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

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

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Nice one! Been looking for one of these and had my £10 voucher to spend so got it for £29.99!

Probably seems like a good idea, but it'll just be a £40 paperweight next week.

its better value than the nes classic mini & has wireless pads.. However The lead supplied with the Mega Drive console is a composite lead RCA audio / video.. so no hdmi support!

These aren't great. Remember that if you plan on using cartridges that were able to save via battery backup, you will be unable to do so on this device.

enjoy that terrible picture quality!

this is not a sega product. bit misleading.

These are rubbish. If you want a true all in one retro console buy a Retrofreak from playasia. It's about £200 but you will thank me later when you realise what you get for the money.

steveblackman

this is not a sega product. bit misleading.



Unfortunately it's an official product. Sega licenses AtGames to produce and sell them.

AtGames worst emulation ever...
Edited by: "jough" 2nd Feb

Sadly still has the poor sound emulation of previous products that emulate megadrive
youtube.com/wat…5Uk

I can't find a list of games, anyone able to help? I'm really hoping micro machines is on this!

TheDobbus

I can't find a list of games, anyone able to help? I'm really hoping … I can't find a list of games, anyone able to help? I'm really hoping micro machines is on this!



​It's not sorry, I have it n was gutted too

As others have said, poor sound emulation. Spend a bit more on a Pi and enjoy an awful lot more.

SDLiam

These are rubbish. If you want a true all in one retro console buy a … These are rubbish. If you want a true all in one retro console buy a Retrofreak from playasia. It's about £200 but you will thank me later when you realise what you get for the money.



​Man.... this sounds like bad advice. Sorry mate. £200? I'd still go for a £30 pi with a couple of extras every day. Are you on retrofreaks payroll?

Moonmonkeys

​Man.... this sounds like bad advice. Sorry mate. £200? I'd still go for a … ​Man.... this sounds like bad advice. Sorry mate. £200? I'd still go for a £30 pi with a couple of extras every day. Are you on retrofreaks payroll?



They're £170 on funstock, pretty decent option if you like collecting physical games. Still too expensive imo.

TheDobbus

I can't find a list of games, anyone able to help? I'm really hoping … I can't find a list of games, anyone able to help? I'm really hoping micro machines is on this!


Keep your powder dry, it's coming to ps4 & xbox 1.

Northerner473

They're £170 on funstock, pretty decent option if you like collecting … They're £170 on funstock, pretty decent option if you like collecting physical games. Still too expensive imo.


Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that plays physical carts?
If you're seriously interested in playing original carts then surely the original hardware is the way to go?....I dunno, it seems like an expensive halfway house to me....

Not bad but I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Wii and slap homebrew on it. But these are ok if you want to play your old cartridge games I suppose.

These are completly horrible, it came out YEARS ago its exactly the same rubbish they tried to sell and it didn't work.
youtube.com/wat…5Uk

My dad bought one a few months back, I told him not to do it, but he did it anyway.
When he got it, I opened it plugged it in and showed him what a load of rubbish it was.
The controllers have to be POINTED AT THE FRONT OF THE CONSOLE exactly, anything less than direct pointing and it wont work. The sound is awful and the picture quality is rubbish.

SAVE your money and buy a Raspberry Pi 3 and slap RetroPi on it.

ocelot20

Not bad but I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Wii and slap … Not bad but I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi 3 or a Wii and slap homebrew on it. But these are ok if you want to play your old cartridge games I suppose.



It's retroPie you want to install on the Pi 3.
retropie.org.uk/

Very easy to set up, but by the time you've bought the pi, charger, case, sd card it will cost you more - but you'll be able to play many many games from lots of retro consoles including the megadrive, N64, psOne.

Xbox 360 (wired) or PS3/PS4 controllers (will work wireless) work fine so that would save you a bit of cash if you already have one - and you don't really need a pi case, but it's only a fiver. Lots of videos on YouTube on setting it up.

Oh and as a bonus you can also run Kodi media centre from within RetroPie and open up a world of streaming movies and TV.

Moonmonkeys

Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that … Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that plays physical carts?If you're seriously interested in playing original carts then surely the original hardware is the way to go?....I dunno, it seems like an expensive halfway house to me....



Yeah. Not sure why everyone is giving such terrible advice. Pi and all other options... all which need tweaking and extras and setting up... buy a mega drive and play it EXACTLY like it was meant to be Played.

Nothing is better than playing a console in its original form

Another option is using a amazon fire stick and download Kodi. It automatically installs the emulators and downloads all the roms and works great with an Xbox one Bluetooth controller.

Wired controllers only, IMO

RetroPie, RaspberryPi, homebrew etc!!..... I wish I had some idea what these mean!!! LOL

Moonmonkeys

Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that … Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that plays physical carts?If you're seriously interested in playing original carts then surely the original hardware is the way to go?....I dunno, it seems like an expensive halfway house to me....



