Sega Genesis Flashback: can it pull off my 16-bit childhood in HD?



AtGames tries to make Sega’s answer to the SNES Classic. We’ve played it.

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41 thoughts on “Sega Genesis Flashback: can it pull off my 16-bit childhood in HD?

  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    What ever third party company made this system failed to put decent specs in it like a dual core processor and 2 GB of ram. Which it CLEARLY needs!

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Maybe if Sega did some goddamn quality control every now and then companies like atgames would be where they belong, making fake psp's that play 100's of nes games instead.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    I rather dust off my old Genesis and play the games I still have.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Does it perform better than an Nes Classic? Nope.
    Can I actually buy one because they made more than like… twelve of them? Yep.
    Sega wins.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Just to let everyone know. Atgames has acknowledged the problems with the reviewers' units. Here is a quote from cnet: "Editors' note: We're withholding a rating on this product until we can compare build quality and performance on a second review sample that will be arriving soon. Expect an update in the near future."

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Sonic games and fast games are choppy… super Street fighter doesn't work, flashcart or multicart doesn't work.the wireless controllers and the console itself has some lag. The end…

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    I'm going to wait for a Sega fan to create a much better high-quality version of this console that uses FPGA. If RetroUSB and Analogue can do it with the NES, I think somebody in a similar field of game programming can do it with the Sega Genesis.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    1:44 Does anyone know the name of that game? I played it many years ago, but I don't remember the name.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    I dearly hope that ATGames have addressed the inaccurate sound emulation that plagued all their previous Mega Drive consoles, if they haven't then I think Sega should sue them and revoke the license ATGames has to make these consoles. I think this is a great idea, but only if it's pulled off correctly. From what I can tell, it looks like to loads the contents of cartridges into RAM rather than accessing the cartridge 'live'. So does this affect the ability to use game saves? To those who complain about certain games that don't come with the system, you can still play them if you get the cartridges. As I say, my main concern with this console is the quality of the emulation.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    It's a poor console and AtGames shouldn't be allowed to continue ripping a great console to pieces with crappy emulation I hope no one buys this

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    I think I'm just gonna GUT IT and pump it full of Emulators and my choice of games.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Eh, idk if she's a true gamer. Just comes off kinda cringey and awkward no hate here just my opinion lol.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    WTF happened to the screen? Why is there combing like it's a 480i signal?

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    YESS BRIDGET CAREY!! I always felt she was meant for more than Cnet.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    Gonna wait til this goes on clearance, gut it, put a Raspberry Pi Zero inside, run all the necessary cables, load every Sega Master System, Genesis, Gamegear, 32X, and CD rom that I have onto it and do it right.

    I hope people aren't fooled by this garbage and buy one.

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  • July 31, 2017 at 3:35 am
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    'childhood'
    Man I'm getting old, this was the college system of choice

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