Thunder Force III, Contra Hard Corps and More Confirmed For Sega Genesis Mini

Sega pulls the curtain back on ten more Genesis Mini titles

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Sega has revealed ten more games that will be making their way to the Sega Genesis Mini’s lineup when the micro-console releases this Fall.

Among the games listed, which run the gamut from classic platformers like Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and to beat ’em ups like Streets of Rage II is the notable inclusion of Konami’s white-knuckle run-‘n-gunner Contra Hard Corps. This title marks the second big name release Konami announced for the Sega Genesis Mini alongside the fan-favorite Castlevania Bloodlines.

You can find the full list below:

  1. Earthworm Jim
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  3. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  4. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  5. Contra: Hard Corps
  6. Streets of Rage 2
  7. Thunder Force III
  8. Super Fantasy Zone
  9. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  10. Landstalker

The Sega Genesis Mini is slated to release on September 19 and is being developed by M2. The console, modeled after the model one version initially released in 1988 in Japan and a year later in North America, is priced at $79.99 and will include a pair of three-button (why three!?) controllers, a USB to Micro-B power cable, a USB power adapter, and HDMI cable. The previously-confirmed games for the title include Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, and Gunstar Heroes.

You can check out the Japanese trailer for the unit below:

So, what do you think of the games confirmed for the Sega Genesis Mini so far? What other titles would you like to see on the system? Let us know in the comments section.


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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