Sega Genesis Classic Game Console

Mike Matei / December 8th, 2016


  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    December 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    • December 9, 2016 at 1:07 am

      It’s good, but still PAL, which is inferior.

      • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

        December 9, 2016 at 11:49 am

        Agreed! PAL sucks with it’s shitty 50hz. I’m glad I was born in a NTSC region.

      • Michael Williams

        December 19, 2017 at 5:57 am

        PAL isn’t that bad.. only Sonic 1 is any different.

  • Moose Of Woe

    December 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Agreed that Genesis had the better sports games. Nothing beats Evander Holyfield’s REAL DEAL Boxing!

    • Hatebreeder

      December 9, 2016 at 12:52 am

      That game was the shit. Me and my buddy would smoke weed and play it all day. I miss being a teenager.

  • Bryce Neuner

    December 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Hey Bootsy! I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond last year discounted to $20 because the box was damaged. Great find!

  • December 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Good to see now more are coming. Money is being Made people will do. The New NES Classic II need to take what the Genesis-don’t.

  • mysterywolf

    December 8, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t know if it was just me- but the sound of the games played on it were totally different compared to the original Sega. Not that it was unrecognizable, but just flat out different. The same thing happened with their portable Sega version where the sound was different VS the regular games.

    • December 9, 2016 at 1:06 am

      It’s because it uses a all-in-one chip (system on a chip) compared to original console which uses separate chips for sound processing (made by Yamaha).
      All those “new” consoles do, it’s cheaper to manufacture that way.

  • gow75

    December 9, 2016 at 12:05 am

    ok u do not have to use a CRT tv for this , a Insignia 19in tv will do just fine! and yes the screw is annoying it should be a flip clip tip.

  • gow75

    December 9, 2016 at 12:09 am

    NHL 93 was the SHIT and still is ooohh haa

  • Jarnor23

    December 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

    On that arcade selection I saw “Mr. Balls”. How could they not comment on that? ?

  • Tross

    December 9, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Most people wouldn’t know that a circle is equivalent to a checkmark in Japan, but as Sega is a Japanese company, if they had anything to do with this plug and play then they would have released it over there too. This system isn’t for me, but I already have Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. I’d actually be interested in hearing your thoughts on it at some point. You can get it for the Xbox 360 or PS3. I’d love for a similar collection to make its way to the PS4 and XB1 at some point but I still have my PS3 so it’s not that big a deal for me.

    • mysterywolf

      December 9, 2016 at 4:30 am

      There’s also Sonic Mega Collection on Gamecube and Sonic Gems Collection.

      Mega Collection is awesome- some of the best sonic games exist and you unlock (I use that term loosely) others- like Sonic 3 and Knuckles together must be unlocked, Sonic Spinball, ETC.

      On the other hand, Gems sucks. Sonic Fighters is quite horrible. It has Sonic CD, but that’s ALL it has going for it.

  • Don Skiver

    December 9, 2016 at 2:49 am

    I bought the atari 2600 version of this 2 years back. I wish I had enough to get myself the Genesis one…but I spent my 40 bucks on the Atari one for my step-dad since he played atari a lot when he started college.

  • The Wicker Man

    December 9, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I’d get one of these if my original Mega Drive (Genesis) ever dies, but over twenty years later it’s still going strong!

  • CrackCityRockin

    December 9, 2016 at 6:26 am

    I may have the earlier release.. But I noticed that the sound quality is noticeable worse then the actual Genesis.. When playing sonic 2.. It seems like a completely different rendition of the music haha.. Have you noticed this at all??

  • geddon

    December 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

    This looks neat. I hope they do another edition where they have hdmi and better sound.

  • December 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I recently own this model Genesis by AtGames. I highly recommend playing both Genesis games on Steam & Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. Those are much closer to the experience most Sega fans are looking for. I don’t like how you are suppose to stay in one spot to play games. Especially very tough ones like ESWAT, Eternal Champions and Chakan. The audio is completely off that it really takes away from the games. Four or more depending on which version of it you get aren’t real Genesis games. I looked at all consoles they rereleased like Atari 2600, Colecovision & Intellivision. None of those has fake games. Yes there are some homebrew games but those are within those console’s standards. The extra forty to more games aren’t even on bad Genesis games standards. In fact most of them are basically the same concepts repeatedly to fill up space of what could’ve been great Genesis games. This is an insult to many Sega fans around the world especially Brazil whose fan base is massive. I totally agree with Mike about they didn’t do those wires. It really does affect things in a lot of ways. You would expect by now they would fix that problem considering these being released since 2012. I’m more in favor of Mini NES and I’m not crazy about Nintendo anymore.

  • bud

    December 9, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I would buy this if it were an official release from Sega, like Nintendo with the NES Classic. The component cable plus the lag you mentioned really puts me off (plus Amazon reviews say that the emulation isn’t great). All the old game makers can make a bundle releasing “Classic” versions of their consoles for the retro fans.
    By the way, they’re selling those extension cables for the NES Classic controllers for about $20 each, which is fucking bullshit. I keep hoping Nintendo will release a Classic 2.0 where they include longer cables and maybe even a different selection of games.

  • December 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    There’s a version out with an SD card slot now. I love it when Bootsy talks about Genesis having some better cross platform titles. You can see SNES fanboy Mike burning up!!

  • December 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Oh, common, this is just everyday chinese garbage. Of course there are a lot of shitty games. $30 for it, really?

  • Justin Townsend

    December 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Long time fan of the site, been enjoying everything (almost, not really a fan of TaG to be honest) that you guys put out over the years. Figured I would chime in here though, as retro gaming is something I really enjoy as well. I recently cleaned out my collection as we were moving, so I ended up finally parting ways with my several consoles and game collection…kind of a bummer but I was able to work out something that, for me anyways, works much better. I’ve had a Raspberry Pi since they were released and just recently got a Pi3, which is a newer, more robust version of the original. I use it primarily to run RetroPie/Emulation Station – Quite simply, I realize this is emulation so some collectors might not be as enthused about it as I am, but realistically you can purchase the hardware for under $100 (for a pi, micro sd card, USB stick, and wired xbox 360 controller…everything you need) and you have a machine with HDMI out that can emulate and run everything from old Macintosh games up to at least PS1 (I haven’t tried PS2 yet, but I think it can probably do it). But yeah, NES, Master System, Genesis, SNES, N64, and PS1 all flawlessly. I think the re-release of these old systems is neat and all, but for a budget conscious retrogamer I really don’t think there is a better deal. Thought I would mention it, might be something you guys would find interesting.

  • December 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I definetely agree with bootsy, I got mine for less than 30$ and it was brand new, it has many great games and way cheaper than that tiny NES, I totally recomend it

  • darxide

    December 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Genesis was always better than SNES, but that thing there is not really any good. It’s a system-on-chip or in otherwords, it’s an emulator in a box. I believe the NES Classic is as well, although I’m not actually sure about that. I haven’t looked into it.

    Anyway, since you can already get a working Genesis for $20-30 I would go with that personally. Sure, you would have to buy those pack-in games separately, but it will be a better quality experience.

  • Spottedfeather

    December 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Fat waste of time. You can’t save ANY game progress.

  • psyonikx

    December 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I just got the portable version of this on sale at Rite-Aid for $30. No cart slot though. My daughter is gonna be stoked to play some portable Sonic!

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