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Sega Dreamcast
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • 33.6KBPS modem allowing access to Dreamarena and World Wide Web
  • Also plays CD's
  • Comprehensive library of games to choose from
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  • Platform:   Sega Dreamcast
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00004U1UT
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 25.8 x 14.8 cm ; 2.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,473 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Dreamcast system is, in a word, awesome. Whether its Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi or even Virtua Tennis you will instantly appreciate that the graphics and gameplay are even better than the arcade versions.

It's amazing that such a small machine (it's about the size of your mousepad) can deliver such incredible performance. Chalk it up to superior engineering.

In order to truly take advantage of Dreamcast's capabilities, we recommend outfitting the controller with a vibration pack and a Visual Memory Unit. Getting one or more extra controllers is also a good idea, since some of the best Dreamcast games support up to four players at once, and a keyboard is almost a must if you plan to use the Dreamcast for sending e-mail and accessing the Web a lot.

Product Description

Sega Dreamcast is a polygon-crunching monster with power to spare! It creates incredible living worlds with its 3D graphics and will prepare you for an online revolution, taking the gaming experience beyond the walls of the home. 128-bit 3D processing power, built in 33.6Kpbs modem, 24 megabytes of memory, 64-voice CD-quality audio with real time 3D positioning, four built-in controller ports for easy multi-player action. Original Manufacturers Package includes: Dreamcast console, 56kpbs modem, one standard Dreamcast controller, stereo A/V cable, power cable, 10-meter phone cable, internet browser CD-ROM, game sampler CD-ROM, and instruction manual.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Special System 29 Jun 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Sega Dreamcast is simply wonderful. Sega's 128 bit console was released in 1999 in Europe, and took the gaming world by storm. Its graphics were astonishing, and still are even by today's standards. The console was innovative and unique in that it was the first games console to have online features, (the Dreamcast has a built-in modem) where you could play Dreamcast games online with other Dreamcast owners from across the world. It set the standard for the future of online gaming to come, with every next-gen console now having online features.

The controller is extremely comfortable, though you may not feel used to it straight away. Using it feels natural, however, and it suits the games perfectly, making for very pleasurable gameplay.

The console has a very unique memory card called the Visual Memory Unit (VMU). The VMU is not just a memory card, but also a little handheld game. It doesn't come with games on it, however, but most Dreamcast games allow you to download mini-games from the disk onto the VMU. Not quite a Game Boy advance, but fun nonetheless, and should keep you going when spending time away from your Dreamcast. The only small set-back is that downloading games onto the VMU does require a lot of memory space, so you may need a lot of free blocks. Memory space is good however, with a standard VMU holding 200 memory blocks of free space. On average you should be able to store a good 4 or 5 saved game files, depending on how many blocks they take up. The VMU also interacts with the gameplay in a creative and fun way, which you'll see for yourself. VMU's are also cheap, you should get one for 6-12 new here on Amazon.

