While shopping at Target yesterday, I checked out all their goodies in their remodeled toy department. As I was looking for Star Wars figures, I came across something I've seen many times before. An Atari Joystick, complete with a mini game console that features 10 classic Atari games like Pitfall, Defender, and even arcade style games like Pole Position and Galaga. It runs on 4 AA batteries and plugs in the television rather conviently. They are pretty cheap, under $20. I've seen them at Toys 'R Us and other places but never thought to buy it, just because I only would like one or two of the games.
In the same endcap, there was something I didn't see before, a mini Sega Genesis console complete with 6 games. It was $29.99 and featured the same components as the Atari system above. The games caught my eye, especially Golden Axe, (one of my two fav classic arcade games) Sonic the Hedgehog, and Altered Beast. The other three were Kid Chameleon, Dr. Robotix Mean Bean Machine (a Tetris like game) and Flicker.
So I bought it, and I am hooked. I had a Sega Genesis, but never Golden Axe nor Sonic. The only thing I wish was included were instructions for the game (especially Kid Chameleon), but after tinkering around for a bit, you could figure out most of it.
I've seen Playstation and PS2 both feature compilation discs of classic games, but this system is a bit more unique. They also had some other classic system, that I never recognized (Toshi?) that featured games that looked rather familiar. Radica, is the company name that makes these nifty little devices. Anyone else have one of these systems or have any comments about them?