game, but the Japanese versions
of the games themselves. (Strider grunting which he
doesn’t do in the US version) The menu music was done by Yuzo Koshiro and, basically, it’s just bits and pieces of each game soundtrack strewn together. (upbeat menu music)
(system beeping) As far as the display options,
you have a few choices here. You can stretch the games
to fit your entire screen or you can have them in the
correct 4:3 aspect ratio if you’re a normal person. There are a couple of different
borders that you can choose as well as solid black, thankfully. If you press the C button in this screen you engage the CRT filter. It looks kind of dim and,
generally, I don’t know. They didn’t seem to increase
the gamma or brightness while applying the scan lines, which makes everything super dark. This definitely isn’t for me. As far as playing the games go,
it’s fairly straightforward. The project was handled by M2, who are renowned for their
conversions and ports of old stuff like this. During a game, pressing the
reset button on the console, or holding down the start
button on the controller for a while will bring
up the in-game menu. Each game has four slots for save states, and you can also reset the game, or exit back to the main menu. Games like Phantasy Star IV, which have an in-game save option can also be saved that way as normal, and it doesn’t take up any slots. The visuals are all presented in 720p. Generally, it all seems
to look pretty good. If you choose the 4:3 aspect ratio, it uses an integer scale vertically, so that means there’s a
border around the entire game. And that’s fine. Unlike the NES and SNES Classic, there’s no choosing between
pixel perfect and 4:3 here, and there really doesn’t need to be. Only the games that are
256 pixels wide on here will exhibit any shimmering
during the scrolling. However, most Genesis
games are 320 pixels wide so it’s rarely an issue. Another thing that’s nice is that it gets rid of
the dumb colored border that surrounds the Genesis games. It also runs faster than
real Genesis hardware. It runs at 60.24 Hz,
whereas a real Genesis runs ever-so-slightly slower
than NTSC spec at 59.92 Hz. Granted, literally nobody
will be able to notice this with their eyeballs. Audio is one of the
hardest things to get right when it comes to emulation of the Genesis. How is it here? Well, it’s mostly pretty good, if you use your ears to judge. (electronic explosions and stuff) It’s nowhere near as bad as it could be if this were, say, made by AtGames. That said, it isn’t perfect. It has slightly less bass
than a real Model 1 Genesis and a more aggressive low-pass filter. This probably won’t matter to most people. Some of the sound quality
is also slightly different. Here’s how Space Harrier’s screams sounds on a real Genesis. (man screams) And here’s how it sounds
on the Genesis Mini. (man screams, but slightly fuzzier) It doesn’t end there, as
other games are affected. Here’s stage four’s music
from Thunder Force III on a real Genesis. (sweet music from TechoSoft) And here’s that same
music on the Genesis Mini. (sweet music from TechnoSoft,
but with messed-up drums) On top of that, there’s lag
in literally all of the audio, meaning sound effects
will play slightly later than they’re supposed to. Again, here’s a real Genesis. Listen closely. (digital bouncing echoes) And here’s the Genesis Mini. (digital bouncing echoes, but later) I wonder if this is just
a common issue caused by the hardware that these
Mini consoles seem to be using. (delayed Castle of Illusion sound effects) (frantic electronic music) Okay, so now you know
about the device itself. Let’s take a look at the games. Yep, every single one of ’em. (upbeat Knuckles’ Chatoix music) And now for the games. There’s 42 of them on here, which is twice as many
as the SNES Classic has. No matter what, there’s just no way to satisfy everyone with
the titles that they chose, but let’s go through them alphabetically. First up is Alex Kidd
in the Enchanted Castle. I’m not sure why this one is on here as it doesn’t have many fans. Alisia Dragoon is a good choice, and I don’t think very
many people played it back in the day.
(cool music and sounds) Some might be questioning
why Altered Beast is on here. Keep in mind this one
came with the console up until Sonic came out, so
it’s kind of a no-brainer. Plus it’s two-player, assuming
both of your controllers that came with your
Genesis Mini actually work! Beyond Oasis is another great choice, and this one will satisfy those
looking for an action quest that might remind you
of Zelda-style gameplay. (video game beeping)
(grunts resound) I’m totally blown away that
Castle of Illusion made the cut. This is a licensed property after all. It’s short, but it’s definitely one of the better games on the system. Castlevania: Bloodlines
is a very solid choice and more people absolutely
need to play this one. Columns is an underrated puzzle game. I always liked the music
and sound in this one. (puzzling electronic music) Comix Zone is good for its style and I like the ideas that they had, but the gameplay never
really impressed me. Contra: Hard Corps is great
even though a lot of people seem to have a very hard time with it. And that’s because it’s tough. Darius is an unreleased
game seen for the first time on the console here, it’s pretty brutal. From what I’ve played I think I might like the PC Engine
versions better even though I didn’t think they were
that great to begin with. (neat pumping music)
(digitized explosions) Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean
Machine aka Puyo Puyo is one of the few puzzle games that I enjoy playing from
