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Ten More Sega Genesis Mini Titles Revealed, Including Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Sega revealed the next ten games included on the Sega Genesis Mini console today and the list included some interesting titles worth talking about. First off, is the inclusion of Mega Man: The Wily Wars, a compilation that includes Mega Man, Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3. While never seeing a physical release in North America, it was available through Sega Channel, a service where you could try demos of games and get cheat codes.

I remember using Sega Channel once when I was younger but at the time the reception for this wasn’t so hot. In fact, Sega is one of the rare companies ahead of its time and doing something like this back in the 1990s? Unfortunately, the Sega Channel never caught on and died in 1998.

Today is all about the third wave of classic video game titles coming with the Sega Genesis Mini. This next wave of games surprises me and I’m impressed with the selection we’re getting. Here are the next ten games: Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Beyond Oasis, Golden Age, Phantasy Star IV, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (yes!), Vectorman, and Wonder Boy in the Monster World.

All in all, I’m eager to get my hands on the Genesis Mini which launches on September 19, 2019, and retails for roughly $110 CAD. This model is based on the Model 1 Genesis, which launched in North America in August 1989. The Mini is approximately 55% smaller than the original and in the box comes two replica three-button USB Genesis controllers, one USB to Micro-B power cable, one power adapter (North America only), and one HDMI cable.

Here we have the first 30 titles to be included with the system:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Ecco the Dolphin
  3. Castlevania: Bloodlines
  4. Space Harrier 2
  5. Shining Force
  6. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  7. ToeJam & Earl
  8. Comix Zone
  9. Altered Beast
  10. Gunstar Heroes
  11. Earthworm Jim
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  13. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  14. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  15. Contra: Hard Corps
  16. Thunder Force III
  17. Super Fantasy Zone
  18. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  19. Streets of Rage 2
  20. Landstalker
  21. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  22. Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition
  23. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  24. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  25. Beyond Oasis
  26. Golden Axe
  27. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  28. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  29. Vectorman
  30. Wonder Boy in Monster World 

M2 is handling the porting process. They’ve previously worked on Sega Ages and Sega 3D Classics Collection.

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Bobby has been gaming since he was old enough to walk. Since then, the interest has only grown stronger, and here we are today. Follow Bobby on Twitter, and just go with it. @bpashalidis

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