Sega Mega Drive Mini Game Console Overview

Sega Mega Drive Mini Game Console Overview

30th April 2019 Off By Bagwag82

The Sega Mega Drive Mini Game Console is a fun little console although it didn’t release to the same kind of fanfare as the SNES Mini it still has a lot to shout about.


Who’s it for?

If you grew up in the 90s in Europe then you more than likely had a Sega Mega Drive as it was more popular here than the SNES unlike in the US where the roles were the reverse.

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For those searching for a trip down nostalgia lane, any budding retro game player, collector or if you want to dip your toe into some of the games of that era but weren’t even born then this is for you

SEGA Mega Drive Classic Game Console’ Features:

Here’s a quick list of features for the Sega Mega Drive mini. The stand out feature here that the SNES Mini is lacking is the ability to use original Mega Drive cartridges.

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  • Plug & Play for your TV
  • Small compact design
  • 80 built-in games
  • Compatible with original SEGA Mega Drive cartridges
  • Two wireless controllers
  • Includes AV cable and AC adapter

The Hardware

The design of this mini retro console is quite basic, it’s an odd shape and looks nothing like a Sega Mega Drive.

The console does look and feel a bit cheap and so do the wired controller that come with it. However, the work good enough for you to get many hours of fun from the system.

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SEGA Mega Drive Mini Games List

The quality of the hardware can be forgiven due to the fact that the Mega Drive mini comes pre-installed with 80 games. Some are historic classics while others are a bit meh. Full list below:

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


The best thing about the Sega Mega Drive mini is the fact it comes with 80 games and the ability to play original cartridges if you are willing to fork out the expensive cost for them.

Although Sega has allowed there brand to be used on the console that they will be creating an official Megadrive mini due for release this year, 2019.

It might be worth holding off on this purchase to see what the new official Sega Mega Drive mini console has to offer.

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