The Awful AtGames Genesis Clone Console Is Getting Another Reboot. And It Looks Good!

Dear AtGames, If at first, you don’t succeed

I know, I know. I’m a little late to the party on this, but I just decided it was interesting. The terrible AtGames Sega Genesis clone console is getting another reboot this year. This one might actually be worth your while.

The NES Classic is done with, it’s over. No hope left unless you turn to eBay or something. The SNES Classic will likely suffer the same fate if it’s real. We’ll see at E3 this year I guess. AtGames may have a fun solution for you though. They’re re-releasing the Sega Genesis clone console. This one is to be nothing like its brothers in the same namesake and is actually modeled after the Sega Genesis 1 system.

The Games

It’s said to feature as many as 85 games, with 44 of them being real Genesis games as well as a slew of the normal homebrew featured on so many of AtGames’ consoles before. Here’s the full breakdown of the decent games on the system.

  • Mortal Kombat I, II, III
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Altered Beast
  • Golden Axe
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Arrow Flash
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Chakan: The Forever Man
  • Columns
  • Columns III
  • ComixZone
  • Crack Down
  • DecapAttack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Jewel Master
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III
  • Ristar
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman
  • Shining Force: the Legacy of Great Intention
  • Vectorman 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Shining Force II: the Ancient Seal
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Super Thunder Blade

That’s right, you get the Mortal Kombat games and all of the Phantasy Star games on this one. That almost makes the MSRP of $85 worth it. The system will also allow the use of real Genesis carts if there are a few games on the system you just have to play that were sadly omitted.

Additionally, they included a pair of 2.4GHz wireless controllers in this one. But you can just throw those out.

What are the chances of you grabbing one of these when it releases this September? Is the MSRP too much for you to drop or do you not have enough nostalgia for the Genesis to justify it? Let us know in the comments.

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Living in St.John's Newfoundland, Dave has been a gamer all of his life. Starting with the NES and working both backwards and forwards, he intends to play the new along with the old!