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Vector Man, Mega Man, Phantasy Star 4 and More Revealed for Genesis Mini


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Sega has as soon as once more trickled out main points of its upcoming Sega Genesis Mini, including 10 extra video games to its roster. This brings the Sega Genesis Mini video games record to 30 recognized Genesis video games out of 40 general.

With a September 19 unencumber date and a $79.99 price ticket, there may be a variety of time to grasp one for your self, and the excellent news is you’ll preorder the Sega Genesis Mini at the moment.

It seems like the Genesis Mini might be nearer to Nintendo’s choices with the NES and Tremendous NES Classics than to Sony’s misstep with the PlayStation Vintage. Thus far, the Sega Genesis Mini recreation record appears extraordinarily promising, despite simplest part the video games having been published.

It is been some time since Sega made a Genesis Mini video games announcement, so with a bit of luck we know about much more vintage Genesis video games quickly. When the following spherical of bulletins is made, we will replace this newsletter ASAP.

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Sega Genesis Mini preorders are $79.99 with a September 19, 2019 unencumber date:

Sega Genesis Mini Video games Checklist

One of the crucial very best Sega Genesis classics are already introduced for the Sega Genesis Mini. All instructed, it has 40 video games, 30 of that have already been published.

Here’s the showed Sega Genesis Mini video games record thus far:

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • House Harrier 2
  • Shining Power
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Imply Bean Device
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Fort of Phantasm Starring Mickey Mouse
  • International of Phantasm Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Thunder Power III
  • Tremendous Delusion Zone
  • Shinobi III: Go back of the Ninja Grasp
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Contra Laborious Corps
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Guy: The Wily Wars
  • Side road Fighter II: Particular Champion Version
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Celebrity IV
  • Past Oasis
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd within the Enchanted Fort
  • Golden Awl
  • Vectorman
  • Marvel Boy in Monster International

With a bit of luck the Sega Genesis Mini is nearer in high quality to the Tremendous NES and NES Classics. It even does one higher, together with an AC adapter proper within the field. In case you have emulation worries, Sega has M2 operating at the emulation for its mini console.

If you are unfamiliar with M2, it treated the superb Sega Ages Collections and likewise the pleasant Sega three-D Vintage collections for Nintendo 3DS. It could be onerous to discover a developer with a greater pedigree to deal with the tool for the first-party Sega Genesis Mini, so those Sega Genesis classics must get the glory they deserve.

Sega Genesis Mini at a Glance:

  • Price: $79.99
  • Release Date: September 19, 2019
  • Included Games: 40 total, 30 confirmed
  • Number of Controllers: 2 (3-button)
  • AC Adapter: Included
  • Output: HDMI

The one small oversight is the US version of the Sega Genesis Mini includes 2 3-button controllers, while the Japanese Mega Drive Classic includes the later 6-button controllers. Since they’re USB, it’s likely you’ll be able to pick up a 6-button controller for use with your Genesis Mini.

What to Look Out For

Navigating the world of Sega Genesis Mini retail is something of a minefield. Sega played fast and loose with its licensing in the past. Be advised: there are a lot of third-party “Sega Genesis mini” consoles already on the market, but only one official Sega Genesis Mini, coming out September 19, 2019.

The third-party Sega Genesis mini consoles seem like a good value, packed with tons of games, but they have poor emulation and don’t output a high-definition signal. In fact, some of them ONLY plug in using A/V cables, a feature that’s starting to disappear from modern television sets. Don’t be fooled!

The good news when it comes to supply is it doesn’t look as though the Sega Genesis Mini is in danger of selling out immediately, as was the case with the first runs of the NES and Super NES Classics from Nintendo.

Sega has M2 working on the emulation for its mini console.


The Sega Genesis Mini has been selling so strongly since its announcement, it’s one of the top-selling video game items on Amazon, and has remained in the top 25 gaming items on Amazon since it was first revealed. At one point, it was THE top-selling video game item. That’s a tall feat: the spot is almost the exclusive domain of the $10 Sony PlayStation Store gift card.

Hopefully Sega has no supply problems like those that plagued Nintendo’s initial releases, but two weeks into its announced availability, it’s still available for preorder at the major online retailers.

All in all, it looks like this will be a hit, unlike Sony’s PlayStation Classic mini console, which is regarded by almost everyone (except emulation hackers) as a complete disappointment. Its weird selection of games, emulation problems, PAL versions of some games, and a $99 price tag turned people off. You can still pick one up at Walmart for a clearance price of $39, to show how far it’s fallen.

Japanese Mega Drive Mini Games List


If you’re the sort of person who drops extra money to get the Japanese versions of your favorite mini-consoles, here’s what games have been announced for the Mega Drive Mini, also releasing on September 19, 2019. If it’s anything like the Famicom and Super Famicom Mini, you should eventually be able to order them directly from Amazon, although probably through a 3rd party seller. People did have luck ordering the Famicom Mini directly from Amazon Japan, so that’s another possibility.

Here are the confirmed games for the Mega Drive Mini coming to Japan:

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Madou Monogatari I
  • Powerball
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Rent-A-Hero
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Musha
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • The Hybrid Front
  • Landstalker
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dyna Brothers 2
  • Game no Kanzume Otokuyou
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Golden Axe
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Beyond Oasis (The Story of Thor: A Successor of The Light)
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Party Quiz Mega Q
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen

Seth Macy is IGN’s tech and commerce editor and just wants to be your friend. Find him on Twitter @sethmacy.


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