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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.
  • ClayFighter
  • Crusader of Centy
  • Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Elemental Master
  • Fatal Fury 2
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe II
  • Granada
  • Hellfire
  • Herzog Zwei
  • Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
  • Midnight Resistance
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Populous
  • Rainbow Islands
  • Ranger-X
  • Ristar
  • 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
  • Truxton
  • VectorMan 2
  • Viewpoint
  • Virtua Racing
  • Warsong

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
  • Silpheed
  • 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.

via @SEGA and Engadget

This article was first published July 13, 2022 and most recently updated October 28, 2022. 

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  1. You should mention to readers that it has been reported for weeks that the number of available consoles will be smaller than the original mini launch. So unless that has been changed people could find this console in very short supply.

  2. I owned a Genesis, and dozens of games. The only game on this list that I ever played was Fantasy Zone.

    Go to any Rom site, and sort the Genesis roms by most downloads. I doubt you’ll see any of the games on this list anywhere near the top.

    1. These type of mini consoles are not targeted at the get your own roms off the internet market, and get your own roms user. They are more a retail product to go, suitable for gifts and such.

    2. These console are sold as retail items to go suitable for gifts etc. They are not targeted at the download your own roms user or market.

    3. “Go to any Rom site, and sort the Genesis roms by most downloads. I doubt you’ll see any of the games on this list anywhere near the top.”

      Then you don’t know the classic emulation community. Sonic the Hedgehog CD is a top download for Sega CD emulation. Phantasy Star 2 is a top download for Sega Genesis emulation. I can list numerous other examples from the list above, such as Shining Force, Streets of Rage or Hang-on. If anything, Fantasy Zone that you mentioned is one of Sega’s less popular franchises.

      1. I posted that comment in July when Brad originally posted the article, and at that time the game list didn’t include any of those titles.

        They were all obscure titles that had little exposure in western markets.

          1. Yeah, the whole re-posting a previous article was the reason why I stopped reading Liliputing for a while. And even now, I hesitate to leave a comment.

            I think Brad should make a new article when there is an update, that way mixups don’t occur, and the comment section doesn’t become pure chaos. Not sure why he’s not going back to that form.

          2. A combination of factors, but mostly it feels silly to publish a new article that’s essentially the same as an old one with just a few small updates. It takes more time and energy and leads to multiple articles on the site that have the same information.

            I always make sure to add a notice that the post has been updated, and there are dates on the comments, so it shouldn’t be too hard to tell if you’re responding to an old comment.