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Retro-Bit - SEGA Genesis 6-Button Arcade Pad $9.99 @ Best Buy


#1 SmileyMcSmiles   Coulrophobia CAGiversary!   2408 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:33 AM

Cheapest I've seen these and they work for PC, Mac, PS3, and Switch...aside from the Genesis Mini. Limit of 3 per customer.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6361747



#2 redrum666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   996 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:58 AM

thanks op got one



#3 Romeo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4643 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:25 AM

Thank you Smiley. I'm curious, did this console mini flop as bad as the PS classic? I own it as well as all of the others. Never even opened it yet. Glad to grab the 6 button controller, and I'm surprised it's on a firesale. I remember when the NES classic extra controllers were worth gold.



#4 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:41 AM

I was also able to use a $5 reward cert on this, which was nice, since it's already hard enough to justify buying anything game related now that my GCU ended

#5 SmileyMcSmiles   Coulrophobia CAGiversary!   2408 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:48 AM

Thank you Smiley. I'm curious, did this console mini flop as bad as the PS classic? I own it as well as all of the others. Never even opened it yet. Glad to grab the 6 button controller, and I'm surprised it's on a firesale. I remember when the NES classic extra controllers were worth gold.

I wouldn't call it a flop as all the games were emulated/ported by the renowned M2 developers. It's just that people have learned from the past that these things tend to drop in price sooner or later and probably don't want to be burned. 

 

The PS Classic was a flop due to the poor emulation and versions of ROMs used...but I scored a couple later on for $20-$30 each (can't remember exactly but within that range.)  I did so because of the potential of the mods for PS Classic. 

 

I also scored the NES and SNES minis when they were cheap as well...same with the extra controllers. So my opinion as to why the Genesis is still widely available and on sale often is based on my own experience and those of others on forums stating the same reason. 

 

I'm still waiting for the Genesis Mini to drop to $40 or less before I take the dive...I expect by this holiday season the latest.

 

But I did grab a couple of these controllers now as I doubt they will get cheaper, not to mention BBY doesn't have any in-store within 250 miles of where I live.  ;)



#6 z3razerviper  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:35 AM

I know retrobit made an 8 button version (6 button with bumpers) and I have two of them they work great....why did they make a 6 button only version. Still they are solid controllers and work well. 



#7 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5005 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:42 AM

Thank you Smiley. I'm curious, did this console mini flop as bad as the PS classic? I own it as well as all of the others. Never even opened it yet. Glad to grab the 6 button controller, and I'm surprised it's on a firesale. I remember when the NES classic extra controllers were worth gold.


I don't know if there's any difference between the version that's specifically advertised as compatible with the Genesis Mini and the normal SKU, but Retro-bit sells a version of this controller that, as near as I can tell, has all the same features and compatibilities (except maybe for the Genesis Mini?) at an MSRP of $15, normally, so Best Buy may just be clearing stock for this specific SKU.

It's also worth noting that, if you're not overly hung up on having the exact same layout as the original Genesis 6-button pad, Retro-bit also has a version of this controller that is essentially exactly the same, but with two shoulder buttons and the Mode button moved into the center of the pad under the Start button, which would be more generally compatible with games of the 4th and 5th generations. That's at an MSRP of $20 wired, $30 for bluetooth, and $35 for 2.4GHz (the wireless versions come with a Home and Select button under the Start instead of a dedicated Mode button). I think those are Genesis Mini compatible but I'm not really sure, you'd have to look that up.

#8 SmileyMcSmiles   Coulrophobia CAGiversary!   2408 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:01 AM

I know retrobit made an 8 button version (6 button with bumpers) and I have two of them they work great....why did they make a 6 button only version. Still they are solid controllers and work well. 

The 6-button version was made as a replica of the original Genesis 6-button controller.  If I remember right, it was released in 1993 to coincide with the releases of both Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat on the Genesis....because playing either of those games on the standard 3-button pad would drive any gamer friggin' insane! 

 

The 8-button Reto-Bit is basically a Sega Saturn version with the 6 face buttons and 2 shoulder buttons. I really wish I could find this version  for $10.  Retro-Bit site still sells these for $20. 



#9 z3razerviper  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:20 PM

No i am not talking about the saturn one I am talking about the retrobit 8 button genesis one. They made both an 8 button saturn and genesis mold for the wired usb versions.

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

#10 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2079 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:13 PM

No i am not talking about the saturn one I am talking about the retrobit 8 button genesis one. They made both an 8 button saturn and genesis mold for the wired usb versions.

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

Yeah, I have two of those and prefer them.  I guess they did the six button version to match the original, and since the extra two buttons have no use on the Genesis Mini.  They only become useful on other uses, like on PCs/Raspberry Pis.  They are great controllers and fix my only real complaint about the Mini - the fact that with a 3 button controller you have to hold Start a couple seconds to pull up the menu, with the 6 button controller Mode button it comes up right away.

 

The Sega Genesis Mini was hardly a flop, I just think they over-produced them and people have kind had their fill of them by now and have gotten a little weary due to the hot garbage that was the PS Classic.  There were so many things wrong the game selection on that thing - I have one but it is the only Mini I have hacked due to the terrible game selection.



