The System Itself
Mine is a little scratched up from the previous owner(s), but ignoring all that, this thing's kind of ugly. When I got my Genesis I made sure to get the Model 2 because I thought the original was also bloody ugly. There is a SMS remodel, but it's rarer and also doesn't play card games. There's also a converter for playing SMS games on a Genesis, but it only works on the Model 1 Genesis. Plus, I scored a great deal on an eBay auction for my system and fifteen games including Phantasy Star and Golvellius. So, the ugly model it was.
Anybody notice something about this thing? You have the control pad, and two face buttons called 1 and 2... notice something's missing? That's right, there's no Pause button! It's on the console!
This means if you have to Pause your game, you have to take your eyes of the screen and reach over to the console, and press the Pause button on it. At least my TurboGrafx and its three-foot controller cord got me used to keeping a game system right next to me.
I photographed five games for a reason: they all look the same. Every game cartridge is black with a red and white-gridded sticker (except for Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, which is blue. Can't say why) with the game's name. Kind of dull.
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