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This looks really interesting, for only $39.99 http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sega-reg-genesis-classic-game-console/1041692592

It supposedly has an SD card input so you can use a PC and save a bin to the SD card.

FROM an AMAZON review:
"The console itself only offers
MONO SOUND, but the game slot is big enough to accept ALL North
American, European and Japanese games, so this unit is REGION FREE. The
unit also has and SD slot, which means you can take a 2GB or 4GB SD Card
and put all the Genesis/MegaDrive games you want and play them.
Definatlly a nice feature, but you'll need to convert them to the .bin
format, and put them in a folder marked "games" or it won't work. There
should be some more detailed instructions on the internet for those that
need them. You standard composite cables are your only option for
video.
"

I read that the included wireless controllers suck, but it will accept regular wired Sega 3 and 6 button controllers. Has anyone tried one of these? It could be really cool to be able to play any of the custom ROMS with this cheap unit, on a TV. Here is a link for an older SD card adapter: http://www.maxconsole.com/news/REVIEWS/REVIEW--FireCore-Passport-RKLS00000019067.html

UPDATE:

I've been looking for verification if the SD SLOT is actually on the unit, and can't seem to find anything, other than the one Amazon review.

HOWEVER, there is an SD cartridge adapter for $29.99 from the console's manufacturer:

http://www.atgames.us/Mega-Expert-Passport-FBC110.htm

So this adds the cost of console and adapter to around $70, plus the cost of wired controllers.

Also realize, the adapter will NOT save anything, to continue a game where you left off.

That doesn't matter to me, but may to some people.

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This is awesome. This is the console of my dreams!

I travel regulary to the US for work. Usually in Texas. Will have to find a Bed Bath & Beyond on my next visit. Not even a discussion. It's a must buy!

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We have Sams Club in Mexico too. Will have to check it out

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Wow, yeah, looks the same, this thing was out 2 years ago?

Anyway, if the SD adapter works well, and you can get the console for cheap, and use wired controllers, it may not be that bad.

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This looks really interesting, for only $39.99 http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sega-reg-genesis-classic-game-console/1041692592

It supposedly has an SD card input so you can use a PC and save a bin to the SD card.

FROM an AMAZON review:"The console itself only offers

MONO SOUND, but the game slot is big enough to accept ALL North

American, European and Japanese games, so this unit is REGION FREE. The

unit also has and SD slot, which means you can take a 2GB or 4GB SD Card

and put all the Genesis/MegaDrive games you want and play them.

Definatlly a nice feature, but you'll need to convert them to the .bin

format, and put them in a folder marked "games" or it won't work. There

should be some more detailed instructions on the internet for those that

need them. You standard composite cables are your only option for

video."

I read that the included wireless controllers suck, but it will accept regular wired Sega 3 and 6 button controllers. Has anyone tried one of these? It could be really cool to be able to play any of the custom ROMS with this cheap unit, on a TV. Here is a link for an older SD card adapter: http://www.maxconsole.com/news/REVIEWS/REVIEW--FireCore-Passport-RKLS00000019067.html

UPDATE:

I've been looking for verification if the SD SLOT is actually on the unit, and can't seem to find anything, other than the one Amazon review.

HOWEVER, there is an SD cartridge adapter for $29.99 from the console's manufacturer:

http://www.atgames.us/Mega-Expert-Passport-FBC110.htm

So this adds the cost of console and adapter to around $70, plus the cost of wired controllers.

Also realize, the adapter will NOT save anything, to continue a game where you left off.

That doesn't matter to me, but may to some people.

This is the one with a SD card, and it's portable.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/sega-reg-genesis-ultimate-portable-game-player/1042999799

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I have a few questions about the portable version:

1) Does it have a connector for a 2nd controller, or can you only play solo with onboard game buttons?

2) Does the SD use the same .bin format as full size Sega cartridges and our ROMS use, or is it incompatible (like game gear was)?

