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EA release new Mega Drive games

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
Screw you, I'm not calling it a Genesis.
Tec Toy Brazil is releasing a new Sega console, the Mega Drive 3, with 86 built-in games. It's got a very router-like design, with two Genesis controller ports on the front. Comes with two three-button controllers, which is really odd, considering the Master System 3 comes with six-button controllers, and looks more like an actual Genesis/Mega Drive. It has composite out as well.

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But here's the really interesting thing - four of the games are new. Tec Toy has licensed four EA games and ported them to the Mega Drive, which means official big-budget titles well after the death of the console in the West and Asia (sorry Beggar Prince). The games are Fifa 2008, Need for Speed Pro Street, The Sims 2, and Sim City - ports of mobile games, according to the text on the site (it says versão mobile). If you look at the full game list you'll see that a lot of these games are completely mysterious. Games like Aniversário or Aquaduto are likely simple original Brazilian Mega Drive games...we've discussed their original Master System games before, and I'd imagine this is more of the same. In fact, Aniversario and several others are actually on that SMS list as well, so they could just be straight ports. The list of official games is odd as well. Battle Golfer Yui, for instance! Or the horrifying Crystal's Pony Tale. There is unfortunately no price or release date listed, but I'll get more information as it develops. Thanks to Leonardo for the link and Portuguese help.

This actually has some additional implications. The Genie is going to be released in Brazil (more info here) at some point in the near future, and is mobile architecture-based. These ports show that Tec Toy is already building relationships with large publishers on the mobile front, and further that they are building up their infrastructure for ports. Will Genie games be ports, or originals? That's unclear, but the option is open for the Genie to actually have its own versions of games, rather than straight across dumping of mobile titles (this would allow for controls to be customized, since handsets are so different). Very interesting developments at Tec Toy these days.

Notes for the blogs who will run this story and who don't know who Tec Toy is: This console has built-in games only, there is no ability to play carts. Tec Toy is a Brazilian company with long ties to Sega, and has been their official distributer there for years, distributing the Saturn and Dreamcast officially in the region. They are currently working on a new console called the Genie. Please get the information right.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i wanted one of those new super thingys that plays like all the nes/snes and gensis games.

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    ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does this doodad just take normal Megadrive games then? Might be worth picking up if mine ever packs in; though it's still going strong at the moment.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does this doodad just take normal Megadrive games then? Might be worth picking up if mine ever packs in; though it's still going strong at the moment.

    Nope, just plays preloaded games.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Way to give the middle finger to the dev teams actually working on new Genesis(!) games that don't suck, i.e. Beggar Prince.

    They sure put enough work into it for it to deserve a wider audience.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Wait wait wait.

    You mean to tell me someone ported The Sims 2 to a 16-bit system?

    rofl

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Wait wait wait.

    You mean to tell me someone ported The Sims 2 to a 16-bit system?

    rofl

    Yeah, the cell phone version.

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