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Everything we know about the Sega Genesis Mini 2

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The miniature plug-and-play console craze continues, this time with the Sega Genesis Mini 2. Sega announced the new system in July 2022, ahead of its release later this fall. This miniature system is the successor to 2019’s Sega Genesis Mini. This second plug-and-play console will include even more games than its predecessor, though the full list has yet to be announced. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sega Genesis Mini 2.

When is the Sega Genesis Mini 2 release date?

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 system launches in North America on October 27, 2022. It’s available to pre-order through Amazon now.

What is the Sega Genesis Mini 2 price?

The official promotional video for the Sega Genesis Mini 2.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is currently available to pre-order through Amazon and costs $103.80 with $22 shipping. This is more expensive than the original Sega Genesis Mini, which included 42 games at a retail price of $80.

The odd pricing is likely because the current listing is for a Japanese import version of the plug-and-play console. It’s not clear at this time if Sega will produce a separate North American version. If that happens, there is likely to be some slight variation in the games list due to licensing issues.

What is the Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list?

Sonic CD is one of the flagship titles included with the Sega Genesis Mini 2.Sega

The miniature system will come with 60 games. However, the games vary between different regions. On August 19, Sega revealed the full list of titles for North America:

  • 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

You can also check out the North American game list in video form, courtesy of this video on Sega’s YouTube channel.

What about the Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list for Japan?

Don’t confuse the Japanese list with the NA one. Sega has announced 44 titles for the Sega Genesis Mini 2 for Japan. It’s been slowly revealing the games about 10 at a time. Most recently, it was batch 34 to 44:

  • Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD)
  • Gain Ground
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Populous
  • Robo Aleste (Sega CD)
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 3 (Sega CD)
  • Shin Megami Tensei (Sega CD)
  • Sorcerian
  • Tenka Fubu: Eiyuu-tachi no Houkou (Sega CD)
  • Tougi Ou: King Colossus
  • Viewpoint

What are the Sega Genesis Mini 2 features?

The appeal of this plug-and-play device is that it doesn’t require any external cartridges. Simply plug it into your TV via HDMI and you’ll have access to all games included. You’ll get one 6-button controller out of the box with the Sega Genesis Mini 2, but the gamepads from the first Sega Genesis Mini are compatible with the new one.

In addition, Sega promises that “a never-released bonus game” will be included, but the company has yet to announce what it will be.

Sega Genesis Mini 2 launches October 27.

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