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New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:04:51 AM »
So, I was at a Family Dollar store shopping for cat food the other day and spotted an interesting box on their electronics shelf behind the counter.  It had a SEGA logo and pictures of Sonic all over it.  Curious, I checked it out and found that Family Dollar is selling SEGA authorized mini consoles that come pre-loaded with a ton of the classic games.



Sonic 1, 2, Sonic Spinball, Ecco, Golden Axe, Shinobi, etc etc.

Not only does the console have two wireless controllers (RF though) it also has controller ports for classic controllers if you have them.  It also has a cartridge slot for the old games as well!

All for a measly $40. 

Here is an article about the console.  http://videogamecritic.net/vgc_genclassic.htm

I bought one as a gift for a friend this holiday.  Thinking about picking one up for myself because I need a Sonic fix and I've also wanted to play Shadowrun again (doesn't come with it though... will have to get that game on eBay.)

There isn't a lot of info about the console online because I don't think most people know it exists and is sold at Family Dollar.  Just giving you gamers a heads up!


Edit: Couldn't resist... ordered Shadowrun via eBay... Gonna pick this console up today and save it for x-mas.  :3

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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 07:39:30 AM »
So it's like an Atari Flasback, but Genesis. Interesting...

Wait... Cartridge slot too? That is officially awesome
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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 09:07:06 AM »
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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 02:17:58 PM »
Heh, went in to get my second one today.  Lady looked at me like I was crazy. 

They still had 4 left on the shelf.  I will be curios to see if anyone else in the area picks up on how awesome this system is.  XD

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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
I will be making a trip to the next town over soon to see if they have them at the Family Dollar there. I think it would make an awesome gift for my older brother. I already have a Genesis, so I don't really need one.

Edit: Did you see in that article at the bottom of the page, there are links to reviews of other systems similar to this? The most interesting one is the handheld Genesis. It's made by the same company.
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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 03:05:05 PM »
I've still got my old Mega Drive somewhere, actually   ^^



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Re: New Sega Genesis for $40 at Family Dollar.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 06:10:23 PM »
I will be making a trip to the next town over soon to see if they have them at the Family Dollar there. I think it would make an awesome gift for my older brother. I already have a Genesis, so I don't really need one.

Edit: Did you see in that article at the bottom of the page, there are links to reviews of other systems similar to this? The most interesting one is the handheld Genesis. It's made by the same company.

Nope. I didn't read past the initial article. Thanks for the heads up! I will have to check that out.

 

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