We’re up to games 21-30, so here’s round three – these games will definitely be included in SEGA Genesis Mini (or SEGA Mega Drive Mini, if you are from outside North America)!
So, the mini 16-bit console will have forty games on it, and these ten games were announced yesterday: 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. (The differences in the Japanese list: The Revenge of Shinobi, Puzzle & Action: Tant-R, Party Quiz Mega Q, and Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitessen replacing Sonic Spinball, Alex Kidd, Vectorman, and Wonder Boy.)
So SEGA seems to have pulled a somewhat safe list this time, but with Street Fighter, we have to say that it’s not the most decent choice, given they include the three-button controller in the package. If they gave us the six-button Genesis (Mega Drive) pad, it would be fine, though, but they didn’t, so… let’s just say it’s slightly annoying. Sure, Retro-Bit will release a six-button controller in August, but that costs extra money… (Further thoughts: Mega Man: The Wily Wars, which never had a physical release in North America, was slowing down heavily on real hardware, and it might do the same thing on the mini-console, Sonic Spinball is a cheap solution, Alex Kidd’s games were better on the Master System, Phantasy Star IV could be a great addition for RPG-lovers, and Vectorman is an excellent choice.)
Previously, we have written about the first and the second ten games so you can find them on our site – laziness has won by KO -, but if the final ten games will be announced, we’ll publish the complete list then. The SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive Mini will launch worldwide on September 19. Let’s hope that it will be just like a high-quality product as Nintendo’s NES and SNES mini were. (Sony’s PlayStation Classic deserves no comments.)