My entire childhood was spent in front of Sega systems. I got the Master System when I was recovering from appendicitis. I had the Genesis, the Sega CD and 32X, and the Saturn and Dreamcast. Even Game Gear. I’ve owned Genesis game compilations. I’ve downloaded Sega 3D Classics on the Nintendo 3DS. You get the idea.
I was really excited about the Sega Genesis Flashback: it’s an HDMI-equipped nostalgia box for Sega games, and on paper it sounds like Sega’s answer to the. And, even though it arrives in September — along with a similar model — I got to play an early version of the system over the past week.
If only reality were as good as the fantasy.
AtGames has made many Sega Genesis retro-boxes with preloaded games in the past, and this redesigned, revamped hardware seemed like the answer to my dreams. It comes with two wireless controllers. It has 85 games preinstalled! It can play old Genesis cartridges, too, and use your old controllers.
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