I have one of these (in addition to the ninety-nine other Genesi I own) hooked up to my TV set right now.
I find the included games slightly funny. The first forty games are all gold star A+ titles like all the Sonic games, the Streets of Rage games, the Ecco games, the Golden Axe games, and the Vectorman games. Then the last forty games are solid crap that wasn't even on the Genesis like "checker," "color puzzle," "cross the road," "jewel magic," and "mr balls". Why did @tgames even include that crap?
The infra-red controllers are just as bad as every other infra-red controller. The old problem rears its ugly head. Lose the line of sight and lose control. Just throw these away and use official controllers.
The sound is terrible, agreed. Mono only being the first of many problems. The music is so bad, I mute the TV when I play this.
Genesis sound emulation is always a bitch. Even the official emulator on Dreamcast is pretty bad with sound.
I have the Dreamcast disc you're talking about, and that much is true. Sega's own efforts at emulating Genesis games for Dreamcast fell short especially concerning the sound effects; However
, that doesn't mean that Genesis sound emulation is always
a bitch. Consider that Steve Snake's Kega Fusion has had perfect sound emulation for years. Also, I find the sound in Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Gems collection for Gamecube to be top notch.
I feel obligated to mention what @tgames did right. Though the sound emulation leaves much to be desired, the video emulation is spot-on. The colors are crisp, bright, and clear even on the composite video cable.
Another pro for this device is the small form factor. The whole console is about the size of a Genesis cartridge. It really is that
My advice is to just buy a real Sega Genesis.