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Sega Announces 10 Games For New Sega Mega Drive Mini

Sega Announces 10 Games For New Sega Mega Drive Mini

The gaming world has reached peak nostalgia levels with the new Sega Mega Drive Mini, which Sega has now revealed will be landing on 19 September 2019 and is available for pre-order now.

In a tweet from the gaming giant, Sega also said the mini retro console will cost £69.99 (€79.99/$91.30) - hopefully a price you're now able to afford without having to save up for the next decade using your pitiful pocket money allowance.

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The plug-in-and-play console will come pre-loaded with 40 of Sega Mega Drive's 'legendary titles', 10 of which have also just been announced: Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier II, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast and Gunstar Heroes.

"The iconic SEGA Mega Drive console returns in a slick, miniaturized form along with two classic 3-button control pads," the website - which has a great retro touch, by the way - says.

"Made by SEGA, Mega Drive Mini delivers quality as only a 1st party product can."

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The original Sega Mega Drive recently celebrated its 30th birthday, having been first released in Japan in 1988, before it was launched in America the year after. The product eventually reached Europe and Australia in 1990, and essentially then conquered the world.

It might not have been the first 16-bit console, but to millions around the world, the Mega Drive became the 16-bit machine of choice.

The Mega Drive - known as the Genesis in North America - would go on to be SEGA's best-selling console of all time, with between 40 and 43 million units sold. In comparison, the company's final system, the Dreamcast, sold fewer than 10 million units. A bit of a shame, considering how great many people felt it was, despite it existing in the commercial shadow of both Nintendo's GameCube and Sony's all-conquering PlayStation 2.

The Sega Mega Drive Mini console will have big boots to fill, but I reckon it'll manage - for nostalgia alone.

Featured Image Credit: Sega

Topics: Entertainment, Sega

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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