We’re getting a SEGA Genesis Mini! Launching in Sep with 40 games
Update (Apr 1):
We’ve learned from games distributor Epicsoft that Asia will receive both the Mega Drive Mini (Asian version) and SEGA Genesis Mini on Sep. 19, each coming with 40 games and two controllers.
Notably, the two consoles appear to have different libraries at this time.
The Mega Drive Mini (Asian version) comes with: Space Harrier II, Sword of Vermillion, Westleball, Shining Force, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, OutRun2019, Gunstar Heroes, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Puyo Puyo 2 and Comix Zone.
Here they are again in table format:
|Mega Drive Mini (Asia)||SEGA Genesis Mini|
|Castlevania: Bloodlines||Castlevania: Bloodlines|
|Comix Zone||Comix Zone|
|Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine|
|Ecco the Dolphin|
|Gunstar Heroes||Gunstar Heroes|
|Puyo Puyo 2|
|Shining Force||Shining Force|
|Sonic The Hedgehog|
|Sonic The Hedgehog 2|
|Space Harrier II||Space Harrier II|
|Toe Jam & Earl|
|Sword of Vermillion|
The miniature consoles are are 154 cm wide, 39 cm tall and 116 cm thick, putting them at 55% smaller than the original Mega Drive from 1988. Other than the modern connectivity options, SEGA have also added save states for convenience.
The retro console revival continues with a new player joining the melee. The SEGA Genesis Mini (also known as the SEGA Mega Drive Mini) hits retail shelves on Sep. 19 with 40 SEGA classics on it. You bet it’ll have their seal of quality!
Billed as a “first-party product”, the former console maker has priced the Genesis Mini at S$108 (US$79.99). For launch price comparisons, the Super NES Classic Mini went between $142-149 in Singapore, while the PlayStation Classic sold for $139.
Accompanying the miniature console are two wired controllers, a USB power adapter, power cable, HDMI cable, and 40 games. Titles announced so far include: 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, and Gunstar Heroes.
Japanese developer M2, who handles emulation for SEGA and Nintendo titles, were contracted to work on the ports.
The iconic SEGA Genesis returns September 19, 2019, with our lovingly crafted SEGA Genesis Mini for $79.99!
Simply plug-in and play 40 of the console's legendary titles, 10 of which we're announcing today.
— SEGA (@SEGA) March 30, 2019
Hopefully SEGA considers the Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, too!