New game releases have slowed to a crawl as of late, but you can enjoy some of the best retro games for a great price on the Sega Genesis Mini. The plug-and-play system is currently being sold for just $50 on Amazon, and it comes with 40 of the most popular games for the Genesis across several different genres.
Typically sold for $80, the Sega Genesis Mini comes loaded with 40 games from the original Genesis library as well as two bonus games: Darius and an unreleased Genesis version of Tetris. Its design features impressive attention to detail, including a non-functional volume switch, cartridge slot, and expansion port. The console comes with two controllers by default, as well, so you can start playing competitive fighting games and other multiplayer titles right out of the box.
Most of the biggest Genesis games are included on the Genesis Mini, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Earthworm Jim, Contra: Hard Corps, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Golden Axe, and Ecco the Dolphin. There is plenty of genre variety, as well, with a few great shoot-em-up games such as Thunder Force 3 and Gunstar Heroes.
The Sega Genesis Mini’s software was developed by M2, the same company responsible for the software on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. The latter system was delayed in North America but is now scheduled to arrive on May 22. It includes a mix of TurboGrafx-16 games and PC Engine games, and it’s the perfect companion to the Sega Genesis Mini.
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