All Sega Discounts, Offers and Sale - October 2018
Ah! I remember playing this as a wee kid way back in the mid 90s at SegaWorld. Good times its just a shame that Sega’s passion for the arcade scene at the time didn’t reflect in their then current consoles at the time. The Saturn never really had its standout signature Sonic game like it did with the Mega Drive and later the Dreamcast.
Cheers, heat, my kid has been playing this this morning, he's loving it, bargain.
It is. This must be the Xbox One X enhanced version in the photo (lol) Seriously easy achievement points, 400 I believe. Pretty much on part with Avatar the Last Airbender, but this I played for Sonic <3
I want that as a poster <3
What's quality like?
Ah the childhood memories. Alex Kidd In Miracle World was the first video-game I ever owned as it came built in to the Master System II. I also remember me and my friend playing Sonic Chaos over and over when that came out. And asking for The Ninja for my birthday then being so disappointed as it was nothing remotely like the screenshot I’d seen in the catalogue. If I see this in my local Sainsbury’s I might be tempted to pick one up at that price just for the nostalgia alone - hot vote from me.
None in Stockport. I was in there earlier today.
Not usually a big fan of these but can't grumble at £15 (y)
30 built in games including: Alex Kidd in High Tech World, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Assault City, Astro Warrior, Aztec Adventure, Baku Baku Animal, Bomber Raid, Columns, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Dragon Crystal, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II, Gain Ground, Global Defense, Golden Axe, Kung Fu Kid, Penguin Land, Putt And Putter, Quartet, Ristar the Shooting Star, Snail Maze, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Chaos, Sonic Spinball, Sonic Triple Trouble, Super Columns, Tails Adventure, The Ninja
I know. I was toying with the idea of buying a pre 3.6.0 one for ages on ebay. The prices were daft. Then along came a henkaku update and I picked one up from cex, no problem. Annoyingly, Sony issued a new firmware a month back or so, presumably as they're still releasing titles (believe it or not), which doesn't affect me, but makes the situation a tad muddier again for those picking them up. Mind you, I'm finding the vita a trickier beast to do fun honebrew things with than the psp, mostly due to the need to have drivers for micro SD cards rather than Sony's expensive cards
Oh that's good, they must have finally found a new exploit. When I got one around this time last year it was like "you need 3.6.0 for Henkaku and there will probably never be a hack for a newer version", glad to see there was.
Actually all vitas up to the last update can be hacked. Last update came out a few weeks back so most vitas that haven't been very recently updated will be fine to jailbreak. 3.6.8 is the last jailbreakable one if memory serves. 3.6.9 you can't. For this though, I'd suggest a psp. They're cheaper than a Vita, been jailbreakable for ages and easily powerful enough to run megadrive, NES, SNES, neo Geo and master system ROMs. Oh and PS1 games too. Swappable battery, decent screen, you can get a micro SD to psp card adapter....
Sega has ditched AT Games for the Megadrive mini, guess they got tired of all the complaints about the quality.
this was apparently on sale in usa in 2017 $30. how far behind we are or how much more money we have?
Nah, composite video is fine for the majority of people. It's not inherently bad, it's just not as nice as it could be. I'd say the sound emulation will be more noticeable. It's not like the controllers are unresponsive, that would kill it. You get gaming YouTube channels banging on about composite, but it's like people who say they can only watch 4k, that might be true for a handful of people, but certainly not everyone. And a bad menu screen, I mean, it's a second of annoyance. As I mentioned, there are better devices, goodness knows yes, but this comes with legitimate ROMs rather than illegal downloads, requires zero technical knowledge to setup, has built in controllers, and it's got what amounts to 20 or 30 games that were once full price titles. I mean, think about how much this would all have cost if you bought it in the Wii store. (Incidentally another cheap way to run these games with emulation way better, but again, the faff!) My point was more, crap device sure, but not crap games. I reckon there's fun to be had if you're a glass half full kind of person. £25 rather than £35 though, that seems steep given the above.
One of those doesnt work, I can't remember which (I think 3) but its impossible to progress past the title screen with any button press. Your welcome enthusiasm for the games is slightly undermined by your comment "if you dont mind composite video". In combination with the poor emulation and clunky unintuitive menu screens it really doesn't give an experience you'd want to return to. Not to harp on about retropie, but using that instead is like night and day - Sonic alone looks and plays beautifully. If youre going to delve into nostalgic gameplaying memories, you may as well do them justice and have the best experience possible, no? I'd hate people to play Sonic on this nasty piece of junk and think "wow, so much more horrible than I remember".
