Next on the scene to offer a good old blast from the past is SEGA as their legendary, retro console the SEGA Megadrive Mini releases later this year.


Speak to most gamers aged 30+ and I can guarentee, most will tell tales about how epic, dashing through circuits, collecting rings, utilising power ups and defeating bad guys with a blue, charasmatic hedgehog gave them one of many cherished memories from the 90’s era. Perhaps others will tell you their first moments of platforming glory were spent drinking holy water and preventing the rise of Dracula (It wasn’t mine).

Generally speaking, for a considerable number of today’s gaming user-base they were heavily influenced by SEGA or Nintendo’s vintage offerings. Remasters, Remakes, and games from years gone by are certainly seeing a boom in recent years with numerous titles proving to remain hugely popular today just as they were decades ago. (Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, The Dragon etc).

A trailer of some old SEGA Classics

Therefore it delighted me to see SEGA are bringing a mini-edition of the SEGA Megadrive packed with 40 games, 2 controllers and an HDMI lead, meaning SEGA’s little black box can now rightfully lay next to SONY’s and Microsofts latest consoles in the TV Cabinet or stand. With an RRP of £69.99/$79.99, it could well be a popular choice for the holiday season just around the corner. As for the classic games being included in the package, not all details are out at the moment but the following games have been announced:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam and Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes

Are you excited about the Megadrive mini? Will you be purchasing the miniature retro console? Perhaps there are some vintage titles you desire to see included, let GameHype know in the box below.