Sega Mega-Drive Mini: Remember when you promised to buy Sega's next console if they made one?
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  • I got my hands on a Mega-Drive Mini last night, in fact I was the second person someone else swung by my local shop just past midnight to claim victory.

    Is anyone here planning to pick one up?

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    I have the Jap version naturally enough, comes with 2 6-button control pads, slightly smaller than I remember but that might be because my 6-buttoners were infra red wireless pads back in the day.

    There's 42 games, many if the classics though some notable omissions and some rarities.

    No Altered Beast or Sonic 1 for me, though I do get Treasure's 4 player Yu Yu Hakusho fighting game.

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    Changing the language setting changes the menus and box art from Jap to Us to Pal, though on my version unfortunately English = US So Ineed to go to French for Pal. Je ne suis Sonic pas.

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    It also changes the actual rom version.
    So let's say your playing the insane Pal Dynamite Headdy, try switching to Nihongo for an easier time.

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    The emulation so far is solid, I haven't noticed anything too off. The music is good too. I haven't heard Streetsof Rage yet but I've read it's spectacular.

    I've read about a sound delay but it's nothing I've noticed. I won't actively go looking for these things of course.

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    There's even the Sega tower of power available for it.
    A Mega-CD, 32-X, Sonic and Knuckles cartridge, and various game cartridges.

    In Japan they will be available to buy as well as having some games in gatchas.


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    So anyone planning to buy a Sega Mega-Drive when it launches in EU on Oct. 4th?

    Wind Waker is a bad game
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    I love the full stack, but no. I’ve already got all of these games and more on a Raspberry Pi.
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  • I've got no need for one as I'm also Retro Pi'd up, but if it's easily hackable I expect I'll fold.
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  • Any news on adding your own ROMs to it, btw?
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  • Tempted.
    Looks classy too.
  • I'm getting one for my birthday. The way the menus and roms change between regions is cool.

    Wish it was the MD 2 though as that's the one I had.
  • The tower of power wouldn't work as well with the model2 though.
    Still, this looks very cool.
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  • I've put it on my chrimbo list.. not that I'll get much time to play it. Should probably just buy the Mega Drive compilation for Switch.
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  • I would have done if I hadn't already spent £30 buying the Sega collection on Switch that has many of these games...

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  • I too already own most if not all the games on Steam. The MD case is tempting though.
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  • This is a better collection than last year's classics compilation, but not enough to make it worthwhile. It does look nice though.
  • After setting up a Pi years ago and actually using it, I folded when the PS Classic was £20 a couple of months back.

    Since the I've picked up a NES and SNES mini and have this and the PC Engine one on preorder.

    Yeah... I'm an idiot.
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  • I have it on pre-order with the tower of power.

    And the three PC Engines.
  • I wish there was a definitive one. They all have something that I want from the other two.
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    What’s the nice surprise for people who don’t want to watch that whole video?
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    Feel free to put in spoilers just in case.
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    Oh you fscker, was gonna say "cute, call me back the mega-cd comes out", but it already did

    Stick games on these bad boys and I'm totally in

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    Yossarian wrote:
    What’s the nice surprise for people who don’t want to watch that whole video?
    Spoiler:
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    That is quite nice.
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  • I will hopefully be getting one for my birthday.

    I’m disappointed that the PAL version only includes 3 button pads when two games require the 6 button variant though.

    Reviews for the Mini have been good, and I love the attention to detail Sega have put in. Oh, and I’d love a Tower of Power too.
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  • Do you mean the games are better with 6-button as opposed to require it? Cos no game should require a controller that didn’t come bundled with the hardware.
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    Do you mean the games are better with 6-button as opposed to require it? Cos no game should require a controller that didn’t come bundled with the hardware.

    Sorry, yes they’re better with 6 button pads.

    Street Fighter 2 requires you to press the ‘start’ button to switch between kicks and punches.

    My frustration is that the 6 button pads exist, but Europe and the US have to buy them separately.

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  • That’s dumb. Including the 3-button when 6 covers both worlds is a shocking decision.
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  • They’ve signed a deal with a 3rd party manufacturer, who’s releasing 6 button pads in the West.

    I’ve called Sega out on their Twitter about it.

    Such a shame, as everything else about the Mini seems superb.

    I will still get one, obviously.
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  • Do you mean the games are better with 6-button as opposed to require it? Cos no game should require a controller that didn’t come bundled with the hardware.
    Sorry, yes they’re better with 6 button pads. Street Fighter 2 requires you to press the ‘start’ button to switch between kicks and punches. My frustration is that the 6 button pads exist, but Europe and the US have to buy them separately.

    Also, that og 6button md pad was superb for sf2. As a fight pad it works much better than the snes 6-button l/r config. Excellent quality dpad and buttons too. Why they didn't go for the 6button pad as pack in is beyond stupid.
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  • Yeah, I’d agree. I still have my MD and two 6 button pads, and they’re excellent.
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  • It's a tricky one though. The three button pad is far more iconic. I get the grievance, certainly from a playability pov, but I think I'd choose the design they went for myself (with the 6 button pad as an option, as it was back then).
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  • Moot this is the first time I'm ever going to call you out.

    Don't include any 6 button games then, it's a shisters move and I don't condone it. They seem to have nailed everything else so it's a real shame that they have done this especially if they have signed a deal with a 3rd party for the 6 button Pad.

    I'm going Jpn as I owned the PAL Asian model but will no doubt pay a premium.
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  • Ha it's a fair cop, I think I made the same point when it was announced (calling for a 6 button pad). These things are designed in part to appeal to lapsed gamers though, and the three button layout has nostalgia clout the 6 button lacks imo. Including games that benefit from a non bundled pad is a strange move, but SF2 didn't come with the new pad in 1993 unless you stumped up the extra for it...

    It would've been a tough decision to make and I'm not surprised they followed the money.
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