time to time, so good choice. Dynamite Headdy is another good game, but the US version here is tough. Once you get used to it though, you’ll be able to make it pretty far. The Genesis version of Earthworm Jim 1 is the second best version
only behind the SEGA CD. Can’t go wrong here. Ecco the Dolphin is okay. I just can’t get into the
cartridge version though. I’m just too used to the amazing music from the SEGA CD version. (peaceful electronic music) Eternal Champions is eternally boring, especially without a
six-button controller. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is awesome! This is the easiest version of the game, even if you set it to
professional, which you should. Anyone can beat this. Golden Axe is awesome, and it’s another great
two-player game here. The Genesis version even has
an extra stage and last boss. (epic golden music) Gunstar Heroes is awesome,
and I’m glad it’s on here even though Contra already is. Kid Chameleon is a game
that’s probably made better by being on the Genesis Mini, because now you can have save states. Trust me, you want them. Landstalker is fun
isometric adventure game, and it’s a good addition. (dramatic electronic music) Light Crusader might even
be a better isometric game. I don’t feel that many
people have played this one so hopefully gamers give it a chance. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
has Mega Man 1, 2, and 3 all in one package. The controls are laggy and
it’s not the best conversion. Mega Man 2 is stuck on hard mode. I’d rather play these on the NES. (video game sounds) Monster World IV is here in English and everyone should play this. It’s a fantastic action platformer, and I even had a great
time plowing through it in Japanese back when I got it. Phantasy Star IV is an insanely great RPG and a wonderful choice. I love the battles here. (dramatic electronic music) Road Rash II is really fun, and it’s also the only racing
game you’re gonna get on here. Glad it’s a good one. Shining Force is a
spectacular strategy RPG that’s easy to learn and fun to play. Shinobi III is an awesome ninja game, but if I had to choose I’d
rather have Revenge of Shinobi. Honestly, I’d prefer it if
both of them were on here and Alex Kidd got the boot. (upbeat electronic music) Sonic the Hedgehog is Sonic the Hedgehog. However, if you switch your
system language to Japanese you can play the finished version with extra scrolling and other effects. Sonic 2 is more of the same
and I know why it’s here, but I’m just personally all Sonic’d out. The good news though is
that the two-player mode looks fantastic and it’s
rendered in progressive scan so no interlacing artifacts at all. Sonic Spinball is another
one I just can’t get into, but SEGA loves to go overboard
with all things Sonic. (boring electronic music)
(boring explosions) I’m not sure why Space
Harrier II is on here, especially considering that the game struggles to run at 15 frames per second. Street Fighter II: Special
Champion Edition is a good game if you have a six-button controller! I do not. Streets of Rage 2 is a
fantastic beat-’em-up and it only feels natural that it’s here, and it’s a great two-player game as well. Strider is another good one. It’s short but sweet. (dramatic electronic music) Super Fantasy Zone was
never released in the US for the real Genesis. To me, this is the true Fantasy Zone II. Tetris is a game which is extremely rare and was pulled by SEGA
shortly after its release due to all of the legal stuff going on with the game back in the day. What can I say, it’s Tetris,
and there doesn’t seem to be anything special about this version. (tedious electronic music) Thunder Force III is an amazing shooter that anyone can beat after a few tries. I’m surprised that Thunder
Force IV isn’t here as well. Probably because it was
released on the Switch not that long ago as a standalone game. ToeJam & Earl is a one or
two-player walking simulator. If you like walking around,
you’ll love this… I guess. (funky instrumental music) I could never really get into Vectorman, but lots of other people seem to like it for whatever reason, so here it is. Virtua Fighter 2 is such an odd choice. I mean, why? (energetic electronic music)
(blows landing) Wonder Boy in Monster World is the prequel to Monster World IV, but the stories don’t
really tie into each other. This is a great game that
starts out kind of slow, so give it a chance. Finally, we have World of Illusion which is another great Disney game, but this one can be
played with two players. Definitely a great addition. (cheerful electronic music)
(jumps bouncing) (electronic farting) – [Mickey] Ouch! – Well there you go, that’s
the SEGA Genesis Mini for you. And what do you think? Are you planning on
getting one of these things on September 19th, and if
you happen to be watching this video after September 19th, 2019, did you get one and what do you think? Let me know and in the meantime thank you for watching Game Sack. (Game Sack Credits Theme) (epic instrumental music) All right, so I have this
Genesis-shaped USB hub hooked up to the SEGA Genesis Mini through the USB connection
and coming from that I have the USB power going
through the RetroPad32 connected to a real 16-bit
SEGA Genesis from 1989. Now, I only have power connected to the real 16-bit SEGA Genesis from 1989. And we’re gonna see if
I throw the power switch on the Genesis if it
powers the Genesis Mini which in turn powers the Genesis USB hub. No time like the present to find out. Let’s see if it works. It totally works, oh my
God, I can’t believe that! (laughs) Oh man, that’s awesome. I love science! (atomic explosion) (wind howling) Okay, I guess there can be
too much Blast Processing™. Learn something new every day.

