Mega Drive Mini

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Mega Drive Mini
Manufacturer: Sega, M2
Built-in games: 42
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,980 ?
Sega Mega Drive
¥8,980 ?
Sega Mega Drive
$79.99[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
$139.95 ?
Sega Mega Drive
? ?
Sega Mega Drive
₹1,499,000 ?
Sega Mega Drive
฿1,390 ?
Sega Mega Drive
119.90 SGD[8] ?
Sega Mega Drive
RM 359.00 ?
Sega Mega Drive
4,590 PHP ?
Sega Mega Drive
R1399 ?

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The Mega Drive Mini (メガドライブミニ), sold in North America as the Sega Genesis Mini, is a miniature Sega Mega Drive console with 42 built-in games. It was released in September 2019.


The Mega Drive Mini follows in the footsteps of other hardware manufacturers; Nintendo with its NES and Super NES Classic Edition units, Sony with its PlayStation Classic and SNK with its Neo Geo X Gold and Neo Geo Mini systems. The unit is designed to resemble the original model of Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis) at 55%[11] the size of the original, but is incompatible with any of the original games or controllers, relying solely on its built-in library of emulated games and slots for two USB peripherals. Video is output via HDMI.

Prior to the console's release, other "mini Mega Drives" were available, such as the Sega Mega Drive Flashback by AtGames and a similar cost-reduced system by Tectoy, however while both are officially licensed by Sega, the Mega Drive Mini is the only one of the three to be developed by the company (although the actual software emulation was handled by M2). It was therefore marketed as being the more "official" product. The menu music is composed by Yuzo Koshiro of Streets of Rage fame.

Also, unlike these older systems, Sega acquired the rights to feature games by a variety of third-party publishers in the Mega Drive Mini, including the likes of Konami, Namco, Capcom, Interplay, Electronic Arts and Taito. The Mega Drive mini also supports up to four savestates per game.

In Japan, two packages were released - a standard edition with one USB Six Button Control Pad, and a "W" edition with two. In the US, the Sega Genesis Mini only ships with three button control pads.

List of games

While all editions of the Mega Drive Mini contain 42 games, the lineup has been adjusted to better suit the region.


United States / Europe / Australia / Southeast Asia / Middle East / Africa

China / Taiwan / South Korea



North America


Promotional material

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP

Mega Drive, JP (W)
MegaDriveMiniW MD JP Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, US

Mega Drive, EU

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, AS

External links


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