|The Arcade Ultimate is a stylish portable video game player loaded with 20 built-in 16-bit SEGA Genesis Games. A large 2.8” display makes for convenient handheld play. With the built-in rechargeable battery you can have hours of fun without having to buy expensive batteries. You can also plug the Arcade Ultimate directly into TV with the included AV cable for some big screen fun. The Arcade Ultimate also includes an SD Card Slot for additional games using SD Game Cards.|
Customer Reviews of Official SEGA Arcade Mini - LCD Handheld Portable Game System with 20 Built-In SEGA Genesis Games
brings back the childhood6/27/2012
If you're looking to play some of your childhood games from Sega, this is a cool little device to kill some time with.
My kids love it.6/14/2012
I am planing on purchasing another one. Kids fight over it to play
Sweet handheld emulator! I give it 8/10!12/30/2010
Accepts additional games via SD card!! Yaaay!! Mind you, this is *NOT* an entry-level system, where a ten-year-old can pop in the next game cartridge. Some familiarity with playing any PC-based game emulator is VERY important. Also, they don't tell you this in the ad, but the emulation is *not* 100% perfect. Perhaps some chips in the Genesis system are not fully emulated... Certain games WILL NOT run, including (but not limited to) Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Vectorman 1 & 2, The Lost Vikings, and ALL of the 32X games. Also, most of the EA NHL games keep locking up on me. However, Zombies Ate My Neighbors *will* run when you hook the system to a TV via the included RCA plug! I'm sure there's a highly technical reason why this is, but it's beyond me... At least 80% of games work, in my experience. ROM files *MUST* be in filename.bin format, not .smd or .zip format. Sorry, I can't send you ROMs. But just use Google/Bing/whatever to look up Genesis/Megadrive ROMs, and I'm sure you'll find more than enough to keep entertained. Don't bother trying to convert .smd files to .bin (unless no binary exists). These converted files almost NEVER work on the Gopher. One last tip, capitalize & shorten filenames (no symbols) for the sake of the menu. Mixing caps & lowercase adds blank spaces, and long filenames will already get cut off. I prefer to use "N" instead of "&" or "AND"... The screen is soft (LCD rainbows when you press on it) and could use protection. Buy a set of Nintendo DS screen shields, since they fit perfectly and you get a spare. Also, you may wanna buy a case. The construction feels a little flimsy, but I'm not complaining for under $45 delivered! Good battery life, 4+ hours, but dunno if you can find replacements anywhere... So keep cycling the battery, IMHO. We've all had a cell phone battery that just won't hold a charge after being kept in a drawer too long, yes...? Being able to play on a TV puts this system over the top as something I would recommend, despite its failure to run certain games. The previous version of this system didn't accept memory cards, so perhaps a future version will address greater compatibility. Still, this game is a solid 8 out of 10!!