Sega Is Bringing Back the Genesis

Sonic fans... SEGA is back!!! Get ready for the new retro-console boom.

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Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a new version of the NES in the form of a small, modernized console, with a slew of built-in classics. And in a flashback to the those heady days of "blast processing" and the console wars, Sega's has announced a new retro-console too.

The new Mega Drive (what the Genesis was called outside the U.S.) has a lot in common with the new NES. It's small. It will work with the HDMI port on your modern TV. It comes with 80 classics built in, including all the core Sonic games, Mortal Kombats 1-3, a pair of Vectormen, as well as some low-key classics like Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine andComix Zone.

But the new Mega Drive also does something that Nintendo don't; it will actually work with old Genesis cartridges, so if you still have a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, you are in luck.

The console is up for preorder for $65.

Only time will tell who can win Round 2 of everyone's favorite console battle.

Here's the full list of games included with the console:

  • 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'sMean 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

 

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