Revive Those Repressed Sega Genesis Memories With 16-bit Blaze Portable Game Player

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If you weren't lucky enough to have an SNES back in the '90s, and were instead stuck with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis), the Blaze 16-bit handheld will bring a flood of those memories back to the surface and them some. The controller setup is even the same, complete with the Start button switching that made fighters like Street Fighter 2 impossible to play. Blaze is a fraction of the size of the original Genesis, and comes preloaded with 20 games. Some of them are actually pretty good.

The Blaze is loaded with Sonic and Knuckles, Golden Axe, Shinobi, Ecco the Dolphin, Alex Kidd - Enchanted Castle, Alien Storm Altered Beast, Arrow Flash, Crackdown, Decap Attack, Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Ecco Junior, Flicky, Gain Ground, Jewel Master, Kid Chameleon, Sonic Spinball and Shadow Dancer. I said some. [Crowded Brain]

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platypus222
Platypus Man

Both systems were good on their own merits. However, with things like how the SNES version of Mortal Kombat had no blood and the Genesis version had lots of it, it started Nintendo down the whole "kiddy" road that it's been in ever since... They have Mario and Zelda (and all the RPGs back then), but if you want blood and gore and an "adult" system, you should go with another system...

That said, I had an SNES and I loved it, but the Genesis definitely had several good games and was a decent system. But yeah, I can't imagine playing SF2 with the 3-button controller. The 6-button was great, but the 3?

@BostonPimpDaddy: Yes. Emulators rock.