The whole lot You Must Know In regards to the Sega Genesis Mini: The place to Preorder, Recreation Record, and What’s Within the Field



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The ultimate 10 video games for the Mega Drive Mini, the Japanese version of the Genesis Mini, are being introduced by way of reside broadcast June 4. If previous bulletins are any indication, we should always study the identification of the ultimate 10 Sega Genesis Mini video games shortly after.

The final Sega Genesis Mini announcement revealed 10 extra superior video games, bringing the Sega Genesis Mini video games listing to 30 identified Genesis video games out of 40 complete. For those who aren’t excited concerning the Genesis Mini, you have to be: M2 is dealing with the Genesis Mini software program and emulation, and the corporate is the chief in high-quality retro gaming.

With a September 19 launch date and a $79.99 price ticket, there’s loads of time to seize one for your self, and the excellent news is you’ll be able to preorder the Sega Genesis Mini proper now.

It seems just like the Genesis Mini can be nearer to Nintendo’s choices with the NES Traditional and Tremendous NES Traditional than to Sony’s misstep with the PlayStation Traditional. Up to now, the Sega Genesis Mini sport listing seems extraordinarily promising, and the ultimate 10 video games for Genesis Mini might all be horrible and it might nonetheless be a terrific system, in my view.

When the ultimate spherical of video games are introduced, this text can be up to date.

The place to Preorder Sega Genesis Mini

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

Sega Genesis Mini Video games Record

A few of the greatest Sega Genesis classics are already introduced for the Sega Genesis Mini. All informed, it has 40 video games, 30 of which have already been revealed.

Right here is the confirmed Sega Genesis Mini video games listing to this point:

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Area Harrier 2
  • Shining Pressure
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Imply Bean Machine
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Citadel of Phantasm Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Phantasm Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Thunder Pressure III
  • Tremendous Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Grasp
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Contra Onerous Corps
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Avenue Fighter II: Particular Champion Version
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Past Oasis
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd within the Enchanted Citadel
  • Golden Axe
  • Vectorman
  • Surprise Boy in Monster World

Hopefully 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 engaged on the emulation for its mini console.For those who’re unfamiliar with M2, it dealt with the superb Sega Ages Collections and also the delightful Sega 3D Classics Collection for Nintendo 3DS. It would be hard to find a developer with a better pedigree to handle the software for the first-party Sega Genesis Mini, so these Sega Genesis classics should get the respect 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

6-Button Controller?

The 6-button controller doesn’t ship with the Genesis Mini. If you want a Genesis Mini 6-button controller from Sega, you’ll have to import a Mega Drive Mini. However, Retro-Bit makes an officially licensed 6-button Sega Genesis controller that looks and feels everything the part of a first-party controller. Better still, it’s available in cool styles like translucent blue.

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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