Sega vs Nintendo gaming wars back on as Sega unveils mini Mega Drive

Let battle recommence...

Sega Mini Mega Drive
Console classic The Sega Mini Mega Drive will arrive this October. Image Picture Sega

The console war of the 90s looks like it’s back on after Sega unveiled a comeback for the Mega Drive (or Genesis, if you’re reading this in the US).

Just last week Nintendo announced the return of the NES, complete with 30 built-in games from the classic gaming system’s heydey.

Now, Sega is getting in on the action with the release of the Mega Drive Classic Game Console. The relaunch coincides with the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, and will boast two wireless controllers for multiplayer action.

Not only that, but the retro Mega Drive will come with 80 games built-in – ranging from vintage Sonic to Mortal Kombat and bonus arcade and puzzle games.

There’ll also be a Mega Drive Ultimate Portable Handheld, featuring the same titles and allowing you to play on the move.

The consoles will be available for £49.99 each from this October via online retailer FunStockRetro.co.uk.

Here’s the full list of titles you’ll be able to get on the new Mega Drive/Genesis…

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Arrow Flash
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Chakan: The Forever Man
  • Columns
  • Columns III
  • ComixZone
  • Crack Down
  • DecapAttack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Jewel Master
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog II
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sword of Varmilion
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman II
  • Mortal Kombat I
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Mortal Kombat III

Bonus SEGA Arcade / Puzzle games:

  • Adventure in the Park
  • Cross the road
  • Jack’s Pea
  • Jewel Magic
  • Curling 2010
  • Plumbing Contest
  • Wall-Breaking
  • Bubble Master
  • Break a Fireline
  • Mahjong Solitaire
  • Warehouse Keeper
  • Chess
  • Memory
  • Snake
  • Air Hockey
  • Spider
  • Naval Power
  • Mr Balls
  • Cannon
  • Fight or Lose
  • Bottle Taps Race
  • Bomber
  • Checker
  • Hexagonos
  • Whack-A-Wolf
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Panic Lift
  • Black Sheep
  • Flash Memory
  • Brain Switch
  • Mega Brain Switch
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Dominant Amber
  • Hide and Seek
  • Jura Formula
  • Lost World Sudoku
  • Meatloaf Rotation
  • Mya Master Mind
  • Skeleton Scale
  • T-Rex Memory Match
  • Yawning Triceratops
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