“The Genesis is Back!” SEGA Genesis Mini Launches with a Sizzlin’ Trailer

The wait is finally over! The highly anticipated mini console is now available for purchase in the North American region. Here’s some information on where you can get your hands on it, and what games are inside!

This year is the Genesis’ 30th anniversary, and SEGA’s pulling out all the stops with this nostalgic plug ‘n play console. For $79.99 US Dollars ($99.99 in Canadian Dollars), SEGA fans old and new can enjoy a huge library of over 40 16-bit classics right out of the box! It’s currently available in US markets at Wal-Mart, Amazon, Game Stop and Best Buy. Canadian markets include VGP, EB Games, The Source and Amazon.

The usual suspects like Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Columns and Altered Beast are present, but a few come out of left field, like Disney’s Castle of Illusions, Castlevania Bloodlines, Mega Man The Wily Wars and even Tetris! Despite having a robust library, Sonic fans will be disappointed to know that, once again, Sonic 3 & Knuckles is off the docket… but at least there’s Sonic Spinball, right?

Here’s the full list:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Shinobi 3
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Thunder Force 3
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Golden Axe
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Strider
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Tetris
  • Darius
  • Road Rash 2
  • Monster World 4
  • Eternal Champions
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Light Crusader

The SEGA Genesis Mini is powered by a USB cable and will plug right into your television set via the included HDMI cable. It comes with two wired 3 button controllers, perfect for when you want to take on your buddies in a round of Mean Bean Machine!

SEGA enthusiasts in the UK and Europe will unfortunately need to tap their feet impatiently for a few more weeks until the Mega Drive Mini releases on the 4th of October. You can find out more about the Mega Drive Mini on SEGA’s official site.

Are you grabbing the Genesis Mini? What game are you most excited to play on it, if so? Let us know down below!

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AKA Alex Ventrella, Indigo Rush is a longtime member of the Sonic Stadium's message boards and has something of an affection for a blue hedgehog you may have heard of. If you're into memes, check out his Meme Bean account on Twitter for shenanigans of the Robotnik variety! https://twitter.com/memebeanregime

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