Relive your 16-bit glory days with Sega Genesis Mini

Nintendo may have two mini consoles under its belt, but as we all know, nothing beats the mature titles, high octane action, and “blast processing” that only the Sega Genesis Mini can dish out.

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It’s official: if there was a console out in the ’90s, it will eventually get a modern-day reboot. This console comes ready to plug and play right out of the box, just like the kind that drove kids crazy on Christmas mornings. And instead of one pack-in game, there are 40 legendary titles from the Genesis era including:

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (Castlevania: The New Generation in AU/UK)
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Contra Hard Corps (Probotector in AU/UK)
  • Landstalker
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Beyond Oasis 
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Golden Axe
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Tetris
  • Darius
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Monster World IV
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Road Rash II
  • Eternal Champions
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Strider
  • Light Crusader
As you can see, this 40 game suite offers big hits like Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast, as well as deep cuts like Dynamite Headdy and Vectorman. There’s even super rare titles like Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Castlevania Bloodlines. And with two wired control pads, there’s plenty of opportunities for multiplayer action in games like Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and of course, Street Fighter II: Championship Edition. Join the 16-bit revolution when the Sega Genesis Mini releases on September 19. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon for only $79.99.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.