Sega Genesis Flashback

Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of the retro Nintendo consoles, Sega is jumping in on the bandwagon with the Sega Genesis Flashback. With the Genesis Flashback you get 85 titles (although some of the titles are kinda random additions). You'll of course be getting the classics like Sonic, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star titles which should make the Genesis fans happy. Unfortunately, the Sega Genesis Flashback seems like it need a little more polishing and the guys over at CNET weren't blown away by it.

 My entire childhood was spent in front of Sega systems. I got the Master System when I was recovering from appendicitis. I had the Genesis, the Sega CD and 32X, and the Saturn and Dreamcast. Even Game Gear. I've owned Genesis game compilations. I've downloaded Sega 3D Classics on the Nintendo 3DS. You get the idea.

I was really excited about the Sega Genesis Flashback: it's an HDMI-equipped nostalgia box for Sega games, and on paper it sounds like Sega's answer to the SNES Classic. And, even though it arrives in September -- along with a similar Atari Flashback model -- I got to play an early version of the system over the past week.

If only reality were as good as the fantasy.