Here are the 42 games included in Sega’s Genesis Mini

The miniature console includes a number of hard-to-find third party titles.

UPDATE: Amazon is taking orders for Sega Genesis Mini’s official six-button controller option. This pad is essential for practical play of Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition, as an included three-button controller requires that players press start to toggle between punches and kicks. The black option can be found here, with a translucent blue option also available here. Each pad is $19.95. Original story follows.

Today, Sega’s Twitter account announced the last 12 titles included in Sega Genesis Mini, a miniature reproduction of the original console that hits stores Sept. 19.

These 12 games bring the total number included to 42—a healthy library that mixes first party hits with rare third party gems that net a high price on the secondary market.

Of particular note is Tetris, a game that was set to be published by Sega and reached the final phases of production before plans came to a halt due to licensing hurdles. Approximately five-to-10 copies of the game are in circulation.

Sega Genesis Mini is available for pre-order now.

The full list of announced games for the console is below. The last 12 are new as of today.

Ecco the Dolphin
Space Harrier 2
Castlevania Bloodlines
Shining Force
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Toe Jam & Earl
Comix Zone
Sonic the Hedgehog
Altered Beast
Gunstar Heroes
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Thunder Force III
Super Fantasy Zone (this gets the award for best box art)
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Streets of Rage 2
Earthworm Jim
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Contra Hard Corps
Beyond Oasis
Ghouls’n Ghosts
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Golden Axe
Phantasy Star IV
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Mega Man The Wily Wars
Sonic Spinball
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Road Rash II
Virtua Fighter II
Alisia Dragoon
Dynamite Headdy
Kid Chameleon
Monster World IV
Light Crusader
Eternal Champions

Our Take

Forty-two is a strange number and there’s still some time before September rolls around, so this may not be as final as Sega says. There are some glaring first party omissions (Sonic 3, the Sonic & Knuckles add-on, Streets of Rage 3), so I wouldn’t be surprised if we get one last update. That being said, The Super Nintendo Classic shipped with 21 games, so, maybe not.


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