Hardware Review: Sega’s Heritage Deserves Better Than The Mega Drive Ultimate Portable Will we ever see a true Sega rival to Nintendo’s “Classic Edition” line? It has produced a series of Sega-licensed devices which not only have that reassuring blue logo on the packaging, but also come with a argos portable c d players range of popular games pre-loaded, including Sonic, Golden Axe and Street of Rage, some of Sega’s most beloved franchises. The first model – now almost a decade old – was saddled with a poor, low-resolution screen, required AAA batteries for power and lacked the ability to add more games using an SD card.
This seems like a particularly puzzling omission, and one we can only assume is down to technical limitations. NES and SNES offerings have been massive commercial successes for the firm. There’s still some fun to be had with this device – being able to play Shining Force II on the toilet is a boon, for starters – but the Mega Drive deserves so much more than this. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt, as well as a repulsively hairy belly. Rumours that he turned down a role in The Hobbit to work on Nintendo Life are, to the best of our knowledge, completely and utterly unfounded.
These retro handhelds are my new obsession. I bought the “Retro Mini” a few weeks ago and now some company is making a Revo K101 type machine but with support of all sorts of old systems and not just GBA. It’s very generically named the “Retro Game” and I bought one last night on Amazon. I hope it is as good as it appears. I guess Sega is pretty desperate for money. I feel bad for them, and I was actually tempted to buy this until I read the reveiw. I don’t want to see a sega mini classic.