The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is coming soon, and its game list is a little more unorthodox than the original Mini console.
The first Sega Genesis Mini was released in 2019 and was a surprising success thanks to a wide selection of games, accurate emulation and an affordable price. Now, Sega has announced in twitter (opens in new tab) that follow-up console will be released in the US on October 27th. This follows its initial announcement in Japan in June.
Even better, the Mini 2 is already solving one of the original’s biggest flaws by including the updated 6-button pad in the box. In addition, the Mini 2 comes with over 50 games, some of which are exclusive to the Sega CD.
But wait, there’s more. The Genesis Mini 2 official website confirms (opens in new tab) that a “bonus game never released” will also be included.
It remains to be seen whether the Sega Genesis Mini 2 will launch in other western territories such as the UK. But we imagine this will be the case considering the success of Sega’s first Mini console.
SEGA Genesis Mini 2 arrives in North America October 27!☑ SEGA Genesis Mini 2 packs even more power!☑ Over 50 classic games, never before seen on Genesis Mini!☑ And includes SEGA CD titles!#SEGA #GenesisMini2 pic. twitter.com/IRZubeEy9iJuly 13, 2022
Bringing Sega back
Initially, there were concerns that the Sega Genesis Mini 2 might remain exclusive to Japan. That’s because its game collection features titles that have never been released in the west.
Not all games have been revealed so far, but what has been announced is promising. The Ninja Warriors, Splatterhouse 2, and OutRunners are especially welcome here, and so far it feels like a much more eclectic mix than the very predictable roster of the first Mini.
Only 23 games have been revealed, which means that just over half of the games that will be presented have not yet been accounted for. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what Sega has up its sleeve for the Genesis Mini 2, especially considering how promising its incomplete lineup looks.
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 games list so far is as follows:
- Sonic CD
- Brilliant Force CD
- Mansion of Hidden Souls
- Night Striker
- The Ninja Warriors
- After burner 2
- Virtua Race
- Super Hang-On
- 3d sonic explosion
- glowing in the dark
- vectorman 2
- the slime
- Bonanza Bros.
- alien soldier
- Extra Rainbow Islands
- splatterhouse 2
- Rolling Thunder 2
- Lightning Force: Quest for the Darkstar
- fantasy zone
- Moving Star
Be sure to keep an eye on the official Sega Genesis Mini 2 website as the rest of the included games are sure to be announced before the October release date.