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Sega is taking on Nintendo’s mini NES with two new retro consoles of its own

Published Jul 26th, 2016 10:00PM EDT
Sega Mini Genesis Price Release Date
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Not to be outdone by Nintendo’s reveal of the NES Classic Edition earlier this month, Sega and AtGames announced two new retro consoles this week with 80 games built in in celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary.

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First up we have the Genesis Classic Game Console, a device which you’ve likely seen on store shelves in years past. AtGames has been at the forefront of the nostalgia-fueled retro console business for quite some time, so this is really just the 2016 edition of the Classic Game Console with a few new games included.

One of the most significant differences between AtGames’ mini Genesis and Nintendo’s mini NES is that the Genesis actually plays original Genesis cartridges. If you have any old Sega games lying around, you can slot them in and start playing. The Sega console also comes with two wireless controllers, but supports classic Genesis controllers as well (if you want to go really retro).

Sega Genesis Portable

Unfortunately, the mini Genesis doesn’t support HDMI output, but if you don’t want to play on your TV, you can pick up the Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player instead. This 3.2-inch handheld console features the same 80 games, but also has an SD card slot in case you want to add more.

Both the mini Genesis and the portable Genesis will be available in October for around $65. They might not be as polished as the NES Classic Edition, but if you prefer quantity over quality, they’re worth checking out.

Here is the complete list of 80 games that come built-in:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Storm
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Arrow Flash
  5. Bonanza Bros.
  6. Chakan: The Forever Man
  7. Columns
  8. Columns III
  9. ComixZone
  10. Crack Down
  11. DecapAttack
  12. Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
  13. ESWAT: City Under Siege
  14. Eternal Champions
  15. Fatal Labyrinth
  16. Flicky
  17. Gain Ground
  18. Golden Axe
  19. Golden Axe II
  20. Golden Axe III
  21. Jewel Master
  22. Kid Chameleon
  23. Phantasy Star 2
  24. Phantasy Star 3
  25. Ristar
  26. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  27. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  28. Sonic & Knuckles
  29. Sonic Spinball
  30. Sonic the Hedgehog
  31. Sonic the Hedgehog II
  32. Sonic 3D Blast
  33. Sword of Varmilion
  34. The Ooze
  35. Vectorman
  36. Vectorman II
  37. Mortal Kombat I
  38. Mortal Kombat II
  39. Mortal Kombat III
  40. Adventure in the Park
  41. Cross the road
  42. Jack’s Pea
  43. Jewel Magic
  44. Curling 2010
  45. Plumbing Contest
  46. Wall-Breaking
  47. Bubble Master
  48. Break a Fireline
  49. Mahjong Solitaire
  50. Warehouse Keeper
  51. Chess
  52. Memory
  53. Snake
  54. Air Hockey
  55. Spider
  56. Naval Power
  57. Mr. Balls
  58. Cannon
  59. Fight or Lose
  60. Bottle Taps Race
  61. Bomber
  62. Checker
  63. Hexagonos
  64. Whack-A-Wolf
  65. Mirror Mirror
  66. Panic Lift
  67. Black Sheep
  68. Flash Memory
  69. Brain Switch
  70. Mega Brain Switch
  71. Hidden Agenda
  72. Dominant Amber
  73. Hide and Seek
  74. Jura Formula
  75. Lost World Sudoku
  76. Meatloaf Rotation
  77. Mya Master Mind
  78. Skeleton Scale
  79. T-Rex Memory Match
  80. Yawning Triceratops
Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.