100 thoughts on “The Sega Genesis MINI – Impressions – Game Sack

  • Clay3613 Post author

    I want those posters so bad!

  • Nick Post author

    Can you hack it?🤔

  • Enemy of the State / VCD King Post author

    Great video.

  • Enemy of the State / VCD King Post author

    Sigh it has audio fx latency/delay

  • J.C. Denton Post author

    This is a scam if I can't use my cartridges and very poor choice of games, non even including Snatcher…

  • Edwin Post author

    I'm good with my ps classic build. But this looks decent as well. The thing that stands out is the menu and the detailed genesis shell

  • Мурат Жургунов Post author

    Pity there’s no UMK3 ((

  • Roland G Post author

    My retropie says no

  • M7MM4D Post author

    most of games available on ps4 store

  • David Rosales Post author

    Nice 😎👍

  • Bobby Retro Post author

    I literally heard no difference in the sound of the real genesis and the mini. 😂

  • OLDSKOOLMATT Post author

    There is a tower add on, mega cd and 32x but their just for looks

  • DanielSong39 Post author

    Without the top sports games I will pass.

  • Thomas Sensei Post author

    The sound lag and the not working contrôler is a big no. Sega really sucks … Again

  • KaneRobot Post author

    Hard to decide. Definitely have to wait until it comes out. Some people say they're six buttons Saturn USB pad works, others say it does not. That's kind of a deal-breaker for me since they made the asinine decision to not include a 6 button in the box.

  • Troy Wright Post author

    Bah, this SEGA Genesis seems ok…
    But I'm waiting for the real version. The SEGA Megadrive.

  • marcus gurley Post author

    I built one with Raspberry Pi and the 6 button controllers, but I still think I want this for nostalgia’s sake.

  • Vincent Phillips Post author

    Stop the atgames hate. My atgames system sounds and works great. Plus Mortal kombat and sonic and knuckles is on the atgames system.

  • xiaguan whisky Post author

    If it drops down to 50ish bucks i Will get one

  • martin vegas Post author

    E swat reminds me of years gone past!

  • Quilaviews The second Post author

    The audio lag makes it a deal breaker

  • Veterans For Trump Post author

    Another video with the same boring shit.

  • Franco Rottier Post author

    Is the mega retron HD is better then since you could play cartridges then?

