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The New Mega Drive by Tectoy (Not an emulator!)

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But... PSG isn't stereo?

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View PostICEknight, on 09 November 2016 - 01:25 AM, said:

View PostBlack Squirrel, on 08 November 2016 - 04:01 PM, said:

It's not the AtGames products you want to compare it to - it's Tectoy's less-new Mega Drive revisions from the mid-to-late 2000s. The white ones with a bazillion built-in games, which amazingly still had cartridge slots.

Did those support Virtua Racing or Sonic & Knuckles?

I don't know - that's why I want to see a comparison :v:

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AFAIK The SILVER ones with 'bazilion games' and a cart slot had real hardware without an expansion port.

Here's the video of one working with audio:



(The white ones didn't have a cart slot in either form factor horizontal or vertical)
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View PostMaster Emerald, on 09 November 2016 - 01:07 PM, said:

AFAIK The SILVER ones with 'bazilion games' and a cart slot had real hardware without an expansion port.

Here's the video of one working with audio:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=xhmnBmfOSdU

(The white ones didn't have a cart slot in either form factor horizontal or vertical)


Can you redo the link as it doesn't send me to the video.

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Oops ;)

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Edit: Didn't notice he fixed it already.
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So what are the basic pros and cons of this "New" Genesis and how inferior is it to the original or even Tectoy's earlier releases?

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The PSG is way too loud on the silver unit. Other than that the FM parts sound decent, from what I can hear. The guitar unit sounds pretty much as bad as the Atgames units. (I've listened to this video a few weeks ago, since someone on Reddit was asking about the upcoming Tectoy unit.) In this video you can hear how the guitar idol unit sounds, though the guy is talking over it... The silver unit definitely sounds better than the Atgames units and this guitar idol unit as well.


I have a bad feeling that this up coming model might sound like this, since I think this one is newer than the silver unit. :\

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I've seen some Genesis 3 units here, but none of them had built-in games as long as I remember.
However, the Genesis 3 I remember is the smaller unit, that one that the cartdiges barely fitted on them. Isn't that silver one a G4?

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Isn't that silver one a G4?


Nope. The Mega Drive 4 had no cart slot and never used 'real' hardware. It apprently used a JAVA-based emulator to run 16-bit games.


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I have a bad feeling that this up coming model might sound like this, since I think this one is newer than the silver unit. :\


They said they won't use emulation this time. So the result will be definitely different. This 'Guitar Idol' and the other 'Mega Drive 4' editions used emulation. There are pics of the boards, they didn't use the M68k architecture at all. It was an ARM processor and a JAVA/J2ME-based OS.

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But... PSG isn't stereo?


Now they're saying it is, IMO.
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So the new Mega Drive has been released and it doesn't sound as bad as the other releases, but the PSG is way off.


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Huh, what do you know. That actually IS an improvement, not that that says much. I wonder if we might see one on par with emulators from 1998 before the end of the decade? =P

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It certainly sounds better than Atgames' take on the console. :P Though with the pitch of the Sega PCM and PSG it throws it off a tad bit. Still I suppose if you couldn't get an original working Mega Drive this one would be a nice substitution.

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But does it run Overdrive II? :v:

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Usually when these type of systems are released, Sonic 3 is missing. Takethis Sonic 25th Anniversary version which has all the Sonic games bar Sonic 3.

I've always assumed the omission of Sonic 3 was because of the MJ music issues.

But this new TechToy has Sonic 3 as the only Sonic game. Is it because it's using chips and not actual emulation? Or is it because it's only being sold in Brazil?

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