Sega Genesis Mini 2 has tons of games you've never played before

Sega Mega Drive Mini 2
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The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is coming soon, and its roster of games is a bit more unorthodox than the original Mini console.

The first Sega Genesis Mini launched in 2019, and was a surprise hit thanks to a wide selection of games, accurate emulation and affordable price. Now, Sega has announced on Twitter that the follow-up console will launch in the US on October 27. This follows its initial Japanese announcement back in June.

Even better, the Mini 2 is already addressing one of the original's biggest flaws by including the upgraded 6-button pad in the box. On top of that, the Mini 2 is packing over 50 games, some of which were exclusive to the Sega CD.

But wait, there's more. The Genesis Mini 2's official site confirms that a "never-released bonus game" will also be included.

There's still no word on whether the Sega Genesis Mini 2 will launch in other Western territories like the UK. But we imagine this will be the case considering the success of Sega's first Mini console.

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Initially, there were concerns that the Sega Genesis Mini 2 might remain exclusive to Japan. That's because its collection of games features titles that were never released in the West.

Not all the games have been revealed so far, but what has been announced is promising. The Ninja Warriors, Splatterhouse 2 and OutRunners are especially welcome here, and so far, it's looking like a much more eclectic mix than the first Mini's rather predictable roster.

Just 23 games have been revealed, meaning that just over half of the games that will feature have yet to be accounted for. We're definitely looking forward to seeing what Sega has up its sleeve for the Genesis Mini 2, then, especially considering how promising its incomplete line-up looks.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 list of games, so far, is as follows:

  • Sonic CD
  • Shining Force CD
  • Silpheed
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls
  • Night Striker
  • The Ninja Warriors
  • After Burner 2
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Virtua Racing
  • Super Hang-On
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Vectorman 2
  • The Ooze
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Alien Soldier
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Star Mobile

Be sure to keep an eye on the official Sega Genesis Mini 2 site, as the rest of the games included are sure to be announced in the run-up to its October release date.

Rhys Wood
Hardware Writer

Rhys is Hardware Writer for TechRadar Gaming, and has been part of the TechRadar team for more than two years. Rhys has a strong love for all things gaming, including everything from triple A blockbusters to hidden indie gems. For Rhys, the highlights of the work are being able to test out top-notch gaming hardware, from controllers and headsets to VR and beyond. When he's not on the clock, you'll usually find him logged into Final Fantasy 14 and Sea of Thieves. Or taking massive Ls in Mario Party Superstars.