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The SEGA Genesis Mini is coming to Singapore on 19 September

Gaming fans play games on the Sega Genesis Mini Console in a recreated living room section at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3 on June 12,2019 in Los Angeles, California. PHOTO: AFP

Regional distributor Epicsoft Asia has confirmed that the SEGA Genesis Mini officially lands in Southeast Asia on 19 September.

Pricing for the console, which costs US$79.90 (S$108) in the US, will be S$119.90 for local customers.

In a news release, SEGA's executive manager Miyazaki Hiroyuki said: "I am really excited to have the opportunity of the SEGA Genesis Mini launch in Asia. SEGA Genesis Mini is not only a game console, but also brings back great memories of SEGA's history. I hope every Genesis fan, SEGA fan and gamers in general can love this new retro game machine."

SEGA shipped the Genesis, also known as the Mega Drive, in the late '80s. It was their third gaming console and while it couldn't keep up with Nintendo's efforts, it was the platform that ultimately birthed Sonic The Hedgehog.

Photo: Lazada

As for the other games of its era? Well, check those out below.

The SEGA Genesis Mini is the company's first foray into a retro console fad that began with (once again) Nintendo. Sized at about 55-per cent smaller than the original, it will have replica ports, a sliding volume control and two USB-connected controllers. Game save states will be available, and a HDMI cable is included in the package.

Pre-loaded on the device are 42 classic SEGA Genesis games:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

  • Alisia Dragoon

  • Altered Beast

  • Beyond Oasis

  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines

  • Columns

  • Comix Zone

  • Contra: Hard Corps

  • Darius

  • Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

  • Dynamite Headdy

  • Earthworm Jim

  • Ecco the Dolphin

  • Eternal Champions

  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts

  • Golden Axe

  • Gunstar Heroes

  • Kid Chameleon

  • Landstalker

  • Light Crusader

  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars

  • Monster World 4

  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium

  • Road Rash 2

  • Shining Force

  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

  • Sonic The Hedgehog

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2

  • Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball

  • Space Harrier 2

  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition

  • Streets of Rage 2

  • Strider

  • Super Fantasy Zone

  • Tetris

  • Thunder Force 3

  • ToeJam & Earl

  • Vectorman

  • Virtua Fighter 2

  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Kind of puts the PlayStation Classic to shame, really.

Epicsoft says that pre-orders are now available at all retail partner outlets in SEA. You can also pre-order online at Lazada and Qisahn.

The Japanese and European versions will be sold as 'Mega Drive Mini' instead.

This article was first published in Hardware Zone.

Koh Wanzi (26 June, 2019)

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