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SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2: European launch date and game collection revealed with Genesis Mini 2 release

The SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 will launch on October 27, as will the Genesis Mini 2. (Image source: SEGA)
The SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 will launch on October 27, as will the Genesis Mini 2. (Image source: SEGA)
SEGA has confirmed the release of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe. The company has also outlined when the Genesis Mini 2 will be available in North America, as well as which games will be shipping with each model. For some reason, the Japanese version of the Mega Drive Mini 2 will receive different titles than its European sibling.

SEGA has announced the release of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in Europe, two months after the retro console's Japanese unveiling. Confirmed on Twitter, the retro console will arrive on October 27 in Europe, the same day that the SEGA Genesis Mini 2 launches in North America, the Mega Drive Mini 2's sibling. For reference, SEGA will not sell the Mega Drive Mini 2 in North America, nor will the Genesis Mini 2 be available in Europe or Japan.

Regardless, SEGA has outlined all the games that it will pre-install on each system. Based on the list, European and North American models receive the same 61 games, or 60(+1) as SEGA advertises. Outlined below, some of the games are new and unreleased SEGA CD ports. For example, SEGA has included Ecco the Dolphin CD, Final Fight CD, Shining Force CD and Sonic CD, among others.

Additionally, SEGA has pre-installed other classic non-CD titles like After Burner 2, Desert Strike, Fatal Fury, Sonic 3D Blast and Virtua Racing. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether SEGA will offer the CD expansion module outside Japan. However, this is merely a decorative item, rather than adding any functionality to the Mega Drive Mini 2 or the Genesis Mini 2 themselves. While SEGA has not confirmed how much the retro console will cost in Europe or North America, pricing in Japan has been set at JPY 9,980 (~US$75). Presumably, the console will cost approximately as much in Europe and North America too.

  1. After Burner 2
  2. Alien Soldier
  3. Atomic Runner
  4. Bonanza Bros
  5. ClayFighter
  6. Crusader of Centy
  7. Desert Strike
  8. Devi & Pii (unreleased)
  9. Earthworm Jim 2
  10. Elemental Master
  11. Fantasy Zone (new port)
  12. Fatal Fury 2
  13. Gain Ground
  14. Golden Axe II
  15. Granada
  16. Hellfire
  17. Herzog Zwei
  18. Lightening Force / Thunder Force IV
  19. Midnight Resistance
  20. The Ooze
  21. Out Run
  22. Out Runners
  23. Phantasy Star II
  24. Populous
  25. Puyo Puyo Sun (new port)
  26. Rainbow Islands Extra
  27. Ranger X
  28. The Revenge of Shinobi
  29. Ristar
  30. Rolling Thunder 2
  31. Shadow Dancer 2
  32. Shining Force II
  33. Shining in the Darkness
  34. Sonic 3D Blast
  35. Space Harrier II (new port)
  36. Spatter (unreleased)
  37. Splatterhouse 2
  38. Star Mobile (new port)
  39. Streets of Rage 3
  40. Super Hang On
  41. Super Locomotive (new port)
  42. Super Street Fighter II
  43. ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  44. Truxton
  45. Vectorman 2
  46. Viewpoint
  47. Virtua Racing
  48. Warsong


  1. Ecco the Dolphin CD
  2. Ecco: The Tides of Time CD
  3. Final Fight CD
  4. Mansion of Hidden Souls
  5. Night Striker
  6. Night Trap
  7. The Ninja Warriors
  8. Robo Aleste
  9. Sewer Shark
  10. Shining Force CD
  11. Silpheed
  12. Sonic CD

  1. After Burner 2
  2. Alien Soldier
  3. Bonanza Bros
  4. Chelnov
  5. Columns 3
  6. Crusader of Centy
  7. Devi to Pi
  8. Fatal Fury 2
  9. Fantasy Zone
  10. Gain Ground
  11. Granada
  12. Harimanada
  13. Honou no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei
  14. Magical Taruruto-kun
  15. Majandojo
  16. Megapanel
  17. Midnight Resistance
  18. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
  19. Out Run
  20. Party Quiz Mega Q 2022
  21. Party Quiz Sega Q
  22. Phantasy Star II
  23. Populous
  24. Puyo Puyo Sun
  25. Puzzle & Action Ichidant-R
  26. Ranger X
  27. Shining in the Darkness
  28. Sorcerian
  29. Space Harrier 2 (updated version)
  30. Spatter
  31. Splatterhouse 2
  32. Star Cruiser
  33. Star Mobile
  34. Super Locomotive
  35. Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
  36. Tatsujin
  37. Thunder Force IV
  38. Tougi Ou: King Colossus
  39. Viewpoint
  40. Virtua Racing

Mega CD

  1. Captain Tsubasa
  2. Ecco the Dolphin CD
  3. Final Fight CD
  4. Lunar: Eternal Blue
  5. Lunar: The Silver Star
  6. Mahou no Shoujo: Silky Lip
  7. Mansion of Hidden Souls
  8. Night Striker
  9. Night Trap
  10. The Ninja Warriors
  11. Popful Mail
  12. Robo Aleste
  13. Romance of the Three Kingdoms III
  14. Shin Megami Tensei
  15. Shining Force CD
  16. Silpheed
  17. Sonic CD
  18. StarBlade
  19. Tenka Fubu: Eiyutachi no Houkou
  20. Wondermega Collection


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Alex Alderson, 2022-08-22 (Update: 2022-08-22)