SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console now £17.99 @ argos
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SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console now £17.99 @ argos

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Found 29th Jul 2015
SEGA Megadrive Portable Games Console.
The Atgames Arcade Ultimate Portable Video Game Player lets you play all your classic games. The slim and compact handheld video device with its 2.8" LCD screen has over 20 games o choose from, including Sonic the Hedgehog, or insert a SD card to play extra games you have downloaded.

A slim and compact handheld video game player loaded with 20 built-in 16-bit SEGA Genesis games including the Streets of Rage series, Sonic the Hedgehog series and Golden Axe.
Includes a USB charging cable.
Mains operated.
Rechargeable.
Batteries required: 1 x Li-Ion (included).
For ages 5 years and over.

Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.

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Bit of a small screen but having said that when I bought my Megadrive in 1990 whilst at Uni I played it for the the first year on a 6in black & white portable tv! Taking it home in summer & seeing Altered Beast/Madden/PGA Tour after plugging it in to a 21in colour CRT was mind blowing!!!

I just use a PSP for all my Megadrive and SNES games

Hmm, handheld console for £17.99 or buy a psp- you know this is a good deal right?

By games on SD card they mean illegally downloaded ROMs right? lol

Does this connect to TVs?

pbyron1

I just use a PSP for all my Megadrive and SNES games



Can you let me know where I can get a PSP for £17.99 please?

Got my daughter one of these about 6 months ago, dropped it loads (she's only 4) but it's still cosmetically unblemished and working perfectly. Good long battery life and doesn't take long to charge either.

Highly recommended - just be warned that some of the games don't work quite as intended, split screen obviously won't work but so far I haven't seen anything that prevents it being used as intended - for single player.

jatindera_d

By games on SD card they mean illegally downloaded ROMs right? lol



They're coming for you.

http://ebrunews.com/media/2012/08/16/british-police.jpg@protect,0,0,1000,1000@crop,658,370,c.jpg

jatindera_d

By games on SD card they mean illegally downloaded ROMs right? lol Does … By games on SD card they mean illegally downloaded ROMs right? lol Does this connect to TVs?


The downloading of ROM's on discontinued hardware is a very grey area. Most publishers don't mind as there's no financial benefit to blocking their distribution.

Does anyone know what games are included? Tempted to pick one up for holiday,, like the idea of sitting on a beach playing Streets of Rage.

brookysm

The downloading of ROM's on discontinued hardware is a very grey area. … The downloading of ROM's on discontinued hardware is a very grey area. Most publishers don't mind as there's no financial benefit to blocking their distribution.




I'd love to see an article about a single case of prosecuting someone for downloading Golden Axe ROM for the Megadrive.

Does it save the game progress? i.e if I turn it off one day and pick it up the next day; will it remember which level I was on previously.

I love product description on Amazon page. "A large 2.8" display makes for convenient handheld play".


http://seedandsprout.com/s10_gd492/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/d4016a05.jpg


Seriously, spend few pounds more on PSP.

Dmack81

Does anyone know what games are included? Tempted to pick one up for … Does anyone know what games are included? Tempted to pick one up for holiday,, like the idea of sitting on a beach playing Streets of Rage.


Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Columns
Crack Down
Ecco
ESWAT: City Under Seige
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Golden Axe
Jewel Master
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog II
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Streets Of Rage 1
Streets Of Rage 2


Edited by: "allycat38" 29th Jul 2015

Or if you have a half decent smartphone, just use an emulator.

(OK, onscreen controls are a bit rubbish but I use a gamepad - moga pro - with mine and it's great.)

sancheez

Or if you have a half decent smartphone, just use an emulator.(OK, … Or if you have a half decent smartphone, just use an emulator.(OK, onscreen controls are a bit rubbish but I use a gamepad - moga pro - with mine and it's great.)



​or buy a JXD7800 and play them on a a good size 7" screen with controls built in...

Seen the reviews on this apparently it has a horrible speaker and the dubbing of the games is quite poor. Just a heads up

Argos seems to like leaving out vital item details and this product is no exception.. Anyways, Sonic the hedghog alone us almost worth the cost if it plays well. Are these handhelds 'system on a chip' type affairs or hardware emulations?

Jes1

Can you let me know where I can get a PSP for £17.99 please?



I didn't say this wasn't a good deal, I actually gave it heat! I'm just saying I tend to prefer my PSP as I can play all the retro console games on it, not just MD games.
Edited by: "pbyron1" 29th Jul 2015

Dmack81

Does anyone know what games are included? Tempted to pick one up for … Does anyone know what games are included? Tempted to pick one up for holiday,, like the idea of sitting on a beach playing Streets of Rage.



No, that's the biggest problem with these in my eyes.

Voted hot as they are cheap and cheerful. Much better off splashing a bit more though on a PSP or, as I have, a JXD. Save game states, plays everything.

