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Sega genesis mini preorders are live


#241 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2443 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:20 PM

Someone at SD reported that the Genesis Mini 6-button controller is on sale at $15 for Prime members.  I don't have Prime, so I can't confirm.

Can anyone tell the difference between the linked above controller (actually called 8-button controller on amazon) and this one launching in September https://www.gamestop...rt-black/177503 ?

 

I guess the amazon one has two shoulder buttons and a middle 'mode' button that Retro-Bit is cutting out for the September release?



#242 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:01 PM

Can anyone tell the difference between the linked above controller (actually called 8-button controller on amazon) and this one launching in September https://www.gamestop...rt-black/177503 ?

 

I guess the amazon one has two shoulder buttons and a middle 'mode' button that Retro-Bit is cutting out for the September release?

 

 

Thanks. Reminded me I needed to order a 6 button for genesis mini. I got the Amazon one because well, I hate gamestop. But they should be the same 



#243 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   85 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:53 PM

Thanks. Reminded me I needed to order a 6 button for genesis mini. I got the Amazon one because well, I hate gamestop. But they should be the same



#244 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2760 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:50 PM

Early Genesis Mini review impressions are starting to trickle in, and they all seem to be pretty positive. It looks like M2 has delivered on the software side of things, and Sega did a solid job on the hardware and exterior shell. Anyone who pre-ordered can rest easy on this one. We're not going to be getting a second Playstation Classic.



#245 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4039 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:56 PM

Only thing I saw negative is that there is a slight lag in the sound effects in games. Or at least that is what Game Sack's review shows.



#246 Shadowmoses12   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:34 PM

Apparently they fixed the lag input on the wily wars

#247 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   286 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:49 AM

Only thing I saw negative is that there is a slight lag in the sound effects in games.

This would be an astounding oversight in an M2-developed product.



#248 Madzane  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 01:47 AM

Apparently they fixed the lag input on the wily wars


That....is fantastic, I wonder if they did anything with the slowdown?

#249 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2838 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2019 - 04:29 PM

Watched a couple of videos covering this with the main one being from My Life in Gaming.  Overall it sounds like the system is pretty decent.  I doubt the sound lag or the graphic errors on lines when moving, or the square pixels would bother me much.  In another video someone took apart the system and while the processor appears to be new the ram is clearly 256mb.  So the same as the NES/SNES Classic but 1/4 of what the PSC has.  Additionally the emulator is custom for these games... but if it's not compatible with a lot of other games then I'm sure people will just port over other emulators if/when it gets hacked.   Overall for $80, I think I'll just stick with playing these games by other means (compilations/ports/etc).  I did enjoy the Genesis but I don't go back to many of these games enough to warrant this where as a Saturn Mini would possibly get my money and a Dreamcast Mini would no doubt have me itching to see what the game list was as that was my favorite Sega system.



#250 J8sonMesser_   Editor-in-Chief of Cheat Code Central CAG in Training   11 Posts   Joined 0.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

Hope it still comes with blast processing!



#251 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12704 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

Just got a shipping notice from Best Buy!



#252 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2760 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:30 PM

I did enjoy the Genesis but I don't go back to many of these games enough to warrant this where as a Saturn Mini would possibly get my money and a Dreamcast Mini would no doubt have me itching to see what the game list was as that was my favorite Sega system.

The problem is that an "authentic" Dreamcast classic would have to have VMUs, of one sort or another. I suppose you could have "virtual" VMUs that were stored on the system and interacted with the emulator, but it wouldn't feel the same. Also, the original Dreamcast controllers weren't exactly great when it came to usability or ergonomics. (and those buttons wore out too quickly) The Dreamcast would definitely be a challenge for "classic" treatment.

 

If anything, the Saturn would be even more challenging, but for different reasons. The Saturn is one of the most notoriously difficult systems to emulate thanks to its bizarre architecture.



#253 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Starting to think I may want to cancel/return my Genesis Mini and hold off for a sale later on. I definitely want one and no longer have most of my Genesis games but I do have various collections including the most recent one and have barely touched that, I would definitely play more on the Mini. I think Amazon has already charged my card though so I will wait till it arrives and decide then, but I already know once I get it in the mail I will immediately open it and play a few games for 5-10 minutes each before returning to a newer game like Control. 



#254 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:03 PM

Genesis Mini + Innex 6-button controller for $90

  • Walmart (scroll down to "buy together and save")

Because the 6-button controller isn't first party, I'm concerned it's junk and maybe

not even worth $10.



#255 briandadude   Vita + Xbox CAGiversary!   728 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:16 PM

Genesis Mini + Innex 6-button controller for $90

  • Walmart (scroll down to "buy together and save")

Because the 6-button controller isn't first party, I'm concerned it's junk and maybe

not even worth $10.

 

Here's the link: https://www.walmart....oller/840263219

 

I wouldn't do it but I also probably won't even bother getting a 6 button controller as fighting games aren't my thing.



