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Which Flashbacks are you interested in?

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× 12 (34.29%) Atari 2600

× 5 (14.29%) Atari 5200

× 8 (22.86%) Intellivision

× 3 (8.57%) Colecovision

× 26 (74.29%) Sega Genesis

× 5 (14.29%) Bonus: click here if you buy them for replacement controllers


  • Added 12-15-2014 05:04 PM
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A few weeks ago I drove all over town to find a Dollar General so I could pick up their exclusive versions of these Flashback consoles...



The exclusiveness means they got one extra game. Now I'm no Colecovision guy, but this looks like a crap selection of games. I think all of their good games were 3rd party. For the Intellivision though, there are some really rare games on there that literally run hundreds of dollars each. Plus if you go to the Intellivision website, you can buy the extra overlays or a cool signed sleeve.

So I was wondering, is anyone but me buying these?
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When I was a kid I had an Atari 2600 and a sega genesis, but I wouldn't buy either console now
I have the Genesis one. And it is awesome because 1) Wireless controllers and 2) CARTRIDGE SLOT!!!!!!

If the Intellivision, Atari, or Colecovisions did that, they would so be bought!!!
Yeah that cartridge slot is a game changer. Pretty sure the reason it's not on these is because they are emulated and all on a chip. The Atari Flashback 2 apparently had the real chip and perfect controllers. I need to get that one still.
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My best friend's wife recently bought the Atari versions. They tried to play it hoping it would bring back memories. Instead they turned it off and started playing the new Borderlands. They said they had gotten spoiled with better graphics and the pixels weren't doing it for them anymore. I think I would play an old school Nintendo or Super Nintendo if I had to, especially the Castlevanias, Zeldas, and Metroids.
This is neat, but I can buy one of those plug and play bootlegs that used to be popular in the mid 2000's for about $30 dollars cheaper. Still cool.
Also an NES or SNES version of this would be fantastic.
Also an NES or SNES version of this would be fantastic.
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Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
But, the NES/SNES or the NES/SNES/Genesis consoles do not have built in games. So, they are just replacement consoles, as opposed to the flashback consoles with 65-95 games installed, and the Genesis, 80 games plus a cartridge slot.
But, the NES/SNES or the NES/SNES/Genesis consoles do not have built in games. So, they are just replacement consoles, as opposed to the flashback consoles with 65-95 games installed, and the Genesis, 80 games plus a cartridge slot.
Originally Posted by futiles
Plus Gensis games are great to collect because they are cheap and in good shape because of the cases they came in where very sturdy (til later when they went to cardboard).
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Has anyone heard of the Ouya? I have one collecting dust. Supposedly it is a great emulator console, meaning you can download their emulators and use ROMS found on the internet to play anything from any console. You can use a Xbox 360, PS3, or the Ouya's own controller to play them, I doubt the original ones work though.

The one game I want to play the most on the SNES is Earthbound. I however don't have the money to afford it. $120+ is a little too steep for me to buy a cartridge.
Has anyone heard of the Ouya? I have one collecting dust. Supposedly it is a great emulator console, meaning you can download their emulators and use ROMS found on the internet to play anything from any console. You can use a Xbox 360, PS3, or the Ouya's own controller to play them, I doubt the original ones work though.

The one game I want to play the most on the SNES is Earthbound. I however don't have the money to afford it. $120+ is a little too steep for me to buy a cartridge.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray
I thought the Ouya was an Android based device, maybe I'm wrong & it's Linux. Those emulators have the same legality problems as the PC ones (as in they aren't legal). I think if you want to play Earthbound the cheapest legal method is it's available WiiU store. Of course if you don't have a WiiU its not really cheaper is it?
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Has anyone heard of the Ouya? I have one collecting dust. Supposedly it is a great emulator console, meaning you can download their emulators and use ROMS found on the internet to play anything from any console. You can use a Xbox 360, PS3, or the Ouya's own controller to play them, I doubt the original ones work though.

The one game I want to play the most on the SNES is Earthbound. I however don't have the money to afford it. $120+ is a little too steep for me to buy a cartridge.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray
I have an Ouija, it's the ultimate in flashback access...
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I have an OnLive that collects dust, I figured the Quija would, too.
Probably just the Genesis. But I have become an achievement/trophy snob and don't see myself using it. New Super Mario Bros Wii was the last game I played without achievements.
Originally Posted by futiles
I have two of them - one of them was absolute garbage. The graphics were miscolored, the controllers wouldn't work unless you were 3ft away and aiming directly at the console. BUT, the other works wonderful. Same ones too. Bought them at the same time. Oh well, whatever.
Really I agree with LordCabelo13. If I can't play the meta-game inside the game I tend to not invest much time into it. I have games on Steam that don't have achievements that I have played but not finished. Games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Far Cry 2 & 3. I put a bunch of hours into them but for some reason my motivation dwindles near the end.

There are older games though that have been re-released with achievements. Pac-Man and Sega even have collections. I could see myself buying those games before buying the original console with the handful of games I want.
Really I agree with LordCabelo13. If I can't play the meta-game inside the game I tend to not invest much time into it. I have games on Steam that don't have achievements that I have played but not finished. Games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Far Cry 2 & 3. I put a bunch of hours into them but for some reason my motivation dwindles near the end.

There are older games though that have been re-released with achievements. Pac-Man and Sega even have collections. I could see myself buying those games before buying the original console with the handful of games I want.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray
Fallout 3 had achievements...

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