I found a second time this was posted and that chap also said there weren't many good titles. Let's break this down 3 Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle 4 Alien Storm 5 Altered Beast 6 Arrow Flash 9 Bonanza Bros. 17 Columns 18 Columns III 19 Comix Zone 20 Crack Down 23 Decap Attack 26 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 27 ESWAT: City Under Siege 28 Eternal Champions 32 Flicky 33 Gain Ground 34 Golden Axe 35 Golden Axe II 36 Golden Axe III 44 Kid Chameleon 51 Mortal Kombat 52 Mortal Kombat II 53 Mortal Kombat III 58 Phantasy Star 3: Generations Of Doom 59 Phantasy Star II 62 Ristar 63 Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi 64 Shining Force II: The Ancient Seal 65 Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention 66 Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 69 Sonic & Knuckles 70 Sonic Spinball 71 Sonic the Hedgehog 72 Sonic the Hedgehog II 74 Super Thunder Blade 75 The Ooze 76 Vectorman Are all decent or better megadrive titles. Alright, im pushing it with super thunder blade. But let's face it, you've got 2 shining force and 2 phantasy Star titles in there. Classic RPGs. Vectorman is a decent side scrolling platform shooter, Ristar is a great platform game - as is Kid Chameleon. Columns and columns iii are Sega's answers to Tetris, both good and Dr robotniks mean bean machine is a reskinned puyo puyo, good stuff. Comix Zone is an excellent side scrolling beat em up, sure it's not streets of rage, but it's fantastic fun nonetheless. The mortal Kombat titles are pretty dated, but they still play ok, you could have some fun there, even if the blood is missing (and I believe you had to unlock it with a code or something on megadrive, so maybe it's still there) I seem to remember the megadrive version of bonanza bros was a good conversion - so that's another fun arcade title. Golden axe on megadrive was well received at the time, and the second game as well. I don't even think golden axe three got a release in the west, though it's not wonderful, but there has got to be 10 minutes of entertainment finding out what it's like. Arrow flash is an above average side scrolling space shooter, Crackdown is a fun top down run and gun arcade conversion that was well received, Alien storm is a short but fun final fight clone. I personally am a big fan of shinobi and shadow dancer, but that's a personal taste thing and it's a shame it's this and not the first megadrive shinobi sequel. Far from a bad game though. On top you get reasonable filler like Alex Kidd, Altered beast (ok, serious filler in that games case) eternal champions (a fighting game that's very marmite) and the ooze - anything I've not covered in the edited list above. I will ignore the sonic titles as it seems emulation problems give them a kicking here, but if even one of those is playable, that's a nice addition. So, sure, the device itself is poor, but the games?
They're certainly poor devices, but to say there are only 10 playable games is a bit over the top. It's more like 40 proper titles, of which 20 or 30 are good, 10 were pretty bad for the time and then there are 40 shareware junk ones that weren't released on the megadrive at all. With the sound down you could get some enjoyment out of 20 to 30 games. Let's face it, my first 'retro console', a namco plug and play pac man arcade collection stick that plugged into the TV, had 5 titles and was a similar price! Of course there are better options, but yes, at the right price there's fun to be had if you don't mind composite video. £20/£25 say. Yes, the megadrive version of Virtual Fighter came late in its life and given Sega couldn't do a great job on the initial Saturn (a much more powerful console) release at the time in terms of performance, the by then 8 year old Megadrive didn't stand a chance. It's poor. Even at release it was given a kicking, pun intended. Sega ended up doing a second version for the Saturn you could mail in for, it was so criticised and that original Saturn version it replaced was far better reviewed than the megadrive one. So that gives you some idea.
The box allegedly outputs at 720p, though I don't believe them given how poorly this system runs, so no, it's not 4K. It's also not practical, if you're looking for a good retro system, something like a Retron 5 would be a better shout. I know there are companies working on getting unofficial 4k retro machines made.
I bought one and its awful
Tried one at a gadget shop a while back. The controller is cheap, too light and the buttons are horrible. The video output looked a bit bad too which is true to the original if you want thay authentic CRT look
Iv got one of these, I bought it for £20 a couple of years ago. They are ok but please note that it uses RCA connectors so the image isn't great especially when connected to modern TV's Its great to have a little bit of nostalgia fun but iv never been able to play for more than a hour myself
AtGames are horrible
I backed it on Kickstarter and got access to the beta. It's really good. Due out at the end of this year.
Great pair of games for the price of a Red Bull and Snickers bar :D
You can use credit to buy it on the Xbox but not from the website.
Thankfully if you have a 360 then this is something you can do then download the game onto your Xbox One.
I was able to purchase it using the tenner credit I had on my 360.
Remember any backwards compatible 360 games can not be purchased with credit.
RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE! Also:
i couldn't buy it. I kept getting error messages. It's an omen!
So all along it was like the dolphin version of finding Nemo :o (Mind blown)
To find flipper? I never did find him though ;(
I'm waiting for the Ultimate Edition to drop to £4 ;)
I'm in the same boat I have ea origins really want battle front and I know as soon as I buy it it will be added to the vault :/
£22.71 via Indonesia your best bet.
I think that's where I got my credit from. Then ended up near $50 with nothing to buy. Gotta spend it at some point!
