So when Nintendo announced that it was coming out with its mini-NES, pre-loaded with 30 awesome titles, SEGA came out with an announcement stating that it was coming out with something similar for the 25th anniversary of Sonic. I want to give everyone an honest warning about what this product actually is.
This device will be manufactured by AtGames. I have the one released in 2014. We got some play time with it this weekend and it’s just ok. The first problem is that the remotes are IR, meaning that you must have line of sight. As you play the games and naturally move around, you might lose that line of sight and you are SOL in fast-paced games like Sonic.
Next, it doesn’t work well with my Vizio HD TV. It comes with a cable with only the video (yellow) RCA connector and the white audio. This means that we only have black and white on this TV. We do have color on an older TV, but beware with newer HDMI TVs. Because it only has one audio connector, it’s only mono sound. I’m not sure why they did this as Genesis games were in stereo.
Next, the 80 games are actually only 40 Genesis titles. The rest are homebrew filler games. Don’t expect 80 awesome Genesis games.
Otherwise, it does play the three Genesis cartridges that we have and it is fun to play the older games. It was only $40, so it’s not like we’re out a lot of cash. Buyer beware for the new model coming out soon.