Sega To Release Console With 80 Old Games On Heels Of Nintendo’s Mini-NES

Back in the 1980s when Nintendo NES and Sega Genesis (known as the Mega Drive outside the U.S.) were new, it seemed most households had one gaming system or the other—but not both.

Now, with holiday shopping on the horizon (I know, I can’t believe it either), both companies are releasing versions of their classic consoles at price points that could make it so you no longer have to choose between the two.

Nintendo made ’80s gamers happy recently with the announcement that it would be releasing a mini version of its classic NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) in November, replete with 30 classic Nintendo games (from Donkey Kong to Bubble Bobble). It will retail for $59.99.

And now, in betting terms, Sega is seeing Nintendo’s mini-console and raising it a LOT of games. Sega will be releasing the Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console loaded with 80 classic Sega games.


Sega will also release a handheld console called the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Retro Games Handheld. Both will retail for around $65 and will become available in October.

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According to FunStockRetro, the full list of games available on the Sega Mega Drive Classic Game Console is as follows:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Bonanza Bros.
Chakan: The Forever Man
Columns III
Crack Down
Dr. Robotnik’sMean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Jewel Master
Kid Chameleon
Mortal Kombat I
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
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 II

Plus Sega Puzzle games:

Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Jack’s Pea
Jewel Magic
Curling 2010
Plumbing Contest
Bubble Master
Break a Fireline
Mahjong Solitaire
Warehouse Keeper
Air Hockey
Naval Power
Mr. Balls
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
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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[h/t UpRoxx]