Though they may not want to admit it publically, there are Genesis owners out there pondering the possibility of buying a 32X. Some want it for completion purposes, and some want to play the handful of quality titles it has (yes, there’s actually a handful. Then again, I have big hands, so it might just be me). Considering how common the system is and how unwanted many of the games are, it’s actually quite easy to get started with it. To that end, we’ve compiled a handy little guide to get the fence sitters going. Read on and spread the mushroom love!
Tag: Buyer’s Guides
Power Base Converter Buyer’s Guide
Thinking of getting into collecting Master System games but have no room on your shelf for the console? Genesis owners have a great option with Sega’s Power Base Converter. Essentially piggy-backing the Master System on the new 16-bit hardware, it allows gamers to continue to enjoy Sega’s 8-bit goodness without having to swap out another console. There are several versions available, so it’s important to know which one fits your particular Genesis model. For that reason, staff writer Carl-Johan Brax has compiled a handy buyer’s guide for those looking for the right model to fit their Genesis, so read the full article and find out which converter suits you best.
Shopping for Genesis on Craig’s List
With all the retro gaming madness that has gripped people over the last few years, it’s becoming increasingly harder for gamers to fill out the holes in their collections without being gouged by store owners looking to land eBay prices. Aside from flea markets and thrift stores, one viable option is the ever-growing Craig’s List, which allows people to meet up with others in their area to buy and sell items. Like any other avenue for transactions, it’s open to its share of horror stories, but if used right, you can actually land a good number of games without having to pay for shipping. Staff writer David Childers has compiled a handy guide for using Craig’s list, so read the full article and get ready to go looking for that holy grail!
Tech Talk: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genesis
Every so often, Sega-16 gets a few emails by people just starting out with a Genesis. To help them out, we’ve compiled an excellent beginner’s guide to the console that answers the most basic questions, as well as some of the more complex issues. It’s a must-read for newcomers, and I’m sure even the veterans might learn a thing or two!
Genesis Accessory & Peripheral Guide
Like any other successful console, the Genesis had its fair share of peripherals. Here at Sega-16, we’ve tried to track down as many as possible. We’ll be adding more to this list as controllers, extensions, adapters, and other do-hickeys are found and documented. If you have any pics of items not featured here, feel free mention them here and we’ll make sure they’re included!