  • J J Post author

    The amount of reviews with nothing but praise for this thing is kind of shocking. You are the only one I've seen that even mentions audio delay and inaccuracy. Everyone else just seems to think it's better than At Games so it's an automatic winner.

    It's nothing new but this is why I just don't trust reviews from places that receive early units. There's just too much on the line for early reviewers to outright call something a piece of crap. You're at least framing it in a way that you ask the audience what it thinks. Those kinds of ambiguous comments help ride the line. Others would rather not say anything at all even if they really should he experienced enough to spot issues.
    I'm not the target audience so I guess I really shouldn't care. The only reason I'd have for buying one is for display. It's adorable

  • wilder espinoza Post author

    Im love my classic sega genesis

  • Arriaga Two Post author

    Just connect both joysticks to your Genesis mini in order to have a total of 6 action buttons

  • Jarbloko Post author

    I bought the Sega genesis collection, and it include the 3 Golden axe and the 3 Street of Rage

  • Xennieal chayliss Post author

    No crusader of centy tho?

  • SUBZEROUK Post author

    Very impressive retro console from sega dont right. It's sega vs nintendo all over again just like the mid 80s and 90s retro style lol!

  • Wartogh Post author

    @MrGameSack Hey Joe, does the CRT filter works like a anti-dithering? I was kinda disappointed that they didn't said anything about a anti-dither shader on the trailers because dithering is such a big thing on the Genesis and the Mega SG have a solution for it, but maybe this CRT filter do something about it?

  • Ad Lockhorst Post author

    wants a Sega Megadrive mini, with the game SLIMEWORLD (2 player splitscreen, fun game).

  • PHANTASM Post author

    It is interesting to overclock Sonic Spinball in RetroArch on a PC to 60 FPS.

  • Danny Idrovo Post author

    First video of yours i've seen. Gonna have to subscribe, since you saved me a good 80 bucks lol I was gonna get this just for Wily Wars and Phantasy Star 3 since I already own the contra and castlevania collections on switch. Seriously, thanks.

  • Smash JT Post author

    Yikes. One of the controllers didn’t work out of the box on a review unit.

  • 007NateNasty Post author

    Great video. Thanks for breaking down all the games too. My favorite Genesis game is Sonic 3 and Knuckles.

  • ORTHOKING Post author

    How is it that all u game reviewers don't even have a Sega six button controller after 30 years.

  • PersianImm0rtal Post author

    Why does your skin look like Donald trump?

  • Jasper Salenga Post author

    Love the ending skit! Joe is the fuckin' Mastermind!

  • MissAshley42 Post author

    "I am pretty old." Wait, if you're old, then that means. . .No. I can't believe it. I won't believe it!

    ~smashes every mirror in the house~

    EDIT: One of Game Sack's trademarks in my mind is when you just let the game play and "speak for itself." I'm surprised you managed to fit so many of those kind of moments in this given the embargo's footage limit.

  • Alexandre Coelho Post author

    LOL!! Best ending!

  • Zlatko Miladinovic Post author

    My birthday is on September 19th

  • MegaRayland Post author

    Big omission in the information: the top slot works because you can buy an optional 32x add-on. It is merely a cosmetic addition but nonetheless a nice detail.

    Same with a Sega CD add-on, also domestic, you can buy separately.

  • Section 23 Post author

    Bass sounds like a wet fish

  • Joey JoJo Post author

    I can't wait to get mine, I love retro Sega games and I had to get this even if I had a lot of the games already

  • Louie De Palma Post author

    It's a hell of a game lineup

  • MusicMan32K Post author

    No Sonic 3 is a deal breaker for me.

  • Quinterrie Black Post author

    Damn it's 2019 why the hell they didn't make wireless controllers

  • valentingn Post author

    NOOO No Mortal Kombat 2 and 6 button joystick ?????? What a loss.

  • cireza Post author

    Please stop comparing Beyond Oasis to Zelda. Landstalker and Light Crusader are very different games as well, even though they are both isometric games. You can make Hard Cops easier by playing the Japanese version, that actually has hit points. Thanks for the video !

  • Zachery Hole Post author

    Alot of complaining in this video. Sounded very whiny

  • talkretrogames Post author

    I have the real Genesis, onlt if I find it on sale maybe just have it

  • ColdHamCohaagen Post author

    That audio lag makes this a no go.

