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User Info: TheCaliNerd

TheCaliNerd
4 weeks ago#71
Master_Materia posted...
I fail to see any appeal of these mini/classic consoles. Genesis was my first console and I liked it a lot back then but I have no desire to own one now. If I wanted to play the games I could always have bought one of the 500 Genesis collections or just get them the way Id imagine 90% of people here have them...


1) Retro microconsoles are future proofed, as they support HDMI output, unlike the original consoles which rely on coaxial input, or RCA inputs. We have reached a point where retailers such as Best Buy sell HDTVs that are technically HD displays, as they do not include a coaxial or RCA inputs. And while I imagine there will be aftermarket accessories in the future to allow people to hook up original consoles to modern televisions and displays, dedicated microconsoles circumvent the issue.

2) If properly curated, retro microconsoles may include games that are difficult to track down, or expensive to buy in their original format. For instance, Mega Man 2 and Legend of Zelda each run about $15 (open copy) on Amazon and eBay, meaning that those two games are half the cost of an entire NES Classic.

3) Retro microconsoles may ship with a game that is otherwise not legally available, e.g. Star Fox 2 for SNES Classic. That game never saw public release, and though the ROM may still be found online, using said ROM is illegal. Conversely, the SNES Classic Edition provides a legal avenue to what was otherwise a lost game.

4) Game collecting has existed for as long as the hobby itself. However, the practice was not as common in the past as it is now. As such, it was common in the 80s and 90s for people to sell their old consoles at a garage sale, or to a game store as part of a trade toward something newer. Much like the case with the comicbook market, people viewed games as disposable, and thus did not often hold onto them the way they do now.

Consequently, anyone interested in repurchasing an older console found themselves faced with collectors prices. Even now, with dedicated retro consoles plentiful on the market, one can easily spend $60 buying a used NES with no games, or buying four of the NES games included with the NES Classic Edition. As such, retro microconsoles provide an affordable means for people to obtain the retro platforms they sold off long ago.

5) For those that want to enjoy the retro experiences of their childhood, but have limited space in their homes, microconsoles are a boon.

6) There are younger games who did not get to experience these games when they were first released, and retro microconsoles allow them to experience these classic games, the same way that children today pickup a copy of The Hobbit, or Earthsea, or The Wizard of Oz despite those books being 50+ years old.
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User Info: TheRushDawg

TheRushDawg
4 weeks ago#72
I am calling it now. The Genesis Mini will be better than the SNES Classic.

Hell yes I am getting one.
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User Info: longlivemegaman

longlivemegaman
4 weeks ago#73
This is an absolute yes. It literally has the majority of my childhood favorites already, and there's still 20 to go.

(I even got a pre-order on the Megadrive Mini W, and MUSHA's freaking in there.)
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User Info: DarkAscent

DarkAscent
4 weeks ago#74
Nah I already hackchi'd my SNES Mini and put every NES, SNES and Genesis game ROM ever made on it.
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User Info: Kyoshiro12345

Kyoshiro12345
4 weeks ago#75
DarkAscent posted...
Nah I already hackchi'd my SNES Mini and put every NES, SNES and Genesis game ROM ever made on it.

Your parents must be so proud.
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Shinobi120
4 weeks ago#76
Kyoshiro12345 posted...
DarkAscent posted...
Nah I already hackchi'd my SNES Mini and put every NES, SNES and Genesis game ROM ever made on it.

Your parents must be so proud.


Didn't you read what TheCaliNerd said about Retro Microconsoles like that, especially at #2 & #3?
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n00bsaib0t
4 weeks ago#77
Shinobi120 posted...
Kyoshiro12345 posted...
DarkAscent posted...
Nah I already hackchi'd my SNES Mini and put every NES, SNES and Genesis game ROM ever made on it.

Your parents must be so proud.


Didn't you read what TheCaliNerd said about Retro Microconsoles like that, especially at #2 & #3?

#2 and #3 have nothing to do with piracy.

1) Retro microconsoles are future proofed, as they support HDMI output, unlike the original consoles which rely on coaxial input, or RCA inputs. We have reached a point where retailers such as Best Buy sell HDTVs that are technically HD displays, as they do not include a coaxial or RCA inputs. And while I imagine there will be aftermarket accessories in the future to allow people to hook up original consoles to modern televisions and displays, dedicated microconsoles circumvent the issue.


There are already aftermarket accessories that do it. Tons. You have generic RCA to HDMI adapters, more expensive devices like OSSC and Framemeister, HD Retrovision makes component cables for them, OG Xbox, PS2, and Dreamcast have HDMI cables available, GC has its own HDMI adapter. There are also clone consoles that connect via HDMI, and those work with carts. If you want to mod an existing console pretty much all of them have HDMI mod kits available.
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User Info: Dirak

Dirak
4 weeks ago#78
No, back then Mexico was an all Nintendo country, I never knew anyone having anything from Sega, so I don't care one bit about them.
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FeiBenares
4 weeks ago#79
Yes, but I will not get it on pre-order.
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Angel_Arle
4 weeks ago#80
No, it doesn't have Puyo Puyo 2 or Madou Monogatari 1 on it like the mega drive mini.
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