We’re getting a SEGA Genesis Mini! Launching in Sep with 40 games

SEGA Genesis Mini

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.

Mega Drive Mini - Reveal

The first 10 games out of 40 for the Mega Drive Mini. (SEGA)

Here they are again in table format:

Mega Drive Mini (Asia) SEGA Genesis Mini
Altered Beast
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.

Mega Drive Mini - SEGA Genesis Mini


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.

SEGA Genesis Mini

The first 10 games out of 40 for the SEGA Genesis Mini. (SEGA)

Japanese developer M2, who handles emulation for SEGA and Nintendo titles, were contracted to work on the ports.

Hopefully SEGA considers the Saturn and Dreamcast consoles, too!

Image: SEGA

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.