Usually these mini-console game compilations contains quite a few gaps in terms of both high-profile and cult classic releases. With SEGA
having released Mega Drive
compilations on actual consoles for years now
one might even Wonder (Boy) what the appeal of a mini console might be. Well, the full line-up for the Sega Mega Drive Mini
provides 42 answers.
With the full line-up including a huge collection of classic games from a wide range of publishers - including SEGA's now very hard to find arcade release of Tetris. Plus, an even rarer port of Taito's 1986 arcade shooter Darius.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Ecco the Dolphin
Castlevania: The New Generation
Space Harrier 2
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
ToeJam & Earl
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
Thunder Force III
Super Fantasy Zone
Streets of Rage 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
The Story of Thor
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Road Rash II
Virtua Fighter 2
Monster World IV
For fans of the 16-bit era this is quite the list. Probotector, Castlevania, Road Rash, Strider, Castle of Illusion - it's basically a curated best-of with the added bonus of a couple of rare arcade ports.
The SEGA Mega Drive Mini presents an accurate replica of the original Model 1 console that arrived in 1990, at 55% the size. It'll be out September 19 with a retail price of $139.95 AUD.