The Sega 32X is an add-on for the Sega Mega Drive In Japan, it was distributed under the name Sega Super 32X. In North America, its name was the Sega Genesis 32X. In Europe, Australia, and other countries that use PAL, it was called the Sega Mega Drive 32X. Most gamers, for simplicity's sake, refer to it as just the "32X".
Having never phyically owned one I don't know what they were like to hold in your hands. Having said that I did see videos on therm and they seemed to be an awkward contraption. A box to plug into another box and then powering it was a disaster. You needed a strip socket so could plug in your Television, Megadrive and 32x consoles and if you had a Sega C.D. with that, forget about it. With the bad design the transformer needed to convert power it was built into the plug and not in another box furthrure down the lead making it the plug bigger so it go in the way of the other plugs you needed to connect.
Specification wise it was meant to be a 32 bit machine, but in reality, it wasn't any better than the Super Nintendo, (which was a 16 bit machine).
Here s the layout of the basics I looked into:
Super Nintendo: Core: 16-bit CMD/GTE Sega 32x: Core: 32 bit RISC processors
Super Nintendo Sound: 8 Bit, 8 Channel, 1.024 MHz. Sega 32x Sound: Audio Mixing With Megadrive Sound. The Megadrive had 6-channel stereo and the 32x add on gave it another 2 channels so therefore 8 channel audio.
Super Nintendo Video: Colours on-screen: 32,768 Sega 32x Video: 32,768 simultaneous colours on screen
So you can see from that is it not much better than the Super Nintendo adn not living up it's 32 Bit claims specification wise.
Some games were only slightly better, on the whole thought, it was a failure for a machine.
Here are five of my favourites in no particular order:
Ive looked at getting one but at the moment it just dosent seem worth it as games wise I can get a few of its better games on the Saturn for less money and smoother running. The Angry Video Game nerd reviewed it a while back and from his tone I guess he didnt like it lol
Might as well just download yourself the Fusion Emulator and get the games off www.romhustler.net and experience it on your computer. No point in paying for it if you can get better versions of the games on the Sega Saturn or you really want the 32x experience, but like Angry Video Game Nerd showed it's awkward to plug it all in becasue of design, (no probalems like that with the emulator though ).