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New Genesis (Sega Genesis Classic Console)

Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by XCubed, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Ashura96

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    Heh...well. I got one of these for Christmas. If only someone had a hardware mod to fix the sound emulation...
     
  2. LockOnRommy11

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    Other than that, how are they?
     
  3. Ashura96

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    The games built in all run fine. After seeing the videos linked here, there was a part 3 for the one review where his S&K would not lock on with S3...but it did with Sonic 2...
    Guess I'll hit up my local store tomorrow and see if they have anything worth playing.
     
  4. Sith

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    Nothing better than the real deal. Get one off eBay if you really want one.
    Maybe you'll get lucky and get something which is still in a decent state.

    And yes the sound on this thing is total shit. If what Overlord said is true, they should crawl away in a dark corner and be ashamed of themselves for messing that up.
     
  5. Techokami

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    Here's your 315-6123
     
  6. gold lightning

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    You know what's sad? There used to be a line of console-on-a-chip Genesis clones that actually had competent sound emulation inside. However, the circuitry in the output department was so bad you'd never hear it properly.


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    From the video's description: "All I did was cut a trace and solder two wires... No excuse for it not being this way from the factory."
     
  7. Lyrica

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    Now, with making our own console, couldn't another solution, that is available with some items, be selling the parts and a printed circuit board, and leaving the assembly and soldering up to the buyer be another option to keep costs lower?

    I know one of the companies that do those programmed Christmas light display systems offers something like that and it's cheaper than a fully assembled one, but that's all I know.
     
  8. TmEE

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    It would involve a pretty big handful of parts, and the most expensive ones are surface mounted types and most people cannot handle them.
     
  9. SpaceyBat

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    My wife got one of these when we were living in Denmark. I introduced her to Sonic 2 for the first time on it (She's a gamer but didn't grow up on the Genesis), and I immediately winced at the abysmal sound emulation. She still thought the music was catchy even though everything was off-key and even started humming some of the off-key music. I begged her to watch me play it on my PC emulator instead so she could hear the legit sounds but she didn't feel like it. Thanks for ruining a first impression of a classic, ATGames. :v:
     
  10. muteKi

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    I forget, is this the one where the PSG and FM output isn't in tune with itself? Or is it just that everything's detuned but consistently?
     
  11. Epsilonsama

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    Gotta be honest here. All this clone consoles are really bad. The emulation is terrible, don't buy this.

    Either get a real Genesis/Mega Drive or just use an emulator.

    Software emulation is much, much, MUCH better than any of this emulators on a chip.

    If someone ever releases a real hardware clone with HDMI output or something man I would buy it in a heartbeat.

    Until then, just stick to the original.
     
  12. Skyler

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    I won't lie, I kind of like the off-key songs. Lord knows I'd never want them to be released to the masses in crappy systems like this, but they are cool to listen to.
     
  13. Knucklez

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    I actually have this, as well as the black/blue Ultimate Arcade Portable. I think they're a nice gift for any kid if you ask me. And though extremely flawed, they're still pretty nifty and worth the cheap price tag of $25-40 depending on when and where you buy them.

    The only exception is a store called Urban Outfitters, if you guys have ever heard of it, and those idiots have the console on their sales floor for $68 and the portable for $80. I was really intrigued by it too, so I asked a manager on duty why it was so expensive. You know what they laughingly told me? "Because it's a Sega Genesis. You know how rare they are? People should be lucky enough that they're being resold in stores." That was the closest I have ever been to slapping a stranger. I didn't even bother to tell them it was a cheap plug-n-play.
     
  14. Overlord

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    Man, my collection of second hand Mega Drives that I've been picking up for a couple of quid a piece would go down so well with this guy! What's his name and address, I see a few hundred dollars easily here. =P
     
  15. Billy

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    He may be kinda right. I don't know about the rest of the states, but Sega consoles aren't in-demand here in CO. As a result, game store 'round here don't keep them in stock. (Good luck ever finding a Saturn out in the wild here) Nintendo consoles, however, are numerous. This is disregarding online retailers, of course, which usually have plenty.
     
  16. Knucklez

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    Yeah, he was right in regards to the original consoles that were complete and legitimate, but he was obviously not aware of this clone console's specifications and flaws.

    He was trying to justify the ridiculous price tag based off the assumption that this is a legitimate rerelease of a console when in fact, it's a very cheap preloaded, chip-emulated plug-n-play.

    Yes, it can play any old game cart, and yes, it has ports for your beloved cord controllers, but it's not real genesis hardware. It's just an emulator sold in a box. You guys get what I'm trying to say here?

    The company is either not aware of this and the $70+ is their interpreted price, or they are aware it's shit and they are just trying to cash in. Whatever. Good night guys.
     
  17. LordOfSquad

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    EVERYTHING at Urban Outfitters is overpriced. You guys are reading way too far into this.
     
  18. Knucklez

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    Thank you, LordOfSquad. I'll end it with that being said.