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Since we’d talked about them so much, we thought that we’d start a few episodes on those mini consoles. Since I’d been writing about them recently, I thought that we should do an episode or two on them.
in case you’re wanting to read what I had to say about them, click here for those blog posts
We’d also brought up the concept of mini consoles with Chief in a recent episode. That segment may or may not have prompted this discussion.
In this first episode, I gave Squidge a challenge:
Imagine that you have an unlimited budget (to deal with licensing issues), go through the games on the Mega Drive Mini and replace the ones that you’ll never play with ones from your dream line up
And that’s precisely what we did. We each went away, looked at the line up of the games on the UK Mega Drive Mini, listed the ones we wouldn’t want, and came up with a list of replacements. The only caveat being that I didn’t see Squidge’s list before we recorded, but he saw mine.
I’m not going to lie, the idea for this episode was totally influenced by Arcade Attack’s episode on the same subject
here’s a link to that episode - from May 2018
but I think you’ll agree that our dream line-ups differ.
But before we got started on the actual game swappage
that’s a word, right?
we discussed the hardware in the Mega Drive, and how it was just a re-dressed Amiga.
In a slight break from the norm, the rest of the show notes will be the list of games that we swapped out during this episode.
If you can be a shark, be a shark!
Our Dream Mega Drive / Genesis Mini
|Original||Squidge’s Replacement||Jay’s Replacement|
|Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle||Keep||Keep|
|Beyond Oasis||Keep||Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker|
|Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse||Keep||Rolling Thunder 2|
|Columns||Keep||Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin|
|Contra: Hard Corps||Keep||Keep|
|Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine||Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker||Streets of Rage|
|Dynamite Headdy||Keep||NBA Jam Tournament Edition|
|Ecco the Dolphin||Keep||Klax|
|Eternal Champions||Remove||Shadow of the Beast II|
|Ghouls ‘n Ghosts||Keep||Keep|
Remember that this is just part one of our dream line up, we still have half of the list to cover
that’ll be part two
And we’re also going to do the same with the PlayStation Classic
that’ll be part three
They’re all recorded, but I’m really interested to hear which games would be in your list. Let us know either on here, over on Twitter or on our Facebook page
External Links of Interest
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- Arcade Attack’s Similar Episode
- Arcade Attack’s Dream Mega Drive Line-up
- Sega Genesis Mini Tier List - All 42 Games RANKED - G to The Next Level
- Altered Beast – Zeus, Save Your Own Damn Daughter! by Squidge
- Contra WITH LYRICS - Brentafloss
- The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt
- Resident Evil Zero - Save Room Theme by Mono Memory
- Golden Axe – So shiny… I want one! by Squidge
- Mini Console Dream Line Ups
Links to the music used in the podcast can be found below. Definitely check them out, because they're amazing tracks by awesome musicians.
- Intro music is Behind the Lines by Ian Sutherland
- Spoiler Break music is Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix) by Foniqz (BandCamp)
- Pallet Cleanser music is Breath Deep Breath Clear (Wu Chi) by Siobhan Dakay
- Outro Music is I N e e d Y o u 私の側て by G.H (removed from BandCamp)
Games CoveredWe mentioned 49 games in this podcast. In the following order, those games where:
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Super Meat Boy
- Alisia Dragoon
- Alien 3
- Metroid (series)
- Altered Beast
- Streets of Rage
- Beyond Oasis
- The Legend of Zelda (series)
- Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Road Rash
- Super Hang-On
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
- Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
- Wolfenstein 3D
- Comix Zone
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
- Sonic Mania
- Streets of Rage 2
- Streets of Rage 3
- Dynamite Headdy
- NBA Jam Tournament Edition
- Earthworm Jim
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Eternal Champions
- Mortal Kombat (series)
- Shadow of the Beast II
- Ghouls 'n Ghosts
- Golden Axe
- Golden Axe 2
- Golden Axe 3
- Gunstar Heroes
- Banjo Kazooie
- Kid Chameleon