SEGA Genesis Mini - Before You Buy

  • Published on Sep 12, 2019
  • The SEGA Genesis Mini is here! Is it worth the price tag? What games does it come with? How does it feel? Jake breaks it down.
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  • Emerald Eagle
    Emerald Eagle Day ago

    Oh I have that exact blanket y'all got for a back drop at 3:33... (don't know why I felt the need to say that)

  • Ray Kehr
    Ray Kehr Day ago

    Can’t remember what I paid for mine but it sure wasn’t $80. Games suck. The classic nes with 8k games was a better deal. $150 and came with Wii U controller for the PS1 and 64 games.

  • Dukeljk
    Dukeljk 8 days ago

    What is this dude talking about? Outside of Japan Genesis was king!

  • Andrew Ortiz
    Andrew Ortiz 10 days ago +1

    yesterday Nintendo announced the N64 classic edition for Christmas for next year in 2020!! I hope they put games on there like Mario kart 64 and Clay Fighter 64!!

  • Faustas Juškėnas
    Faustas Juškėnas 12 days ago

    im seling this sh*t... in europ, lithuania 74,99eur. fu*k it...

  • Hamed Shahrzad
    Hamed Shahrzad 15 days ago

    I can't see the point of this when you can easily play all of these games plus more on your PC for free. You don't even need a gaming PC. Even a garbage PC can run them all just fine.

  • Clayton Goodman
    Clayton Goodman 16 days ago

    But dude, these companies need to start adding things for collectors a.k.a. the people who mainly buy them. I got out of that a while ago. I preferred food. But if you are gonna get people to buy add something more than a famiclone...

  • Clayton Goodman
    Clayton Goodman 16 days ago

    Why cant it read the megadrive cards. I think that was such an awesome format. And it wouldn't be much for them to add. I think these companies need to start considering collectors

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  • D!d Sc
    D!d Sc 19 days ago

    Wait when the ps2 mini comes out. It will dominate.

  • Vic Terzian
    Vic Terzian 19 days ago

    I got this as a birthday present from my wife but I won't be able to open it till my actual birthday in December. I've grown up with at least half of these games. it's an absolutely great buy. you got some amazing 16-bit games. going to keep busy for a long time .$80 in my book is a steel and it was all emulated by M2 so the quality is top-notch

  • Melvin Amaral
    Melvin Amaral 23 days ago

    Bought it. Worth it. Better then the rip SNES. Unless you can dishout 200 plus for raspberry pie.

  • Souhila Sidi Ali Mebarek

    Exactly where is sonic and knuckles 🤔🤔😤😤

  • joe nobody
    joe nobody Month ago

    You can get something very similar to this without the HDMI with six button controllers that comes loaded with games and plays actual Sega Genesis games for thirty bucks at Family Dollar

  • The PreQurrent Gamer

    Looks great, retro peeps have said it's the best of these new retro consoles.

  • J Leo
    J Leo Month ago

    Wait......does it support sega genesis cartridges?

  • do0r
    do0r Month ago

    "lets just jump into it"


  • ThomasFan1945 ProductionsTM Archive Channel

    Will you please stop with the same thumbnail. It's getting old.

  • Jonny Esper
    Jonny Esper Month ago

    NO need to watch... Its good .. Buy It!

  • Coleman Cosby
    Coleman Cosby Month ago

    Everything before you buy

  • Sara T
    Sara T Month ago


  • Matty C.
    Matty C. Month ago

    I'll have to check this out. I was an SNES guy, but this looks fun to check out sometime soon...

  • Man In The Arena
    Man In The Arena Month ago +1

    Im gonna get it

  • Alex Williams
    Alex Williams Month ago +2

    You consider $80 bucks as pricey?

  • Coniver Divide
    Coniver Divide Month ago

    You guys should do a before you buy on escape from tarkov

  • Gary Burke
    Gary Burke Month ago

    Is there a master system mini in the works ?

  • David Douglas
    David Douglas Month ago

    What about a BYB on Apple Arcade??

