Sega Megadrive With 80 Built-In Games - £39.99 @ Argos (C&C)
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Sega Megadrive With 80 Built-In Games - £39.99 @ Argos (C&C)

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Found 9th Sep 2017
Bought this for my husbands birthday. Thought it looked cheap so thought I'd share. Enjoy.
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aseddon1305 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??



My first post and I've already been raspberry pi'ed!!

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aseddon1306 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??


Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single iPhone deal on the site because I don't like iPhones (regardless of price). If something is cheap and a "deal" (bare in mind, the site is called HotDeals), then its a Hot vote surely? NEEEEEEXT.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 9th Sep 2017
Can't see it anywhere cheaper NEW like this. Usually retails around £50, heat added.

Welcome to HotDeals, where people find a way to s**t on your deals on everything apart from price. Hope your deal gets hot.
Not voting either way but I'll echo others in that it's a very bad emulator - the sound is out of tune and the channels are out of sync with each other.
The gamepads use infrared so you need line of sight and you have to point the controller directly at the console all the time.
If you think it's still worth £40, fair play to you but the poor emulation sullied the experience for me so I returned mine.
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Can't see it anywhere cheaper NEW like this. Usually retails around £50, heat added.

Welcome to HotDeals, where people find a way to s**t on your deals on everything apart from price. Hope your deal gets hot.
There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.

That a good enough reason for a cold vote??
aseddon1302 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??


This is also made by atgames, all the sega stuff is.
aseddon1306 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??


Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single iPhone deal on the site because I don't like iPhones (regardless of price). If something is cheap and a "deal" (bare in mind, the site is called HotDeals), then its a Hot vote surely? NEEEEEEXT.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 9th Sep 2017
Original Poster
aseddon1305 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??



My first post and I've already been raspberry pi'ed!!

31934927-1HLlQ.jpg
Heat added. Great purchase for brain out, have a bit of fun afternoons.
Thanks OP
Have some heat mate. Great deal for your first post. You will find that unless your a regular hourly poster on this site people will vote cold here.
This has been this price for a while.
Returned mine. The sound is awful and it feels like it'll break easily.

Once I had mine I looked around and saw the same issues everywhere. Wish I checked before.

Such a shame
Edited by: "Walgeon" 9th Sep 2017
And it's not made by sega and not a sega product. It's a bit misleading if I'm honest.
Not voting either way but I'll echo others in that it's a very bad emulator - the sound is out of tune and the channels are out of sync with each other.
The gamepads use infrared so you need line of sight and you have to point the controller directly at the console all the time.
If you think it's still worth £40, fair play to you but the poor emulation sullied the experience for me so I returned mine.
No no no... DO NOT buy this! Just listen to what Sonic sounds like at 1:01:53 in this video:
I've read a few reviews about this. It is absolutely cheap apparently
aseddon13038 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??


Hmm you seem quite angry. Any reason why?
This is the problem with HUKDs, people give cold for a stupid reason yet when anything goes back in stock that ISN'T a deal that is Nintendo related, it gets heat, anyway heated
Edited by: "LukeyWolf" 9th Sep 2017
LeftResponse53 m ago

Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single …Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single iPhone deal on the site because I don't like iPhones (regardless of price). If something is cheap and a "deal" (bare in mind, the site is called HotDeals), then its a Hot vote surely? NEEEEEEXT.


How is that a valid comparison? I phones are divisive due to personal preference but on the whole they are functional and work great.

This thing no matter how you look at it is poor, when compared to the likes of the NES Classic (setting aside the Pi2) as the emulation is really good, controllers are solid replicas of the he originals and it features HD input, whereas this does not. It has poor sound, very poor emulation, crappy controllers and while the nostalgia may get you for 20mins it doesn't dampen the fact that this is a poorly made product and the Mega Drive deserves better.

That isn't opinion it is simply fact. Check any review of the thing anywhere on the hehe net and the consensus is just that. I tried one at smyths in Bolton and thought it was awful.
hcc2718 m ago

Hmm you seem quite angry. Any reason why?


