One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Page from the latest Kmart catalogue, as seen on Ecogamer.

[Thank blahjedi and Chuloopa for the tip!]

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  • Holy crap that’s a great way to replace my broken megadrive controllers (and have a megadrive that can run on AV cables)

  • also like to add:

    “It can play old cartridges, and it has the following games built-in…

    Alien Storm
    Altered Beast
    Gain Ground
    Alex Kidd
    Arrow Flash
    Columns Crack Down
    Sonic & Knuckles
    Bonanza Bros
    Eswat – City Under Siege
    Golden Axe
    Fatal Labyrinth
    Flicky
    Decap Attack
    Shadow Dancer”

  • Nice! I can finally replace my megadrive that my brother sold for weed (or sex)! Looks like it can play cartridges as well as having built in games.

  • Are they seriously re-releasing this, or is it just a mistake? Cause I’d get one just cause I never had one as a kid.

  • I spotted the new megadrive on play-asia ages ago, looks like it finally got a local release. I never bothered with it before because I didn’t want to mess around with getting a local power adaptor/converter for it.

  • I’ve checked some online reviews for this. It runs the built in games well. Carts is hit and miss. Some people are claiming basically no carts work, others that all carts work, with minor sound or graphic issues on a few games. Would be interesting to get, but I’m not sure if I could justify $49 for it. A genuine NES on the other hand. 🙂

    • You are not honestly comparing the Sega Mega Drive, one of the greatest gaming systems of all time with some of the best games of all time to the Virtual Boy are you? Because if you are your
      nuts.

    • U mad?
      Whats so bad about doing this exactly? Just because its old doesn’t mean they shouldn’t do this.

      Go back to your Modern warfare 2.

  • Uhh… SEGA megadrive collection or sonic’s ultimate genesis collection for PS3 and xbox 360 for 10 – 23$. Included 42 games trophy/achievement support and Upscaling. DERP

  • Saw this days ago and was kind of surprised.
    I already have a Mega Drive 2/Mega CD/32x though. Also, I’ve heard these things have problems reading some (or the majority) of game carts. Most of the Play Asia reviewers of it were not happy.

  • Sega Mega Drive Collection is $15 less than this for up to 40 games, including most of these.
    Havta use you own existing X360/Ps3 controllers tho, sorry…

    • If you are suggesting that this is shopped… its NOT. I got the catalogue in the mail last night… I actually think this is a erally good idea.

      Thank about it and think about the starcraft hype.

      Most of us remember gaming fondly and many would like to revisit the simplicity of these old games (we now have less fingers than buttons on our cmtrollers).

      Cost of the rights to manufacture and distribute this (next to nothing as it is 20 years old)
      cost of hardware (by comparison to todays tech, these machines could prob be made for a buck or so
      Cost of games – zero (licensing aside.) no development teams, release cycles, online support etc, fixed costs only adn all of the work is done.

      You farm this off to a chineese/taiwaneese factory, pump out the product and then sell at a crazy low price point. older retro gamers pick it up cause it is half the cost of one game.

      Parents with young kids (emphasise young) pick it up cause it is crazy cheap and almost disposable at that price before getting a 400 buck wii.

      I think if tis works, there is no reason why the would not encourage nintendo to do the same…. I will be watching this closely.

      It will not change the gaming industry or anything, but it is an interesting experiment

  • I was going to get one from Ebay and i thought $80 + delivery was reasonable. I am deffinatley getting one. And probably all these below as well.

    There is another out there that plays Megadrive, NES and SNES cartridges from all regions and comes with 2 wireless controllers and also you can plug in the original controllers for all three systems. Cant find the link is on Ebay though.

    There is also a portable NES machine, like a game gear that plays the original NES cartridges. Its called FC Portable http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FC-Mobile-Portable-plays-nes-games-4-Games-Included-/120497724224?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Consoles&hash=item1c0e395b40

    Thers ia also a Dual Station that plays Megadrive and NES originals.http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DUAL-STATION-VIDEO-GAME-SYSTEM-PLAY-NES-SEGA-MEGA-DRIVE-/370264318744?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Consoles&hash=item5635792318

    Also a portable SNES, looks like a big DS. Called FC 16 Go. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FC-16-GO-Portable-SNES-Game-System-Plays-SNES-Games-/120587643910?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Consoles&hash=item1c13956c06

  • OK guys i just want to clarify.

    Why are they advertising this now? Would there be any market for it, or people who have no idea about consoles.

    I just don’t understand why KMart would bring this out, and who is making it lol

    I would deff get it tho

  • bought one of these today. . . staff at K-Mart said they were practically running out the door, i got the second to last one there.

    out of the carts I tried all of them worked, the only problem i found was with the sound quality with certain games (sadly, this includes all the major Sonic titles)

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