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This review is from: AtGames Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player with 80 games
Pros: Good build quality, it does not feel "cheap".
Great selection of built in Sega Genesis games.
Solid emulation. Smooth with no real noticeable slowdowns, artifacts, or hiccups.
Good video quality on the LCD screen as well as out to a TV if you have the proper cable to do so. Nice and bright and easy to see in most all lighting situations. Though it can suffer in direct sunlight, this is true with a large number of portable devices.
Good battery life and easy USB charging.
Comfortable in the hands and easy to play.
Ability to add your own ROMs via SD card.
Simple and easy to navigate menu.
Overall this is just a fantastic little handheld from AtGames. I got mine as a gift last Christmas and it's still going strong even after heavy use.
This is a great item for any fan of retro gaming, while hardcore Genesis purists may find flaws in it's emulation, the same can be said for all emulation. For the rest of us it's a great way to take a piece of your childhood gaming memories with you on the go since it's really not possible to drag our Genesis consoles with us everywhere we go, as much as we might love to do so.
Cons: This may be a great device, but it's not without it's flaws, they were simply not enough for me to remove any eggs. To be honest there is really only one real gripe I have with the unit.
Sound quality. The built in speaker can start to distort and sound very "tinny" at high volume. While you can alleviate this by turning it down, it can still struggle at times with the Genesis sound pallet.
However once you plug in a pair of ear buds or headphones, our output to TV, the sound quality is just as good as the video emulation. So I highly recommend using headphones or ear buds.
The fault is with the built in speaker.
The "bonus" games are pretty much junk, see other thoughts.
Other Thoughts: Sorry Newegg, I got this as a gift last Christmas and I do not believe it was available on here at that time. Now that it is however, this is where I am leaving my review.
The built in "bonus" games are pretty much the same run of the mill cheap low quality titles you expect to find in most portable devices with built in games. They are nothing special, and while a few of them can be great as time killers, they are pretty much just there as a filler to drive the game count on the box up.
The official Genesis games are of course the real deal, and there are a lot of great classics to play and enjoy.
Adding your own games via the SD card is one of this units best features in my opinion. While it does work well, not all ROMs will load and you will have to experiment a bit to find what games or ROMs work and what ones do not.
If you're a hardcore retro gamer like myself, this device makes a great addition to any collection. Having mine for over a year now I can honestly say I am very pleased with it.
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