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Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Hands-On Demo | Video Spotlight

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Thanks to Damian Mougakos from SEGA America, Erinplays and Geoff Keighley, we now have a look at what the SEGA Genesis Mini looks like in action. We get a look at the hardware itself, menus (complete with Streets of Rage sound effects!), sorting options, in-game performance and save state functionality. Check it out in the video below:

[Source: Gameslice]

Final Batch of Mega Drive Mini Titles Announced, Includes SEGA Tetris and All-New Darius Port

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

The final batch of games available on the Mega Drive Mini have been announced. Also announced were some accessories, including a downright incredible Mega Drive Tower Mini, which includes a tiny Mega CD1, 32X, Sonic & Knuckles cart, and Sonic 1 cart, to build The Tower of Power as you truly imagined it. The last batch of games are as follows:

JAPAN:

  • Columns
  • Monster World IV
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Assault Suit Leynos
  • Langrisser II
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Road Rash II
  • Slap Fight MD
  • Snow Bros
  • Lord Monarch
  • Darius (A new port for the Mega Drive!)
  • SEGA TETRIS (The rarest Mega Drive game ever made!)

Check the full list of games for each region after the jump.

AMERICA/EUROPE:

  • Tetris
  • Darius
  • Road Rash II
  • Strider
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Monster World IV
  • Light Crusader
  • Eternal Champions

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Next Batch of Mega Drive Mini Titles Announced – Includes Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Street Fighter II, RetroBit making 6-Button Pads

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

UPDATE: The Western titles have now been confirmed.

The next batch of games available on the Mega Drive Mini have been announced, and are as follows:

JAPAN:

  • Ghouls n Ghosts
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Golden Axe
  • Revenge of Shinobi
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • The Story of Thor (Beyond Oasis)
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
  • Party Quiz Mega Q
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Makyō Tōitsusen

AMERICA/EUROPE:

  • Mega Man®: The Wily Wars
  • Street Fighter II’®: Special Champion Edition
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Ghouls ‘N Ghosts®
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Golden Axe
  • Vectorman
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

Something cool to note: the last 4 games on this list supported 4 players via a Multitap on the original Mega Drive. They actually retain this functionality on the Mini – you can use a USB Hub to connect more controllers!

It’s also been confirmed that RetroBit will be making 6-button pads for the Mini, as unlike the Japanese version which includes them as standard, the Western versions only have 3-button pads included.

 

More Titles Announced for the Mega Drive Mini, including World of Illusion and Streets of Rage 2

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

A fresh batch of games have been announced for the Mega Drive Mini. As with the first set, the titles vary by region, but there’s some surprising picks for both regions – namely in the form of the Disney Mickey Mouse titles! The announcement also confirms the previously mooted “one game per series” policy only applies to the Japanese version of the mini console, as Sonic 2 has been confirmed for the Western edition now.

The new batch for the Western Mega Drive/Genesis Mini is:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Shinobi III – Return of the Ninja Master
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Contra Hard Corps/Probotector
  • Landstalker

The new batch for the Japanese version is after the jump:

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Exclusive Video Report from SEGA Fes 2019 | Video Spotlight

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

We have a very special something for you today! Thanks to our good friend Dr. Scottnik from Nintendo Lounge, you can now get an exclusive look at what went down on the show floor at SEGA Fes 2019. The event ran from March 30th to the 31st 2019 in Tokyo and was quite a historical moment for every SEGA division worldwide as every game announcement at the event was revealed to be releasing worldwide and not just in Japan.

Take a look at Dr. Scottnik’s video below to see exactly what was available on the show floor and soak in a bit of the SEGA love that includes a legendary performance from Segata Sanshiro himself!

Mega Drive Mini Launches September 19th Worldwide, M2 Leading Development

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

UPDATE 13:23: Details of the European Mega Drive Mini have come to light. An official website is now available to view. The European version includes 3 button controllers instead of 6 button controllers. The games line-up also includes some differences. The current EU line-up includes Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: The New Generation, Space Harrier II, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes. There is only the 2 controller option for Europe and the whole package costs £69.99/€79.99.

The SEGA Mega Drive Mini will launch worldwide on September 19th 2019 in all regions. The news came from SEGA Fes that the mini console will launch with 40 games and come in 2 variants: a $60 option with a single 6 button controller, and a $80 option with 2 controllers. Controllers are connected via USB and are the same dimensions as an original 6 button Mega Drive controller.

The only games revealed to be on the system at this time are from the Japanese version. These will likely differ on the US and European Mega Drive Minis. The only titles announced for the Japanese Mega Drive Mini at this time are:

– Sonic the Hedgehog 2
– Comix Zone
– Gunstar Heroes
– Space Harrier II
– Puyo Puyo 2
– Castlevania Bloodlines
– Powerball
– Rent-a-Hero
– Madou Monogatari Ichi

As is fairly standard with mini consoles, the Mega Drive Mini will feature a “save anywhere” feature and it has also been revealed that the menu music has been composed by Yuzo Koshiro of Streets of Rage fame.

[Source: Kotaku]

Mega Drive Mini Will Have One Game Per Series, Voting For Sonic, Puyo and Shining Game Open

Monday, February 25th, 2019

SEGA has confirmed that the Mega Drive Mini is currently planned to have one game per series – so don’t expect every Sonic game to be on there, as with most Mega Drive collections. The possibility was floated at SEGA Fes 2018 when the console was announced, but this is a more solid confirmation of the plan.

As a result of this, SEGA has decided to open up some of the game choice to the fans – asking them which game from the Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo and Shining series should appear on the console. The options are:

Sonic the Hedgehog vs Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Puyo Puyo vs Puyo Puyo Tsu

Shining Force vs Shining Force II

The poll is available as a Twitter thread and on the Mega Drive Mini website. It’s worth mentioning also that something like Puyo’s choice may not matter for us in the West, as the system is planned to have different games per region – so we’ll probably get Puyo Puyo in the guise of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine regardless.

Mega Drive Mini Delayed to 2019 – AtGames Are Off the Project

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

SEGA’s Mega Drive mini console has been delayed to 2019 in an attempt to improve the system and aim for a worldwide launch.

The system was previously being developed by AtGames who have a notorious reputation for developing clone systems that don’t perform well or emulate sound accurately. SEGA is now working with a domestic Japanese software developer but the developer has not been named at this time. The statement from SEGA Japan says the developer has “a proven track record”. Could it be M2, the developers of the SEGA Ages ports?

SEGA’s Mega Drive and Genesis mini consoles will launch together worldwide in 2019.

[Source: Polygon]

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