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.

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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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