Jump to content


- - - - -

Sega genesis mini preorders are live


#331 wratih9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   345 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:20 PM

I already have the Sega Classics collection on the PS3 and Switch so I'm curious if getting the Mini makes sense as well since there is a lot of crossover.  Of course there are quite a few games that the mini has comparatively. For those that have both and have played both do you think it's worth the investment?  I was never  a big sega fan (always had Nintendo) but I do enjoy playing older games so I do have some interest in getting one.



#332 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

DonaldBlank

Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:46 PM

I already have the Sega Classics collection on the PS3 and Switch so I'm curious if getting the Mini makes sense as well since there is a lot of crossover.  Of course there are quite a few games that the mini has comparatively. For those that have both and have played both do you think it's worth the investment?  I was never  a big sega fan (always had Nintendo) but I do enjoy playing older games so I do have some interest in getting one.

If you buy these consoles, the main reason has to be "i care about the hardware", not "i care about the software"
they're cute stuff and i really like how the genesis uses USB controllers, but im not buying it for the games



#333 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1307 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Shadowmoses12

Posted 24 September 2019 - 01:15 AM

received_591166594750273.jpeg
Anyone else get a free mini sega cartridge from play Asia has a preorder bonus

#334 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6349 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:05 AM

oh wow. i wish i got that but i ordered mines from amazon japan. came up to be about $100



#335 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   311 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

bigbadboaz

Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:39 AM

Saw that posted elsewhere.. that's a hell of a bonus as the mini carts are already selling online at extortionate prices. Enjoy!!



#336 ArugulaZ   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1775 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2019 - 05:37 AM

I understand Game Boy Advance games will also fit in that slot if that interests you.

#337 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

ChiefBrody1027

Posted 24 September 2019 - 10:11 AM

Ecco is an "experience", but the experience is best using save states cause it's like you said, not fun hard


That game and Cool Spot were some of my favorite non sports game I played back then. For me, Sega was a NHL and Joe Montana Football game machine. I was pretty deep in the PC gaming scene back them but those two gaming styles I loved. Good times.

#338 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   311 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

bigbadboaz

Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:12 PM

Montana over Madden??



#339 briandadude   Vita + Xbox CAGiversary!   761 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

briandadude

Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:13 PM

Montana over Madden??

 

Tecmo Super Bowl over both?



#340 redman77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

redman77

Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:22 AM

Got the two-controller Asian version in today from Play-Asia. Box was beat to hell and dented, but the system itself seems to be fine. No bonus Sega cartridge for me, but I ordered it kind of late in the game so maybe they ran out.

 

The controllers included with the Asian system are noticeably smaller than the Retro-Bit six-button controller. Kind of disappointing since I have big hands. I will just use the Retro-Bit controller and pick up a second one when they go on sale.



#341 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4997 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:50 AM

I loved Tecmo Bowl, but when I'd rent a Genesis from a local rental store, Montana Football was a must.  Definitely over Madden.



#342 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

ChiefBrody1027

Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:52 AM

Montana over Madden??


In the Sega days, absolutely. Madden had really strange player models and they ran all wierd. Plus the playbook was really bad and the game was slooow Montana was excellent. Fast action and a great playbook. Madden only survived due to everyone else dropping out. If 2k went all in on football games back in the Dreamcast days, today's video game football would look totally different.

#343 kevlar51   eats babies CAGiversary!   1183 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:31 AM

In the Sega days, absolutely. Madden had really strange player models and they ran all wierd. Plus the playbook was really bad and the game was slooow Montana was excellent. Fast action and a great playbook. Madden only survived due to everyone else dropping out. If 2k went all in on football games back in the Dreamcast days, today's video game football would look totally different.


EA signing an exclusive license with NFL effectively killed any competition Madden had.

#344 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

ChiefBrody1027

Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:00 PM

EA signing an exclusive license with NFL effectively killed any competition Madden had.


Sure did. The only thing EA did good was NCAA football.

#345 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4416 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:53 PM

THey should have put Joe Montana Sports Talk football on there. They could have licensed with him and dropped the rest. This was certainly a ground breaking title for Sega.



