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Sega Genesis Mini Gets A Big Discount At Amazon

Sega's fantastic micro-console comes with 42 games.

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The Sega Genesis Mini is a wonderful little piece of hardware that every classic Sega fan should own. Loaded with 42 games, it's currently available for $50 at Amazon. This isn't the lowest price we've ever seen it at, but it's still a solid purchase if you want to relive the classic Sega games of your childhood. The Sega Genesis Mini comes preloaded with 42 iconic games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Castlevania: Bloodlines, and it also includes two wired controllers--everything you need comes in the box. Unfortunately, this deal won't arrive before Christmas, so those looking for a great last-minute gift idea may want to look elsewhere.

On the plug 'n play console, you'll find an impressive greatest hits collection from the Genesis library. Sonic the Hedgehog, Earthworm Jim, Contra: Hard Corps, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Golden Axe, and Ecco the Dolphin still hold up quite well, and if you feel like something different you can try the underrated Eternal Warriors fighting game, the fast-paced action of Gunstar Heroes, or the classic RPG Shining Force.

"While the Mini isn't without a few quirks, it's heads and tails above previous software-emulation-based Genesis offerings that have plagued Sega fans for years," wrote Peter Brown in GameSpot's Sega Genesis Mini review. "If you want to play Genesis games but can't afford the real thing and a stack of cartridges, the Genesis Mini should be at the top of your list."

Here's the full list of games available on the Sega Genesis Mini:

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Shinobi III
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • World of Illusion
  • Thunder Force III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Landstalkers.
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Alex Kidd
  • Golden Axe
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Vectorman
  • Wonderboy in Monster World
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Columns
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Strider
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Light Crusader
  • Monster World IV
  • Eternal Champions
  • Road Rash II
  • Tetris
  • Darius

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