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With Robotnik's mean bean machine the entire game changes to puyo puyo.

 

I'd be interested in knowing if the trick changes Dynamite Headdy and Contra to the less obnoxiously difficult versions Japan got.

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6 minutes ago, Dudley said:

With Robotnik's mean bean machine the entire game changes to puyo puyo.

 

I'd be interested in knowing if the trick changes Dynamite Headdy and Contra to the less obnoxiously difficult versions Japan got.


It does. 

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8 hours ago, stefcha said:

 

How much did this cost you in the end (Asian model from Play-Asia, right)? I've got to have that colour one to match my memories. How's the interface and options, usable for a standard English speaker?

 

Check ebay. Have deffo seen the Asian version for 85 (inc shipping).

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Cool, should have £25 Amazon credit in cashback from my credit card in a few days time as well, perfect!

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They don't come with a power supply. They're just USB powered and come with a USB cable for that.

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13 hours ago, Santas Boyfriend said:

Amazon UK have the Asian version for 99.99

 

whats the difference betwen the asia version and the japanese version?

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Amazon have taken my money and I can see it’s set for delivery tomorrow, which is handy because I’ll be working from home. 
 

On the other hand - will I really be working from home with this sat in a box in the living room? :omg:

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My 2nd monitor broke recently so I've had to cancel my pre-order, saving up for monitor is more important for now. I've noticed the PAL tower parts in the SEGA Europe stream the other day and it annoys me to no end that there are currently no plans to sell them outside of the Japanese versions from Japan.

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On 28/09/2019 at 11:32, Down by Law said:

These have gone up on Amazon this morning, pricey at £35.99 but it does come with USB and OG dongles and a carry case.

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Same question for all the controllers: 3 button, 6 button, and this wireless one: Please test the sonic thumb roll. You know what I mean. A couple of Amazon reviews last month complained about exactly that (it not being very good), and I want to know if it's a specific model, all of them or what. Else just stick to 8bitdo's model. It's not perfect (smaller) but the d-pad is fine.

 

Knowing exactly which kind of 3 button we've ended up with would also be nice (and if we can buy any separately). SEGA kept changing the insides throughout the Mega Drive's life, with the Made in Malaysia ones being my favored 3-button D-Pad (even better than the 6-button due to being larger, has a screw in the middle of the d-pad when you open it up) versus the earlier revisions which are stiffer in various ways (some put the D-Pad contacts behind the board!...another kind has no screw). It made me realize it's probably for this very reason third parties haven't been able to replicate the perfect SEGA D-Pad in the earlier days: SEGA themselves couldn't make up their mind for how smooth the thumb rolling should be until the 6-button! Which is, alas, smaller than the 3-button.

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So this is hopefully arriving tomorrow. I don't know which console I'll be having to pair it up with in my mini console shelves at the end of my bed*. Thinking it should go next to the snes? 

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*Yeah not really a conundrum, just an excuse to post a pic showing I'm a fan of these mini retro machines.

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I've been playing a lot of SF2 on the Snes lately and I'm really blown away by the quality of the Mini's D-pad. It just feels right. So much better than my 8bitdo sf30 Pro D-pad. I hope Sega have achieved the same robust feel with the Megadrive pad.

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I’d be interested to know how many of you with preorders are like me – I have  never owned the MD.

 

i had an Amiga and SFC at the time but obviously had friends with Mega Drives.

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55 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

I’d be interested to know how many of you with preorders are like me – I have  never owned the MD.

 

i had an Amiga and SFC at the time but obviously had friends with Mega Drives.

I've got a preorder arriving today but never owned a Megadrive myself.  I had an Amiga growing up but my parents always seemed pretty anti console (I don't think they liked the cost of the games).  I had a snes briefly at university and own a SuperNT now but I've never had any megadrive hardware at all, though I have owned a couple of the sega classics collections for various other consoles.

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I never had an MD or SNES, but as of today will have the mini for both. Already have the tower ready to assemble. 

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Never got to own a megadrive or a snes (had a master system instead), just played friend's, or the display copy in comet.

 

Now I'll own both. Think mine may gave been delivered yesterday, but went to the depot! And I won't be able to pick it up from there till Tuesday! Woe is me.

 

 

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Megadrive was my 2nd console (after the Master System). The games on this collection with the fondest memories are Strider (lesson learned: rubbish box art doesn't mean rubbish game), Ghouls and Ghosts, Alisa Dragoon, Wonderboy and Sonic 1 obvs.

 

Other notables from childhood that are missing were Rocket Knight, Sword of Vermilion (where I learned to play RPGs) and Revenge of Shinobi. Also have a soft spot for Haunting too.

 

The better games on this collection were just too expensive at the time (RPGS!) or turned up very late on the console. Lots of games only discovered through emulation.

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I never played Rocket Knight Adventures until I bought a replacement Mega Drive from Gamestation, but it remains one of the most inventive "platformers" I've ever played. It's a big shame it didn't make it onto the mini.

 

As I child I got most of my games as birthday or Christmas presents, so I never built up a huge collection. The Sonic games were the big ones, and I'm still amazed at how long I managed to make each one last. I still remember coming downstairs one morning to find a copy of Sonic 2 sitting on top of the Mega Drive. :D

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I was pretty late to the party, well I did own a VCS back in the day and my younger sister had an Amiga bought for her to do school work. I wasn't interested in games at all for all of my teens and very early 20s. A few friends would dabble, on a couple of occasions I'd be sitting in the sidelines whilst they played games. I remember being bored out of my mind watching two friends playing Alex Kid on the MS whilst we stayed up one night in someone's flat, and something similar watching a few play Sonic 1 on the MD. I even borrowed a friend's MD to try and click with Sonic et al but it left me cold. 

 

I then had an epiphany with an all night session on Virtua Racing at a service station and it literally blew my mind. Came home and loaded up Indy 500 off of some demo disc for my sister's A500 and was shocked at the disparity in graphics (it's probably a fantastic game but I had no clue about what CPU's or ram etc were and it was an eye opener how far behind home gaming was at the time). So I skulked off completely affected but wanting something unavailable. I did grab a Snes in late 94, enjoyed the 3D games mostly, Star Fox, Stunt Race etc but I sold it to fund a Jaguar, shudder.

 

Out comes the PS1 and a few pretenders I gave a try a little beforehand, said Jag, Neo Geo CD etc and off I go. Game crazy ever since.

 

I've owned lots of machines that are predominantly 16 bit game players since then, stuff like the Nomad and earlier Nintendo handhelds but it's only recently I've begun to seriously look back at the machines I'd dismissed before my gaming addiction really took hold. I've watched a lot of MD game videos on YouTube and I'm blown away at some the machine's visuals and tricks, I'd always thought the Snes was way ahead in the gfx department but now I'm not so sure. Anyway, for me all these little consoles are a way to go back and give machines I hadn't given much consideration to a reappraisal. I've played emulation of titles before, and yes these machines still are emulation, but owning an approximation of the hardware is a great little way to carry on my schooling of older games. Having a lot of fun.

 

TLDR No, I've never owned an MD before.

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