If this review is correct, then yes.

http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-AtGames-Ultimate-Portable-Electronic-Game/dp/B00NMC6R9G/ref=sr_1_1/191-5746074-9489559?ie=UTF8&qid=1418088437&sr=8-1&keywords=handheld+sega

Also wondering, can the $29.99 SD adapter for the full size console, be used with a regular

genesis console?

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Damn. so wanted the console to have the SD slot. Im guessing there's no way to hook up controllers to the portable system allowing you to set it up on the TV & use a real control rather than the awful button positions on that hand held!

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can you all just admit that these items are horrible?

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I think the best solution is for someone who has an actual original Sega Genesis console, to conduct a $30 experiment, and

buy the SD adapter

http://www.atgames.us/Mega-Expert-Passport-FBC110.htm

and see if it works.

If it does work, then there would be no compromises (poor sound, lousy conroller), except for no game memory.

If I still had my original Sega Genesis console, I would do the experiment myself.

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I think the best solution is for someone who has an actual original Sega Genesis console, to conduct a $30 experiment, and

buy the SD adapter

http://www.atgames.us/Mega-Expert-Passport-FBC110.htm

and see if it works.

If it does work, then there would be no compromises (poor sound, lousy conroller), except for no game memory.

If I still had my original Sega Genesis console, I would do the experiment myself.

Quite possibly the most beautiful thing i{ve ever seen...................& the fact that Trudatman hates it only confirms it's brilliance.................I must have one!

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if the card slot works with the actual console, that's great. if, however, these things are all just the product from the other thread, I think we can assume by the reviews that you don't want one.

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Why is the box so big; they couldn't even make it look like a Genesis even if it was smaller? I guess the rest of the space in the box is to hold your disappointment when you realize that you can't play Virtua Fighter 5, a game that is 20 years older than the console. This is the type of branding I'd expect to see for a console marketed in China as, The Super All-In-One, Polystation, N65, X-Wiibox.

Best option is to get yourself a flashcart that uses an SD card. Put all your games on there and play them on the console, on one cart, in all their heavenly glory, as GA Nintended.

And if I had to buy one of these jobbers, it would be this little guy:


CiGZ3Nx.jpg

Pitendo (Geek.com)

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Perfect! except for the price. lol

What is the difference between this cheaper model?

http://www.stoneagegamer.com/everdrive-md-deluxe.html

Just read the Mega-everdrive manual FAQ and it says:

Q: Which games are not supported by the Mega EverDrive?
A: Virtua Racing, Mega Man, and some EA sports game titles.

But if these work with NHL94, then VERY impressive:

For one sixth the cost, I still think it may possibly be worth gambling $30 for this critter to see if it works on a real Gen Console:

http://www.atgames.us/Mega-Expert-Passport-FBC110.htm

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Better still: build a passively cooled HTPC that is solely for the purpose of playing retro games through emulation. You can use XBMC as a front end for your emulation-media machine.

If you don't want to build one, get something like an Acer Revo. The games will look and sound better than they ever would in their native state or with a transcoder like XRGB3.

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I guess my PC running XP, connected to a CRT monitor, running an emulator, is my still my best (and cheapest) option.

Too bad they won't release this with an SD slot:

http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Madden-Two-Player-Set/dp/B0001HYSFK

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Why is XP the best?

What do I do if I am looking at getting another CPU since XP is no longer available?

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Sorry, I wasn't implying that XP is best. I just said that my PC has XP, and that's really all you need to run an emulator(in my case, Fusion).

They even make an emulator for the iPad/iPod:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/retroarch-multiple-emulation-for-ios-n64-psone-nes-snes-genesis-gba-more-without-1857140

There is also something called "MDemu"

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Thanks for the review link. At least now, we are 100% sure there is no SD slot in the console version.

But for a review, the guy didn't even mention the crappy sound of the unit.

I wish someone would tell this guy to go buy and review the optional $30 SD cartridge adapter.

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terrible reviewing method. brutal video.

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