Sega Releases Showcase Trailer for Its Genesis Mini Console

This item is releasing next month and features 42 great titles.

By Jay Gervais

If you needed any more convincing for owning the soon-to-be released Sega Genesis mini console, then perhaps this showcase trailer, which can be viewed in the embedded video above, will win you over. The iconic system, also known as the SEGA Mega Drive outside of North America, is returning with a miniature-sized version of the popular ‘90s gaming console.

It comes loaded with a total of 42 titles (previously reported to be 40) and is sure to include some of your all-time favorites. Have a look below for the complete list of games.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Altered Beast
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Darius
  • Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Eternal Champions
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • 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
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Space Harrier II
  • Story of Thor
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Tetris
  • Thunder Force III
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Vectorman
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

For those interested in what horror titles are included, there is Castlevania: Bloodlines, which was exclusive to this console and the only game in the Castlevania series released for it. Next up, dodge deadly enemies and various obstacles in Kid Chameleon. In terms of brutal fighting games, Eternal Champions was a fine contender among some other big titles in its genre, such as Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, the former of which has one of its editions included here. Last but not least, Ghouls 'n Ghosts is sure to bring back some fond memories!

Overseeing the emulation for the console is game developer M2, which has handled quality products for SEGA in the past, such as several Sega Ages collections and the Sega 3D Classic Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. Given the disappointing releases by AtGames, which is being dropped in favor of M2, this news is sure to please those hoping for an enjoyable and familiar playing experience.

The SEGA Genesis Mini is based on the Model 1 series of the classic console and comes ready to play with two wired controllers, an HDMI cable, USB power adapter, and a power cable. This item is releasing on September 19th and will cost you $79.99 USD.

For more information, visit the official website for the SEGA Genesis Mini right here. If you are already sold on grabbing up one of these, you can place your pre-order on Amazon today.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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