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Sega Genesis Mini to Launch in September with 40 Games, First 20 Titles Revealed

Published on April 18th, 2019 | Updated on April 18th, 2019 | By FanFest

Sega has hopped on the mini console bandwagon, and to say that I’m excited is an understatement. I grew up with the Sega as my go-to console, spending countless hours on Sonic, Toejam & Earl, Earthworm Jim and TMNT: Hyperstone Heist so when Sega announced that they were releasing their own mini-console similar to the NES and SNES Mini, I was ecstatic.

Sure, there are technically Sega clones out there – but to say their quality is lacking is an understatement.

Sega is taking a slow rollout approach in regard to details on the mini-console, releasing the games included in ten game chunks alongside various other tidbits of information. I can’t say that I blame them – what better way to drum up anticipation then to get people guessing as to what games will be announced next?

Anyway – here’s the latest batch of games confirmed:

  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Landstalker

These ten games join the previously announced games:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Toejam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes

So far, the list is great – despite not being particularly surprising. I mean, we’ve seen Comix Zone on just about every Sega release in existence. Not that I’m complaining – that game will always be cool.

The Sega Genesis Mini will retail for $79.99 and has an anticipated release date of September 19th, 2019. The console is based on the Model 1 Genesis originally released in 1989 in North America and is approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size. Included are two controllers, one USB to Micro-B power cable, one power adapter (North America only), and One HDMI cable. Unfortunately, original Genesis controllers will not work with the Mini.

A few shots of the console and packaging:

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Will you be picking up the Sega Genesis Mini when it releases? What games would you like to see on the console? Let us know in the comments!


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