New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

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New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby Zap! » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:52 pm

Too bad it's not a HD powerhouse...

No leaks, no rumors, no teasers, no frustrated execs. Apart from revamping the Mega Drive in 2009, it seems that Sega has successfully kept itself under the radar about their plans of going back to manufacturing consoles - that is, until now. Electronics news blog Pocket-Lint has the goods on what appears to be the new Sega console.


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It's called the Sega Zone, and it will launch along with 20 classic Sega titles, plus 30 more for added kicks - all from the publisher. 16 of those will be motion-controlled. For that, the package comes with two black Wiimote-like controllers with pretty much the same function.

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While it's a console in the strictest sense, it doesn't appear to be a legit entry into the 7th gen war, even with its blatant Wii-ness. The Sega Zone is to launch this summer, priced at about £50, or almost US$ 80.
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Re: New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby Darryl B. » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:52 pm

Weird news! Is it backwards compatible with anything?
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Re: New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby HiddenGremlin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:03 pm

That looks like utter garbage, the Sega Firecore is a better console.
I have one of those and it only ran me $25.

Firecore includes:
30 original Genesis built-in games and backwards compatiable with Genesis and Mega Drive titles, and soon it will have new 32-Bit Sega Firecore games.


Edit- I now laugh at my original statement because the stupid Firecore exploded. Cheap piece of junk.
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Re: New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby Zap! » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:35 pm

I'm not really sure what to make of this. Will this just be built-in games? The article almost makes it sound like more games will be coming. If so, does it have a cartridge port? Are the games original? How are the graphics? Genesis like? Dreamcast quality?
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Re: New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby nathanallan1 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:18 am

Been following this at atariage and sega-16, seems it's going to be a pretty crappy clone. I'm not holding my breath, and bet they will be at flea markets and thrifts relatively quickly. There was a similar thing at the Dollar General for $40 over Christmas, called the Game Zone, I hav read it's the same as that one just running Sega software.

I'll get it if I can get one cheap. Not at $80, that's for sure.
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Re: New Sega Zone system (Flashback-style)

Postby Zap! » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:23 am

nathanallan1 wrote:Been following this at atariage and sega-16, seems it's going to be a pretty crappy clone. I'm not holding my breath, and bet they will be at flea markets and thrifts relatively quickly. There was a similar thing at the Dollar General for $40 over Christmas, called the Game Zone, I hav read it's the same as that one just running Sega software.

I'll get it if I can get one cheap. Not at $80, that's for sure.


I need to find out more info on this before I decide to buy it or wait for the price to come down. If the games are all new and based on older Sega games, it could be ok.
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