Sega has confirmed the full lineup of 42 games included in the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis Mini.
After many misfires, the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive looks to be getting the plug-and-play mini console they deserve. Shrunk down to 55% of its original size, the console comes bundled with 42 games, or 44 if you count the three titles collected within Mega Man: The Wily Wars separately.
In addition to first-party classics like Sonic the Hedgehog, ToeJam & Earl, and Columns, an impressive array of third-party games are also included. Highlights include Wonder Boy in Monster World, Probotector, Tetris, and Street Fighter II.
Thankfully, the porting process is being handed by emulation masters, M2, who have done sterling work on the Sega Ages and Sega 3D Classics series.
In addition to its stunning library of games, the console comes with two replica three-button controllers, an HDMI cable, and a Micro-B power cable. Power adapters are only included in the North American release.
All being well, we can look forward to the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Mini erasing our memories of the disaster that was the Sega Genesis Flashback
List of Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Mini games
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Alisia Dragoon
- Altered Beast
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- Castlevania: The New Generation
- Comix Zone
- Earthworm Jim
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Dynamite Headdy
- Eternal Champions
- Golden Axe
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Gunstar Heroes
- Kid Chameleon
- Light Crusader
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars
- Monster World IV
- Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
- Road Rash II
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III
- Space Harrier 2
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
- Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
- Story of Thor
- Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
- Streets of Rage 2
- Super Fantasy Zone
- ToeJam & Earl
- Thunder Force III
- Wonder Boy in Monster World
- World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
- Virtua Fighter 2
How much is the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive Mini?
The diminutive console will be released in two flavours. The US gets a teeny tiny Genesis priced at $79.99 USD, and Europe gets the equally dinky Mega Drive for €79.99/£69.99.
Both consoles will be released worldwide on September 19, 2019. And don’t forget that you can also experience the Sega back-catalogue right now on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
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