Arcade Classic

From Sega Retro


This clone's most commonly used name seems to be the "Firecore". AtGames makes a lot of Mega Drive consoles, so the current title just sounds very vague and a little redundant at this point. The Mega Drive Firecore Portable Player should probably also be moved to the "Gopher" or something similar, since that seems to be its most commonly used name now. I won't move them yet to prevent confusion, so this is basically a "request". --User:PC2

It's only called the Firecore in the US. In Asia and Europe it's the Mega Drive Video Game Console. We need packaging images from more regions to decide on a title for the Gopher. - Hivebrain 11:28, 1 March 2011 (CST)
AtGames themselves call the system the Arcade Classic. Though having said that there appears to be two consoles - an older one with wired controllers and a newer one with wireless ones. -Black Squirrel 06:48, 2 March 2011 (CST)
The Firecore/Arcade Classic appears to be a newer model with wireless control pads, which explains the name change. There's also some suggestion of it using SD cards, although the instruction manual doesn't mention it. - Hivebrain 11:51, 2 March 2011 (CST)
Okay so from what I gather "Firecore" is the name of the "operating system" (?) - the software behind the menu and possibly the Mega Drive emulator, not the console itself (and is built-in to numerous AtGames consoles, not just this one).
Apparently Firecore is a trademark of "Digital Media Cartridge Ltd.", a Chinese company. Info. This is about the only constant that exists among all the "consoles on a chip" - I assume the actual manufacturing and design is done by AtGames but things like the Retro Gen have had no input from AtGames at all (and this would make sense, seeing as they released the almost-identical GenMobile).
So even though I'm still not sure what to call these systems, I'm pretty sure "Firecore" isn't the answer. -Black Squirrel 13:55, 2 March 2011 (CST)
Been checking across the net. What AtGames lists as the Arcade Ultimate seems to be known as the "Gopher"... pretty much everywhere else. In Russia, there's even different colours with protective bags! [1].
But there's another twist. Apparently later models are compatible with the AtGames wireless controllers (the same ones bundled with other consoles and which can be bought separately). Earlies models aren't... and there's no visible differences from the outside. What fun. -Black Squirrel 17:12, 2 March 2011 (CST)