/ 9 years ago
So I posted licensed handheld systems that were not so successful throughout the years for my last previous post. Now I am posting some 3rd party / non licenses handhelds that you may not even know exist!
Yes, this is in fact a portable NES! This plays full size NES cartridges and Famicom cartridges as well. I would have killed for one of these back in the day but one thins sucks about this… NES carts, not exactly very portable.
Here is another portable NES, the 2nd version of the unit posted above. What sets this one aside is that it also has wireless controls, a wireless light zapper and the ability to hook it up to your TV. So not only is it portable, but it also can act as a regular system!
Is this a fat Nintendo DS? No, this is a handheld SNES! Yeah, very similar to the portable NES units above this can play SNES and Super Famicom carts. SNES carts are a little more portable than NES carts, but this system is THICK! It is bigger than a NDSi XL and probably about 4 times as thick. Good luck putting that in your pocket unless you are still rocking JNCO pants.
Sega Genesis handheld, which doesn’t make too much sense since unlike the systems above, Sega put out a portable Genesis (see previes blog post). I wonder if the battery life is any better on this unit though.
This unit right here I am unsure if it is licensed or not. By the looks of the packaging and the included games this is either licensed, or a company that is looking forward to geting sued real quick. This unit DOES NOT have a cartridge port but has 20 good Sega Genesis games built into it to play. So, this unit is more “portable” than the others, but you are ver limited on what you can play. At least it has Sonic and Knuckles.
A PSP! Wait, nope. This is a fake PSP clone that does not play PSP games. You can use this to play MP3s, Videos and what we care about here… GAMES! This unit can run NES, SNES, GENESIS, and a bunch of other game emulators. The issue I have with this unit is the fact that it is $125. You can get a used PSP for under $100 and put emulators on it and still play PSP games if you want. There is no need for this unit at all.
/ 9 years ago
With the memorable release date of 9/9/99 the Dreamcast hit store shelves in the USA. I remember there was quite a bit of buzz about it and could not wait to get my hands on one! I remember walking through the perfume wreaked halls of the local Macy’s to play the Dreamcast demo unit that they had on display.
It was a smaller counter top version than the one above and I would make sure to go into Macy’s every time I hit up the mall until release. I remember me and my older brother got the Dreamcast as a VERY early Christmas gift. We would usually ask for one big gift each year with Dreamcast being one, Snes being another, and Turbo Grafx 16 being the other system that I can remember getting.
Sonic Adventures was and still is an excellent game. Anyone that had a Dreamcast knows this, but my favorite game was BLUE STINGER!
Blue Stinger was a 3rd person sci-fi game that looked BEAUTIFUL for it’s time!
Other Dreamcast items of interest I found:
The Resident Evil system! Sega put out ALOT of different Dreamcast consoles (mostly in Japan of course) but this one hit shores here as well. Thing that sucks is that most Dreamcast variants were just a different color and a different box just as this one is. I wanted it back then since I am a huge RE fan but looking back, I see that it was nothing special.
A decent lot for sale. Price is not bad but game selection is a little lacking but at least it has Sonic Adventures and Crazy Taxi 1 & 2!
A cheap system posted up. Looks like you can get them pretty cheap on eBay if your just looking for a system with a game or 2.
Ok, I found 1 Dreamcast item that I did not know existed until today (since it is a JP exclusive that’s not surprising) and thought it was hilarious!
Yeah! Karaoke adapter! I just read up that the unit used to use some dial up service (that was in Japan only and is long dead) to get the songs but from what I read it seems like it doesn’t store the songs or come with songs making this unit completely useless outside of just a collection piece. Pretty interesting to see that this was actually made though.
This one I just posted for pure comedy…
Ok, can anyone tell me what is wrong with this image? They listed this image in the auction to show that the unit has been “Tested and works!”. I must have missed the day they released Zelda for the Dreamcast! Not to mention that the html code for the austion was posted and looks awful, yet people still bid on it… Great work guys!