A few friends have received the MEGASD today on the mail, and it looks like the news are not that great. People are complaining about the sound on the system. To this moment I have two people that mentioned no sound on all SEGA CD games, and one reported no sound on SEGA Genesis games, plus Mega Drive games do not load. It looks like the TerraOnion MEGA SD is off to a bad start. One of these friends said he does not recommend the MEGA SD to anyone, it’s been a hassle to him to make the thing work properly. I have never seen people complain about the Everdrive, and this is supposed to be better.
I have not purchased one, because it is quite expensive and I rather get my third Commodore Amiga computer on my collection than this and they would be pretty much the same price, LOL!
In all seriousness, I will keep an eye on this development and report it right here for you!
8bits4ever, the famed retro computer hardware developer from Europe has done it again with another fantastic product at a really affordable price point. Famous on the MSX scene by their Carnivore cartridges, 8bits4ever just announced the SX-1 Mini, a MSX2+ FPGA system for the MSX aficionados (like me!).
We’ve purchase their MSX products before and we are absolutely pleased with the quality and reliability of their products, and we strongly recommend 8bits4ever for anyone looking into the MSX platform as a hobby (like me!). With original MSX, MSX2 and MSX2+ systems from the 80’s and 90’s getting into unbelievable prices everywhere, you can pre-order this beauty right now at 8bits4ever official website for a fraction of the cost of an used machine that will honestly lack reliability in the long term.
This is what their website says:
What everyone was waiting for finally is here. An excellent solution for people that want to enjoy SEGA CD on real SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive consoles, without the need of the clunky and defective-prone SEGA CD unit from SEGA.
Terraonion just announced their MEGA SD FPGA cartridge, that allows for you to do just that. Slip a few SEGA CD ISOs inside the MEGA SD cartridge via a microSD card, and put the MEGA SD on your SEGA Genesis and you are ready to go!