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|Dreamcast features include 128-bit performance from a reduced instruction set computing (RISC) central processor, an independent 3D graphics engine and a dedicated 3D sound chip.Dreamcast uses a Visual Memory System (VMS) with a built-in LCD screen. Gamers can choose plays in sports games or plan offensive moves in RPG games without their challengers clueing in. You can also save special characters, moves or teams to the VMS, and swap info with your fellow Dreamcast owners by connecting your VMS card to theirs.|
|Product Name||Sega Dreamcast|
|UPC||000910611075, 040009276785, 4974365211004, 7543873242311|
|Product Line||Sega Dreamcast|
|Device Input Support||Game pad|
|Video Color Output||Color|
|MIDI Channels Number||64|
|Sound Processor||Yamaha AICA 67 MHz|
|Audio Output Support||Stereo|
|Power & Battery|
|CPU||Hitachi SH-4 200 MHz|
|CPU Performance||360 MIPS|
|Video Outputs||Composite Video, S-Video|
|Ram Capacity||16 MB|
|Voltage||AC 120 V ± 10% ( 60 Hz )|
|Fill-Rate||200 million pixels/sec|
|Memory Capacity||8 MB|
|Input Features||4-way menu button, LCD screen, Trigger|
Average review score based on 73 user reviews
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The Sega Dreamcast...Sega's last console which has been marked as "the most innovative console to date." The Dreamcast is responsible for starting on-line gaming as we know it today. Granted, the system is no longer supported for online gaming by Sega, but it definitely has great software titles to keep it in the "must have" category.
The Dreamcast uses a proprietary disc drive known as a GD-ROM; meaning that each disc can hold up to 1 GB of storage. That's slightly more than a standard CD. The machine itself is well crafted and designed. The system feels solid and not as flimsy as most before it. The 128-bit processor was the first of its kind; which was combined with a PowerVR graphics processor that was significantly better than the Sony PlayStation and N64; it's only competition at the time. Only when the PS2 was released did Sega mention it couldn't compete and left the hardware scene.
Interestingly, over 500,000 units were sold within the first year of production. Over 230,000 with in the first few weeks of being released. But what makes the Dreamcast interesting is its library of hit titles. Sega was about fun and every game title for the Dreamcast is fun to play if even for a short while. Games like Tokyo Xtreme Racer, Sega Bass Fishing, Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, and Rush 2049 are highlights of the system's library. Not to mention the return of Sonic in Sonic Adventure; the console's highest selling title.
Accessories were nothing short on the console. The standard controllers are comfortable even when they look bulky. These controllers offered the first analog left and right trigger buttons long before XBOX was released. And they can take a beating too! Other accessories you will want look for are the fishing controller, light gun, and arcade joystick. One of the more interesting accessories is the VMU. This memory card device contains its own screen, game pad and buttons, and can be used as a stand-alone game system. Each VMU can store up to 200 blocks of game data. Sports game players beware as a single sports title can hog a single memory card. Other rare accessories are a VGA Adapater (where the Dreamcast really looks its best) and broadband adapter that replaces the now-outdated modem.
Whether you are into sports, racing, adventure, action, arcade, simulation, RPGs, or a mixture of all the above, the Dreamcast is one console that is sure to fill the bill. And the Dreamcast is a very durable system that is sure to entertain for years to come.