Nah mate happy as Larry I am, I would just like to advise people to spend their hard earned money on something with a bit more quality.
You can do it with a raspberry pi. But if your not technical and you want some thing cheap and easy to set up get it.
Thanks op saves me messing around with my emulator on my pc have some heat.
LeftResponse1 h, 17 m ago

Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single …Not really. By your knowledge, I should go vote cold on every single iPhone deal on the site because I don't like iPhones (regardless of price). If something is cheap and a "deal" (bare in mind, the site is called HotDeals), then its a Hot vote surely? NEEEEEEXT.


Sadly many people do vote cold on Apple deals by default on this site.
To be honest, it's junk. Which is a shame. It just doesn't perform how you'd expect, and the build quality sucks. If Sega got their act together, they could make a fortune, just like with NES/SNES Classic.
These are brilliant wireless pads aren't very good though seem to have to be in direct line of sight of the console so ended up having to buy 2 wired ones from Amazon
These really are crap though. The sound of sonic on it was like an abortion. mono output and composite, I suppose the picture will look authentically bad. But just.. no. Find another way. Android TV box and emulator or pc emulator, anything but this.
I bought one of these at Christmas and it's still working fine 9 months on. It's a good machine for the price, although the sound is awful, and the wireless pads work by infra red so if you're playing sonic and move the pad ever so slightly sometimes you'll die as the pad doesn't register what you're doing. You can buy an old wired Megadrive pad which works fine

Anyone buying one of these - look around for something called a Mega Expert Passport (£40 at Funstock Retro currently) which is another gadget made by AtGames specifically to work with this and it fits into the cartridge slot and takes an SD card and you can download ROMs of MegaDrive games and literally fit every game ever made onto a 2GB SD card.
Why they didn’t make the effort and replicate the Megadrive aka NES / SNES mini I don’t know. It’s not even HDMI. Cold!
Buy a Wii, install homebrew. Problem solved
aseddon1301 h, 55 m ago

There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. …There's a reason this is cold, cheaply made badly emulated bag of crap. That new HD flashback one that ATGames made is supposed to be just as bad. For £39.99 you could get a Raspberry Pi 2 which would do this and 100 times more stuff.That a good enough reason for a cold vote??

I thought the Atari Flashback was really good , I even compared it to my old original , which I managed to power up but could only find 2 cartridges sadly . This could be Retro heaven if you're prepared to make allowances after all they don't make things like they used too
Just buy a real mega drive.... (and an RGB cable).
therealbadpanda9th Sep

You can do it with a raspberry pi. But if your not technical and you want …You can do it with a raspberry pi. But if your not technical and you want some thing cheap and easy to set up get it.


Simple, decent quality and cheap (£20):
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Spare pad (£8):
game.co.uk/en/…235
Edited by: "BubaMan" 10th Sep 2017
aseddon1301 h, 52 m ago

How is that a valid comparison? I phones are divisive due to personal …How is that a valid comparison? I phones are divisive due to personal preference but on the whole they are functional and work great.This thing no matter how you look at it is poor, when compared to the likes of the NES Classic (setting aside the Pi2) as the emulation is really good, controllers are solid replicas of the he originals and it features HD input, whereas this does not. It has poor sound, very poor emulation, crappy controllers and while the nostalgia may get you for 20mins it doesn't dampen the fact that this is a poorly made product and the Mega Drive deserves better.That isn't opinion it is simply fact. Check any review of the thing anywhere on the hehe net and the consensus is just that. I tried one at smyths in Bolton and thought it was awful.Nah mate happy as Larry I am, I would just like to advise people to spend their hard earned money on something with a bit more quality.


HUKD isn't about the quality of a product, it's about the price comparison. This could be on sale everywhere at £50 and it could score one star in every review, it could be absolute dirt in quality but if one store sells it £10 cheaper than anyone else and the OP finds and posts it then it is a hot deal.

By all means great if you reply and inform everyone that a Raspberry Pi is better but to vote an item cold that you can't find cheaper just because YOU don't like it or have formed an opinion based on reviews is pretty sad.

i take it you don't own one, I assume your opinions are based on hearsay?
duke_nukem12 h, 38 m ago

Have some heat mate. Great deal for your first post. You will find that …Have some heat mate. Great deal for your first post. You will find that unless your a regular hourly poster on this site people will vote cold here.

So true, sometimes any old shit goes hot because of particular posters, it's the Internet, you recognise the trends on the sites you use and wade through the bullshit. Where there's a will
The doctors wanted to keep my mother alive but I told them I could do the same job with a raspberry pi and £30, so I told them where to go
aseddon1302 h, 2 m ago

How is that a valid comparison? I phones are divisive due to personal …How is that a valid comparison? I phones are divisive due to personal preference but on the whole they are functional and work great.This thing no matter how you look at it is poor, when compared to the likes of the NES Classic (setting aside the Pi2) as the emulation is really good, controllers are solid replicas of the he originals and it features HD input, whereas this does not. It has poor sound, very poor emulation, crappy controllers and while the nostalgia may get you for 20mins it doesn't dampen the fact that this is a poorly made product and the Mega Drive deserves better.That isn't opinion it is simply fact. Check any review of the thing anywhere on the hehe net and the consensus is just that. I tried one at smyths in Bolton and thought it was awful.Nah mate happy as Larry I am, I would just like to advise people to spend their hard earned money on something with a bit more quality.


It's not about the product, its about the DEAL. If you want to argue schematics, then how about that fact that people won't have the time to setup/configure or more importantly, the knowledge? Would it be cheaper to buy a RaspberryPi, then hire a technician to set it up? Would a friend want to download illegal ROMs? I have a Pi, but I'm not narrowminded enough not to see the uses for this. I think iPhones are inferior to Android, just like you feel this is inferior to the Pi. But despite everything you said, none of this even scratches the surface of my point. This isn't hotukopinions.com, judging from the 394 degrees I would say this is a "HotUKDeal" for this item, is it not?

It's not about the comparison, I think you're missing the point.
Retro cough
david_robinson941 h, 50 m ago

Sadly many people do vote cold on Apple deals by default on this site.


The main problem is, people make their own rules and minds up. They vote cold if they don't like the product, or even the poster themselves.

I would love to see a "reason" button for cold votes, with a multiple choice radio button where people HAVE to select a reason from a list. It would be interesting to see what % of people vote cold for the wrong reasons, or BS about finding it cheaper elsewhere.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 9th Sep 2017
ristac1 h, 44 m ago

HUKD isn't about the quality of a product, it's about the price …HUKD isn't about the quality of a product, it's about the price comparison. This could be on sale everywhere at £50 and it could score one star in every review, it could be absolute dirt in quality but if one store sells it £10 cheaper than anyone else and the OP finds and posts it then it is a hot deal.By all means great if you reply and inform everyone that a Raspberry Pi is better but to vote an item cold that you can't find cheaper just because YOU don't like it or have formed an opinion based on reviews is pretty sad.i take it you don't own one, I assume your opinions are based on hearsay?


I hope people read what ristac is saying here. For the record, they're always based on Google. It will be completely based on reviews they can quote, then say they experienced it themselves to 'prove their point'. As a rule of thumb I only believe the reviews with "Approved purchase" next to it. I don't believe what people say on here, because hardly anybody will own one. The net is full of sociopaths.

I sure as hell don't own one of these, but I'm not going to pretend I do and give it a glowing report either. People feel the need to enter into a debate about other "better" products, and "why". They can argue until they're blue in the face, RetroPi is better (I have it) but its irrelevant. I have nothing I even need to prove, the price for this product is cheap. For those confused, I'm not saying don't share the information, I'm saying that it's a Hot price. People are voting cold, and I don't know whats so hard to understand. Meanwhile, I'm just going to sit and silently laugh about people posting the same information about RetroPi being better.. and STILL voting Cold.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 9th Sep 2017
People who post these crappy, archaic units and act shocked/surprised somebody mentions a Raspberry Pi being a far, far better alternative...

Let me do likewise...

A Raspberry Pi is a far, far better alternative than these crap boxes running shonky emulation.
Don't buy these..these are horrible.
really poor quality and inaccurate performance
Edited by: "Dante4KR" 9th Sep 2017
"Bought this for my husbands birthday. Thought it looked cheap...."


Heat added just for that comment
LeftResponse6 h, 21 m ago

If something is cheap and a "deal", then its a Hot vote surely?


Not really. To me it has to be value for money and just flat out worth owning too.

(that's not a comment on this particular deal by the way)
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