All 40 games packaged with the Sega Mega Drive Mini have been announced 4 months ago

All 40 games packaged with the Sega Mega Drive Mini have been announced

Sonic! Earthworm Jim! Street Fighter! Ecco The Dolphin!

Last year, in the run up to Christmas, Sony released the mini-PS One, which worked out to be one of the best stocking fillers in the run-up to Santy's arrival.

And so it goes this year, with Sega releasing a Mega Drive Mini (or Genesis Mini, if you're on the other side of the Atlantic), which will come pre-loaded with no less than FORTY old-school gems.

Some of them are absolute classics, and we're still kind of questioning how it is that nobody has attempted to remake Ecco The Dolphin with modern day graphics. After all, if Earthworm Jim can get a reboot (which is also on this Sega Mega Drive Mini, btw!), then why not Ecco??

Anyways, here is the full games list.

New titles announced:

  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Strider
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Light Crusader
  • Monster World IV
  • Eternal Champions
  • Road Rash II

Previously announced titles:

  • Earthworm Jim
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Thunder Force 3
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Landstalker
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Mega Man: The Willy Wars
  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Star 4
  • Beyond Oasis (aka The Story Of Thor)
  • Ghouls 'N Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Golden Axe
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

On top of the games and the console, the package will include two wired control pads, a power cable, and a HDMI cable, to really show up just how far graphics have improved since the Mega Drive first arrived in 1988.

The Sega Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini will be available from Thursday 19 September, and should cost you around €80. Details on how to pre-order the console can be found here.