Now, onto the most important part - the games.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOODBYE DEAR FRIEND 22 Feb 2001
By A Customer
First regardless of the future this has been the best console i have ever owned and i am now looking forward to a catalogue of triple A bargain titles some of which beat anything on the PS2 portfolio.Some of the games such as SHENMUE ,CRAZY TAXI,RESI EVIL have been brilliant and its demise is a result of brand name over content.The fact that the PSone is outselling the Dreamcast is testament to the lack of knowledge the average shopper has if they are buying a new machine to play six year old titles and sequels.If you enjoy gaming this console is a gem, forget PS2 and this machine will match it while you wait for truly next generation hardware to appear.As i say i have no regrets about this purchase and it has and will continue to be a cutting edge gaming gem.If you like lukewarm sequels and lazy movie tie-ins i would recomend PS2 anyday.Just coz McDonalds is the most popular doesnt make it the best food ?? Thanks for trying SEGA its been a hoot !!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quake 3 was made for Dreamcast! 11 Jun 2001
By A Customer
The 33.6KBPS modem is no match for Quake3 so you would think? Well think again!!!
This is how it works. All DC Quake players have the same modem, connected online to the same server and what you get is a dream come true!! Man it flys! Read again. "It the dog`s online!!"
What makes it king over its PC brother is we all have the same version of the game. No cheating or hacks, so the best players can show off their skills and this is one big buzz! Forget PS2 for quake3 as it`s not worthy to even own the name of the game!
All you need is a Dreamcast, Keyboard, Mouse and Quake3 which will cost you less than a 150 sponds.
Last of all Dreamcast will become the collectors item of the near future. You dont buy now your suffer big time because this baby is gona sell for big money!! It`s Sega`s last machine... If you dont understand what I`m saying here then wake up because now it the time to buy one. Make sure you have copys of all Sega`s arcade ports and classic stuff made for DC and you could own a nice nest egg. Hehehe I know more about Sega related stuff than most and all I will say is, 10 years from now "eBay here we come........"
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experience the Best - Dreamcast! 25 Feb 2001
I could order a PS2 right after writing this - no problem at all. Why am I not going to? Because at the moment there is absolutely nothing going for it, and I do not want over-priced, under-performing versions of games that are already available. It has potential and I may get it one day (when Sega has some games on it) but as yet no-one has delivered the promises made in spring 1999.
However, the Dreamcast is incredible: it generally has better graphics than PS2, internet access, email, fantastic online gaming (Quake III, Phantasy Star...) and four player capabilities as standard without paying out for a ... multitap. But it's the games that matter.
There are so many DC games that just ooze quality and have clearly had so much attention lavished upon them during development (MSR, Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Quake III, RE Code: Veronica etc). PlayStation developers just can't seem to put the same soul into PS games. PS2 DVD playback has been getting average ratings in DVD magazines - if you want to watch DVD films - get a DVD player! I did and it's great.
Basically anyone who gives the Dreamcast 3 stars or lower simply has not played it properly or just does not know what really good quality games are. I own a PSone and I am fairly fond of it but very few of its games stand the test of time, whereas DC games do and will.
Every time I power my DC up whether on my own or with friends I know I am playing the best games available. It has a least a couple of top quality games in nearly every genre. Don't worry about production ceasing - there are still loads of great titles to come and the prices will drop soon after release.
Dreamcast is the best console I have ever bought and I hope you make the right decision - to experience the best graphics, environments, gameplay, innovation and FUN that videogames can provide.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good item
Good item, received quickly
Published 1 month ago by mollymoo
5.0 out of 5 stars loveing it!
The console arrived on time and works great, it has yellowing to it but that's only cos of the heat resistance plastic from age. All in all its grate!
Published 2 months ago by Daniel kirkwood
5.0 out of 5 stars great
received item just as described i am very pleased will defo buy from this seller again.great gaming console i pre-ordered this when 1st released and so glad i did it was a great... Read more
Published 3 months ago by j mckivett
3.0 out of 5 stars Good console but very few still work.
It's a good console with great games, but buyers beware, because it is so old, it's hard to find a console that actually works!
Published 4 months ago by DaniLC87
5.0 out of 5 stars yay
this is my second dreamcast my last one my bro sold gggggrrrrr but yes good console not brill but better than a ps1 by far sega should remake it I think it whould sell well
Published 14 months ago by katrina l bayles
1.0 out of 5 stars controller
controller worked for two weeks but now right button does not work i have noe got to get another one hope it his the controller not the dreamcast
Published 15 months ago by phillip poole
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Console
One of the best bargains I ever got, Excellent condition, worked , complete with games, I was so delighted to own this !
Published 15 months ago by NP
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamcast Console
One of the most underrated console's of all time, great library of games, great controller and sturdy hardware. A must have for any core gamer.
Published 16 months ago by ERIC BOWDEN
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good for its time
was back in the day one of the best consoles you could get anywhere, though of course new advancements have passed by, in terms of speed and power and such at least, but this is... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars sega dreamcast console
I bought this console when it was first released and it is still working well .my fave games are resident evil and blue stinger which i played alot. Read more
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