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Pros & Cons
on April 5, 2011
For retro-gamers feening for their 16 Bit era fix on their PC, Sega Genesis Classics Series (volumes 1-4) ain't a bad deal. But, be warned, emus (Kega Fusion, Gens 32) do a much better job. There are obvious PROS & CONS to going the Amazon Digital Download route.
Good selection of Genesis fan favorites, $7.50 for 10 games is a steal when compared to the Wii's Virtual Console prices ($6-$10 per individual game), controls easily map to USB gamepads (I use a Logitech Dual Action).
Steep system requirements (1.6GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 32MB video card for 16 Bit era games? WTF?), some really good games are still missing -like "Phantasy Star 4", will NOT run on Linux nor Mac.
So, as you can see, SGCS is quite a mixed bag. It's not bad, but there are better options floating around on the web. But if you have hang-ups regarding emus, it's nice to know that there is a decent alternative. Not as good, but decent.