sega genesis mini retro games

Earlier this year we reported that the Sega Genesis Mini would arrive this September with forty retro games. Ahead of next month’s release, reviews are starting to filter through and the relatively late entry to the retro console race looks to be the best yet.

The Verge review notes that while the hardware is pretty much what you would expect; “cute and small and solid in an unremarkable way,” the impressive, genre-spanning library is what really sets it apart. There are the classics (Sonic The HedgehogStreets of Rage 2, etc), as well as a number of noteworthy third-party titles and multi-player games that are sure to keep you occupied for hours. Take a look at the full list below.

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


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Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.