#256 hohle  

Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:56 PM

A ton of YouTubers have been given "Sega CD" and other US variant towers or power. It hurts to see something so glorious and have little hope of ever getting one. (The Model 1 Sega CD may be my favorite console of all time.)



#257 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:32 PM

Here's the link: https://www.walmart....oller/840263219

 

I wouldn't do it but I also probably won't even bother getting a 6 button controller as fighting games aren't my thing.

 

It just isn't more buttons for fighting games. It feels completely different than the original genesis controller. I loved the way the 6 button felt in my hands compared to the OG controller.

 

Genesis Mini + Innex 6-button controller for $90

  • Walmart (scroll down to "buy together and save")

Because the 6-button controller isn't first party, I'm concerned it's junk and maybe

not even worth $10.

I got this one for my mini and it feels well made, just like a real 6 button.

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1



#258 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:36 PM

A ton of YouTubers have been given "Sega CD" and other US variant towers or power. It hurts to see something so glorious and have little hope of ever getting one. (The Model 1 Sega CD may be my favorite console of all time.)

 

 

Then order one if you want one. I for one however dont care since it doesn't actually do anything and I'm not going to display my mini like a figure

 

https://www.play-asi...liate_id=956097



#259 hohle  

Posted 18 September 2019 - 02:56 AM

Then order one if you want one. I for one however dont care since it doesn't actually do anything and I'm not going to display my mini like a figure
 
https://www.play-asi...liate_id=956097


That’s the Japanese Mega CD and related Mega Drive peripherals and games with respective styling not the US Sega CD. The Sega CD has a unique logo and indicator plate. The shape and art on the US Genesis carts are different.

As I was saying, Sega is giving out a US-styled tower of power as a promo item to “influencers” and have not indicated that they plan to offer it more widely.

#260 Dr_dreadful  

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

That’s the Japanese Mega CD and related Mega Drive peripherals and games with respective styling not the US Sega CD. The Sega CD has a unique logo and indicator plate. The shape and art on the US Genesis carts are different.

As I was saying, Sega is giving out a US-styled tower of power as a promo item to “influencers” and have not indicated that they plan to offer it more widely.

 

Ah ok. I thought it was just a Japan only kind of thing. Didn't realize they had different versions.



#261 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2443 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:35 PM

Genesis Mini + Innex 6-button controller for $90

  • Walmart (scroll down to "buy together and save")

Because the 6-button controller isn't first party, I'm concerned it's junk and maybe

not even worth $10.

Retro-bit has the license from Sega. That's pretty darn good. I'm using one now on Steam, and I approve.



#262 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

Retro-bit has the license from Sega. That's pretty darn good. I'm using one now on Steam, and I approve.

Those Retro-Bit controllers are excellent! 

 

Thinking I will order the 8Bitdo bluetooth with the adapter I saw on Amazon for $25. Comes out mid October, The three buttons are also very nostalgic for me so I will play with those for a bit before I get the nicer six-button. 



#263 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   286 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:43 PM

Wow, hadn't seen 8bitdo had a compatible adapter on the way. May be the best choice.

 

Retro-Bit have 2.4g versions of their recent pads on the way too.



#264 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   4274 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:52 PM

Wow, hadn't seen 8bitdo had a compatible adapter on the way. May be the best choice.

 

Retro-Bit have 2.4g versions of their recent pads on the way too.

I think they just went up for pre-order. Saw Wario64 tweet it earlier. 



#265 hedliniv   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   71 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:51 AM

Will the Japan Mega Drive version with 2 controllers become available again? I am not certain if I want to keep my amazon.jp pre-order since it may be cheaper in the future.... (my payment had issues and I have to update payment to keep the order).

#266 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAG in Training   29 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:10 AM

Anyone on the east coast manage to get theirs yet? I'm currently in line at Target for the midnight release and there are seriously close to 100 people in line in front of me. I hope they don't sell out.

#267 Navigator2001Plus  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:12 AM

Anyone else sad that this thing doesn't have Bonanza Bros on it?



#268 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   286 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:44 AM

Will the Japan Mega Drive version with 2 controllers become available again? I am not certain if I want to keep my amazon.jp pre-order since it may be cheaper in the future.... (my payment had issues and I have to update payment to keep the order).

I don't think this will be your only chance to get one, but it's very hard to say at this point that there will be significant discounts in the future. Response in the US at least has clearly been quite positive.

 

Personally, if I really wanted that version I'd just keep the preorder.



#269 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   286 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:45 AM

Anyone on the east coast manage to get theirs yet? I'm currently in line at Target for the midnight release and there are seriously close to 100 people in line in front of me. I hope they don't sell out.

Wow, didn't expect Nintendo-like response to this. Please update us how it went, if people left empty-handed etc.



#270 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   652 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 10:49 AM

Wow, didn't expect Nintendo-like response to this. Please update us how it went, if people left empty-handed etc.

I didn’t either honestly I was just gonna go into Best Buy tomorrow and grab one off the shelf when I pick up Link’s Awakening. Probably gonna snag one for in store pickup just in case now.