Hwlngmad Posted November 21, 2017 Share Posted November 21, 2017 Actually, it isn't strange at all. The game lineup of its predecessor, last year's Retro-Bit Generations, wasn't solidified until after the system was released. Initially, three Alfred Chicken games were part of the game selection, but the IP owner (for undisclosed reasons) had actually decided against having the games be included on the system. Presumably, later production of the system removed those three from the lineup, but I never investigated further to confirm. In any case, the Generations' final game list was so elusive that I took to begging other AtariAgers for help. I'd have given in and just bought one (to be returned to the store for a full refund in short order, since I did not want one at all) and grabbed the info myself had I ever seen one in my area. Come to think of it, even now, I don't think I ever confirmed which game on the retail release was the one that couldn't boot up. One person said it was game X, and another said it was game Y. Maybe they were both right, but had different revisions? It will be nice if they do some real quality control this time. They'll need it, what with the stronger competition in the market this year (no, of course I don't mean any of the NOAC-based plug-n-play money grabs that have been spewed onto store shelves in the past few months). By the way, the Super Retro-Cade's Japan-exclusive counterpart, the Retro-Bit Generations II (レトロビット・ジェネレーション２, distributed by Jnnex), came out on schedule at the end of October. Strangely enough, though, I still haven't found any gameplay footage uploaded by actual buyers. None of the Amazon.co.jp user reviews mention the game selection being different from what had been announced months in advance, though, so I assume nothing changed there. onmode-ky Well, it is a little bush-league to not have your final game list done until after you have started shipping. Just my opinion though. From what an early reviewer said, the emulation looks to be corrected and things are a lot better than the hot mess that was Generations. I will wait until I see some more reviews, but I might have to pick this up as if this thing can play games/ROMs as easily as the one reviewer did. Definitely that would make it worth $60 on top of the pretty solid game line up they have planned. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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