Author Topic: Genesis Mini!!! Emulation by M2 :o Gunstar Heroes, Castlevania Bloodlines, etc  (Read 17144 times)

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Bebpo

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September 19th worldwide. 40 games total. M2 doing emulation  :o

First 10 games:

Castlevania Bloodlines
Comix Zone
Gunstar Heroes
Madō Monogatari
Puyo Puyo Tsu
Rent a Hero
Shining Force
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier 2
Wrestleball


Uhhhhhhhhh, that is legit! If the other 30 games are up to snuff, this should have a huge chunk of the quality games on the system all with M2 quality emulation and hopefully save states and stuff like SNES/NES mini. I didn't think I'd be into these minis (and I'd still rather have them portable, but w/e), but I'm getting good mileage out of the SNES/SFC one and I think I'll get some good mileage from this one too.

Trent Dole

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Interestingly a NT Genny/MD just hit recently as well
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paprikastaude

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Good start. Throw in Hard Corpse too plus Ghouls'n'Ghosts and I think I'm in.


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Official Sega hardware?

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Announced for Europe, Castlevania New Generation revealed

http://megadrivemini.sega.com/

They also announced MARIO & SONIC AT THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
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Well im down 100%

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Nice!  If it's M2 behind it, I'm probably going to get one just because, but hype is less because of this thing:



It's such an amazing RetroPie case and it plays pretty much all the old games so well.  But if Sega releases a good product, they'll sucker me into buying one for sure.
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Rman

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Nice!  If it's M2 behind it, I'm probably going to get one just because, but hype is less because of this thing:

(Image removed from quote.)


Confirmed they are behind it.

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No Sonic 3. No Sonic 1. No Sonic and Knuckles. No Sonic Pinball. :wtf

In a Sega-endorsed mini-console. :drakewtf

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No Sonic 3. No Sonic 1. No Sonic and Knuckles. No Sonic Pinball. :wtf

In a Sega-endorsed mini-console. :drakewtf

We only know one fourth of the line-up. Also generic crap like Sonic Spinball is on every collection already, so this better has more ''fresh'' ports like Castlevania.

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Already pre-ordered

Gonna be hacked with the quickness
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The Japanese version is going to come with six button controllers while the American one will come with three button controllers.

...Why are they doing this? :dizzy
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No Sonic 3. No Sonic 1. No Sonic and Knuckles. No Sonic Pinball. :wtf

In a Sega-endorsed mini-console. :drakewtf

It has 40 games and they just showed 10 of them.  :doge  Those are also what's included on the J-version.  Might be differences.

The American box shown also has the "includes Sonic 1" graphic on it.
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First 10 'Murican games:

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Space Harrier II
    Shining Force
    Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
    ToeJam & Earl
    Comix Zone
    Altered Beast
    Gunstar Heroes
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Himu

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Another Sega genesis collection...

I SLEEP

> Bloodlines

....... I WAKE
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bork

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Another Sega genesis collection...

I SLEEP

> Bloodlines

....... I WAKE

And it's M2, so it gunna b gud
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Bebpo

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First 10 'Murican games:

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Space Harrier II
    Shining Force
    Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
    ToeJam & Earl
    Comix Zone
    Altered Beast
    Gunstar Heroes

Thatís even better!

Himu

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First 10 'Murican games:

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Space Harrier II
    Shining Force
    Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
    ToeJam & Earl
    Comix Zone
    Altered Beast
    Gunstar Heroes

I don't get the big deal. This list is verbatim of like every Genny collection besides Bloodlines. But maybe it's new to Bebpo who is going through 16 bit games lately so in that case there's something for everyone.
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First 10 'Murican games:

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Space Harrier II
    Shining Force
    Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
    ToeJam & Earl
    Comix Zone
    Altered Beast
    Gunstar Heroes

I don't get the big deal. This list is verbatim of like every Genny collection besides Bloodlines. But maybe it's new to Bebpo who is going through 16 bit games lately so in that case there's something for everyone.

1. M2 is doing this.  M2 does a much, much better job of porting these games to modern hardware than anyone else.  Check out what they've done on the 3DS and Switch recently, for example.

2. There's still 30 more games to be revealed.  Let's see what those are beyond the obvious remaining Sega-developed titles.
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this will only be cool if the hacked version can also play my Sega CD and 32X games

Bebpo

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First 10 'Murican games:

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Ecco the Dolphin
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Space Harrier II
    Shining Force
    Dr. Robotnikís Mean Bean Machine
    ToeJam & Earl
    Comix Zone
    Altered Beast
    Gunstar Heroes

I don't get the big deal. This list is verbatim of like every Genny collection besides Bloodlines. But maybe it's new to Bebpo who is going through 16 bit games lately so in that case there's something for everyone.