  • Retro Megabit: Sega Dude Post author

    Sounds like it's going to be very good. I'll be picking one up. Looking forward to it!

  • Nathan Nietering Post author

    Please tell Me you can play the Japanese version of Contra Hard Core on this thing

  • Lorfarius Post author

    Just wish you'd have plugged the Sega CD and 32X in at the end. Imagine!

  • Wolfdragon92584 Post author

    Geez Joe, you re-enacted the Manhattan Project with all that Sega power!! Blast processing indeed.

  • The Vault Brotherhood Post author

    I bought the original game console for 40$.

  • Mr. 2cents. Post author

    Where is OutRun, Super Hang On, Afterburne 2, Flashback??

  • Lester Nygaard Post author

    Mostly underwhelming collection, and a little sad you dumped on Toe Jam and Earl which is one of the best games on there.

  • Martell Tha Cool Post author

    Me and my Sega Genesis been together since 1991

    I love Sonic The Hedgehog

  • John O'Neill Post author

    I was not getting a mini, 'cause I have the original model 1 console, but it was great to finally see a tech-oriented review. Audio emulation has always been a problem with Sega Genesis and will always be, sadly. I'm sticking to PC emulation for playing on my hdtv; almost perfect sound and no delay like in the mini. It was really noticeable to me, and that precision is what makes the Sega Genesis a visual/aural bliss. Thanks for your thorough review!

  • Jake Blastard Post author

    Yea, I got the Gens Emulator mini which comes with the entire library and then some. PLUS, I have better controllers. These things are the HEIGHT or consumer stupidity. You morons just keep buying the same shit over and over. No wonder you're poor.

  • Thystaff Thywill Post author

    It won't be as fun without a game genie. This is why Rom emulators are the best.

  • Richard Short Post author

    Wow! They include games that force you to buy new controllers to play them correctly. IT'S THE AUTHENTIC SEGA EXPERIENCE!!!

  • Kakarotto De Apizaco Post author

    maybe my hearing it's not as trained or fine tuned as yours joe but I noticed absolutely no difference in the audio quality, it sounds just like the 1989 sega genesis (model 1 of course 2 3 and CDX are kinda shitty) and the only noticeable difference is in the audio lag, I won't argue with you there, the lag is there and it's pretty noticeable. otherwise I FUCKIN WANT ONE! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY SEGA!!

  • Tomasz Nowak Post author

    Runs faster but latency of audio is a dealbreaker

  • spooky electric Post author

    I have that same Saturn USB controller! Same color, too. Also the purple one for PS2 that came with the Japanese Darkstalkers Collection. Saturn was the best.

    Oh yeah, this looks cool too.

  • Leo Post author

    * "the sound is slightly off" * Disagree, 30 years later it still has that patented 'earbuds taped to tupperware' genesis sound. 😉

  • Copitzky Michael Post author

    What did you say about an extra stage and last boss in Golden Axe?

  • magicVAMPIRE løver13 Post author

    I want it😍 itz small itz 2cute love Sega💙

  • Richard Post author

    Dude, you're way too critical.

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  • Carbon Knight Post author

    Audiophiles be like; 5:23

  • Mr. L3gend Post author

    Its been a while.. Now I get to be tortured by the halfpipe again.

    you know what I'm talking about

  • Uncanny X Post author

    I hope nobody questions why Altered Beast is on there —- and I am glad you mentioned the Ecco CD music and how amazing it is

  • G Ott Post author

    This looks great! Sega seems to have come through with this project, unlike the disastrous job Sony did with their classic system!

  • zuvi-nyan gaming Post author

    Thank you for pronouncing Puyo Puyo correctly and not saying poyo poyo 😭

  • Robosan4000 Post author

    I canceled my preorder. Thanks!

  • Vanessaira Post author

    I'll be getting the Japan release with the Tower of Power addons, just for the awesomeness of it.

  • Chris White Post author

    And I am one of those who owned one back in the day…In my community we were all Sega fans and we refused Super Nes like the plague. I still think I made the right choice to this day. The Sega mini is a obviously buy for me!