Yes there are grey areas legally but that's never bothered me. I'm having fun, not profiting from it and I don't lose any sleep over it.

brookysm

​or buy a JXD7800 and play them on a a good size 7" screen with controls b … ​or buy a JXD7800 and play them on a a good size 7" screen with controls built in...



Screen on my phone is only 1.3" smaller than that. And is higher (full HD) resolution.

Does seem a decent option though. (Depending on your current phone)

If we're gonna get picky about displays then don't bother getting a PSP or this just strap one of these to your face:

http://www.zenvideo.co.uk/images/carboot/1-IM001880.jpg

Thanks, ordered for Christmas for my son. I think his dad will have more fun with it tho!

Any multi-player capabilities on these?

Not a bad deal, especially for those not proficient enough to firmware hack a PSP. But obviously for those that can it is worth spending a bit more on a PSP which obviously will be more versatile in its emulation and support.

Heat added for cheap gaming fun for the technically challenged.

brookysm

The downloading of ROM's on discontinued hardware is a very grey area. … The downloading of ROM's on discontinued hardware is a very grey area. Most publishers don't mind as there's no financial benefit to blocking their distribution.



given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't think this is grey at all

cmdrmarc

given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't … given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't think this is grey at all



It obviously is a grey area if you are not buying them and just downloading them...but as said above most publishers don't mind, it is preservation of old skool gaming that is of importance. If anything it is the publishers that are selling them legally on the likes of Wii VC that would frown upon it as they are the ones still making money out of it.

pramfiller

Does it save the game progress? i.e if I turn it off one day and pick it … Does it save the game progress? i.e if I turn it off one day and pick it up the next day; will it remember which level I was on previously.



A couple of the reviews say thats the negative of it, it does not save so you need to start the game at start again.

Jes1

Can you let me know where I can get a PSP for £17.99 please?



On fleabay for less than that

BenderRodriguez

I love product description on Amazon page. "A large 2.8" display makes … I love product description on Amazon page. "A large 2.8" display makes for convenient handheld play". Seriously, spend few pounds more on PSP.



That reminds me of the magnifying attachment for the original GameBoy,

cicobuff

It obviously is a grey area if you are not buying them and just … It obviously is a grey area if you are not buying them and just downloading them...but as said above most publishers don't mind, it is preservation of old skool gaming that is of importance. If anything it is the publishers that are selling them legally on the likes of Wii VC that would frown upon it as they are the ones still making money out of it.



as said above most publishers don't mind



I would really love to know where you got this idea from. There are some publishers that don't mind, and some that have given their games away, but the intellectual property still belongs to these companies and it's their right to pull them into the modern age at any point either with a re-release or a reworking, etc.

Saying that "most publishers don't mind" is probably less accurate than "most publishers know there's not much they can do about it and may never use that particular title again." That might mean in the long term it'll probably be harmless, but it's still not perfectly legal and guaranteed morally trouble free.

Looks like a great little device for the price, especially for kids, but does it not have a video out to connect to a TV? That would have been a great feature and I could see it making all the difference.


Jes1

Can you let me know where I can get a PSP for £17.99 please?


Maybe not £17.99 but you can get one for not much more than that on eBay. £25-30, maybe a bit more for some games bundled with it. Considering it will play more games (SNES and other emulators as well as actual PSP games, obviously) and has a larger screen (4.3") the additional cost could be justified.

hashman

On fleabay for less than that


Not really - the only ones that sell for less than that are faulty ones.


pramfiller

Does it save the game progress? i.e if I turn it off one day and pick it … Does it save the game progress? i.e if I turn it off one day and pick it up the next day; will it remember which level I was on previously.


ellie27

A couple of the reviews say thats the negative of it, it does not save so … A couple of the reviews say thats the negative of it, it does not save so you need to start the game at start again.


I think that's more a limitation of the games than the hardware. I don't think any of those games had a save feature originally and, yes, they could have added a save state feature (like in most emulators) but I guess this is the original, hardcore Mega Drive experience!


cmdrmarc

given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't … given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't think this is grey at all


cicobuff

It obviously is a grey area if you are not buying them and just … It obviously is a grey area if you are not buying them and just downloading them...but as said above most publishers don't mind, it is preservation of old skool gaming that is of importance. If anything it is the publishers that are selling them legally on the likes of Wii VC that would frown upon it as they are the ones still making money out of it.


