Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:48 PM
Nobody mentioned this exists. It's a SNES cartridge which lets you play Mega Drive games on the console.
Actually it needs its own AV input so really it's a console sitting in a console - it draws power from the SNES and gives the SNES controller control over what happens in game.
Still, imagine the horror if this had been released in 1992.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:07 PM
Interesting. It kinda reminds me about this thing that allowed people to play Atari 2600 games on their Colecovisions.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:36 AM
I actually sell these at work. I briefly tested it about 3 months ago with Sonic 2 and it seemed to work fairly well. Didn't notice any horrible flaws with image quality or sound. djohe was curious to know more about the quality, specifically the sound, so when I work this Sunday I can test out some more games and provide a better review then. Simply put though it does work as advertised.
Also you can combine it with this: http://www.amazon.co...36807748&sr=8-3
to have the option of playing all three of the main old systems on the go!
This post has been edited by Skaarg: 12 May 2012 - 02:36 AM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:44 AM
I would be interested in knowing if RetroGen treats the SNES controller as having six buttons—if you threw something like Street Fighter II in there, would it map the other three buttons?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:06 PM
Anyways to actually give this thing a test the first thing I noticed is at first when booting it has some weird rainbow effect going on, but it only happened once and cleared up after a couple seconds. The top ~5% of the screen does always have this weird slightly fade to a lighter color thing going on. Played through Sonic 3 and the music doesn't have a nails on chalkboard effect you sometimes get with these knockoffs. The music did seem (and I mean I only noticed it because I had a Genesis hooked up switching between the two) slightly slower and quieter, but none of the instruments sounded off to me.
As far as 6 button support goes it is there. It's kind of weird, but not much you can really do when using a SNES pad. Here's the button layout though:
Y = A
B = B
A = C
L = X
X = Y
R = Z
Overall if you want something so you don't have to have as many systems hooked up this would be a great cheap option. Like I said the differences in music and sound effects were only present because I had an actual system right next to it. So unless you're a purist or have issues with using a SNES controller over a Genesis one then I would actually highly recommend this system, and this is coming from a guy who used to bash these knock-offs all-day everyday. Now if you'll excuse me you guys are causing me to play Cool Spot all day.