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We haven't even gotten to E3 2019 yet but we're already getting big gaming announcements. Sega revealed the final list of games for the Sega Genesis Mini, and even added an extra surprise: instead of the 40 games it initially promised, Sega announced an additional 12 today, bringing the total number of Genesis classics to 42.Among the newly announced games are Road Rash II and the 8MB wonder, Strider. Perhaps even cooler is the addition of games that never officially came to the Sega Genesis, including Monster World IV, Tetris, and Darius. Sega said E3 2019 attendees will be among the first in the world to play the Genesis port of Tetris (Tetris came to the Mega Drive in 1989, but Nintendo had US distribution rights at the time).
Have you played SEGA Genesis Mini?Sega Genesis Mini preorders are $79.99 with a September 19, 2019 release date (US Orders): Given the list of games, the Genesis Mini beats out the NES Classic and Super NES Classic just by sheer volume. However, previous licensed Genesis consoles have had more games, but the quality was closer to the PlayStation Classic. In other words, not good.
Sega Genesis Mini Games ListSome of the best 16-bit games of all time are included on the Sega Genesis Mini. The legendary M2 is handling the Genesis Mini software, and it built its reputation by going above and beyond. Sticking with that theme, Sega and M2 are bringing 42 games to Genesis Mini, two more than initially promised.Here is the final list of Sega Genesis Mini games:Ecco the DolphinCastlevania: Bloodlines (Castlevania: The New Generation in AU/UK)Space Harrier 2Shining ForceDr. Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineToe Jam & EarlComix ZoneSonic the HedgehogAltered BeastGunstar HeroesSonic the Hedgehog 2Earthworm JimCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey MouseWorld of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald DuckThunder Force IIISuper Fantasy ZoneShinobi III: Return of the Ninja MasterStreets of Rage 2Contra Hard Corps (Probotector in AU/UK)LandstalkerMega Man: The Wily WarsStreet Fighter II: Special Champion EditionSonic SpinballPhantasy Star IVBeyond Oasis (The Story of Thor in AU/UK)Ghouls 'N GhostsAlex Kidd in the Enchanted CastleGolden AxeVectormanWonder Boy in Monster WorldTetrisDariusVirtua Fighter 2Alisia DragoonMonster World IVKid ChameleonRoad Rash IIEternal ChampionsColumnsDynamite HeaddyStriderLight Crusader
Every Confirmed Game for Sega Genesis Mini
The Sega Genesis Mini comes out September 19, 2019 and you can preorder yours right now for $79.99 £69.99/€79.99/AUD$139.95. For a deeper look into the Sega Genesis Mini, including information on where to get officially licensed 6-button controllers, check out our guide to everything you need to know about the Sega Genesis Mini.Seth Macy is IGN's tech and commerce editor and just wants to be your friend. Find him on Twitter @sethmacy.
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