SEGA Mega Drive Mini now available at New Zealand retailers

The SEGA Mega Drive Mini is now available and with it, a number of memorable masterpieces can be enjoyed by our amazing fans.

From Sonic The Hedgehog and Streets of Rage II to Golden Axe and Ecco the Dolphin, the system is filled to the brim with classic titles from SEGA and their third-party partners – 42, to be exact. That includes two bonus titles never previously released on the Mega Drive – Tetris® and Darius!

30 years ago, back in 1989, the SEGA Mega Drive put SEGA on the map. Now, with a miniaturised version of the iconic Model 1 launching in Australian retailers, the critics overwhelmingly agree – this is the best miniature console yet!

SEGA Mega Drive Mini, By the Numbers:

  • 42 games, handled by M2, one of the foremost developers in porting and emulation of classic video games, for just $139.95 (RRP)
  • The best-of-the-best from SEGA and their partners at Konami, Capcom, EA, Disney, Interplay, and The Tetris Company.
  • For the first time on any miniature console, players will be able to enjoy games like Darius, Earthworm Jim, Alisia Dragoon, Monster World IV, Probotector, Castlevania: The New Generation, Mega Man®: The Wily Wars, and many more!
  • 55% the size of the original Model 1, accurate replica.

SEGA Mega Drive FAQ:

Q. How much will it cost?

A. NZD $169.95 (RRP)

Q. How many games will be included?

A. 42 games.

Q. Which games will be included?

A. The full list of 42 titles included with the system are:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Ecco the Dolphin
  3. Castlevania: The New Generation
  4. Space Harrier 2
  5. Shining Force
  6. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  7. ToeJam & Earl
  8. Comix Zone
  9. Altered Beast
  10. Gunstar Heroes
  11. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  12. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  13. Thunder Force III
  14. Super Fantasy Zone
  15. Shinobi III
  16. Streets of Rage 2
  17. Earthworm Jim
  18. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  19. Probotector
  20. Landstalker
  21. Mega Man®: The Wily Wars
  22. Street Fighter II’®: Special Champion Edition
  23. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®
  24. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  25. The Story of Thor
  26. Golden Axe
  27. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  28. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  29. Vectorman
  30. Wonder Boy in Monster World
  31. Tetris®
  32. Darius
  33. Road Rash II
  34. Strider
  35. Virtua Fighter 2
  36. Alisia Dragoon
  37. Kid Chameleon
  38. Monster World IV
  39. Eternal Champions
  40. Columns
  41. Dynamite Headdy
  42. Light Crusader

Q. Which version of the Mega Drive is the Mini based on?

A. It’s based on the original Model 1 Mega Drive which launched on Oct. 1988 in Japan, Aug. 1989 in North America, and Nov. 1990 everywhere else (including Australia). It’s approximately 55% of the original Model 1 size.

Q. What do you get in the box?

A. The SEGA Mega Drive Mini comes complete with 42 games, Two replica three-button USB Mega Drive controllers, One USB to Micro-B power cable and one HDMI cable.

Q. Who handled the ports?

A. M2 is handling the porting process. They’ve previously worked on SEGA AGES and SEGA 3D Classics Collection, with a fantastic reputation based on the quality of their emulation projects and their faithfully recreated ports.

Q. Where can I find more information?

A. megadrivemini.sega.com