With spending about $80 you can buy yourself  54 highly acclaimed Sega Genisis games, two controllers and a mini system that hooks up to your tv. The Genisis comes in a small box and the system has a moving volume leveler and an actual functioning cartridge door that opens and closes. The system connects to your television with an HDMI cable and gets power through a standard Micro USB power adapter. The two controllers connect via USB connection. The controller’s cords longer than the NES mini, but it still should be longer with it being only 6 feet long. The controllers look just how they did in the 90’s. Very simple design and easy to remember the buttons with it being 3 and not 300 like controllers nowadays.

One change that they learned from the previous mini versions is they added a home button. All you have to do is hold the start button and you will get an option to save your place in the game then head back to the game selection screen. The mini has a language option as well so no matter what region you want to play in it will have an authentic UI design. Sega got M2 a Japanese game developer to help based on their experience with playing emulated games and the belief that this mini-plays very much like the original game. The system has three backgrounds to fill your television. There is a sonic themed, black edges and a retro type of pattern that could be displayed. The controllers that come with the system are three button ones, but you can purchase the later six-button ones. Depending on what region you have selected the box art changes to what it would truly look like so that can give you some knowledge on all types of box art.


Game List


  1. Tetris
  2. Darius
  3. Virtua Fighter 2
  4. Alisia Dragoon
  5. Monster World 4
  6. Kid Chameleon
  7. Road Rash 2
  8. Eternal Champions
  9. Columns
  10. Dynamite Headdy
  11. Strider
  12. Light Crusader
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog
  14. Ecco the Dolphin
  15. Castlevania: Bloodlines
  16. Space Harrier 2
  17. Shining Force
  18. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  19. ToeJam & Earl
  20. Comix Zone
  21. Altered Beast
  22. Gunstar Heroes
  23. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  24. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  25. Thunder Force 3
  26. Super Fantasy Zone
  27. Shinobi 3
  28. Streets of Rage 2
  29. Earthworm Jim
  30. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  31. Contra: Hard Corps
  32. Landstalker
  33. Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  34. Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  35. Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  36. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  37. Beyond Oasis
  38. Golden Axe
  39. Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  40. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  41. Vectorman
  42. Wonder Boy in Monster World
  43. Tetris
  44. Darius
  45. Road Rash 2
  46. Strider
  47. Virtua Fighter 2
  48. Alisia Dragoon
  49. Kid Chameleon
  50. Monster World 4
  51. Eternal Champions
  52. Columns
  53. Dynamite Headdy
  54. Light Crusader