SEGA has announced its own classic console with a nostalgic letter. The SEGA Genesis Mini is coming in September!
My Old Friend,
I know it’s been a while. Time moves forward, yet not a day goes by that you’re not on my mind. I, the popular, star console. You, the shy, unassuming kid. But we found common ground when we played Ecco the Dolphin together. You were so fast, racing through the Green Hill Zone with my pal, Sonic!
You sure knew how to play. The way that CRT hue hit your glazed-over face as you spent another hour playing Castlevania: Bloodlines…We both knew things would change and that we’d move on to other great things, but lately, I’ve been thinking about spending time together once more. We didn’t do what we were told, but we made a good team.
I look a bit different now. I’m much smaller. I’m packing 40 games inside my sleek, molded shell, and more blast processing power than ever before.
We lived fast and dangerously, together, playing the games some of the adults weren’t too keen on (but you had the cool parents). We had the games your friends wanted to play, a whole stack of them. Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and ToeJam & Earl, to name a few.
Sure, there were other distractions (remember pogs?). I was never jealous though, because we still had Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes.
I will try to write more regularly. I hear there is this friendly meeting space called “social media” where I can share more.
I hope to hear from you soon.
SEGA Genesis Mini @–}—
Q. When does it launch?
A. September 19, 2019
Q. How many games will be included?
A. 40 games.
Q. Which games will be included?
A. Today, we are excited to announce the first set of titles included with the system, with the rest to be announced intermittently over the coming months:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Space Harrier 2
- Shining Force
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- ToeJam & Earl
- Comix Zone
- Altered Beast
- Gunstar Heroes
Q. Which version of the Genesis is the Mini based on?
A. It’s based on the original Model 1 Genesis which launched in Oct. 1988 in Japan, Aug. 1989 in North America, and Nov. 1990 everywhere else.
Q. How big is it in comparison to the original console?
A. It’s approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size.
Q. What do you get in the box?
A. The Genesis Mini comes complete with 40 games, Two replica three-button USB Genesis controllers, One USB to Micro-B power cable, One power adapter (North America only), and One HDMI cable.
Q. Who handled the ports?
A. M2 is handling the porting process. They’ve previously worked on SEGA AGES and SEGA 3D Classics Collection, with a fantastic reputation based on the quality of their emulation projects and their faithfully recreated ports.
Q. Can I use original Genesis controllers with the Mini?
A. No, only the provided USB controllers.
Q. How much will it cost at launch?
A. $79.99 US/£69.99/€79.99/AUD$139.95
Q. Where can I find more information?
Check out the rest of the Genesis Mini lineup below!