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Sega Reveals 12 More Games for 'Sega Genesis Mini' Console

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
New games include Tetris, Darius, Road Rash II, Strider

Sega revealed 12 more games for the Sega Genesis Mini (Mega Drive Mini) console during a livestream on Tuesday. The company revealed that the console will have 42 games instead of the previously announced 40.

The new games for the United States version of the console are:

  • Tetris
  • Darius
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Monster World IV
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Road Rash II
  • Eternal Champions
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Strider
  • Light Crusader

The new games for the Japanese version of the console are:

  • Columns
  • Monster World IV
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Assault Suit Leynos (Jūsō Kihei Leynos)
  • Langrisser II
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Road Rash II
  • Slap Fight
  • Snow Bros.
  • Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentō Densetsu
  • Darius
  • Tetris

The first 30 games announced for the U.S. release are:

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier II
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • 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
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Golden Axe
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

The first 30 games announced for the Japanese version are:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Shining Force: Kamigami no Isan (Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention)
  • Vampire Killer (Castlevania: Bloodlines)
  • Wrestleball (Powerball)
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Comix Zone
  • Rent A Hero
  • Space Harrier II
  • Madō Monogatari I
  • I Love Mickey & Donald: Fushigi na Magic Box (World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck)
  • Game no Kanzume Otokuyō
  • Contra: The Hard Corps (Contra: Hard Corps)
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Dyna Brothers 2
  • The Hybrid Front
  • Bare Knuckle II: Shitō e no Chinkonka (Streets of Rage 2)
  • Musha Aleste (MUSHA)
  • Landstalker
  • Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts)
  • Street Fighter II Dash Plus: Champion Edition
  • Rockman: Mega World (Mega Man: The Wily Wars)
  • Golden Axe
  • The Super Shinobi (The Revenge of Shinobi)
  • Phantasy Star: The End of the Millennium (Phantasy Star IV)
  • The Story of Thor: A Successor of the Light
  • Tant-R (Puzzle & Action: Tant-R)
  • Party Quiz Mega Q
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Makyō Tōitsusen

Sega will release the console in Japan on September 19 under the name "Mega Drive Mini." Sega will release the console in Japan with one controller for 6,980 yen (about US$63), and with two controllers for 8,980 yen (about US$81). The console will include an HDMI connection and a USB port for charging.

Sega will release the console in the U.S. for US$79.99 on September 19. The release will include the console with 40 games, two controllers, a USB power adapter, a power cable, and an HDMI cable.

The Mega Drive was Sega's third console, and Sega released the console in Japan in 1989. Sega released the console in the same year in North America under the name Sega Genesis. Sega withdrew from the games console market in 2001.

Sources: Press release, Mega Drive Mini Bikkuri Hanashi livestream, 4Gamer (MU)


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