Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player arriving November 13, 2012

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season is another handheld system for people who would rather have something retro instead of a 3DS or PS Vita. Introducing, At Games’ Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player. That’s quite a mouthful, but considering this is a handheld console with 80 included games and a SD card slot to acquire and play even more games, I’d say it merits a big name.

The Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player just kind of snuck up on us, release-wise. It looks to be about the size of a Game Gear, only with a bigger screen (2.8″), a rechargeable battery and more buttons, naturally. When it shows up on November 13, 2012, people can pay $59.99 to get it and the 80 pre-loaded games.

The full list of included games is available in the Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player’s manual on the At Games website. I’ll list some of the best ones included below.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Bonanza Bros
  • Columns
  • Columns 3
  • Comix Zone
  • Decap Attack
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  • Ecco Jr.
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Dr. Robotnick’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman 2

The rest of the 40 games are “arcade” and “brain training” games that were never on the Sega Genesis.

The big hubbub is that the Sega Channel exclusive Mega Man: The Wily Wars is among the 80 included games. As a Sega Channel game, it meant it was only available to people who subscribed to the Sega cable channel and hooked it up to their Genesis. You couldn’t play it otherwise. Well, if you were in Europe or Japan you could since it got a physical release there, but here you couldn’t. It’s a big selling point for classic game fans.

What I’m wondering is, where are all the RPGs? If this had all three Genesis Phantasy Star games, I’d be all over it.

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