We always expect top of the line results and good quality from Sega. But in recent years even if we have had Nintendo cards or Amazon cards, we don’t usually tend to use those on Sega products. The company has been more focused on its software initiative. But now they are launching a new Sega Genesis in the form of the Sega Genesis Mini.
What do we know about the Sega Genesis Mini?
There are some interesting things to note when it comes to the Sega Genesis Mini. What we like the most is the fact that this is very similar to a toy, yet it’s a console. It’s around 55% smaller than the original Sega Genesis. It’ll cost you $79.99 and all you have to do is put it in front of the TV and connect it with an HDMI chord. The unit has 2 USB controllers that replicate the original gamepads that Sega Genesis had. You will also get 42 games in total which is a pretty good deal. When compared to the PlayStation classic, it cost about $100 and it had a similar set of features, but less games.
Quality of life improvements and games
You do get some quality of life improvements that make this console very good for the money. First of all, you can hold the start button and go directly to the main menu without having to actually get up. The library can be seen in a bookshelf format, helping you store and see more games.
And then there’s obviously the list of games. You are going to love the game selection. There are tons of cool classics here, but some stand out such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, Gunstar Heroes, Earthworm Jim, Thunder Force III, Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion, Super Fantasy Zone, Shining Force, Comix Zone, Castlevania, Bloodlines and so on.
It’s safe to say that Sega Genesis is set to bring in a lot of nostalgia. It’s immersive, and the fact that this unit costs less than other Mini consoles is a definite plus. You should definitely consider giving it a try if possible, and it’s available right now!
Nintendo Switch is a great console that has some fun games. Those are reasons why people buy Nintendo e-shop cards all the time. This is a great console to enjoy a whole lot of games, and you will love how entertaining it can be. And now, it also runs on Android!
A creative way to run a new operating system
When you prepare to buy Steam cards, you rarely think twice as there are a lot of games on the platform. But with Nintendo’s shop things are a bit different. They are offering you Android as well. The idea behind this is to bring you an unofficial port of the LineageOS15.1 This is designed to help you use Twitch, Spotify, YouTube and so on.
A lot of people have already tried it, and it really works in a masterful way. It’s quite exhilarating and a pleasure to enjoy, but at the same time it’s simple and convenient, exactly what you really want to have from a game like this all the time.
It’s based on NVIDIA code
Nvidia actually wanted to ape Nintendo and create their own console. But now they’re actually offering a Nvidia Shield OS build to stack up and make things better for you. It’s actually quite liberating and exciting to have this type of stuff working on a console. The attention to detail and the experience itself is staggering, and they aren’t rushing or pushing it too much. Instead, it works great and it delivers some adaptable and cool features that a lot of people will enjoy having and using for a while.
What you have to keep in mind is that this is not going perfectly. The controllers work pretty well, but there are still some compatibility issues. There are still ports, so it will take a while to refine it. Yet the sheer fact that it exists is an amazing thing.
And there are limitations too. You don’t have video DRM, there’s no USB storage support, the Wi-Fi can stop working randomly, and not all Bluetooth headsets are supported. If you get past the minor challenges, you will still love this because it’s something different and fun. You rarely get such tech advances, so when they appear it’s a good idea to celebrate and enjoy them!