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Sega announce 10 more games for upcoming Genesis Mini

Published: 11:43, 22 April 2019
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Sega have revealed another batch of titles for their upcoming trip down the Genesis memory lane, and even though it was initially swapped out for ToeJam and Earl, Shiny's platforming masterpiece Earthworm Jim will be featured after all.

The original announcement included Earthworm Jim at first, but the company  sent out a mail not long after, saying it will instead be swapped out for the aforementioned two.

With Earthworm Jim being one of our earliest gaming experiences, it's obvious we're a bit partial in the matter, and we still maintain Nvidia and PhysiX can eat their heart out in the face of Jim's ultra smooth, 16-bit car tyre physics simulation.

Jokes aside though, Earthworm Jim hasn't lost one bit of charm through the years, and you could argue that its criticism of corporate culture and throwaway princesses whose name nobody remembers has never been more relevant.

The list of games preloaded on Sega Genesis Mini also includes Castle of Illusion, World of Illusion, Thunder Force 3, Shinobi 3, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 2, Contra: Hard Corps and Landstalker.

They're joining Sega's earlier list, which included classics like Ecco the Dolphin, Castelvania Blood Lines, Altered Beast and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, to name but a few.

If everything goes to plan, and it seems like it's going, Sega are releaseing Genesis Mini on 19 September 2019, and this retro pleasure will set you back $79.99.

As you'd expect, Sega bringing the Genesis Mini back from the dead made many think that we may even see Sega Saturn following, but Sega Genesis Mini project leader Hiroyuki Miyazaki has shot down that idea.

Sega Sega Genesis Mini and its controller Sega Genesis Mini, controller

Miyazaki didn't say it's impossible, just that the chips they need won't be cheap enough to pull that off for at least another 10 years.

Of course, re-launchingn of consoles of old has become a very lucrative business, occasionally even more lucrative than the original one, and knowing how well Nintendo did with NES Mini and SNES Mini editions, this is almost a confirmation. So yeah, it'll just need a longer development process.

You can check out the full list of games on Sega's website .

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