#346 Versafied   Formerly known as vlv723 CAGiversary!   2948 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:25 PM

Sure did. The only thing EA did good was NCAA football.

Until a has-been NBA player sued EA and killed the NCAA game license



#347 OldSchoolGaming4Life   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   738 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

OldSchoolGaming4Life

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:30 AM

- Sonic 3*
- Sonic & Knuckles*
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat II
- Aladdin
- NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist
- Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
- WWF Raw

I don’t know what they would have had to do, and I don’t care if they would have had to raise the price another $20-30, but they should have done whatever was necessary to get these on the Mini. It’s a great system, but it feels so wrong without these...

*Plus the lock-on technology

#348 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   46 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:45 AM

- Sonic 3*
- Sonic & Knuckles*
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat II
- Aladdin
- NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist
- Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
- WWF Raw

I don’t know what they would have had to do, and I don’t care if they would have had to raise the price another $20-30, but they should have done whatever was necessary to get these on the Mini. It’s a great system, but it feels so wrong without these...

*Plus the lock-on technology


I don't know, I feel pretty fortunate to not have anything to do with Michael Jackson on my system.

Wouldn't have minded the rest of the Streets of Rage and Golden Axe games though, for completeness.

#349 bappt   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   874 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:26 AM

Sega utilized outside composers for the Sonic games and doesn't actually own the copyright so they have to pay to use most of the classic themes. The general accepted fan theory is that due to Michael Jackson and his production staff being involved in Sonic 3 that they want more money than Sega is willing to pay. 



#350 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   1478 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

ravens52bears54

Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:58 AM

It's been discounted to $79.00. MSRP is $79.99. Troubling news considering it was released today.

Please tell me you're joking?

Your life must be candy and rainbows if you just sit around and wish for a retro game console to fail.

#351 dorikyasu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

dorikyasu

Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:48 PM

I want to keep this as original factory conditioned as possible, but if/when this gets hacked, one game I'll replace will be Virtua Fighter 2.  It just sticks out like a sore thumb.



#352 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1967 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

defpally

Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

- Sonic 3*
- Sonic & Knuckles*
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat II
- Aladdin
- NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist
- Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
- WWF Raw

I don’t know what they would have had to do, and I don’t care if they would have had to raise the price another $20-30, but they should have done whatever was necessary to get these on the Mini. It’s a great system, but it feels so wrong without these...

*Plus the lock-on technology

The Turtles license is complicated, it's game changed hands at least twice since that game and the property itself has as well.  NBA Jam you have the NBA, Acclaim, WB (who got the Midways licenses) and the NBA Players Association to deal with so that's tough.  Michael Jackson, well no one wants to even mess with that (Sonic 3, S&K and Moonwalker are all affected here).  MK & MK2 means the ESRB rating gets turned to an "M".  Aladdin might not be so bad, given they are already dealing with Disney over the Illusion games, but given the recent movie I'm sure they would want a premium.  But, WWF has all sorts of licensing issues given all the wrestlers (and some are a mess), the way McMahon does things, and the fact that they aren't even called that anymore.

 

I do like your list though, but throwing money at the problem isn't going to solve that.  There are bigger issues at play.  They had to make some hard decisions on the game selection and do some disappointments, but they did nail quite a few of them.  And I'm glad they didn't just load up on a few licenses like SNK did with the Neo Geo by loading it up with KoF editions and fighting games, they seemed to just pick a high point in a franchise.



#353 Agent Hero   Member, Thrift Shop All-Stars CAGiversary!   269 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Agent Hero

Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:54 AM

I loved Tecmo Bowl, but when I'd rent a Genesis from a local rental store, Montana Football was a must.  Definitely over Madden.

NFL '94 and '95 were way better than Madden versions of those years.  Madden didn't get good until '97-'99 with the FMV intros of John gesturing about the upcoming contest.



#354 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1315 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

ChiefBrody1027

Posted 27 September 2019 - 03:21 PM

NFL '94 and '95 were way better than Madden versions of those years. Madden didn't get good until '97-'99 with the FMV intros of John gesturing about the upcoming contest.


Call an ambulance!!! I loved that taunt in 95.