The (Extensive) List Of Games Coming To The Sega Genesis Mini Have Finally Been Revealed

The list of preloaded games for the Sega Genesis Mini have been revealed


The Sega Genesis Mini is set to release in a few months — September 19th, to be exact — and the anticipation is snowballing as the date gets closer. Even for those people who aren’t so-called gamers, the fact that Sega’s officially releasing a mini version of the popular Sega Genesis is big news. After all, who the hell didn’t play the original console 20-some years ago for hours as a kid? Even today, if someone has a functional one to play on, I fire up a little NHL ’95 and get to work.

With a list price of $79.99, the Sega Genesis Mini is the next classic gaming console release. And, while we have a few specs and other information about the system, we now have something even better — the games that will be preloaded on the console when it does hit shelves in a couple of months.

Like other re-releases of retro consoles — like the NES Classic Mini, the SNES Mini and the PlayStation Classic — the Sega Genesis Mini will offer a few included games. But, unlike those, Sega really outdid themselves by giving 42 options, with the other consoles only offering as many as 30; which was on the NES Classic Mini. So which games can people expect on the soon-to-be-released Sega Genesis Mini? Take a look below, which include some all-time favorites.

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

While some of those games might not be remembered as being great, hey, they come free on the Sega Genesis Mini, so there won’t be many complaints from me. Now it’s time to sit back and wait for this thing to be released, because I’ve got a feeling it’s going to fly off shelves.