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Sega Genesis Mini: Everything You Need To Know

I don’t care if Blast Processing was an exaggeration, I want it back.

Sega Genesis Mini is the upcoming ‘mini’ version of the iconic Sega Genesis, the vintage linchpin in Sega’s bygone war against Nintendo. In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s everything we know about the Mini right now.


The Sega Genesis Mini brings back the retro vibe of the 90s, in a similar vein to Nintendo’s SNES Classic and Sony’s PlayStation Classic. Unlike these two, however, the Sega Genesis Mini offers twice as many games for a very affordable price.

Confirmed Games List

Currently, there are a total of 40 game titles that will be available on the Sega Genesis Mini at launch.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Thunder Force III
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck


The Sega Genesis Mini will be priced $79.99 upon release.

Release Date

Right now, we’re looking at a September 19 release date. That’s still a while away from now, which means you have plenty of time to decide whether you want the console or not.

Do take note that unlike its competitors with their hard-to-find games, Genesis games have been released over and over again throughout the years, which lessens the need for a console like this. Still, if you’re going for that retro, nostalgic feel, it’s hard to go wrong with the Sega Genesis Mini.