I don't know the details to be honest. I like collecting games, don't really care for original hardware though. I've used a Retron 5, it's ideal really, upscales and has HDMI out for modern TVs, has language patches through SD cards so you can play imports no problem, saves space and don't need a million plugs for all the different consoles etc.

got one of these and it's good but the controllers are poor unless your pointing right at it and I've tried 4 different carts and had no luck getting any to work. there's no list of tried and tested carts so seems a bit hit and miss, was really disappointed with that.

My missus brought me one for Xmas, it was a nice thoughtful gift in truth and I was chuffed.....then I plugged it in! This would be a deal if it cost £10 as a throw away 1week wonder. Not worth the price. The nes classic is much better.... yet still massively over priced!

These are utter trash, I own one and several genuine MD & MD 2's. Buy a real MD, an RGB SCART, and an everdrive. It'll cost a little more but is infinitely better. The sound is awful on these, emulation is better on a low end PC / Raspberry pi, and it played about 7 of the 20 randomly selected cartridges I tried in it. Trust me, save your money. The NES mini shows how this should have been done, especially when you 'add' some extra games to it
Edited by: "Konamicode79" 2nd Feb

mastablasta

Another option is using a amazon fire stick and download Kodi. It … Another option is using a amazon fire stick and download Kodi. It automatically installs the emulators and downloads all the roms and works great with an Xbox one Bluetooth controller.



I didn't know you could do that with kodi. Need to do some googling!

I find any old windows based computer/laptop from the last 10 years to be the best hardware for emulation, I'd love to own all the original hardware but IMO all these recent retro gaming gadgets are inferior to windows based emulation (with a good controller), which is second only to the real thing.

Nice!!!!

The controller on this are crap. They are U
IR so can't register multi touch or two controllers at the same time. Do yourself a favour and if you purchase one also buy a couple of wired ones off ebay

Moonmonkeys

Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that … Am I right in thinking that it's still an android box, albeit one that plays physical carts?If you're seriously interested in playing original carts then surely the original hardware is the way to go?....I dunno, it seems like an expensive halfway house to me....



Northerner473

They're £170 on funstock, pretty decent option if you like collecting … They're £170 on funstock, pretty decent option if you like collecting physical games. Still too expensive imo.



They play anything from the sdcard and you can use the original controllers hence why better than a pi. Pis are great don't get me wrong but retrofreaks are fantastic bits of kit. If £170 is too expensive than give up any form of retro gaming as loose carts can easily go for more.

SDLiam

They play anything from the sdcard and you can use the original … They play anything from the sdcard and you can use the original controllers hence why better than a pi. Pis are great don't get me wrong but retrofreaks are fantastic bits of kit. If £170 is too expensive than give up any form of retro gaming as loose carts can easily go for more.



£170 is expensive for something that offers me no benefit over my current set up. Most of my games come from carboots or reselling profits. Good luck finding one of these at a boot fair. lol

Great find I've been looking for one of these since the 80s will be lovely going back to the 10mil pixels.heat just for the find

mastablasta

Another option is using a amazon fire stick and download Kodi. It … Another option is using a amazon fire stick and download Kodi. It automatically installs the emulators and downloads all the roms and works great with an Xbox one Bluetooth controller.



Games via kodi on the fire stick. How do I do this please?

I really don't get the point in these emulators.. Just do the right thing and do it illegally like the rest of the world and download whatever ROM you like. Hate me, slate me, but I bet anyone who replies to this has done it.

Valad

Unfortunately it's an official product. Sega licenses AtGames to produce … Unfortunately it's an official product. Sega licenses AtGames to produce and sell them.



​It's a shame.

The build quality is low.

80 games misleading too. Half of them aren't even Mega Drive games.

If they done 40 top games, and built it with the quality and thoughtfulness of the NES Mini, then it would have a perfect little nostalgic edition to anyone's setup.

As it is...missed opportunity. And a disappointing one at that.

Northerner473

£170 is expensive for something that offers me no benefit over my current … £170 is expensive for something that offers me no benefit over my current set up. Most of my games come from carboots or reselling profits. Good luck finding one of these at a boot fair. lol


£170 for a bunch of hardware emulators - emulators that have been stolen from open source projects.
If you're going to spend hundreds on games, why would you not spend £50 to play it on the original hardware as intended?

SDLiam

They play anything from the sdcard and you can use the original … They play anything from the sdcard and you can use the original controllers hence why better than a pi. Pis are great don't get me wrong but retrofreaks are fantastic bits of kit. If £170 is too expensive than give up any form of retro gaming as loose carts can easily go for more.


How much would you give me for my mint in box Firemen?

Recent ebay:

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT
Edited by: "Moonmonkeys" 2nd Feb
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