The long-awaited "Mega Drive Mini" from SEGA is now less than two weeks away from its release.
I, of course, have also pre-ordered one, and it is scheduled to arrive at the funglr Games editorial office on the day of release, so I am very excited about it.
The Mega Drive was sold under the name "Genesis" in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, where the console and controller were used slightly differently.
The "Mega Drive mini" was also scheduled to be released as the "SEGA Genesis Mini" in North America, and now the "SEGA Genesis Mini" will be available in Japan on Amazon!
The titles included are different!
The "Mega Drive Mini" and the "SEGA Genesis Mini" will contain different titles. Out of a total of 42 titles, 17 titles are different, which means that 2/5 of the titles are different.
The titles included only in the "SEGA Genesis Mini" are
- ALTERED BEAST
- ALEX KIDD IN THE ENCHANTED CASTLE
- CASTLE OF ILLUSION STARRING MICKEY MOUSE (I LOVE MICKEY MOUSE: The Great Adventure of Wonder Castle)
- SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
- WONDER BOY IN MONSTER WORLD (Wonder Boy V Monster World III)
- ToeJam & Earl
- KID CHAMELEON (Chameleon Kid)
- DR.ROBOTNIK'S MEAN BEAN MACHINE (Puyo Puyo)
- SHINOBI III Return of the Ninja Master (The Super Shinobi II)
- ECCO THE DOLPHIN
- SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SPINBALL
- ETERNAL CHAMPIONS
- LIGHT CRUSADER
- VECTORMAN *Not available in Japan
- EARTH WORM JIM *Not released in Japan
- Virtua Fighter 2 *Not released in Japan
These are 17 titles. Virtua Fighter 2 was not released on the Sega Saturn overseas, but on the Genesis.
In addition, there are 25 titles common to the Japanese version of the "Mega Drive Mini".
- Space Harrier II
- Golden Axe
- Thunder Force III
- Super Fantasy Zone
- Shining Force
- Alicia Dragoon
- Land Stalker
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- I Love Mickey & Donald
- Bare Knuckle II
- Monster World IV
- Road Rash II
- Gunstar Heroes
- Street Fighter II Dash Plus
- Phantasy Star: At the End of the Millennium
- VAMPIRE KILLER
- Dynamite Heddy
- Soul of the Hardcore
- Mega Man Mega World
- Story of Toa
- Comics Zone
The "SEGA Genesis Mini" will include a total of 42 titles, including the following
The titles that are only included in the Japanese version of the "Mega Drive Mini" are
- The Super Shinobi
- Reynos the Heavy Armored Trooper
- Musha Arresta
- Lesson Ball
- Snow Brothers
- Slap Fight
- Bertie Quiz MEGA Q
- DYNA BROTHERS 2
- Tanto R
- Road Monarch Tokoton Combat Legend
- Hybrid Front
- Langrisser II
- Yu-Yu Hakusho -Magic Power Unification Battle
- Puyopuyo Dori
- Game no Kanzume (for free)
- The Magic Tale I
The following 17 titles are available.
If you haven't pre-ordered yet, you'll have to look at the titles included in the Mega Drive Mini and decide which one you want!
The controller for the "Mega Drive Mini" is the same as the "Mega Drive 2" controller, with directional keys and 6 buttons (A, B, C, X, Y, Z), but the controller for the "SEGA Genesis Mini" is the same as the original "Mega Drive" controller, with A, B, C, X, Y, Z buttons. The "SEGA Genesis Mini" controller has only three buttons (A, B, and C) just like the original "Mega Drive" controller.
Although there are differences in game titles and playing styles, those who prefer 3-button controllers may want to consider the "SEGA Genesis Mini.
3-button controllers are now available in Japan!
If you are a 3-button player, but you are depressed because you can't get a 3-button controller unless you buy the "SEGA Genesis Mini", we have good news for you!
The "Mega Drive Mini Three-Button Control Pad" is now available exclusively at SEGA Store, the official mail order site of SEGA!
This is the answer to the request of the core SEGA fan who says, "A six-button pad is reasonable, but I want a three-button version, too.
It is the same size as the original "Mega Drive" controller, which is different in size from the "SEGA Genesis Mini".
It is one size larger than the six-button controller, making it easier to fit in the hand and easier to use the directional keys diagonally.
The "Mega Drive Mini Three-Button Control Pad" will be available on September 27, 2019 for 3,218 yen.
Pre-orders will open in the Sega Store on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.!
Pre-orders are on their way!
"SEGA Genesis Mini" will be available for pre-order on Amazon on Monday, September 9, 2019 at approximately 12:00 pm.
There is no release date or price listed at this time, but the "Mega Drive Mini" with two controllers is priced at 8,980 yen (excluding tax), so we expect it to be around the same price.
The price is expected to be about the same as the "Mega Drive Mini" which comes with two controllers for 8,980 yen (tax not included).
The "SEGA Genesis Mini" can be set to Japanese, so don't worry if you are not confident with your English!
For more information about "SEGA Genesis Mini", please visit the official website of "SEGA Genesis Mini".