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Sega Mini Console Gives Nintendo A Run For Their Money With 80 Built-In Games

Hoping to steal—or at least share—some of Nintendo’s retro gaming thunder, the UK’s Funstock Retro recently announced that this fall they’ll be selling a special Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Edition of AtGames’ SEGA Mega Drive (known to us Yanks as Genesis).

This compact game console will come with 40 “full” SEGA games and another 40 bonus arcade/puzzle games, for a total of 80 built in. What’s more, you’ll be able to play all your Genesis titles with its working cartridge slot, along with any compatible titles you download off the Interwebs via an SD card slot.
The recently announced Mini NES comes with 30 built in, and isn’t expandable beyond those.

The Sonic 25th Anniversary Edition includes 80 games (Photo: AtGames Digital Media)
(Photo: AtGames Digital Media)

Another plus on the SEGA side is that this system comes with dual wireless controllers, so you’re ready to go with 2P action right out of the box, without having to buy a separate accessory.

In fact, the only downside is that it comes with a regular old A/V cable to convey the 16-bit graphics, as opposed to the preferred HDMI.

Look for the console—and a handheld version—in October (Photo: Funstock Retro)
(Photo: Funstock Retro)

The system—along with a handheld version that won’t play cartridges—will be available in October for R863, with these 80 games built in:

Full SEGA Mega Drive Games List:

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

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