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2 hours ago, JamesC said:

Maybe 32X wasn't worth their time, but it's a shame as there are a handful of excellent games for it. A selection of those on a mini would allow them to be appreciated by a wider audience.


I’d have to go and have another look, but I’m pretty sure that 32X was lumped in with Saturn and Dreamcast as an SoC issue. M2 have high standards for emulation, so maybe the standard of emulation from third-party emulators on the OG Mini wasn’t to their liking?

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The 32X emulation falls firmly under the heading of 'Would've been nice'.

There's still more that enough great content over the MD and Mega CD libraries to fill a second mini.

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I don't wanna miss the pre-orders on this one, they sold out pretty fast last time and the asking price for the original now will be like a beacon for scalpers I bet. 

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29 minutes ago, Zombait said:

I don't wanna miss the pre-orders on this one, they sold out pretty fast last time and the asking price for the original now will be like a beacon for scalpers I bet. 

 

Managed to get (and love) the first one, but likewise, I'm relying on this thread for when they go live. 

 

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36 minutes ago, Zombait said:

I don't wanna miss the pre-orders on this one, they sold out pretty fast last time and the asking price for the original now will be like a beacon for scalpers I bet. 

 

It was pretty easy to get a hold of in the EU after it launched. Even dropped in price at some point actually.

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Newest Games announced for the Japanese version:


Final Fight CD
Lunar: The Silver Star & Lunar: Eternal Blue

Wondermega Collection: Game Garden
Alien Soldier
Tatsujin (Truxton) [With Fixed Music]
Super Streer Fighter 2: The New Challengers
Garou Densetsu 2 (Fatal Fury 2)
Aa Harimanada
Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou

Sanrin San-chan (Spatter)

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Hoping a European version gets announced. It would be more convenient than importing one. If importing has to happen, I'd rather get the Japanese version because you obviously wouldn't want a big ugly "GENESIS" logo spoiling the look of it.

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On 30/07/2022 at 08:48, SMD said:

Cool cos apparently US stock is going to be extremely limited.

Make that extremely, extremely limited -

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/07/sega-genesis-mini-2-will-be-in-much-shorter-supply-than-original/

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"The number of units for this project makes up around one-tenth of the total for the previous Genesis Mini," the letter states.

 

Pre-orders are up right now for the Genesis Mini 2 exclusively through Amazon.com but will only ship to US addresses -

https://www.amazon.com/sales-North-America】SEGA-Genesis-Mini-マシン非依存/dp/B0B4D19JJ4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=genesis+mini&qid=1659392791&sprefix=genesis+min%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-1

 

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Are we getting the same line-up as the US then?

 

Would be nice to actually see the thing as well as confirmation of the 6 button pad. Otherwise SSF2 is going to be useless.

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1 hour ago, SMD said:

Are we getting the same line-up as the US then?

 

Yeah. It's a strange line-up honestly. Biggest misses are not getting the Lunar games like the Japanese version. Unfortunately no Konami games made it - so no Rocket Knight, no Snatcher

 

Genesis:

After Burner II
Alien Soldier
Atomic Runner
Bonanza Bros.
ClayFighter
Crusader of Centy
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
Earthworm Jim 2
Elemental Master
Fatal Fury 2
Gain Ground
Golden Ax II
Granada
Hellfire
Herzog Zwei
Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
Midnight Resistance
OutRun
OutRunners
Phantasy Star II
Populous
RAINBOW ISLANDS -EXTRA-
Ranger-X
Ristar
ROLLING THUNDER 2
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Sonic 3D Blast
SPLATTERHOUSE 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Hang-On
SUPER STREET FIGHTER II THE NEW CHALLENGERS
The Ooze
The Revenge of Shinobi
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Truxton
VectorMan 2
Viewpoint
Virtua Racing
Warsong

Sega CD:
Ecco the Dolphin (CD Ver.)
Ecco: The Tides of Time (CD Ver.)
Final Fight CD
Mansion of Hidden Souls
NIGHT STRIKER
Night Trap
Robo Aleste
Sewer Shark
Shining Force CD
SILPHEED
Sonic The Hedgehog CD
THE NINJA WARRIORS

Special titles:
Devi & Pii (unreleased)
Fantasy Zone (new port by M2 specifically designed for Genesis)
Space Harrier II + Space Harrier (enhanced port that uses sprite zoom)
Spatter (port of arcade title by M2)
Star Mobile (unreleased for Genesis)
Super Locomotive (new port of 1982 arcade title by M2)
VS Puyo Puyo Sun (demake that only has VS mode)

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i don't understand how sonic 3d blast made it in but sonic and knuckles didn't, i know they just released origins but still...

 

i'll still get this cos i'm a sucker for nostalgia and i'm assuming this is going to be rarer than hen's teeth but...yeah.

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It don't really matter as it'll get hacked in no time, especially if its using the same chipset as the original.

 

The main bonus for me will be the ability to add more CD games using the proper front end and save states without having to fudge about with retroarch, and the bonus stuff like the new Space Harrier II and Fantasy Zone ports

 

It definetely needs to have a better CRT filter than the first MD mini though because that was rubbish on the og. Too dark and too soft.

 

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Did Rainbow Islands Extra include the secret islands? The wiki doesn’t state which formats were missing them, just that ‘most’ consumer versions didn’t include them for budget reasons.

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