I always judge it on whether I can actually buy the game or not. If the game has been re-released in some digital form, like the Wii's VC, then I have the opportunity to give the developer/publisher some money for it and so I do. If there's no way I can actually buy it and give someone some money (short of buying an original cartridge, which would be second hand and therefore not give the developer/publisher any additional income anyway), then I don't feel bad about downloading a ROM. There are a couple of games I added to the Wii's VC manually from downloaded ROMs that later got officially released and so I deleted my copies, bought them and reinstalled them. I think that's a fair way of doing it. I know it's difficult to re-release some games because they're tied up with rights issues but for the most part it's relatively little effort, so if a developer gets upset because people are pirating their old games perhaps they should just take it as a sign they should re-release it so that people have the option of giving them money.

talking about old megadrive games used love jungle and desert strike are these still available?

schnide

I would really love to know where you got this idea from. There are some … I would really love to know where you got this idea from. There are some publishers that don't mind, and some that have given their games away, but the intellectual property still belongs to these companies and it's their right to pull them into the modern age at any point either with a re-release or a reworking, etc.Saying that "most publishers don't mind" is probably less accurate than "most publishers know there's not much they can do about it and may never use that particular title again." That might mean in the long term it'll probably be harmless, but it's still not perfectly legal and guaranteed morally trouble free.




I don't know if I can handle the moral burden. Just like I couldn't sleep at night after driving 71mph on a motorway. And last time I watched TV episode on youtube I had to take prescription antidepressants for few months.

Poor Sega CEO will need to sell one of his yachts since I started playing emulators on my PSP.
Edited by: "BenderRodriguez" 29th Jul 2015

BenderRodriguez

I don't know if I can handle the moral burden. Just like I couldn't sleep … I don't know if I can handle the moral burden. Just like I couldn't sleep at night after driving 71mph on a motorway. And last time I watched TV episode on youtube I had to take prescription antidepressants for few months.Poor Sega CEO will need to sell one of his yachts since I started playing emulators on my PSP.



Do what you like. What annoys me is people trying to justify it to others.

sancheez

Screen on my phone is only 1.3" smaller than that. And is higher (full … Screen on my phone is only 1.3" smaller than that. And is higher (full HD) resolution.Does seem a decent option though. (Depending on your current phone)



​It wouldn't matter if your phone had a 8k resolution, the games you'll be playing are not....

Take it you've never tried a JXD? Suggest you do, you don't know what you're missing.

cmdrmarc

given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't … given you can still buy them legally on Amazon, or via Wii VC I don't think this is grey at all



​Really? Sega are still making and selling cartridges for the Megadrive?

Jez some people....

schnide

I would really love to know where you got this idea from. There are some … I would really love to know where you got this idea from. There are some publishers that don't mind, and some that have given their games away, but the intellectual property still belongs to these companies and it's their right to pull them into the modern age at any point either with a re-release or a reworking, etc.Saying that "most publishers don't mind" is probably less accurate than "most publishers know there's not much they can do about it and may never use that particular title again." That might mean in the long term it'll probably be harmless, but it's still not perfectly legal and guaranteed morally trouble free.



​No, most publishers don't mind! There's many reasons why they aren't bothered but the biggest is because there's no money in it to worry about!

If they sold Rom's again for a cartridge system then they would have to worry about royalty rights etc - Sega didn't let publishers release games for free on their systems! You also have the minefield of intellectual rights to branding, advertising, content within (cars, football teams, characters etc).

Besides most rom archives will happily take down any roms if request to do so by its original publisher.

Source - I was in the games industry for a decade.

brookysm

​It wouldn't matter if your phone had a 8k resolution, the games you'll b … ​It wouldn't matter if your phone had a 8k resolution, the games you'll be playing are not....Take it you've never tried a JXD? Suggest you do, you don't know what you're missing.



True on the resolution. But it's my phone (and tablet quite often) as well. So the extra res is handy.

Not sure if I've tried a JXD? Mate is an Android dev and gets sent freebies. Including a few handheld/gaming things (he's a games dev). I tend to just have a quick look at what he has when I see him. Only one that sticks in my head is the Nvidia Shield, which I thought was pretty nifty.

But a Note 3/4 with a Moga Pro is just like playing a SNES (or whatever) with a 360/PS3 controller.

Works fine for me.

Bought my 5 yr old one last Christmas, he loved it until I told him it was broken.

Not really broken just don't like sharing it now:p

BenderRodriguez

I don't know if I can handle the moral burden. Just like I couldn't sleep … I don't know if I can handle the moral burden. Just like I couldn't sleep at night after driving 71mph on a motorway. And last time I watched TV episode on youtube I had to take prescription antidepressants for few months.Poor Sega CEO will need to sell one of his yachts since I started playing emulators on my PSP.



Because that's how both the law and morals work, isn't it? It's both justifiable and legal to walk into the Apple Store and walk out with an iPhone under your arm because Apple already has so much money.

Or to reply in a way that isn't as equally childish about it, a different way of saying the same thing is: It doesn't matter how much of an extreme you take the argument to and whether a publisher decides to revive, re-release or instead do absolutely nothing with the IP - if you download it without owning the original, you are in a legally grey area at best. You're playing a copyrighted work which a company, who spent money to develop that game, will not receive any money from you for - and importantly, that publisher has a legal right to control that product. Whether that publisher has 1p or a £1 billion in the bank doesn't change your position with the law in the slightest.
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