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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.
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#1
So tempted
#2
Very very tempted.
#3
Thanks, just bought one
#4
I'm pretty tempted too...
#5
got one of these for my bro's b day a few months back. was £30 and i thought that was a bargain. just need to raid ebay now for some more games
#6
I assume the games are PAL-crippled 50hz, bordered monstrosities?
#7
How do they connect to your TV? Not crappy RF like the original is it?
#8
Fatal Exception
How do they connect to your TV? Not crappy RF like the original is it?


composite output according to the review on Play.
#9
Fatal Exception
How do they connect to your TV? Not crappy RF like the original is it?


composite
#10
Fatal Exception
How do they connect to your TV? Not crappy RF like the original is it?


roberthazelby
I assume the games are PAL-crippled 50hz, bordered monstrosities?


From one of the reviews on Play.....

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.

This bit sums ot up for me and is bang on IMO....

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.
#11
Yeah. Composite. Massive fail! :(
#12
This product is a lump of sh!t... seriously.

AVOID.

Pick up the real deal on ebay... it may cost a little more, but this thing glitches all over the place, plays games at the wrong speed, has very cheaply made controllers and is an all round piece of tat.
:-(

EDIT: Yeah... what he said ^^^ =D
banned#13
alot of bad reviews for poor quality, obviously cheap chinese rubbish, but good if you want back a mega drive for all your old cartridges.
#14
Good price and tempted to buy, but reviews have put me off. Still a good deal if you want one of these though!
#15
Can i run GTA IV on this...
#16
How is having a composite cable a massive fail? What did you expect, HDMI? Composite is EXACTLY the same as the original Megadrive, other than it might have had a scart at the end.
#17
Badger Mushroom
How is having a composite cable a massive fail? What did you expect, HDMI? Composite is EXACTLY the same as the original Megadrive, other than it might have had a scart at the end.


Original was RF ... Composite will be slightly better.

Nothing wrong with composite for this sort of output ... not like you would want it upscaled via HDMI or component ... can you imagine the size of the pixels
#18
si666
Original was RF ... Composite will be slightly better.

Nothing wrong with composite for this sort of output ... not like you would want it upscaled via HDMI or component ... can you imagine the size of the pixels


Aye, I stand corrected :)
#19
Badger Mushroom
How is having a composite cable a massive fail? What did you expect, HDMI? Composite is EXACTLY the same as the original Megadrive, other than it might have had a scart at the end.


The games don't run at the correct speed, and have borders. That's why it's crap.
#20
Just go and buy the original on ebay!!
Got one a while back classic games golden axe and sonics well worth the money takes me back!!
#21
id advise going for real deal too.

Or just get an emulator as you can pretty much get every game for free
#22
Pretty sure they had this in game the other day for same price
#23
1987timestarved
Can i run GTA IV on this...

No, it was an SNES exclusive.
#24
Hot Baby!
#25
How is this deal Hot

You can buy the real thing in most cash convertor stores in the bargain bin in the corner, my local one always has bucketloads of old mega drive consoles and controllers for less than a tenner and the games are ten a penny too..

Voted Cold from me..

Some people will vote any old tat hot no matter what..:roll:
banned#26
crazylegs
How is this deal Hot

You can buy the real thing in most cash convertor stores in the bargain bin in the corner, my local one always has bucketloads of old mega drive consoles and controllers for less than a tenner and the games are ten a penny too..

Voted Cold from me..

Some people will vote any old tat hot no matter what..:roll:


selling on ebay for the original thing for like £5-£10
#27
I remember these

they're not actually the megadrive, they're made by a company cheaply, they could have got the licence to create the console with the sega bios, or they could have just used it without permission as sega went bankrupt, all your looking at is an emulator with cheap hardware
#28
they should do something similar in a SNES, i'd definitely buy one then though the MD was very good
#29
Why would anyone bother. You can pick up an original xbox on ebay with a controller and a couple of games for around £20 delviered.

Soft mod it and with emulators it will run snes, mega drive all the all arcade games, neo geo etc..... There are even emulators that AA and improve the look of the orginal games. They run full speed perfectly.

Plus it can be an excellent media centre, dvd player orginal xbox games which are cheap as chips on ebay...

No brainer for me. I cant understand why people bother with rubbish like this.
#30
go get an original,

end of.

i hate seeing these on the front page.

it brings my **** to a boil....
#31
alera
Why would anyone bother. You can pick up an original xbox on ebay with a controller and a couple of games for around £20 delviered.

Soft mod it and with emulators it will run snes, mega drive all the all arcade games, neo geo etc..... There are even emulators that AA and improve the look of the orginal games. They run full speed perfectly.

Plus it can be an excellent media centre, dvd player orginal xbox games which are cheap as chips on ebay...

No brainer for me. I cant understand why people bother with rubbish like this.


Remember buying the mega drive is a LEGAL way of playing the games, holding any console ROMS on a device without actually owning the cartridge is an offence.

Also, modding an XBox is not that hard, but a bit of technical knowledge is needed for it and FTP'ing the files to the Hard Drive
suspended#32
Can you get an original megadrive with a pal/ntsc switch for a Pavarotti?
#33
£24.99 now
#34
geebet
Can you get an original megadrive with a pal/ntsc switch for a Pavarotti?


I cannot ever recall them being modded at that time, also you would not be able to purchase it through the likes of eBay ... it was never done officially on the console.

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