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SEGA - Genesis Flashback Console - Black-Front_Standard

SEGA - Genesis Flashback Console - Black

Model: 857847003837SKU: 5901952

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to recommend.

    Posted
    Snotnarok
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've got the same Genesis from back when I was a kid, I still play it off and on but having a HDMI solution to playing my old cartridges would be great. Firstly the system does this alright, @games isn't known for quality when it comes to sound or it's TV based consoles. The sounds are always awful and while they're not accurate in the game's I've played they're better than they used to be. The games are emulated, the console copies the cartridge and loads it into memory and it takes a short bit to do that. The included games are good ....well the ones that are ACTUALLY oldschool Sega Genesis games. There's some weird shovelware in this that ..yeah, not impressed. It's padding numbers to boast on the box when they should just stick to GOOD games vs piling garbage into old school gold. The build quality of the unit ...is kind of lacking. It just feels cheap. Considering the price I'd hoped for more. It just doesn't feel like it's going to last. This extends to the controllers...Yes, while you can use your own/buy other Genesis controllers. The ones included just, do not feel good. Compared to the old ones or just in general. They don't seem responsive at times. They don't feel like they'll last. So if you do buy this, just know you'll probably have to shop around for some replacements as these things are not good. This isn't retro-snobbery, the controllers genuinely are laggy, wonky and bad. I wish I could recommend this, TVs are ditching analog inputs so it's getting harder and harder to get the old consoles on TVs easily. This would have been a good solution ...if it was worth it, but I don't think it is sadly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just not there

    Posted
    Jstanley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Disappointing to say the least. Menu navigation is bad. Out of the 85 games on here, a handful of them actually aren’t Sega games but rather some crapware nonsense. I wanted this for 2 main reasons, Sonic and Mortal Kombat. As a kid, I used to play Mortal Kombat all the time on Sega. Back then, there was a blood code (this was back when the game was largely seen as in violent and as a result, they had to tone it down). The blood code allowed you to turn it all back on. Still remember the code A,B,A,C,A,B,A. The code doesn’t work on here and no option to turn blood and fatalities on. The wireless controllers feel incredibly cheap. Not worth the $80 at all. Pass on this. If you catch it on sale for around $35 to $40 then I’d say it’s worth it but not for $80.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    Posted
    Joes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have other retro units and this is my least favorite. The wireless controllers are not responsive and it is lacking many classic games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works great. Preloaded games not the best.

    Posted
    Dave
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    You’ll be able to play all your old sega games in hdmi, if you have the games. The preloads are not the greatest.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Robster
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this for the grandkids for Christmas and was very disappointed with the quality the graphics of the game

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    benny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Games are slow and doesn’t ha e the games I wanted availavle

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Try again

    Posted
    Rodney
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Not worth it. Only a few games that are fun. Controllers suck

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend