hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Sega Genesis Beggar Prince on sale!
Yup, an actual new physical cart in 2006!!

1:41 PM on 05.28.2006 // Niero Desu

story02.gif Yup, it's true - somebody is actually selling a "new" Genesis game this week. Doesn't that make you feel confused and bewildered inside, like anything is possible and you could shit rainbows? But! It's not really a neeeeeew game (like every other web site that isn't doing their homework is touting) but instead an english translation of an old 1996 rpg that you can't play unless you can read stuff like 新乞丐王子. Our notes and where to buy it after the jump. By the way, can you spot me a $50? nbptitleeng.gif Good ol' wiki says "Beggar Prince (Chinese Xin Qigai Wangzi 新乞丐王子, literally "The New The Prince and the Pauper") is a Taiwanese game for Sega Mega Drive, originally released in 1996. An English translation of the game is currently in the works by American company Super Fighter Team, and began shipping to preorder customers on May 22, 2006. Beggar Prince is the first game for the Sega Genesis to be commercially released in the United States since 1998." Uh-huh. I have to give a standing ovation to these people. Not only do they release a second generation RPG Sega Genesis game today, but they have the COJONES to price it at the retail value of modern video games. WTF? If I'm gonna drop $50 on a genesis cart it's gonna be to ebay a sequel of Thunderforce I've been missing :) If this was under $26 bucks I might wager to impulse buy. The price is wrong, b1tch! I wanna support you, but whoa take it easy on my hard earned coffers! If you've got the disposable income here's where you can buy it and learn more about it - Want to follow in their footsteps? Here's how to make your own physical Genesis games. It looks like *mission*, no wonder these guys want fifty bucks. But when it's time to sell your work 5 years from now, please don't price it up there with God of War 4. Bonus Stage: Read an interview with the people behind this game here. What's notable about the interview is that they talk a lot about their decision to price it this way, so it's not like they aren't aware of THE PROBLEM. I wish they had just done it as a loss and tried to recoup some money by charging less, instead of trying to turn a profit. I'd be interested to know if it turns out to be a commercial success. I personally have a genesis, but I'm sure I'm in the 1% of gamers who lovingly kept theirs (or rebought it in their mid 20's with the sega cd and every game they ever wanted after getting a real job, cough cough)

Niero Desu, Blogsmith
 Follow Blog + disclosure destructoid Tips
Top 10 things you didn't know about me: (1) I'm a volunteer English teacher on weekends, (2) my first real job was drawing comics for a major newspaper, (3) my favorite console is the Super Ninte... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

Status updates from C-bloggers

Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
As I leave to go home to a meal of chili mac and possibly to watch Alien 3, I leave you with this thought: Farts.
Torchman avatarTorchman
Question: What are the Persona Classics dlc sets like for Dancing All Night? Because I'm half interested, but if the characters used for the costumes aren't the best then eh... I know Nanako has a Aegis costume iirc but that's about it.
DeNA boss says that the Nintendo mobile games are coming soon. Hurry up and reveal the damn thing so I can know if I should be excited, interested, or disappointed?
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
There's a tumor going around the Episode II of Zeldas is getting a remaster. Meanwhile, Link's Awakening 3D would have been appreciated much more. [img][/img]
CoilWhine avatarCoilWhine
I was playing MGSV, doing a Mine Clearing Side Op and saw a bear. I pelted it with tranq bullets, few seconds later it ran into a mine and blew up, alerting the enemies in the process. Holy shit I love this game.
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
Nintendo giveth, and Nintendo taketh away. Now coming next Thursday!
gajknight avatargajknight
The wait for Dragon Quest Heroes is killing me. AR challenges in Arkham Knight do not fill the void! Not even Cat-woman's nice butt can fill the void. These 3 days will be a trial. :(
BaronVonSnakPak avatarBaronVonSnakPak
A client tipped me $50 today at a job site, which lead to me only spending $10 + tax for Dragon Quest Heroes. Slime time baby.
ChrisHannard avatarChrisHannard
Glory to The Many. The Many sings to us.
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
Daily VGM #22 (Witcher 2) - Pam Pa Ram (The Witcher 3) [youtube][/youtube] Instant classic 10/10. It's a travesty it wasn't included in the soundtrack. Maybe CDPR is preparing for a special second disc release? I sure hope
Oh, look at that, the rough draft I choose not to delete of this paper I need to do! I can keep adding to that instead of starting over and getting frustrated and quitting. What a novel concept!
Jiraya avatarJiraya
Boys & Girls Whatcha doing ? Have you watched Shimoneta ? GO SEE IT [img][/img]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
And speaking of Yo-Kai Watch, it sounds like the demo's out!
El Dango avatarEl Dango
Hello, Thomas. I see you're looking at our fine selection of quickposts. Do they please you?
OrochiLeona avatarOrochiLeona
Overwatch Beta livestreaming Thursday. All aboard the AWESOME train. CHOO! CHOO!
PSISomething avatarPSISomething
EXTREMELY SPOOPY TRAILER [youtube][/youtube]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
I'm coming to realize my time off from blogging has made the progress I made at being succinct fade away into nothingness, as the world will see in about an hour. I also made Valkyrie Drive's boobs even more boring at Japanator last night! Somehow.
Apparently, Kero Blaster got an update... Neat.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
[url=""]Deus Ex: Revision is now a thing that's on Steam for free [img][/img][/url]
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -