Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I never understood why sega didn't produce their own mega drive and master system versions and instead just licensed out the mega drive which has lead to complaints that it's unreliable etc
Sega have a bit of a history with that sort of thing. The Genesis 3 was licensed out to Majesco in 1998 and lacked some features of a standard Genesis along with some compatability issues.
I got the AT Games Mega Drive for Christmas (I bet my dad was beaming with pride as he bought his 31 year old son the same present I got when I was 9!). I agree some of the emulation is pretty shonky for the onboard games, although a lot of the games on there I'm playing for the first time. Off the top of my head the Mortal Kombat and Sonic ROMs seem noticeably slower than the cart versions, and I'm not sure Sonic Spinball is the same speed, although that always seemed slower than I thought it would be even in the nineties! All the physical carts I've played seem to be fine. Can't really fault it as its got me playing all my Mega Drive games again!
I'm excited about this console. I never had a SNES so I'd love to pick one up. Wasn't bothered about the NES Mini at all, but if this is at a decent price I'm tempted. I'm almost less likely to buy it now we know there's going to be a mad rush. I don't want to be pressured into spending £80 on something just because it won't be there tomorrow...