Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini western pricing, first 10 games announced
posted on 03.30.19 at 10:00 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, and more.

Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini

Following yesterday’s announcement that Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini will launch worldwide on September 19, Sega has detailed the pricing and first 10 games included with the western edition of the console.

Get the details below, via Sega.

Q. When does it launch?

A. September 19, 2019

Q. How many games will be included?

A. 40 games.

Q. Which games will be included?

A. Today, we are excited to announce the first set of titles included with the system, with the rest to be announced intermittently over the coming months:

  • Altered Beast
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Shining Force
  • Space Harrier II
  • ToeJam & Earl

(First 10 Japanese games here.)

Q. Which version of the Genesis is the Mini based on?

A. It’s based on the original Model 1 Genesis which launched in Oct. 1988 in Japan, Aug. 1989 in North America, and Nov. 1990 everywhere else.

Q. How big is it in comparison to the original console?

A. It’s approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size.

Q. What do you get in the box?

A. The Genesis Mini comes complete with 40 games, Two replica three-button USB Genesis controllers, One USB to Micro-B power cable, One power adapter (North America only), and One HDMI cable.

Q. Who handled the ports?

A. M2 is handling the porting process. They’ve previously worked on SEGA AGES and SEGA 3D Classics Collection, with a fantastic reputation based on the quality of their emulation projects and their faithfully recreated ports.

Q. Can I use original Genesis controllers with the Mini?

A. No, only the provided USB controllers.

Q. How much will it cost at launch?

A. $79.99 US / £69.99 / €79.99 / AUD$139.95.

Q. Where can I find more information?

A. genesismini.sega.com / megadrivemini.sega.com/

View images of the hardware at the gallery.

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