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The Sega Genesis Mini is a pint-sized reminder of everything great about SEGA

You don’t need a large package to be this good…

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The long-awaited Sega Genesis Mini is finally available to buy. Well, kind of, as you still have to wait until next month for it to ship.

Coming in at a fairly cheap $80, you get 42 games and two controllers for that cash, giving you everything you need to relive some couch gaming with a friend.

The Sega Genesis Mini is everything good about SEGA in a tiny package

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Okay, so growing up in the early 90’s you were either a SEGA or a Nintendo household. Some of my friends had both, which probably said more about their economic band than any console allegiance. Anyway, if you wanted family-friendly fun you went Ninty, if you wanted something a little bit racier, a little bit faster, a little bit more bonkers, the Sega Genesis was the place to be.

Everything from crazy characters like ToeJam & Earl, Earthworm Jim, Sonic, and my favorite ocean mine-clearer, Ecco the Dolphin to more standard stuff like Golden Axe and Altered Beast packed their way onto the console. Now you can relive those glory days when SEGA was actually a console maker with the Sega Genesis Mini.

Here’s the full list of ROMs on the Sega Genesis Mini:

  • 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

Anyway, grab one while they still last, if it’s anything like the other mini consoles it’ll be gone before you blink.

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