Sega Genesis Mini Retro Console: Release Date, Games, Price, and More

Aping the strategies of Nintendo and Sony, Sega is putting out a mini version of the Genesis...

Sega Genesis Mini Release Date, Games, Price, News

Sega has announced that the Sega Genesis Mini is launching this autumn, promising to pack “40 legendary games” into a smaller version of the iconic home console. As one of the major platforms of the video game industry’s golden age, it’s about time Sega officially brought back the console.

This tiny version of the Genesis was initially announced on the official Sega website, and it has since been added to Amazon, with the retail giant already accepting pre-orders. (You can click here if you want to place such an order.)

Here’s everything you need to know about the Sega Genesis Mini:

Sega Genesis Mini Games

As for which classic titles will make up the 42 games on the device, the full lineup hasn’t been revealed yet, but Sega has confirmed that the following offerings will be included:

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Ecco the Dolphin Castlevania: Bloodlines Space Harrier 2 Shining Force Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine Toe Jam & Earl Comix Zone Sonic the Hedgehog Altered Beast Gunstar Heroes Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Earthworm Jim Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Thunder Force III Super Fantasy Zone Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Streets of Rage 2 Contra Hard Corps Landstalker Mega Man: The Wily Wars Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition Sonic Spinball Phantasy Star IV Beyond Oasis Ghouls ‘N Ghosts Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Golden Axe Vectorman Wonder Boy in Monster World Tetris Darius Virtua Fighter 2 Alisia Dragoon Monster World IV Kid Chameleon Road Rash II Eternal Champions Columns Dynamite Headdy Strider Light Crusader

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Sega Genesis Mini Release Date

The Sega Mega Drive Mini will launch on Sept. 19, and following the middling reception of the PlayStation Classic, we look forward to seeing how it fares. We’ll keep you posted as more games are announced…

Sega Genesis Mini Price

The price point for the device is listed as $79.99 on Amazon, and the product listing promises a plug-and-play experience with two controllers included. There’s no surprise there, of course, as it sounds like the Sega Genesis Mini will be pretty similar to the NES Mini, SNES Mini, and PlayStation Classic.

Sega Genesis Mini Design

One thing that is sure to please owners of an original Genesis is the design at play here: both the packaging (pictured atop this page) and the console itself (pictured below) are fairly faithful recreations of the classics they’re based on…

The games will be included as digital files, though, so we’d assume that the cartridge-shaped gap in the middle of the console is just for show. 

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Sega Genesis Mini Trailer

Sega has released a new sizzle reel designed to show off some of the Mini’s most notable titles as well as the features of the device itself. Check it out:

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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