#11 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:00 PM

The Sega Genesis Mini was hardly a flop, I just think they over-produced them and people have kind had their fill of them by now and have gotten a little weary due to the hot garbage that was the PS Classic.  There were so many things wrong the game selection on that thing - I have one but it is the only Mini I have hacked due to the terrible game selection.

I see it more as Nintendo hit the sweet spot with both the NES and SNES Classic systems. Prior to those Nintendo didn't really do massive game compilation discs or mini consoles. Yeah there had been a few small game collections (ie: Mario All Stars, the Zelda Gamecube one) but nothing that rivaled the amount of games that other mini consoles from say AtGames offered. And unlike AtGames the offerings from Nintendo has great emulation and solid good controllers (short cord on the NES Classic aside).

 

So how did this effect the Genesis Classic? Well for one we've had many of these same games on other mini consoles and compilations for decades. There's little new here on the Genesis Classic to make it worth buying. Yeah it has the obscurely little known version of Tetris but that isn't really worth bragging about since Tetris is on just about every single dang thing ever. Even the Atari 2600 has Tetris on it (even if it's named differently... it's Tetris). Not to mention how many people just looked at the Genesis Classic thinking it's another AtGames product since AtGames made how many of their own Genesis flashback systems that all were trash?

 

And speaking of AtGames... I did find the recent Legends Flashback (the 100 games version) at Walmart for around $8. Honestly for that price it's a solid pick up. AtGames has upped their game a bit recently. Controller is pretty decent if a little clicky but still works pretty well. Game selection is decent. I had a good few hours with it and enjoy it. Worth $8 easily.



#12 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7836 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:53 PM

I see it more as Nintendo hit the sweet spot with both the NES and SNES Classic systems. Prior to those Nintendo didn't really do massive game compilation discs or mini consoles. Yeah there had been a few small game collections (ie: Mario All Stars, the Zelda Gamecube one) but nothing that rivaled the amount of games that other mini consoles from say AtGames offered. And unlike AtGames the offerings from Nintendo has great emulation and solid good controllers (short cord on the NES Classic aside).

 

So how did this effect the Genesis Classic? Well for one we've had many of these same games on other mini consoles and compilations for decades. There's little new here on the Genesis Classic to make it worth buying. Yeah it has the obscurely little known version of Tetris but that isn't really worth bragging about since Tetris is on just about every single dang thing ever. Even the Atari 2600 has Tetris on it (even if it's named differently... it's Tetris). Not to mention how many people just looked at the Genesis Classic thinking it's another AtGames product since AtGames made how many of their own Genesis flashback systems that all were trash?

 

And speaking of AtGames... I did find the recent Legends Flashback (the 100 games version) at Walmart for around $8. Honestly for that price it's a solid pick up. AtGames has upped their game a bit recently. Controller is pretty decent if a little clicky but still works pretty well. Game selection is decent. I had a good few hours with it and enjoy it. Worth $8 easily.

I had fun hacking my Legends Flashback around Christmas time.  I haven't plugged it in since then.  Thanks for reminding me.

 

And I'm considering picking up one of these Sega Genesis pads for my emulation needs.



#13 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:30 PM

I'm still waiting for the Genesis Mini to drop to $40 or less before I take the dive...I expect by this holiday season the latest.

$39.99 on Amazon right now.



#14 Moofboy   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   492 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2020 - 11:52 PM

$39.99 on Amazon right now.

and Target.

#15 dracula   i'll buy that for a dolla CAGiversary!   5069 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2020 - 01:51 AM

Oos I saw this way too late

#16 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   362 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 04:30 AM

There was additional $4 shipping which really took the shine off it anyway.



#17 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2079 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 05:16 AM

I see it more as Nintendo hit the sweet spot with both the NES and SNES Classic systems. Prior to those Nintendo didn't really do massive game compilation discs or mini consoles. Yeah there had been a few small game collections (ie: Mario All Stars, the Zelda Gamecube one) but nothing that rivaled the amount of games that other mini consoles from say AtGames offered. And unlike AtGames the offerings from Nintendo has great emulation and solid good controllers (short cord on the NES Classic aside).

 

So how did this effect the Genesis Classic? Well for one we've had many of these same games on other mini consoles and compilations for decades. There's little new here on the Genesis Classic to make it worth buying. Yeah it has the obscurely little known version of Tetris but that isn't really worth bragging about since Tetris is on just about every single dang thing ever. Even the Atari 2600 has Tetris on it (even if it's named differently... it's Tetris). Not to mention how many people just looked at the Genesis Classic thinking it's another AtGames product since AtGames made how many of their own Genesis flashback systems that all were trash?

 

And speaking of AtGames... I did find the recent Legends Flashback (the 100 games version) at Walmart for around $8. Honestly for that price it's a solid pick up. AtGames has upped their game a bit recently. Controller is pretty decent if a little clicky but still works pretty well. Game selection is decent. I had a good few hours with it and enjoy it. Worth $8 easily.

The Sega Genesis Mini had several games that haven't been present on game collections.  Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, Mega Man Wily Wars haven't appeared on any of those collections.  And Darius is completely new.  It was the game selection that got people so excited for this Mini in the first place when it was announced and the list trickled out in that it wasn't just a mostly first party collection and had some rarely seen (outside of emulation) games.