Sega Mega Drive 2-player Console With 15 Games (Megadrive) £24.99 + Free Delivery/5% Vouchers @ Play - HotUKDeals
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The Blaze Sega Mega Drive two player console is the ultimate home retro games console, bringing back the glory days of the Sega Mega Drive!

This stylish 2-player console features 15 Sega-licenced games built-in, including Sonic And Knuckles, Alex Kidd, Golden Axe and many more! As well as these built in games, you can use original Mega Drive and Genesis cartridges from all regions!

Easy to set up straight out of the box, the Sega Mega Drive Twin Player Console really is the perfect home retro console.

Plays built-in games, as well as Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges

Games included:
Alex Kid, Alien Storm, Altered Beast, Arrow Flash, Bonanza Bros., Columns, Crack Down, Decap Attack, E Swat, Fatal Labyrinth, Flicky, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Sonic And Knuckles
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[mod]#1
http://images.play.com/banners/megadrivelarge2.jpg
#2
Decent deal for a gift maybe???

But why would you buy this when you can find and play online every single mega drive game released ?
#3
daveph85

But why would you buy this when you can find and play online every single mega drive game released ?


Hey kids! Want to be pirates and learn how to steal. Follow me to the PC! :roll:
#4
Just wondering, are the graphics better on this than the PS3's?



cheers.





i was joking.






honest.
#5
I think this is great for the kids, I think a young kid may find running an emulator a little difficult don't you!!


Heat Added
#6
How does this not have Shinobi on it!!! :o
#7
I have read bad things about this 'console' with regards to compatibility and build quality. Read the reviews here for example. With regards to the price this is about the going rate (same on Amazon) so it's not a hot deal in my opinion and have voted cold.
#8
I'd sooner get the real thing from a car-boot sale! Fair bit cheaper that way also.

Cold in my opinion. Sounds like it doesn't play the original carts/games properly from the reviews!?
#9
Reduced a further £5!! Great find Andy :)
#10
can normally get the console and a bag full of games for a tenner at local carboot sales
#11
XBOX 360 is better.
#12
bodderz
XBOX 360 is better.


haha classic :w00t:
#13
Wait till is £9.99
#14
bodderz
XBOX 360 is better.


Yeah and PS3 is better still, but it's like comparing a classic car with one out of the factory! Mega Drives are great!!! :thumbsup:
#15
bodderz
XBOX 360 is better.


The megadrive has better graphics
#16
ourdevonfamily
Yeah and PS3 is better still, but it's like comparing a classic car with one out of the factory! Mega Drives are great!!! :thumbsup:


I think you're sarcasm sensor isn't working. Try turning it off and on again. :p
#17
I've still got my mega drive somewhere. Heat and Rep.
#18
thelaughingduck
I've still got my mega drive somewhere. Heat and Rep.


Is that for reminding you that you had it?
#19
not a megadrive. if you're going to go for "nearly the real thing", might as well use an emulator.. at least Fusion worked almost perfectly last time i tried it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kega_Fusion
#20
Retro goodness!
#21
not a megadrive. if you're going to go for "nearly the real thing", might as well use an emulator.. at least Fusion worked almost perfectly last time i tried it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kega_Fusion


Not to hi-jack the thread or anything, but Gens is the daddy of Megadrive emulators. Has Kailerra built in (online client) plus you can play Mega-CD games on it....Snatcher! :D
#22
ourdevonfamily
Yeah and PS3 is better still, but it's like comparing a classic car with one out of the factory! Mega Drives are great!!! :thumbsup:


ha, unless you factor in cost and game availability, not to mention activision threatening to pull out of ps3 releases.
#23
speakerwizard
ha, unless you factor in cost and game availability, not to mention activision threatening to pull out of ps3 releases.


LOL! I knew they'd turn up at some point.
#24
Mega Drive Collection on 360... Best of both worlds...
#25
phil-smith.tk
Mega Drive Collection on 360... Best of both worlds...


Yeah exactly, I've got it on the PS3 and the big bonus over this is you can save the bloody game!!!
#26
Winchy
Yeah exactly, I've got it on the PS3 and the big bonus over this is you can save the bloody game!!!


Coupled with the fact that it's about half the price for the mega drive collection and you get twice as many, better games.
#27
Be sure to read this review before buying:

http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/8922102/Sega-Mega-Drive-Console-With-15-Games/Product.html?P36=EPNMH7


Customer rating: 1 out of 5 stars Extremely low quality.

MartinScott | 10/05/2009 | See all MartinScott's reviews (7) »

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First impressions were great. A brand new and very cute little Mega Drive that not only has a bunch of built-in games, but also accepts old Mega Drive cartridges. It comes with two six button control pads, it's region-free, and it even has a little PAL - NTSC switch on the back to play imported games at the correct speed. One would think the only minor niggle would be the composite output (which itself is better than the RF most of us had to make do with back when the Mega Drive was king). In any case, it's a decent enough image for these games (too clear and you'd see all the massive pixels), and definitely an improvement over RF, if that's what you used to use. Of note is that stereo sound is not possible on this unit. It only outputs a single channel down the white (left) audio cable.

