20% off Sega Megadrive With 80 Built-In Games @ Argos - £39.99
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20% off Sega Megadrive With 80 Built-In Games @ Argos - £39.99

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Found 25th Sep
Plenty of stock in Northamptonshire.

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Relive some classic video game action with the Sega Megadrive, including beloved classics like Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 3 and Sword of Vermilion. With 80 games built-in and two, battery-operated, wireless controllers you can get straight into the action. The console is compatible with SEGA Mega Drive cartridges.
Includes Classic Wireless Game Console; 80 Built-in Games; Two Wireless Controllers; AC Power Adapter & Instruction Manual.
Mains operated.
Batteries required: 4 x AAA (not included).
Size H10.5, W27.5, D38cm.
For ages 15 years and over.
EAN: 0857847003257.

Top comments

BubaMan26 m ago

This comes up on here fairly frequently -It's not the best emulator going …This comes up on here fairly frequently -It's not the best emulator going and the pads need constant line of sight with the console but many seem to think it's worth the money as it usually goes hot on here



They're releasing a new version this winter with HDMI, (allegedly) better sound quality and emulation, and pads that should connect more reliably (2.4 GHz wireless) Fingers crossed that's all true. The build quality of these is notorious, which is a shame as this could be/ ought to be as good as the SNES mini if it is done properly. There's an article in this month's Retro Gamer about the new products and plans.
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This comes up on here fairly frequently -
It's not the best emulator going and the pads need constant line of sight with the console but many seem to think it's worth the money as it usually goes hot on here

BubaMan26 m ago

This comes up on here fairly frequently -It's not the best emulator going …This comes up on here fairly frequently -It's not the best emulator going and the pads need constant line of sight with the console but many seem to think it's worth the money as it usually goes hot on here



They're releasing a new version this winter with HDMI, (allegedly) better sound quality and emulation, and pads that should connect more reliably (2.4 GHz wireless) Fingers crossed that's all true. The build quality of these is notorious, which is a shame as this could be/ ought to be as good as the SNES mini if it is done properly. There's an article in this month's Retro Gamer about the new products and plans.

Not worth that much coz of build quality maybe I'd pick it up if it was a £10 lol

for ages 15 and over. I was playing this when I was 6

This console is terrible such a missed opportunity

I bought one to play EA PGA Tour 97, the cartridge isn't recognised.

It may be original SEGA carts only.

dupfold11 m ago

This is better... 6000 mega drive games …This is better... 6000 mega drive games included!!http://www.pixelclassics.com/games-consoles/xbox-console/xbmc-xbox-emulation-station


There are only about 900 mega drive games so many of those will be regional duplicates. Better off with a Raspberry Pi, it's much cheaper and you can emulate systems like the PlayStation too.
Edited by: "Gormond" 26th Sep

Cool! I been meaning to checkout Raspberry Pi for a while.

This doesn't have playstation, but does include other classics including SNES, NES, N64, Gameboy, Master System, MAME etc and all their games, plus it's plug 'n' play so no hassle, just game.

Gormond1 h, 43 m ago

There are only about 900 mega drive games so many of those will be …There are only about 900 mega drive games so many of those will be regional duplicates. Better off with a Raspberry Pi, it's much cheaper and you can emulate systems like the PlayStation too.


If you're going down the emulator route, this thing is cheaper, (£20), simpler, more robust, more powerful and more versatile than the Pi:
32094647.jpghttp://www.game.co.uk/en/…183

Spare pads are only £8 too:
game.co.uk/en/…2235
Edited by: "BubaMan" 26th Sep

BubaMan24 m ago

If you're going down the emulator route, this thing is cheaper, (£20), …If you're going down the emulator route, this thing is cheaper, (£20), simpler, more robust, more powerful and more versatile than the Pi:[Image] http://www.game.co.uk/en/m/emtec-gem-box-starter-pack-console-plus-gamepad-1602183Spare pads are only £8 too:http://www.game.co.uk/en/m/emtec-gem-pad-wireless-gamepad-bt-f500-1602235


Looking at reviews it no where near as good as the RP. Android is terrible for input lag in games, the interface is poor, and the games don't run very well.

Gormond34 m ago

Looking at reviews it no where near as good as the RP. Android is terrible …Looking at reviews it no where near as good as the RP. Android is terrible for input lag in games, the interface is poor, and the games don't run very well.


I have one - it's good, albeit limited at Android 4.4 (and 1GB RAM).
Don't expect it to run the biggest Android titles well but as an emulator (and ATV), it's very good.

The Pi is great as a controller for many niche projects but as a video / games player, it's under-powered and over-complicated... Spend less for something ready-made, simple and more versatile I say.

BubaMan1 h, 17 m ago

I have one - it's good, albeit limited at Android 4.4 (and 1GB RAM).Don't …I have one - it's good, albeit limited at Android 4.4 (and 1GB RAM).Don't expect it to run the biggest Android titles well but as an emulator (and ATV), it's very good.The Pi is great as a controller for many niche projects but as a video / games player, it's under-powered and over-complicated... Spend less for something ready-made, simple and more versatile I say.


The pi is great for retro games, it takes a few mins to Install RetroPie to an SD card then you just either put ROMs on a USB drive or transfer them directly from your PC via the Samba share. After which the interface is brilliant, providing covers and descriptions for all your games. Also you can use pretty much any USB or Bluetooth controller.

Gormond40 m ago

The pi is great for retro games, it takes a few mins to Install RetroPie …The pi is great for retro games, it takes a few mins to Install RetroPie to an SD card then you just either put ROMs on a USB drive or transfer them directly from your PC via the Samba share. After which the interface is brilliant, providing covers and descriptions for all your games. Also you can use pretty much any USB or Bluetooth controller.


A few of my friends have that setup (and a few have a Pi for media streaming)...
As a dedicated emulator, it's very good and if you have the patience, can look very professional.

The thing for me is the additional bits you need, the setup of these bits and the limited use of the end solution.
That Android box costs less than the Pi 3 alone, is complete and ready to go and can do other things like Netflix, Kodi, DLNA Server / Receiver, Spotify, IFTTT, Tasker, Remote Desktop, game streaming, (some) Android gaming, etc, all very easily through a store front, no fuss.
It was never worth the original $100 asking price but at £20, I think it's very good.

The Pi is really well suited to projects like automation and robotics where nothing else can do the job (unless you think Galileo is any good ).
Some people like to tinker and I get that - I have wasted more hours modding stuff than I have spent using the modded items

BubaMan8 m ago

A few of my friends have that setup (and a few have a Pi for media …A few of my friends have that setup (and a few have a Pi for media streaming)...As a dedicated emulator, it's very good and if you have the patience, can look very professional.The thing for me is the additional bits you need, the setup of these bits and the limited use of the end solution.That Android box costs less than the Pi 3 alone, is complete and ready to go and can do other things like Netflix, Kodi, DLNA Server / Receiver, Spotify, IFTTT, Tasker, Remote Desktop, game streaming, (some) Android gaming, etc, all very easily through a store front, no fuss.It was never worth the original $100 asking price but at £20, I think it's very good.The Pi is really well suited to projects like automation and robotics where nothing else can do the job (unless you think Galileo is any good ).Some people like to tinker and I get that - I have wasted more hours modding stuff than I have spent using the modded items


Yeah I guess it depends if you want to spend the time doing it. For me that's half the fun as you get a sense of achievement when it's done, but I get that some people don't want that. I have mates like that but it's easy enough to clone an SD card.

Worth mentioning that I use the Retroflag NesPi case which is excellent for anyone using as a emulator box retroflag.com
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