Yeah mate, I think the Indonesia and Turkey sales are far more cost effective these days. I do miss the PCGameSupply $10 for $7 sales too.
Can't wait for Spce Channel 5 VR :)
I always think that. Also chuckle at the fact they use the DX sonic adventure which is the Gamecube version lol
NiGHTS isnt even a dreamcast game, why is it included?
It’s a genre so read or watch 😝
what does that have to do with anything lol
That was a sudden change of topic. :D
God Hand... Now that's a game that I have not heard in a while. You know, I watched The Warriors the other day. That movie about the street gangs of NY. When there was still a semblance of "old world" values, and when people didn't resort to ignoring their real world friends for whatever they would be doing on their smartphones and the internet. It's interesting how drastically things have changed with the advent of the smartphone. 10 years. And just look at the the social and economic upheavals that we have experienced since...
I actually downloaded the demo last week but haven't tried it yet. Still clueless about it, but I think it fits for Yakuza/God hand fans. https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP0177-CUSA12788_00-HOKUTOGOTOTRGB00 P.S it seems to be £39.95 from TGC. Base is cheaper: https://www.base.com/buy/product/fist-of-the-north-star-lost-paradise-ps4/dgc-fistnslstps4.htm
Wrong website Bob. -> hotukpiracy.com :p
I'd be happier to pay £9.99 just for the streets of rage games then wait for the 4th one due to come out. Classic button bash games....
Waste of money to be honest. Buy a cheap Android box (Or for othr devices) Download Retroarch: PC/.MAC/Android/Windows & Linux https://www.retroarch.com/?page=platforms It supports RetroAchievements: https://retroachievements.org/gameList.php & Online Play. Links to roms will get my comment deleted so message me if you want some. (NES, SNES, N64, SEGA MS, Game Gear, Mega Drive ETC....)
Good price for those that missed it recently via GWG.
Yes Finally coming :) I only found out about it yesterday via Happyconsolegamer on youtube
Great price. Has to be done with Streets of Rage 4 just announced!
Post link please
It's like primary school all over again. Very sad.
Because he's posted multiple deals instead of one thread with them all on. We don't like that type of spamming here. Hence everyone the op has posted is stupidly cold.
Because you can buy a real mega drive and all them games for that price (cheeky)
Why so cold cheapest on eBay is £19:99
Nobody ever thinks of keeping the cardboard box, that's why they're so collectible! :)
Yes I have the Mk1 and it is in mint condition, but can't say the same about the cardboard box, I mean in the 90's the last thing I was thinking was keeping my cardboard box, that was in the storage room, to be in mint condition hahah. But I took good care of the cartridges and the console. I will have a look into it anyway. Cheers.
Its made by AT games, you know well enough to steer clear of that
Unless it's in very good condition, fully boxed, then you're looking at between £10 and £20 for it. Very good condition, with a decent condition box, and all cardboard inserts etc. will probably fetch between £50-75. If you have a Mk 1 console (identifiable by an extra port on the rear and the words 'high definition graphics' around the cartridge slot) you might get a little more for an unboxed console. They are more desirable because they have a higher quality sound chip on-board.
Dodgy emulation, yes, but leaps and bounds better than that SEGA Classics Collection doing the rounds on XB1/PS4 at the moment. If you were going to buy one or the other, you're better off getting one of these. You can get them cheaper if you shop around the second-hand market.
By that reasoning everything in the freebies section of this site requires you to enter some information and is therefore not 'free'
You pay with your personal information that they sell to advertisers, it is "Free" but it still comes at a cost. How do you think they afford pay the developers to write the application?
Will this work on a PS4 if I access the google store using the built in browser?
I downloaded some sonics recently but almost unplayable due to the amount of ads. Honestly, pay the couple of quid to go add free
Definition of Free - without cost or payment
Don't understand the cold, it's not cheaper physical or digital?
Voted hot but I won’t bite till sub £10
I’m not understanding the coldness of this deal, best price on digital.
I haven't noticed any stuttering since the VR update.
How’s this cold but the Atari one has gone hot? Mega drive was a thing of beauty. Heat from me (y) 🏼
I use emulation without any issues and instant save and load states. makes it a lot easier
No Worries. Problem with Amazon is that the price always goes up and down so just wanted to make someone aware :)
Its in my 1st post but i will update the post Edit: fixed!
Amazon up to over £20 now. The title needs amending/removing of Amazon at this price.
Thanks for the heads up now added to my 1st comment. :D
Now £16.49 on both Xbox One and PS4. I've just noticed (for non-Prime members) that Smyths have it for £16.99 if you wish to C&C :) [Smyths]
Worth £10- and not a penny more. Poor emulation
Thanks for the tip. Already have the PS3 collection so was on the fence.
Nesbox runs perfectly on the Xbox one edge browser. Been playing a bunch of snes, mwgadrove and nes classics this week.