Video Game: SEGA Mega Drive 2 Returns in Mini Version October 27

Nostalgics will be able to stock up on SEGA games. The Mega Drive, the competing Super NES console in the 1990s, is returning in a mini version at the end of October.

Nostalgia always wins. PlayStation Classic, NES, Super NES, Commodore 64 or even the Amiga 500 mini: smaller consoles have been popular for a few years now. Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and teaming up with its first Mega Drive mini, SEGA is back in business with the Mega Drive Mini 2. October 27 and pre-orders are already open.

Over 60 games available

The Mega Drive appeared in France in 1990, two years after its release in Japan. It was then adapted from the arcade system and quickly had almost a thousand games in its catalog, the most famous being Castlevania, Sonic The Hedgehog, Aladdin or Mortal Kombat and Ecco the Dolphin. In 1993, SEGA decided to overhaul its console to compete with the Super NES. It changes the design, and Mega Drive II refuses the headphone jack. In total, about 40 million Mega Drive consoles will be sold, all models combined.

The Mega Drive Mini 2 (2022 version) will come with a six-button controller that will bring back memories to those who knew the original, as well as a less ancient high-speed HDMI cable and a USB power cable for connecting to a TV. Get out of the scart socket of yesteryear. The console has red buttons close to the original 16-bit model. Other optional controllers are compatible. But don’t expect to put old game cartridges in it. They are clearly not the same size, and we will have to be content with the list of built-in games.

Because the Japanese company basically took advantage of the announcement of pre-orders already planned in limited quantities to unveil the catalog of games that will accompany the Mega Drive Mini 2. And Sonic’s dad didn’t do half measures: more than 60 titles from SEGA’s historical catalog were announced, including games of the Mega CD era, an accessory that can be plugged in to compete with the nascent PC-Engine console CD player. Some announced games will be ported to the handheld console, but there will also be a few new games, according to the publisher.

Amazon blabbed about the price. Expect a price around €110, according to the official retailer, making it the most expensive mini console on the market.

The game catalog on the Mega Drive Mini 2 includes 53 original games and 7 new games or ports.The game catalog on the Mega Drive Mini 2 includes 53 original games and 7 new games or ports. © SEGA

List of available games:

Mega Drive:

  • After burner 2
  • alien soldier
  • atomic runner
  • Bonanza Brothers.
  • ClayFighter
  • Desert Strike: Return to the Bay
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Elemental Master
  • Fatal Fury 2
  • moving forward
  • Golden Ax 2
  • Granada
  • fire of hell
  • Duke of Zwei
  • midnight resistance
  • out run
  • OutRunners
  • Fantasy Star II
  • popular
  • Ranger-X
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: Secret of the Shinobi
  • Shining Power 2
  • Shine in the dark
  • Sun
  • Sound Burst 3D
  • SPLASH 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • super hold on
  • Slime
  • Revenge of the Shinobi
  • ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Traxton
  • VectorMan 2
  • Viewpoint
  • Virtua Racing
  • War song
  • Ekko Dolphin

Mega CD:

  • Ekko: Tides of Time
  • Final Fight CD
  • night trap
  • Robo Aleste
  • sewer shark
  • Shining Power CD
  • CD Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Yumemi’s Mysterious Mansion

Bonus games:

  • Devi and Pii (unreleased)
  • Fantasy Zone (New Port)
  • Space Harrier II (+Space Harrier) (new port)
  • Spray (New Port)
  • Star Mobile (Unreleased)
  • Super Lokomotiv (New Portage)
  • VS Puyo Puyo Sun (New portage)

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