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Sega Genesis Mini 2’s full game lineup revealed

Streets of Rage 3 and Phantasy Star 2 join OutRun and After Burner 2 on roster of 60

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Phantasy Star 2, Streets of Rage 3, The Revenge of Shinobi, Ecco the Dolphin, and even the infamous Night Trap all made the roster of 60 games launching on board the Sega Genesis Mini 2, when the throwback console launches on Oct. 27.

[Ed. note: The author’s decision not to spotlight the inclusion of Sewer Shark is egregious and yet understandable. Shoot the tubes, dogmeat!]

Sega announced the full roster Friday morning, noting that 12 of the games are Sega CD titles, meaning the CD era of console video gaming will make its debut on a mini collectible console this fall.

Here’s the full list of games included on the Sega Genesis Mini 2:

  • After Burner 2
  • 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 2
  • Granada
  • Hellfire
  • Herzog Zwei
  • Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
  • Midnight Resistance
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Populous
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Ranger-X
  • Ristar
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Hang-On
  • Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
  • The Ooze
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Truxton
  • VectorMan 2
  • Viewpoint
  • Virtua Racing
  • Warsong
  • Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD version)
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega 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
product packaging for the Sega Genesis Mini 2 Image: Sega

The Mini 2 includes seven “bonus games,” two of which are previously unreleased titles, and the others are new ports of games from another platform. The previously unreleased games are Devi & Pii and Star Mobile. The five new ports are Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier 2 (+ Space Harrier), Spatter, Super Locomotive, and Vs. Puyo Puyo Sun.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is being sold exclusively through Amazon Japan. A Sega representative at the beginning of August told Polygon that the Genesis Mini 2’s availability in the West will be one-tenth of the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2’s run in Japan, owing to the global semiconductor shortage.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is $99.99 plus shipping (which, from Japan, is estimated at $21.99), putting the total cost to import the unit at $121.98.

Sega first announced the Sega Genesis Mini 2 — as the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 — during a livestream at the beginning of June. The sequel console follows 2019’s Sega Genesis Mini, which launched with 42 games. That console answered 2017’s disappointing Sega Genesis Flashback HD, a mini-console made by AtGames that fell well short of fans’ expectations following Nintendo’s very successful NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition.

Update: Since publication Amazon has adjusted the price of the Genesis Mini. This post has been updated to reflect that change.

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