SEGA unveiled the 12 final games that comprise the classic alignment for the Mega Drive Mini, adding up to 42 titles that promise to rekindle the nostalgia of old console fans. The list features two surprise titles, which were not supposed to appear in the catalog of the 40 games initially promised. The first is Tetris, one of the most well-known games ever, which by then had been traded with Nintendo as exclusive to the Game Boy, disappeared from the console of SEGA.
The second title is Darius, an arcade shooter produced by Taito that was never originally released for Mega Drive, only its sequel. It is now considered the rarest game console. SEGA will bring its small console of classics to E3, to introduce them first-hand visitors.
In the 12 final games of the catalog they also include Virtua Fighter 2, Alisia Dragoon, Monster World IV, Kid Chameleon, Road Rash II, Eternal Champions, Colums, Dynamite Headdy, Strider, Light Crusader.
SEGA has revealed that all Mega Drive Mini games have been converted by M2, considered one of the best-known companies in gaming emulation and adaptation, having previously worked on SEGA Ages and SEGA 3D Classics Collection. On the list, in addition to the SEGA classics, there are games from the Konami, Capcom, EA, Disney, Interplay and The Tetris Company catalogs.
The classic small console will be launched on September 19 and is based on the original Model 1 model, launched in Japan in October 1988 and in subsequent years in the United States and Europe. The publisher says the small console is about 55% the size of the original model. In addition to the games, the console will be accompanied by two replicas of the Genesis commands of three buttons connected via USB, as well as USB and HDMI cables.
Meet all 42 classics present on the SEGA Mega Drive Mini in our gallery.