It has now come to a point where many enterprise companies are obsessed with nostalgia with high -end micro consoles. It’s a trend that Nintendo started with the NES Classic, and has continued with last year’s SNES Classic and PlayStation Classic. Each device has the same case: a collection of games from a rear console, all packed into a small device similar to the original, much smaller.
Sega has a long history of this feature that started back in 2016. But to make it last longer, the company has created what is best for this small console. The $ 79.99 Sega Genesis Mini nails it all, with nice, beautiful hardware, and a variety of classic games. But we need to move on, and pay close attention to the details to make it even better than the fun plastic box – celebrating Sega’s biggest years of history.
First, it’s not a ready -made tool. At first glance, the Genesis Mini is very similar to its competitors: a smaller version of the console that appeared a decade ago. Plastic that looks like a toy, according to Sega, is 55 percent the size of the original console. Almost no weight. Above is the famous ‘16 BITS ’logo that raises a silver letter symbol, and the timeless‘ High Definition Graphics ’display proudly stands right on top of the suit.
Look at the moment, though, and the Genesis Mini is a real treat for basic hardware, including non -functional items. The cartridges open, and only a few lines of the line slip. There’s also a storage port that can be removed with absolutely no expansion slots. These features are simple and too many, but they are also typical for the entire Genesis Mini, with the attention to detail that makes them more realistic. By playing with the cartridge machine, you can know that the Mini belongs to the makers of the original console.
In practice, the Genesis Mini is very light. There are only two ports on the back, one for power and one for HDMI. You can log in and start playing right away, without the need for online updates that most new devices have problems with. It’s a stimulant, just like a simple stimulant. It’s like the console itself, and the third button on the console is real. This is a nice plastic case, with a D-rigid frame and a very attractive button screen. It’s pretty obvious that it’s a good break from today’s bumps; You don’t have to turn your hand to finger to hit multiple buttons at once. The only downside was the phone operator, and the phone was only six feet long. I spent most of my playing time sitting on the floor in front of the television, as it was 1993. (For more on director options, see “Why You Need to the six-button browser? “From the sidebar.)
It’s a console, and the Genesis Mini contains most of the features expected. Each game has a number of storage files, so you’ll be tempted to skip the games and avoid the clutter -free features of rental and storage games. You can display games in widescreen or standard view, with multiple background fields to fill in the blanks, titles can be set by parameters such as release date or number of supported players. You can also turn the art box and view the games down the spine, as if it were on the box.
However, there are also some good cities where this experience goes above and beyond the offerings. For one thing, the Genesis Mini includes a new music list. And it’s not just music genres: it’s new music by popularity PORT OF ONEHUNGA composer Yuzo Koshiro, and that rock. It was composed using the same soundtrack found in the original Genesis. Probably the most important: if you hold down the start button, in the middle of the game, a menu section will open where you can save and return to the main game screen from the selection screen. It may be small, but Nintendo’s previous mini -offerings didn’t have a home button, forcing you to wake up and touch the reset button on the same console.
My favorite, albeit seemingly the best: the language options. The good thing is that this will be different than a budget document. Switching from English to Japanese changes the user interface design, featuring the Japanese version of the console, the Mega Drive. You can turn in a much better Japanese art box, and – most importantly – the gameplay will be different. There is no version of the color coloring game Puyo puyo in English, but can be played in Japanese via the simple playlist option.
Yes, the most important part of this tool is the game library itself. There have been some in the past where there was no way to change or update it without piracy, which is why the library is so important. The Sega Genesis Mini features 42 different games, great tapes from Nintendo and Sony stores, and they do a fantastic job of showcasing the natural console of history. The inputs are clear, as at first Sonic the Hedgehog, sega games and posts Column, Gold Axis, Y Here’s the Dolphin. But there are also some third-best titles, including Castlevania: Bloody Blood Y Contra: Corps Hard. The Genesis Mini also includes a few read- but small – Sega titles such as Mickey Mouse Adventures. PORT OF ONEHUNGA and its relevance, along with intriguing features such as a dream game Beyond Oasis (yet another great Yuzo Koshiro, musical)
Not all games are good. Endless Winners Most of the combat cases are forgotten, and some of the new Genesis titles seemed to have more technical features than the flagship of the games, including the most beautiful visuals. Vectorman and amazing technology, but the port isn’t exactly fun Virtua War 2. There are a couple of games out there, like this Ways of Anger 2, and one -player titles long lost, e.g. Star Phantasy IV. Although there are two bonus games that don’t appear in Genesis: it’s an easy dead end Tetris and the 1986 archer Taito Darío.
Games to play for you to remember them, thanks to the M2 studio gameplay, so a history of carrying old Sega titles. What’s amazing is that the games come with a variety of games and genres, but also with story lines. If you play in 1989 the Alex Kidd in The Enchanted Castle, one of the first Genesis games, then explore the colorful plot of Animal World IV, which came out five years later, it’s hard to believe they were developed for the same devices. You can follow Genesis ’straightforward path of games from 8-bit games to experiences that really push the boundaries of what the console can do. It’s an amazing and easy way to explore the history of video games.
The real question for those who want to pick up the Mini Genesis at the right time for all the charms you will pay attention to. The on-screen game-changing consoles are well thought out, for a simple and easy way to explore old games on a new TV, without the distractions from working with old equipment, or to cartridges. But because of the inconvenience, which is sometimes comfortable and not difficult to walk around, the old games weren’t particularly in demand by everyone. Many of Nintendo’s long -awaited new consoles are now dusty.
But if you’re the type of person who wants to sink a strange hour Phantasy Star, and asking people to join-team ToeJam and EarlYou can’t go wrong with the Genesis Mini. It’s just as you’d expect from a small machine console, a well -built library, and new features such as multiple storage files – but we need to move on with a little more detail, such as menu, music, moving equipment items, and access to games from multiple locations.
The PlayStation Classic is like a patch-of products to use in all its features. The Genesis Mini looks a bit different: a small box to protect and honor a loved one on the console.
The Sega Genesis Mini will launch on September 19th.
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