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SEGA Genesis Mini Set for September Launch, 30 Games Announced

May 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
SEGA Genesis Mini

A little over a year ago, SEGA previously announced a new SEGA Genesis retro mini-console to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Genesis’ release, since retro mini-video game consoles are all the rage now. SEGA has now announced the release date for the SEGA Genesis Mini and most of the pre-installed games it will be packed with.

The SEGA Genesis Mini will arrive on September 19. It will be packed with two classic wired 3-button control pads, along with a USB power adapter, a power cable, and an HDMI cable. The console is designed as a miniature Genesis replica and is pre-loaded with 40 games.

Thus far, 30 of the 40 games for the mini-console have been revealed. Notable among the list is Mega Man: The Wily Wars, which was never released on cartridge in North America. US gamers could only play The Wily Wars through the now-defunct SEGA Channel. Here’s the currently announced lineup:

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
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
Wonder Boy in Monster World

The SEGA Genesis Mini will launch with a price tag of $79.99. It’s also now available to pre-order.