Sega has announced the release of Sega Genesis Mini worldwide on September 19. Sega made the announcement on stage at Sega Fes 2019 that it will finally release a retro version of its Sega Genesis console later this year: the Sega Genesis Mini (for US) and the Mega Drive Mini(for Japan). The device will come with 40 built-in games. The mini version of the console will allow gamers to play a variety of old games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania: Bloodlines, and Gunstar Heroes.

According to Sega, “The iconic Sega Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns into a miniaturized unit. The Sega Genesis Mini console is plug-and-play ready right out of the box. “

Games will be announced in four waves of 10 games. “There have been only a few games disclosed so far, additional games will be announced later.

Recently it has become a fresh trend to release Mini versions of classic consoles. Nintendo came out with NES Classic and the SNES Classic, which got quite famous.

Sega Games

Sega Genesis mini games

There will be different lineups with Genesis Mini / Mega Drive. The Japanese version will include:

  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Madou Monogatari Ichi
  • Powerball
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Rent-a-Hero
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic

While the U.S. version will have:

  • Altered Beast
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Space Harrier II
  • ToeJam & Earl
Sega Genesis mini games

The Sega Genesis Mini is based on the Model 1 Genesis, but half of the size of its parent version. Inside the box you will get:-

1. two 3-button replica USB controllers

2. one USB to Micro-B power cable

3. One HDMI cable. In North America variant, a power adapter will also be included.


Both the Japanese version and US version will have some minor differences: the Japanese edition will include six-button controllers and will cost around ¥6,980 ($60) or an extra phone for ¥8,980 ($80), while the U.S. version will be shipped with two three-button Genesis phones connecting to the Mini via USB and will cost $79.99 in the market.

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