  • oasisbeyond Post author

    See this is good, most will say it's perfect but it's not… Better then At games, but it's not perfect…

  • HUB GOBLIN Post author

    I hope you can do an episode on old sega commercials or video game commercials that where over the top in the 90s

  • Final Theory Games Post author

    i think the mini consoles look cool on a shelf but i only use original or FPGA hardware. no emulation boxes for me.

  • Benjamin Random Post author

    I'll be honest. I like the games choice, but I'm not crazy in love with it. No Sonic 3, Thunderforce IV, or Earthworm Jim 2? No Rocket Knight Adventures? No Shining Force II? For shame, Sega. For shame.

  • Reanimated_Dead_Flesh Post author

    Dude that scream sounds exactly the same what lol

  • Eulalio Magana Post author

    The first Sege Genesis rerelease had better games

  • Jorge El Ala-KrAnTV Post author

    Only 42 games disappointing

  • exodous02 Post author

    I have two of the retro bit Genesis controllers that feature shoulder buttons and apparently those will work on this, the shoulder buttons just won't do anything. I get why they included the 3 button controllers, nastolgia, but I wish they came with 6 button. The 3 button are worthless, a few games on here need 6 button and no one will want to plug these into their PC for emulation.

  • channelofstuff Post author

    so nintendo knocked it out the park with its retro systems, sony and sega have tech issues.

  • Jeff Perteet Post author

    Thanks for the preview, not certain I'm sold on this compilation of games. I really wanted Shining in the Darkness

  • MarshmallowMadnesss Post author

    I have most of these games on my PS3.

  • Viral Killer Post author

    You look like Chuck Norris…I could use you

  • Jo Anderson Post author

    Don't know if anyone has said in comments yet but Sega has a official 6 button USB controller that works for the Sega mini on amazon you could probably get elsewhere to. 😊 I be getting Sega mini and a USB controller to I don't mind the controller that comes with it myself.

  • Chester Furlock Post author

    The three button wouldn't bother me so much if Street Fighter weren't on there. I love Genesis but WTF?

  • Fux News Post author

    On the atgames flashback, there's a cartridge slot, 2x 6 button controllers, a mini USB port where you can add your favourite games with artwork

  • gozinta82 Post author

    I'm not going to get one of these…but I haven't purchased any of the mini releases. Why? I have all of the original consoles and most of the games already. Don't care that it's portable and pretty much plug-n-play. Most people I know have PC or Laptops so we would just emulate if needed, and use usb controllers that actually work, compared to the shitty controllers they give you for the mini-releases. I.E. Sony controller lacked the dual joysticks (not sure about the dualshock rumble feature). Sega gave crappy 3 button controllers after well knowing they released games that required 6 button controllers to play properly (Street Fighter 2 is a joke with a 3 button, having to press start to switch from kick to punch and vice versa). The line up of games on the consoles are also a joke. Any modern memory, whether it be usb sticks or harddrives are dirt cheap for how much you would need to store a huge library. For example, you could have almost every single SNES or NES game on the mini w/o issue. For them to have such a lack luster of games on these consoles due to the "Licensing" bullshit, I personally think it's under-achieving.

    Yes, this thing, just as all other minis will sell just fine. It's just sad to see so many game companies jumping on the bandwagon, then just half-assing it. It's okay, I'll stick to the real consoles w/ decent controllers and not have to worry about "licensing" issues, or frame rate issues, or color or sound issues.

    Keep up the great work! Love your vids 🙂

    P.S. As far as your controller not working, you may be able to take it apart and resolder a wire that potentially came loose (or connector, or whatever). Had to do that with a friends controller because they used ultra-thin wiring to keep costs down. LOL

  • Blorp Weatherby Post author

    I probably won't be getting one. I have a Retropie that's doing me fine for playing Genesis games on my TV. If I wanted the presentation of a genesis I would just get into cart collecting and upscale like I have for my N64. I've been considering that a lot lately but need to invest in a better upscaler before I go hog wild on carts.

  • Gary Cooper Post author

    it needed flashback

  • Gary Cooper Post author

    it needed Alladin.

  • Gary Cooper Post author

    70 % great.a winner.

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