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Time for some SEGA retro fun

Time for some SEGA retro fun

Since we were lent the Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Genesis (Mega Drive) by AtGames, we thought you might want to see what some of the 80 games included in the console look like today. Sadly for Streets of Rage and Ecco fans, this special edition of the console does not include the games of the 2 famous franchises, contrary to the other version presented on the manufacturer's website. Instead, you'll get Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 3 and Sonic 3D Blast (plus a few other minor changes in the list of games). Unlike the recently released NES Classic Mini, you'll also be able to use the original cartridges (well, most of them) if you still own any.

Games included in the console

• Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
• Alien Storm
• Altered Beast
• Arrow Flash
• Bonanza Bros.
• Chakan: The Forever Man
• Columns
• Columns III
• Comix Zone
• Crack Down
• Decap Attack
• ESWAT: City Under Seige
• Eternal Champions
• Fatal Labyrinth
• Flicky
• Gain Ground
• Golden Axe
• Golden Axe II
• Golden Axe III
• Jewel Master
• Kid Chameleon
• Mean Bean Machine
• Mortal Kombat I
• Mortal Kombat II
• Mortal Kombat III
• Phantasy Star 2
• Phantasy Star 3
• Ristar
• Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
• Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
• Sonic 3D Blast
• Sonic & Knuckles
• Sonic Spinball
• Sonic the Hedgehog
• Sonic the Hedgehog II
• Sword of Vermillon
• The Ooze
• Vectorman
• Vectorman II

• Air Hockey
• Aventure in Park
• Black Sheep
• Bomber
• Bottle Taps Race
• Brain Switch
• Bubbles Master
• Break the Fireline
• Cannon
• Checker
• Chess
• Cross the road
• Curling 2010
• Dominant Amber
• Fight or Lose
• Flash Memory
• Hexagonos
• Hide and Seek
• Hidden Agenda
• Jack’s Pea
• Jewel Magic
• Jura Formula
• Lost World Sudoku
• Mahjong Solitaire
• Meatloaf Rotation
• Mega Brain Switch
• Memory
• Mirror Mirror
• Mr. Balls
• Mya Master Mind
• Naval Power
• Panic Lift
• Plumbing Contest
• Skeleton Scale
• Snake
• Spider
• T-Rex Memory Match
• Wall Breaking
• Warehouse Keeper
• Whack a Wolf
• Yawning Triceratops

Genesis #1
Genesis #2
Genesis #3
Genesis #4
Genesis #5
Genesis #6

All comments

Commented on 2016-12-28 15:48:48
If you're not seeing this article on the homepage, it means you have to initialize the filters:

The reason is we don't have the system in our database, so it's possible the news article doesn't show.
Commented on 2016-12-28 17:13:14
Commented on 2016-12-29 13:42:06
Does it come with any image enhancements or filtering options ?
I noticed there are also 2 gamepad ports present. Why though ?
Supposed you still have 2 old controllers, can you play 4P games ?
Looking at the Audio/TV jacks, how do you even connect it to a TV?
LOL, and are those homebrew games on the 2nd list ?
Commented on 2016-12-29 14:37:11 In reply to SplitTongue
Probably for if you want to play with original controller and/or not want to be using the bloody IR sensors on the pads that come with it :P
Commented on 2016-12-29 14:49:10 In reply to SplitTongue
No filtering options no.

2 wireless controllers are included in the package but the original gamepads are compatible (and so much better than the cheap ones they give). Not sure you can play with 4 players, I doubt it even.

To connect to a TV you either need your TV to have composite connections. The poblm is that most TVs don't anymore. My receiver has one, but I got no signal for some unknown reason. I was sent an composite to HDMI converter, which can be a bit costly (€40), to be able to play on Blim's ex 4K OLED TV.
Commented on 2016-12-29 21:21:44
If this thing at least had RGB out it would be a lot nicer. And it would probably cost a lot more :)
Commented on 2016-12-30 07:14:05 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Blim's ex 4K OLED TV.
You just had to steal that TV from him, didn't you?! Now I see how Gamersyde works, poor Blim. :P
Commented on 2016-12-30 19:58:45 In reply to Driftwood
Well, that's too bad and a missed opportunity. The NeoGeoX and NES Classic Mini were both ok but this is meh at best. May I comfort you over the absence of SoR with the OST of SoRR then ?
Commented on 2016-12-30 20:42:56
this reminds me that I just found my Game Gear while visiting my mom

The Genesis was greatness
Commented on 2016-12-31 21:37:22 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
The Genesis was greatness
sorry, you misspelled mega drive.
Commented on 2016-12-31 22:20:58 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
sorry, you misspelled mega drive.
You misspelled Dreamcast
Commented on 2017-01-03 18:45:27
Why would anyone buy this? composite output and mono sound? hell no.
Commented on 2017-01-03 18:58:55 In reply to Arkz
The Mega Drive was mono too when plugged in to the TV.
Commented on 2017-01-06 04:52:16
Through an RF cable mainly. Scart had stereo and the first mega drive even had a headphone socked for direct stereo sound.

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