Well my Genesis I got off ebay worked. Although, one controller was broken pretty much. It technically worked I guess, but there was like a 1 second delay on each button press and you ahd to jam down on the dpad to get it to register. I think the wiring must have gotten messed up. Luckily, I found another controller at goodwill for 3 bucks which worked. The ebay seller probably new they were f***ing me over with the controller a bit, so they threw in an extra Genesis game called Battle Squandron. It is a spaceship shoot-em-up that seems pretty fun. So I am overall still happy with the seller.
Streets of Rage is still a blast after not playing it for a ton of years. My brother and I beat it in co-op on the normal mode and it was extremely awesome.
Revenge of Shinobi is a great game. I played that for many hours and with each time playing get a bit farther. Think the farthest I've gotten now is right after that brain in a jar boss.
Super Hang On is AMAZING!!!! It is a racing game where you try to reach the checkpoints before time runs out. The game has great music and controls very well with the dpad. It plays a bit like Rad Racer on the NES which I love too.
I played Earthworm Jim a bit and really enjoy that game and it's crazy sense of humor. I love how killing birds leads to an animation of its beak and feathers flying apart.
I also tried Rambo 3 a bit and it seems decent. It's a top down shooter type of game.It has really awful sound effects though. The shooting noise in that game is pretty ear destroying.
I also tried reviewing a GBA SP accessory thing on my youtube channel. This is my first time doing any sort of video review, so it's sort of crappy, but I'd appreciate if you guys told me of any suggestions or criticisms.
Do more stuff like this. I really liked Shinobi III on the Genesis. Check that one out if you haven't already. I've been using my DS to play GBA games lately because the DS actually has a headphone jack. I have kind of big hands too, so if I was still using my GBA I would have looked into that device.
@huyckb04 - The original TJ &E would be a perfect cooperative game for XBLA. I don't know why Sega is sitting this game....not making one for Arcade. The sequel was lame.
@luc11044: Toejam & Earl was awesome! Finally, somebody who remembers that game. The sequel was lame, though. Shame.
@lazyhoboguy I watched your Youtube review of the Gamester for GBA SP. Not bad, not bad at all. Like yourself, I've got large mitts (hands). So I prefered the original (AA battery powered) GBA. I owned a glacier blue one, until I got a DS Lite. Fortunately, the DS Lite is wide enough that I don't get freakin' handcramps playing it. It almost fits like the old SNES gamepads, button layout and all.
@BravoOneActual manicured dandy?? LOL. I just let my fingernails grow too long. If anything I thought people would complain how nasty my fingers looked because I have hangnails and a cut on my thumb ha.
@yeah_write I have both of those games on my list of games to get. I remember watching an Aladdin cartoon as a kid too haha. The game reminds me of it. @Double_Wide Ive had a snes for a few years, but havent built up a big library for it yet. Seems like on average genesis games go for cheaper. @hart704 Yea streets of rage 1 does have a lot of cheap stuff, but I still enjoy the game. I havent played the sequel yet though so I cannot yet compare their quality. @BravoOneActual Ive played the demo to death as well. I find a few problems with it though. I miss the health packs. I dont much care for the xray shot that you see 90 percent of the time when you hold your breath. I also dislike how holding your breath now initates an auto-zoom sequence and once that ends, it auto de-zooms all without any input by the player. Makes it needlessly frustrating to learn where you shots will land and adjust for your next one since the game keeps zooming in and out without you telling it too. This is just the demo though, so I am hoping the full game turns out ok. I am a tad bit worried though. About the multiplayer though, they have been saying on their forums that they might announce something about it this week. So still is a small chance of competitive multiplayer.
@nate1222 Yea I plan to get that. I have and like the gba version. @luc11044 Yea zombies at my neighbors seems pretty neat. @s_h_a_d_o lol k @macrules_640 Good. I hope so. @boybrushdred thanks man. @Setho10 Yep, and it was well worth the money already. Could I play Rambo 3 on that ps3 genesis collection? I think not hehe. @Swanogt19 Yea I cannot stand delays on dying controllers. @GeekyDad I never had a fat ds, and only got a ds lite semi-recently. I do find the ds lite a little too thin for my hands, but since the buttons and dpad are on either side of the screen I find it more comfortable than the gbasp.
Sniper Elite? Welllll?! No PvP, so poo to that, but after playing the demo fifty times, it's true to the first one with sensible modern tweeks and streamlining. They did it right. Loved yer vid, you manicured dandy, yeh.
I didn't care for Streets of Rage. I thought I would, but it's very lackluster compared to its sequel. [url=http://mjkurtzman.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/streets-of-rage-makes-me-rage/]It made me rage last year[/url]. On other sequels I also prefer, Revenge of Shinobi is okay, but I'd rather Shinobi III. Plays like a dream. I found Rambo III to be pretty fun. [url=http://mjkurtzman.wordpress.com/2007/12/19/hart704s-rrw5-day-3-iii-on-3/]I last played it in 2007[/url], but I remember it being good times.
I've been playing a bunch of Genesis games lately too on my Dingoo A320...I highly recommend Mega Bomberman. However, I still think the SNES was the better platform of the 16-bit era.
Ah the Genesis. Had some good times with that system. You can't beat the fluid and amazing sprite animation in Disney's Aladdin. You should also check out Comix Zone. It's got a VERY mid 90s grunge comic book vibe, but the premise is neat. Not sure I ever actually beat it though.
For $10, that GBA thingy seems worthwhile. I know I had the same issues with the system when playing either of my son's GBAs -- it's just very small for my hands. It's also an issue with the 3DS, since they obviously modeled the form factor (thickness mostly) around the design of the GBA SP. Still a great, little system, though. I would say the GBA SP and DS phat are still my favorite Nintendo systems to date. From the games, to the hardware, they're just awesome systems.
Awesome. Glad your enjoying yours. My Reset button doesnt work which will effect my x-men play through. My B button on my control is also delayed. But a 2nd party control and works on a couple of games.
I watched your video review. You did pretty good on pointing out the product's positives and negatives. I also think your commentary skills are right on. Keep doing more of that good stuff.
You gotta love the Genesis, it's a sturdy little piece of hardware that can probably keep going as long as you keep it in good condition. :D
A lot of classics....if you can find a game called Toe Jam & Earl or Zombies Ate my Neighbors...those were hilarious games to play.
If you want a killer Genesis game, get Gunstar Heroes. It's like Contra -on crack! It has a sequel on the GBA called "Gunstar Super Heroes". I own Gunstar Heroes via PC download in the Sega Genesis Collection from Amazon. And I own the GBA cart of Gunstar Super Heroes. Both are every bit worth it.