Quality emulation mainly. I bought all the Sega Ages games on PS2 because M2 did amazing stuff. Having 40 quality games with all the M2 knick knacks on a little box with hdmi out and controller is nice.

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The Japanese version is going to come with six button controllers while the American one will come with three button controllers.

...Why are they doing this? :dizzy

Didn't 8bitdo release some Genesis controllers recently? I don't think I've ever held or used the six button pad. 
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 01:47:56 PM by Rman »

demi

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preorders are up on walmart and gamestop. i picked one up but i'll try to get one at another place just in case too.
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The Japanese version is going to come with six button controllers while the American one will come with three button controllers.

...Why are they doing this? :dizzy

Didn't 8bitdo release some Genesis controllers recently? I don't think I've ever held or used the six button pad.

Yes, it's in the photo I posted earlier, lol.  It's a really nice controller.  There's also a white variant, but I had to return it since it's not bluetooth and is instead a 2.4 ghz wireless pad with a dongle for a real Genesis. 



The Genesis Mini uses USB controllers, so I wonder if these will work. :thinking
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Trent Dole

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If the full lineup is cool and it's not a stupid nightmare to find I'll bite.
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thisismyusername

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Honestly, if the Genesis controller can be used on other consoles as a USB wireless (or wired) controller for the sake of fighting games, I'd consider one.

Double so if it's easy to mod a la Raspberry Pi.

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wow wouldnt they be so honored
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Honestly, if the Genesis controller can be used on other consoles as a USB wireless (or wired) controller for the sake of fighting games, I'd consider one.

Double so if it's easy to mod a la Raspberry Pi.

Get the 8BitDo controller, then.  Why even bother with the Genesis Mini?  ???
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all I want is a sega ages release of contra hard corps and cv bloodlines on my switch  :-\

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all I want is a sega ages release of contra hard corps and cv bloodlines on my switch  :-\

Not happening since they're FucKonami games.  Maybe they'll be included on those $20 Konami Contra and CV collections and maybe they'll be good emulation ports. 
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Honestly, if the Genesis controller can be used on other consoles as a USB wireless (or wired) controller for the sake of fighting games, I'd consider one.

Double so if it's easy to mod a la Raspberry Pi.

Get the 8BitDo controller, then.  Why even bother with the Genesis Mini?  ???

So I have have a shell for my Raspberry Pi replacement when the mini-dies. :uguu

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Mega Drive looks so much sleeker theb Genesis.

I had the redesigned Mega Drive 2 but I still think the original design ks best.

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demi

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Kohler says we may get more info on the other games later this month

https://twitter.com/kobunheat/status/1111839230030823424
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paprikastaude

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That reminds me, that PS Classic tactic of not revealing them all from the get-go is :nope Still, it's more promising so far. Hopefully they are negotiating hard for more 3rd party support.

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but unlike the ps classic, they're picking good games
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Himu

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Mega Drive looks so much sleeker theb Genesis.


They're literally the same except Genesis has stuff like 16-bit on the front near the cartridge slot.
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So...literally not the same


MMaRsu

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Good to hear, Earthworm Jim was pretty cool

Himu

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EWJ are games that I loved at the time but probably aren't actually good.

Never forget.



Fucking terrible.

Who knows if it's better as an adult.

I loved the game except for that stage.
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demi

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https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/apr/01/sega-mega-drive-mini-retro-console-arrives-in-september

Earthworm Jim confirmed?

i think this is a mistake, and they probably meant TJ&E. but we'll see i guess

anyway good enough reason to post some anything but tangerines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoxjNLVhWbo
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MMaRsu

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https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/apr/01/sega-mega-drive-mini-retro-console-arrives-in-september

Earthworm Jim confirmed?

i think this is a mistake, and they probably meant TJ&E. but we'll see i guess

anyway good enough reason to post some anything but tangerines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoxjNLVhWbo

hell yeah   :shaqc

remy

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Fuck me why didn't the bastards give the 6 button controller worldwide.

I was looking at an analogue mega sg but this is way cheaper and m2 so....

Bebpo

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Do any games use the top 3 buttons in the 6 button controller outside SF2?

Also I guess this means no SF2 CE in the US lineup. I remember playing that on genny back in the day.

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I can't actually think of anything other than SF.

It's not so much the use of the 6 buttons I care about, more than I just like the feel of that controller better. IDK. the og controller buttons are strange to me

Bebpo

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I hear ya and agree on the feel. It does seem like an odd decision to have different controllers for the 2 regions. I mean if you're going for authenticity Megadrive still launched with a 3 button control in Japan too, right? It feels like a weird decision that Sega USA thought people would resonate more with the retro feel of a 3 button controller than the 6 button one or something.