  • Rick Hoes
    Rick Hoes Month ago +5

    BRUH... 80 duckets for this is nowheres nears a steep price point by any stretch of the imagination. Just 5 of these games are better gaming goodness than most of the cliche drivel that drops on current gen systems at 60 duckets plus! ALSO... the Sega Genesis was NEVER an underrated or underdog console. This is why millennials shouldn't be reviewing retro. You guys make unfounded statements based mostly on biased or just flat-out uninformed opinions. DO DILIGENT RESEARCH. Those of us O.G. players over 40 who LIVED this stuff know how things were, what the truth of the era is. PANSY

    • pacoyhamch
      pacoyhamch Month ago

      @Rick Hoes that sounds great! We were definititley masters, i could do a speed run w gameboy terminator 2 etc. thanks for sharing, , lets just embrace this, were into the collecting age maybe

    • Rick Hoes
      Rick Hoes Month ago +1

      @pacoyhamch Ha, how bout that! My lineup of genesis games in my early collection was Golden Axe, Thunder Force II and Altered beast which everyone had. I was a master at each of those because It was what I had available to play whenever I fired up my Genesis. One friend of mine had Super Thunderblade, Ghouls n Ghosts and Last Battle. Likewise he was better at playing those than I. Another friend of mine had Space Harrier II, Revenge of Shinobi and Madden Football. Between all of us, we were each able to play the majority of the launch titles and some of the best of the new releases. Later additions to my personal library was Thunderforce III, Whip Rush, Wings of Wor, Phelios and Shadow Dancer. GOOD TIMES.

    • pacoyhamch
      pacoyhamch Month ago +1

      @Rick Hoes now that you mentioned it, yup trading worked really well, we all wanted to play more games, today we have too many games. And during that time, we were considered geeks for playing video games, now almost everybody plays video games, stupid masses

    • Rick Hoes
      Rick Hoes Month ago +2

      @pacoyhamch for sure! Folks around my way had on average no more than 6 - 10 games tops for either their Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo. If you didn't share and trade, you just missed out on most of the best games of the era. I remember thinking back then at 30 - 50 duckets a game (70 for games with extra memory like Strider), my goal was to have an "extensive" library at 25 total games. Now with the mini, today you get Strider plus 41 other titles for just 80 duckets. That's a real value for sure. Especially when considering you could be wasting 100 duckets on the "special uber day one edition" of the 15th Call of Duty trash.

    • pacoyhamch
      pacoyhamch Month ago +1

      Yeah i agree games were so expensive back then especially when you are just a kid, i owned a snes and my best friend owned a genesis, we shared the hell out of it, good times

  • gil avalos
    gil avalos Month ago

    80 bucks is a fair price considering the detail put into the system in addition it comes with 2 controllers and a strong line up. A lot of reviewers love the system but they never fail to mention the 80 dollar price tag which shouldn't be a reason to buy this morsel of reteo goodness.

  • Ryan Ashcroft
    Ryan Ashcroft Month ago

    I've been using the updated AtGames Megadrive loaded with 200 games on the SD. I can't understand why people complained about it so much, it's perfect.

  • Jacqua Cooper
    Jacqua Cooper Month ago

    My first console

  • Ravioli-Bamboli
    Ravioli-Bamboli Month ago

    I got my console today and it’s honestly what you’d expect, Sega Genesis in a small light package.

  • Andrew Turner
    Andrew Turner Month ago

    Pretty sure there’s two versions one with six button wireless controllers and both support old carts

  • Caleb Hazard
    Caleb Hazard Month ago

    This guy is awesome! I like his friendly demeanor!

  • themadrapper101
    themadrapper101 Month ago +1

    Why do they never just re release the original model of Sega Genesis, Super NES and PlayStation?? Always a smaller cheap looking watered down version that isn't as good

  • Mr. Atari 2600
    Mr. Atari 2600 Month ago

    Sega Genesis mini actually has 45 games since Mega Man The Wily Wars is basically Mega Man 1, 2, 3, & Wily Towers.

  • Chris Pielacha
    Chris Pielacha Month ago

    Atgames had mk but legit Sega can't? WTF?

