Sega unveils ten more games included in September's Mega Drive Mini

Sega, you might have heard, is releasing its own tiny retro console later this year, in the form of the Mega Drive Mini. Aheda of its launch on September 19th, the company has now revealed another ten games to be stuffed in its innards.

When the Mega Drive Mini (or Genesis Mini for those of you yonder) was unveiled last month, Sega confirmed it would include a total of 40 16-bit games for nostalgic sorts to savour, all handled by M2 – the team responsible for the Sega Ages series. And as an extra treat, Streets of Rage composer Yuzo Koshiro will be responsible for the menu music.

At the time, Sega revealed one quarter of the games included, and it’s announced another ten today. Newly unveiled are Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, Thunder Force 3, Super Fantasy Zone, Shinobi 3, Streets of Rage 2, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Contra: Hard Corps, and Landstalker.

And because I appreciate that some of you also enjoy your lists in more easily readable, digestible form, here’s the full run-down of all 20 games revealed so far:

  • 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
  • World of Illusion
  • Thunder Force 3
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi 3
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Landstalker

The Mega Drive Mini (which is based on the original Model 1 design, just 55% smaller, if you’re curious) will retail for £69.99/$79.99 USD when it launches on September 19th. Alongside the console and its 40 games (with four save slots available for each), the package will include two replica three-button USB Mega Drive controllers, a USB to Micro-B power cable, and an HDMI cable. Those lucky sods in North America, meanwhile, also gets a power adapter.


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