The Sega Dreamcast :) I remember purchasing this system when it first came out in the United States and I must say that it was one of the greatest purchases I have ever made. Tons of nearly perfect arcade games can be found on the Dreamcast and all that I have played did not lose anything and still have great replay value. This system was way ahead of it's time and even though it lacked third-party support, Sega came out swinging with some of the best line-up of games that I have ever played on any new system. 2K sports in my opinion jumped ahead of EA sports games by at least a couple of years. The introduction on NFL 2k and NBA 2k just blew all other games on any other platform away with incredible graphics and amazing play. Another great game on this system is Soul Calibur. I know this title is on other platforms but the speed of the game along with many other factors are the best on the dreamcast. Besides Mario 64 on the N64, one of the best games ever made for the system if not the best game would have to be SHENMUE. If you don't own a dreamcast and if you have never played one before, it is a great investment. As other reviews have stated, you can find them used for around $15.00 to $30.00 and there are tons out there along with new ones from around $100.00 to $300.00 You can't go wrong with this system. Even though it was only supported for approximately 2 years in the US, it's library is deep consisting of well over 750 games. The dreamcast introduced the us to the VMU (visual memory unit) For the sports fans, this is a big deal. This gives you the ability to call plays from your controller instead of posting it on the screen. This really makes things so much more competitive and the ability of "stealing" plays is no longer an issue. This was so creative and it is also used as a memory card as well. You can even take the VMU on road trips because it can be used to play mini games that are downloaded from the main games. The Sega Genesis is an awesome system and still one of my favorites today but the Dreamcast just took gaming to a whole new level. It's very disappointing that the system did not stay main stream for longer than the couple of years that it did because it had unlimited potential. After all the add-ons with the Genesis that upset many Sega fans, Sega finally got it right with the Dreamcast but many people were afraid to give it a shot after all the previous failures, excluding the Sega Saturn. Another great system, just had componets that made it harder for game developers to produce games and of course the trust factor was lost with those previous fans that drifted to Nintendo and Sony. In my opinion, if Sega would have added a dvd drive to the Dreamcast, the PS2 and Sony, even with all the third-party support would have had a major battle on their hands and I think Sega would have came out on top. Also, these systems are built to last. I have had my Dreamcast since 1999 and it still runs like new in 2011. You just can't go wrong with this system and as stated in one of the other reviews......"IT HAS SOUL" And that is such a true statement. The system will make you put all your other systems down once you start playing it. It's just that awesome. I like and enjoy playing all the other systems that are out on the market today, but the Dreamcast gets the most play of them all with the Wii coming in second. Just hoping that Sega would give it one more run with one more system.
This is the greatest console I've owned. In 1999 the Dreamcast was the most wanted gaming device for me ever and it did not disappoint. Games like Virtua Fighter 3tb, Soul Calibur, Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver, Shenmue, Phantasy Star Online, Quake 3 Arena, Sonic Adventure, Spawn, and so many more made this a perfect lineup in its short life that hit all of the bases. Its like having a perfect arcade console in your own home. Plus with optional VGA output, 24 bit color, and hardware based Anti-Aliasing the games hold up better today than Playstation 2, particularly on HDTVs. It may be "retro" (although its only one console generation old) but if you are on the fence buy one and you wont regret it. No messy OS to figure out, online multiplayer for several games (servers still active on some of them), no day one dlc, no drm, no patches to fix games that werent ready to ship, games dont all cost $60+. The games are just plain fun and thats been lost on the current generation consoles and will be more so on next generation.
I really like the Sega Dreamcast, it offers some great games that were instant classics the day they were released. However, it suffers from some things that any console recalled after a single year will suffer from.
-Lack of variety in games. While the few games that were released for it were good, they were very few.
-Lack of support for it. Sega went under, they no longer support this system.
-Low interest. Few people have ever played one. I can tell you though, that Rush 2049 is a game worth buying an entire console for.
I bought this console for an incredibly good price (About $40) and it came with two controllers, and a memory card, and all the cables! If you or a friend are a sega fanboy, I highly recommend buying this for them.
Don't forget Rush 2049 though ;)
I brought our fourth Dreamcast because of my son's love for the console. He wanted it strictly to play Project: Justice. The game was not working on my own console, but plays flawlessly on his. While the graphics aren't of the PS3/Xbox 360 quality, it wasn't supposed to be in the first place. The system itself is not dated by not being able to take advantage of the Internet (as far as I know) for multi-player games. I always found the controller to be a bit cumbersome, but it does have to accomodate the Virtual Memory Unit/VMU. The VMU itself was pretty much genius.