Sega showcases Genesis Mini console games at E3 2019

Sega was on-site at the E3 2019 showroom floors to give players a taste of the upcoming Sega Genesis mini console and its suite of bundled games.


Even as the gaming industry moves forward, many developers and publishers are looking backward. After all, many of today's gamers and game developers were reared on the 8- and 16-bit classics, and a new trend of miniature consoles is allowing players to bring all that nostalgic gaming action back home. The latest of such classically-inspired hardware comes from Sega in the form of the Genesis Mini console, and Shacknews was on-site at E3 2019 to check out some of the hottest games packed into the device.

For those who haven't yet heard the details, allow us to shed some light: Following suit with similarly sized miniature consoles from Nintendo and Sony, the Sega Genesis Mini brings the company's 16-bit hardware back into the modern fold. In addition to a large bundle of games, the package also includes two full-size, three-button Genesis controllers as well as an HDMI cable and power adapter.

The full list of games featured on the Sega Genesis Mini includes:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Darius
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Eternal Champions
  • Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Monster World 4
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Road Rash 2
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Tetris
  • Thunder Force 3
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Vectorman
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

The Sega Genesis Mini console will release on September 19, and it will be made available for $79.99. Be sure to spin-dash over to Shacknews and GamerHubTV on YouTube for all the latest developer interview and gameplay footage from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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