That d-pad looks good though. Sega always had the best d-pads. Playing a lot of Switch lately and the d-pad on the pro controller is so bad. As a mostly Playstation/PC w/Dual Shock gamer it's definitely taking some hard adjusting since a lot of the Japanese games I play are still d-pad heavy in 2019. Wish Nintendo will release a better d-pad controller at some point. Especially with all the virtual console/retro stuff...

anyhow, digressing, but looking back at the Megadrive d-pad it looks so good to me.

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Interestingly a NT Genny/MD just hit recently as well


Absolutely not worth it for anyone who owns a real Mega Drive/Genesis. Not compatible with 32x, compatibility issues with Sega CD, can't play CD games from other regions.
OSSC + real hardware + Everdrive flash cartridge is the way to go. Everdrive even allows you to defeat the CD region lock.
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ok  :what

now get on Streets of Rage 4

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So...literally not the same

I never humor your dumb ass but this time I will.

Genesis has the 16-bit red marker from the Japanese MD. The only thing added really was the genesis logo to the top plate. MD Europe is the only one without the red. But the overall shape is the same. Itís ridiculous to say Euro is that much better for a system that has the same style and shape except and difference in color on a single stripe and one logo.

Itís the equivalent of saying European Dreamcast logo is better than American because itís blue and not red when ultimately itís still the same frickin logo.
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Himu

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I can't actually think of anything other than SF.

It's not so much the use of the 6 buttons I care about, more than I just like the feel of that controller better. IDK. the og controller buttons are strange to me

Mortal Kombat.

Arcade game has five buttons.

Genesis three button pad is a total downgrade. I have a six button pad that I always used though that I got the day I got my genesis though. :snob
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I can't actually think of anything other than SF.

It's not so much the use of the 6 buttons I care about, more than I just like the feel of that controller better. IDK. the og controller buttons are strange to me

Mortal Kombat.

Arcade game has five buttons.

Genesis three button pad is a total downgrade. I have a six button pad that I always used though that I got the day I got my genesis though. :snob

Some of us prefer the 3 button pad, why are you casuals taking this away from us just so you can have your 6-button easy mode??  :maf :maf
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I can't actually think of anything other than SF.

It's not so much the use of the 6 buttons I care about, more than I just like the feel of that controller better. IDK. the og controller buttons are strange to me

Mortal Kombat.

Arcade game has five buttons.

Genesis three button pad is a total downgrade. I have a six button pad that I always used though that I got the day I got my genesis though. :snob

Who wants to play Mortal Kombat (or Street Fighter...or any fighting game, for that matter) on the Genesis in this day and age, though?  :yuck 

List of six-button compatible games:


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    AWS Pro Moves Soccer
    Art of Fighting
    Batman Forever (Mega Drive)
    Brutal: Paws of Fury
    Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine
    College Football's National Championship
    College Football's National Championship II
    Comix Zone
    Davis Cup Tennis
    Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote
    Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
    Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden
    Duke Nukem 3D (Mega Drive)
    Dyna Brothers 2
    Eternal Champions
    Fatal Fury 2
    Fever Pitch Soccer
    Gouketsuji Ichizoku
    Greatest Heavyweights
    Justice League Task Force
    Lemmings 2: The Tribes
    Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu
    Mega Turrican
    MiG-29 Fighter Pilot
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat 3
    Mortal Kombat II
    NBA Action '94
    NBA Action '95 Starring David Robinson
    NFL '95
    Nightmare Circus
    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
    Primal Rage
    Ranger-X
    Samurai Shodown
    Shaq Fu
    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
    Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition
    Streets of Rage 3
    Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
    The Death and Return of Superman
    The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey & Minnie
    The Lion King
    The Lost Vikings
    The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light
    ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
    True Lies
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Virtua Fighter 2 (Mega Drive)
    Virtua Racing
    WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game
    World Heroes
    World Series Baseball '95
    World Series Baseball '96 (Mega Drive)
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen

Less than I thought.  Comix Zone is one of them and I'm sure SoR3 will also be on there.  Wonder if any of the others will make it? :thinking  Shinobi III has got to be one of them, too.

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Himu

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it was just an example of back in the day. No one said anything about playing Genesis versions of MK or SF.
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So...literally not the same

I never humor your dumb ass but this time I will.

Genesis has the 16-bit red marker from the Japanese MD. The only thing added really was the genesis logo to the top plate. MD Europe is the only one without the red. But the overall shape is the same. Itís ridiculous to say Euro is that much better for a system that has the same style and shape except and difference in color on a single stripe and one logo.

Itís the equivalent of saying European Dreamcast logo is better than American because itís blue and not red when ultimately itís still the same frickin logo.

The Mega Drive version has less text, no giant ostentatious logo right in the middle of the thing, and maroon stands out a lot more on black than silver. I believe that's what our friend Mr. Lager meant by sleeker. They are visually different. It is not the same thing as the DC logo being a different color in different regions, it would be more like if one region of the DC had the logo that was 3 times bigger in one area and the name was different as well.