So far, so good, then. As soon as you get it home and open it, you realize it's all a bit 'too good to be true'. This product has that awfully cheap, plastic-y feel of extremely… more »

First impressions were great. A brand new and very cute little Mega Drive that not only has a bunch of built-in games, but also accepts old Mega Drive cartridges. It comes with two six button control pads, it's region-free, and it even has a little PAL - NTSC switch on the back to play imported games at the correct speed. One would think the only minor niggle would be the composite output (which itself is better than the RF most of us had to make do with back when the Mega Drive was king). In any case, it's a decent enough image for these games (too clear and you'd see all the massive pixels), and definitely an improvement over RF, if that's what you used to use. Of note is that stereo sound is not possible on this unit. It only outputs a single channel down the white (left) audio cable.

So far, so good, then. As soon as you get it home and open it, you realize it's all a bit 'too good to be true'. This product has that awfully cheap, plastic-y feel of extremely shoddily-manufactured rubbish from some random factory in China. The console is lighter than my wallet. Feels hollow. Just by changing the orientation of the control pad, the buttons clatter about unbelievably. The pads are also quite tiny. Not the size of the genuine articles. They're about the size of your average mobile phone, give or take. Like scale models of the original pads.

Now, these are all significant downsides, but we haven't even gone into playing it. Upon turning it on, I realized that what we have here is NOT a Mega Drive, but in fact an emulator in disguise. This would be OK if we were running our emulator on a modern PC, but we're not. I tried putting a couple of old carts in it. Sonic seemed to work fine, and Micro Machines *played* fine, but the sound was glitching all over the place.

As mentioned by others, the built-in games play at the wrong speed. I think this is because the built-in games are the NTSC versions, but they will only output in PAL (for some reason, the switch on the back of the unit does nothing), causing the games to run 17% slower than they should. Since a lot of games weren't optimized for PAL, our versions were 17% slower anyway. But a lot of the big blockbuster games (Sonic 2 onwards, Earthworm Jim, etc) were optimized for PAL. It's cool that Sonic & Knuckles is built-in, but it's strange playing it in what almost seems like slow-motion.

Anyway, all these problems would ultimately be forgiveable if it wasn't built to such a low standard. A mate of mine has one of the original Mega Drive units (the big one). It is some 19 years old, and works now as it did when he bought it. This? It broke on me after three days. I can forgive crap controllers when the unit is compatible with the original peripherals. I can forgive the hit and miss emulation, so long as the majority of games run without any huge issues.

What I can't forgive is such terrible workmanship. I know it's gotten all positive reviews so far, but I get the impression that people just open it up, scream with joy, and proceed to post a beaming review of it because they're so delighted, without spending some real time with it to get to know the pros and cons. I've had McDonalds Happy Meal toys that are sturdier than this piece of garbage. My advice is to just get a real Mega Drive. They're built to last, and one will set you back around a tenner or so. Incidentally, I think Play should have a retro section, or at least allow Play Traders to sell retro stuff. In any case - avoid this, however alluring it may be.
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#28
ourdevonfamily
Yeah and PS3 is better still,


if you like spending 300 pounds and waiting an hour for each game to update

:thumbsup:
#29
h8 to admit - but i still got my original!!
[mod]#30


And just below that one, in the interest of balance

5 out of 5 Stars Good Piece of kit
A very clever bit of kit.
complete with 15 games built in, these are a bit hit and miss some you might never of heard of. the big issue with the console is the games built in are poor emulations. The music to the games are of poor quality and slowed down however the game play remains the same.
The big draw with the console is the ability to play old mega drive games . My mega drive has long since worked so i had a catalog of games with i can now replay. cartridges work fine on this console no slow downs and the music quality is very close to the real thing.
99.9 of my old cartridges work on this console (minus virtua racing) and i am impressed with the console and control pads
very recomended.


Or this one

5 out of 5 Stars Retro Monster!

This is so cool, picked it up over the weekend and played it till my fingers bled! Can't find my full back catalogue of MD games but the 12 I have found work exactly as I remember them. The built in games are classics, Shadow dancer is mint! So Fun.

#31
bodderz
XBOX 360 is better.

But you dont have to sent your megadrive back to microsoft to be fixed non stop.:thumbsup: , i bought a md and 44 games a while back on ebay for £14
#32
daveph85
Decent deal for a gift maybe???

But why would you buy this when you can find and play online every single mega drive game released ?


one, its illegal. two its kinda hard to play if you only have a mouse.

the real thing is better, would cost about the same but might not have as many games. plus this is more compact and also saves on space as there isnt 12 boxes lying about.

however it does seem like its cheap - i have the handheld one with 20 games and its not fantastic but its nice for a cheap play now and again.

i might have to get a proper megadrive, i have a SNES but always preferred the MD.
#33
these are well cheap and nasty!
#34
you reckon if i put sonic 2 in the slot it would lock on with knuckles?
#35
bruffterman
you reckon if i put sonic 2 in the slot it would lock on with knuckles?


Doubt it very much, I read that it doesnt play sonic 2 by itself correctly anyway.
#36
I'd rather get a classic mega drive mk 1 from ebay around £10 inc p&p and a mega games compilation for about £4 its more reliable and has an optional scart connection for a better picture, this is an ok cheap alternative and best price i've seen for it, check less than favourable reviews before purchasing though.
banned#37
thanks to lucerysmum for the reminder

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