Coleco’s New Sega Handheld Reviewed by RetroThing
Remember all those rumors about a new handheld gaming system from Sega? Well, it turns out that they weren’t completely false. As I suspected, the new handheld is basically a portable version of those TV Games devices.
The Coleco Sonic handheld (also known as the Play Pal in Canada) features 20 classic SEGA titles from the old 8-bit and Game Gear era, including:
My friends over at RetroThing got their hands on this new handheld device from Coleco and were kind enough to fill us in on the details.
“The LCD screen is very responsive for gaming, good enough to even make out the tiny text in RPG games. Possibly my favorite feature is that plugging in an A/V cable (included) lets you connect the game to a TV for full-screen gaming. The TV output may be the best that I’ve seen in a device of this nature – good solid color, reliable response time. Some of the games don’t look too great on the big screen, but that’s due to some of these titles originally being designed in low res.”