  • FollowingChrist44
    FollowingChrist44 Month ago +1

    I played with the three button controllers growing up. Not a problem for me.

  • LightBlue2222
    LightBlue2222 Month ago

    As long as you don't mind about sound lag. I want my ring sound when I touch my ring, not after. Especially when free emulation online does it better.

  • LightBlue2222
    LightBlue2222 Month ago

    Cool shirt.

  • Plinio - Michigan
    Plinio - Michigan 2 months ago +3

    Sega didn’t bring as much as the snes??? Are you crazy ?

  • Christian Chavez
    Christian Chavez 2 months ago

    Those licensed games also came out on the SNES. Exclusives was what made a system unique.

  • Jacob Yother
    Jacob Yother 2 months ago

    Wish it had desert strike

  • Luis Gonzalez
    Luis Gonzalez 2 months ago

    Don’t worry will be modded soon

  • David Senger
    David Senger 2 months ago

    I like all my minis nes snes ps and C64 they are all cute

  • Henry Flores
    Henry Flores 2 months ago +2

    Please make a Sega Master System Mini and Saturn Mini, and of course Dreamcast Mini. Sega making a comeback 😇

    • Never_broke_again Michael
      Never_broke_again Michael Month ago +1

      For real man, I'm ready for all this retro shit man, I'm ready to show my kids how the shit was back in the game u know?

  • Kevin Connor
    Kevin Connor 2 months ago

    Good review

  • Nick Sickmore
    Nick Sickmore 2 months ago +1

    This was my childhood here... so glad I got to have these games growing up opposed to “online-only” & bogus micro-tranSUCKtions like nowadays.

  • J Wunder
    J Wunder 2 months ago

    why would they not include six button controller? Madness

  • ThechemistNL
    ThechemistNL 2 months ago

    The sound of you dropping it when it was thrown to you spooked my dogs 🤣

  • SuperKnuckels
    SuperKnuckels 2 months ago +1

    doesn't have Cyborg Justice, what a mistake.

  • wanada07
    wanada07 2 months ago

    My only complaint is I wish Sonic 3 & Knuckles were included in the console.

    • Arz2003
      Arz2003 2 months ago +1

      Keep reading that it has to do with the whole Michael Jackson and his band licensing issues

  • TBrizzle01
    TBrizzle01 2 months ago

    Are Sonic 1 & 2 the original Genesis releases or are they the Christian Whitehead versions?
    It's criminal that those versions are only on phones.

    • Arz2003
      Arz2003 2 months ago

      The original ones. The Christian Whiteheads ones are buggy 🤣 I think I still have a video somewhere saved in my cpu's where it gets glitch on Chemical Plant

  • TBrizzle01
    TBrizzle01 2 months ago

    Sonic 3 & Knuckles is my favorite Genesis game and one of my favorite games ever, so I'm disappointed that it's not here.

  • Eazy
    Eazy 2 months ago

    They never include sports games on these mini consoles

  • Eduardo B. R.
    Eduardo B. R. 2 months ago

    In my country it was Mega Drive and i actually like this name better than Genesis.

  • Douglas Quaid
    Douglas Quaid 2 months ago

    The genesis was $200 bucks on release day

  • Zrik818
    Zrik818 2 months ago

    So many memories

  • Courtney Weaver
    Courtney Weaver 2 months ago

    Im sold

  • styleemusic
    styleemusic 2 months ago

    Here is my take, the build quality is great, the emulation is good, controllers are decent to good (depending if you played the original) 42 games to include 2 exclusives is worth probably a few hundreds if not more, interface is decent, save feature included, ability to play different versions with different covers including Asia and European releases is well thought out to give it an extra universal marketing edge. Whoever is complaining stick to your cartridges, nothing wrong with that. The U. S market is extremely diverse and I believe Sega genuinely took the time to keep everyone happy. Remember Sega has not built official hardware in a long while and looking at the attention to detail on this really hope they keep going. If you can afford it, I think it's worth that $80, if you can't that's O.k too.