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Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« on: March 30, 2019, 02:10:53 PM »
http://genesismini.sega.com/

This is going to be done right, by Sega.  Forty games to start, including Ecco the Dolphin, Sonic, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Altered Beast, and Toejam & Earl!

I have seen that the other Genesis retro systems have not done so well, nor did the Sony Playstation classic.  Since this one features games that have not been released elsewhere (Castlevania: Bloodlines) I think that it may do far better!



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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 11:41:47 PM »
Nice line up of games so far. I hope they include virtua racing. And of course they need some shootem ups in there somewhere.
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 11:41:59 PM »
Hm... good topic!    So they're including Castlevania: Bloodlines… I thought that was originally released on the Genesis.  Or do you mean it's not been re-released on any other platform?


We need General Chaos in this bundle!!   AND Rambo iii.   For whatever reason, I really enjoyed Rambo iii on the Genesis.

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 11:43:37 PM »
Bloodlines was a Genesis exclusive.
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 10:54:15 AM »
Bloodlines was a Genesis exclusive.

Yeah, this! ^

I know what a certain Castlevania fan is getting for her birthday!

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 03:53:20 PM »
I might just have to pick one of these minis up. The Genesis was unique in its gaming content. There was a lot games that just was not found anywhere else, and some stuff, it just did it better. The arcade feel was so strong with this system and the big reason I got my Gen 1 back then. That was Sega's strong point and a key to their success with the Genesis, its arcade library.
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 06:05:53 PM »
Bloodlines was a Genesis exclusive.

No... I understand that @retro junkie ... I meant,  does that mean it wasn't released on any other platform...  ie steam or remastered?  I thought it was released on something else...  but guess I'm wrong on that. 

Lol @Grindspine ... that sounds like a gift to yourself as well  ;D

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 08:18:31 PM »
Bloodlines was a Genesis exclusive.

No... I understand that @retro junkie ... I meant,  does that mean it wasn't released on any other platform...  ie steam or remastered?  I thought it was released on something else...  but guess I'm wrong on that. 


Sadly, no. It was only released on the Genesis, and to my knowledge, this will be the first time since, that it will be available again.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 09:51:25 PM »
Very cool... I might have to pick one of these up.   Do they come with … more time as well?  ;D


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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 08:19:43 PM »
Bloodlines was a Genesis exclusive.

No... I understand that @retro junkie ... I meant,  does that mean it wasn't released on any other platform...  ie steam or remastered?  I thought it was released on something else...  but guess I'm wrong on that. 


Sadly, no. It was only released on the Genesis, and to my knowledge, this will be the first time since, that it will be available again.

It became available in the Castlevania Collection a couple of weeks ago:

Konami Reveals Castlevania Anniversary Collection


Also, the full lineup of games has been released. I put in my pre-order already. I also really hope that the SegaCD/32X accessory add-on gets released over here in the states and doesn't stay a Japan exclusive. It looks freaking cool!

Sega MegaDrive Tower
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 09:53:21 PM »
Great bunch of games! I was just looking hard at preorder myself and considering. Release in September. I am getting excited.
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 12:16:33 AM »
mine is preordered. Now that I see the tower I may try and import a mega drive mini

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2019, 10:19:10 PM »
@targetrasp @CreepinDeth  @retro junkie … I thought this was supposed to come out in May.  OR was that the Castlevania Anniversary Collection.  That might need it's own topic  ;D

SO... I looked for the Castlevania Anniversary collection.   I take it... this is online only and no physical version is being released?

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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2019, 12:25:15 AM »
yeah online only, at least at launch. I was bummed but bought it anyway. fun stuff that scratches a nostalgia itch. Contra is out too but it didn't age as well for me.

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2019, 08:58:30 PM »
I so wanted this Sega Mini but I can't have it and the Turbo Mini. The Turbo has my meager funds right now.
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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »
If you guys are interested in the pre-order,  I setup a link in the pre-order topic. Shameless plug. Full list if games there as well.

https://www.chickendinnergaming.com/forum/index.php?topic=618.0

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 10:48:45 PM »
Reviews are starting to come out. I'm getting hyped!!

Also, my Amazon pre-order says to expect it Monday, 9/23. Anybody else pre-order from there with the same delivery date? It's releasing on the 19th.




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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 07:59:50 AM »
what an awesome end to the week, sega today Zelda tomorrow

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2019, 05:54:23 PM »
I am expecting a review of this console. I didn't order one.  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 09:29:08 PM »
Mine shipped today!!  :)

It'll be in tomorrow. Then it can proudly be displayed inside its box, unused like the rest of the minis.  :D

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2019, 11:28:30 AM »
I just bought one for Renee for her birthday!

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2019, 08:58:10 PM »
Nice @Grindspine !   I bet she'll dig that lol.

Anyone have a review of this thing yet?

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2019, 11:28:35 PM »
Anyone have a review of this thing yet?

I posted one up above.

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Re: Sega Genesis mini: it is happening!
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2019, 07:54:16 PM »
Thank you @CreepinDeth I checked that out.    What about someone here that has played it  ;D thoughts from anyone?



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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2019, 10:31:39 PM »
That is  the review that I am looking for. Someone here that has it. I want their impressions.
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2019, 05:53:58 PM »
What about someone here that has played it  ;D thoughts from anyone?

Why would anyone play it? It's a collector's piece.  :P

I was somewhat tempted to open mine up but I just couldn't do it.

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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2019, 10:18:37 PM »
@CreepinDeth I don't know man..
 I probably would've bought 2 if I was going to have or leave one unopened. It would be hard to not crack it open and play it lol.

I wish they had added Rambo 3. Then again. I haven't played it in a long time. It was a lot of fun back in the day.

So no one here has opened theirs and played it? @targetrasp
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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2019, 12:31:26 AM »
nope... it's sealed, kinda poor right now or i'd buy a second and tear into it. The japan version along with the tower of power is still sitting in my playasia cart too...  :(

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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2020, 05:58:24 PM »
Had a little money during Christmas Holidays. Best Buy had open box Sega mini for $40. Just what was I SUPPOSED to do? My pockets BURNING, I ended up with one these things. Very impressed. Love it. There are some games that I would have exchanged for some that were more to my liking. I would have wanted MUSHA, Bio Hazard, Sagaria, Lightning Force instead of a few games that did end up on SG Mini. But still a solid lineup now that I have it in my hands, and for $40. Less than a dollar a game with HDMI and scan lines if you want them. I do understand why certain games were chosen, but then again I feel they could have released this with 60 games, would have been sweeter. The Genesis has such a good library of great games.

EDIT: Doing a scan of ebay for going prices of the included games, plus a model one with two controllers, would put you over $1000. (That of course does not include Tetris and Darius.) Add to that a "Pound Tech HDMI" connector, $29. This would be a bargain for anyone who wants to get back into Sega Genesis gaming, but all the room they have is a drawer for storage.
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2020, 07:01:00 PM »
That is  the review that I am looking for. Someone here that has it. I want their impressions.

I am glad that you got one, Retro!

Renee and I have played it a bit here and there, same with the NES Classic and SNES Classic.  It is nice that the three share the HDMI connector and the micro USB power.  All three are fun to have without feeling like a huge investment or like they are too bulky.

On one 46" Sanyo HDTV, I can have all three of those, my PS3, my Xbox 360, and my original Xbox simultaneously!

Also, Altered Beast is still awesome.