The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is a game console with a classic design… but smaller. It looks like a scale replica of the original Sega Genesis system that was released in the late 1980s, but while the original console was designed to play games stored on cartridges, the Genesis Mini 2 comes with 60 classic games pre-installed.
First announced this summer, the Sega Genesis Mini 2 went up for pre-order in October and began shipping to customers this week. It’s now available for purchase directly from Amazon for $100.
Note that the price tag doesn’t include shipping – since the game console is shipping from Japan, customers in the US will have to pay $22 for standard shipping or $27 for priority shipping.
As the name suggests, this isn’t the first time Sega has launched a retro console designed to play Genesis games. The first model came in 2019 and shipped with 40 games pre-installed.
The 2nd-gen model is even smaller, has a different set of games, and comes with more games including a few Sega CD titles as well as some previously unreleased games.
The Genesis Mini 2 measures just 4.7″ x 4.6″ x 1.3″ and comes with a single wired controller with six action buttons and a D-Pad, a USB power adapter, and an HDMI cable. It supports 720p and 480p video output.
Here’s the full list of all 60 games that come pre-installed on the Genesis Mini 2:
- After Burner II
- Alien Soldier
- Atomic Runner
- Bonanza Bros.
- Crusader of Centy
- Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
- Earthworm Jim 2
- Elemental Master
- Fatal Fury 2
- Gain Ground
- Golden Axe II
- Herzog Zwei
- Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
- Midnight Resistance
- Phantasy Star II
- Rainbow Islands
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
- Shining Force II
- Shining in the Darkness
- Sonic 3D Blast
- Splatterhouse 2
- Streets of Rage 3
- Super Hang-On
- Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers
- The Ooze
- The Revenge of Shinobi
- ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
- VectorMan 2
- Virtua Racing
Sega CD Games (originally released for systems with the Sega CD add-on)
- Ecco the Dolphin (The Enhanced CD Version)
- Ecco: The Tides of Time (The Enhanced CD Version)
- Final Fight CD
- Mansion of Hidden Souls
- Night Striker
- Night Trap
- Robo Aleste
- Sewer Shark
- Shining Force CD
- Sonic The Hedgehog CD
- The Ninja Warriors
Bonus Games (unreleased or ported from other consoles)
- Devi & Pii (previously unreleased)
- Fantasy Zone (port)
- Space Harrier II +Space Harrier (port)
- Spatter (port)
- Star Mobile (previously unreleased)
- Super Locomotive (port)
- VS Puyo Puyo Sun (port)
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 may ship from Japan, but it’s designed for the North American market. Sega is also selling a Mega Drive Mini 2 for customers in Europe and Japan with a similar design, but a different name and a slightly different set of games.
Welcome To The Next Level!
MEGA happy to confirm Mega Drive Mini 2 (Europe) arrives on October 27th, same day as Genesis Mini 2 (NA)!
— SEGA (@SEGA) August 19, 2022
This article was first published July 13, 2022 and most recently updated October 28, 2022.