Sega Genesis Mini Arrives This Fall With 9 Co-Op Games
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Sega Genesis Mini Arrives This Fall With 9 Co-Op Games

Some deep cuts in this line-up

Sega is getting into the "all your favorite old titles on one little replica console" game with the forthcoming Sega Genesis Mini. Similar to the NES Classic and SNES Classic from Nintendo, the Sega Genesis Mini contains a collection of classic Sega titles on one box with all the accoutrement you'll need to enjoy them on a modern TV.

The Genesis Mini (or Mega Drive Mini for the PAL regions) includes 42 Sega games (it was originally 40), two 3-button controllers (the Mega Drive uses the 6-button ones), a USB power adapter, a power cable, and a HDMI cable. This particular little retro console was first revealed back in March with just 10 games announced at that time, but we've been waiting to see the full list of titles so we'd know just what co-op offerings they decided to toss in there.

Here's the full list of games with all co-op titles highlighted in bold:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alisia Dragoon
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Beyond Oasis
  5. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  6. Castlevania: Bloodlines
  7. Columns
  8. Comix Zone
  9. Contra: Hard Corps
  10. Darius - this title was originally an arcade only release and it's been ported to this platform
  11. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  12. Dynamite Headdy
  13. Earthworm Jim
  14. Ecco the Dolphin
  15. Eternal Champions
  16. Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  17. Golden Axe
  18. Gunstar Heroes
  19. Kid Chameleon
  20. Landstalker
  21. Light Crusader
  22. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  23. Monster World IV
  24. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  25. Road Rash II
  26. Shining Force
  27. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  28. Sonic the Hedgehog
  29. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  30. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  31. Space Harrier II
  32. Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition
  33. Streets of Rage 2
  34. Strider
  35. Super Fantasy Zone
  36. Tetris
  37. Thunder Force III
  38. ToeJam & Earl
  39. Vectorman
  40. Virtua Fighter 2
  41. Wonder Boy in Monster World
  42. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I mentioned earlier "this particular console." The reason for this is that Sega announced a similar thing back in 2017 with AtGames at the helm for handling things on the emulation/software side of things, which wasn't met with waves of enthusiasm from the general gaming community considering how well that company did with the Sega Genesis Flashback HD. For this go around, the software/emulation is being handled by M2, who worked on the Sega Ages ports/remakes, which seems to have many folks pretty excited for this little bundle.

The Sega Genesis Mini will be released on September 19, 2019. If you're interested in picking up the Genesis Mini and would like to support Co-Optimus, you can head over to Amazon via this link and get it from there.