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Mega Drive / Genesis Mini

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by 360, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Pengi

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    The Saturn has a strong enough library to fill out a Saturn Mini.

    Panzer Dragon
    Panzer Dragoon II Zwei
    Panzer Dragoon Saga
    NiGHTS into Dreams...
    Burning Rangers
    Guardian Heroes
    Saturn Bomberman
    Baku Baku
    Bust-a-Move 3
    Dragon Force
    Shining Force III
    Shining the Holy Ark
    Shining Wisdom
    The Legend of Oasis
    Magic Knight Rayearth
    Keio Flying Squadron 2
    Athlete Kings
    Winter Heat
    Steep Slope Sliders
    Die Hard Arcade
    Sonic R
    Sega Rally
    Daytona USA
    Manx TT Super Bike
    Virtual On
    Fighters Megamix
    Virtua Fighter 2
    Fighting Vipers
    Last Bronx
    Street Fighter Zero 2/3
    X-Men vs Street Fighter
    Clockwork Knight
    Clockwork Knight 2
    Sonic 3D
    Astal
    Bubble Symphony
    Rayman
    Mega Man X3
    Mega Man X4
    Rockman 8
    Radiant Silvergun
    Thunder Force V
    Darius Gaiden
    Metal Slug
    Resident Evil
    Tomb Raider
    Worms

    It's just a shame Saturn emulation is so difficult.
     
  2. Hukos

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    Mednafen exists and it works great. You can't run it on a toaster, but it works well enough - it has booted every game I've tried at it, even the 3D games.

    I think if Sega ever did a Saturn one, it'd be japan-only though, considering how poorly it did in the west.
     
  3. Powpuck

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    The only good thing I remember about the Mega Man remakes in Wily Wars is that Snake Man's ascending lifts no longer push MM into the bottomless pit if he stands on them while they emerge from their silos.

    Also, Mega Man noticeably drawfs Proto Man.
     
  4. Overlord

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    One thing you have to bear in mind - in order to sell to a large audience, Minis don't necessarily have to have the best games (though this is ideal!) as they do well-known games. On this count a Saturn Mini might struggle and a Mega CD Mini will likely never happen. Dreamcast might be doable though, and Master System probably is given it should be a much lower effort.
     
  5. Glaber

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    I could see the Master System mini as possible especially thanks to Sonic and Phantasy Star.



    As long as they remember to put a start and menu button on the controllers. (what were they thinking putting Start on the system back then?)
     
  6. Hukos

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    Well, if a theoretical Saturn mini had something like Panzer Dragoon Saga on it, you'd at least get collectors buying it up, if nothing else.
     
  7. Did anyone ever dump an examine what the AtGames Wily Wars was?
     
  8. Yash

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    I only mentioned a CD mini because they recently did an interview where they mentioned that was a possibility if the Genesis/Megadrive mini sold well.

    I would imagine that Dreamcast, Saturn and Master System mini consoles would be in higher demand, though they also said the Saturn wouldn't be technically feasible for about ten years or so. Still, I think you could come up with a solid 20 games or so for a CD mini. Sonic CD, Ecco 2, the Working Design games, Snatcher, Eternal Champions, Final Fight, and Shining Force already get you halfway there without relying on anything that's already on the Genesis mini. It would definitely be more of a niche product, though it'd be nice to have something to rehabilitate the image of the Sega CD just being a dumping ground for FMV shit.
     
  9. Pengi

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    Do you have a link to this? I'm surprised they even addressed Saturn!

    Eternal Champions would bump it up to an 18+ product, so I doubt they'd include it were they to make a Mega-CD Mini. Maybe it could be padded out with a few 32X titles?
     
  10. Hukos

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    I think what's more likely is that whenever the Genesis/Mega Drive Mini gets hacked, people figure out how to get it to boot Sega CD games.
     
  11. AeonicB

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    If it's cute, gimmicky as heck and plays games I want, I'm sold on the concept. No matter the device.

    Mine's been preordered, BTW. The moving volume slider sold me. I am totally a soft geek for this kind of crap.
     
  12. Yash

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    https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/519709-sega-may-do-sega-cd-mini

    Might not be a bad idea, seeing as how the demand for a 32x mini would be practically zero, though there are a few games worth preserving like Chaotix, which hasn't been ported anywhere else.
     
  13. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    People would only want a 32X mini if it came with every single game made for it (including the Sega CD 32X games).
     
  14. Yash

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    I'm still skeptical
     
  15. Hukos

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    Yeah no.

    You have:

    Space Harrier
    Virtua Racing
    Knuckles Chaotix
    Kolibri
    ???

    I mean I'm going pretty deep on the library here, you'd be better served by just porting these games onto steam.
     
  16. Yash

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    I thought it would have been neat to throw a couple onto the Genesis mini, though M2 already ruled that out.
     
  17. Yuzu

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    Tempo could be a pretty cool addition too.

    Not sure of what else could be released other than Star Wars Arcade.
     
  18. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    Krigo stole my choice.
     
  19. BlackHole

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    There you go.
     
  20. doc eggfan

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