Back in 1994 came a compilation title for the Sega Genesis by the name of Mega Man: The Wily Wars. In the same vein as Super Mario All-Stars, it featured enhanced, 16-bit remakes of Mega Man’s first three NES games. Unfortunately, these versions have never seen the light of day past their debut, but that’s about to change with Sega’s Genesis Mini on the horizon. That’s right, North America — no more Sega Channel downloads required!
Nintendo’s former business rival announced the next 10 games confirmed as part of the throwback console’s lineup. Alongside The Wily Wars, Sega announced the following additional games will be bundled with the Genesis Mini:
- Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
- Sonic Spinball
- Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
- Beyond Oasis
- Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
- Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
- Golden Axe
- Wonder Boy in Monster World
Before today, Sega had already revealed the following:
- Altered Beast
- Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse
- Castlevania: Bloodlines
- Comix Zone
- Contra: Hard Corps
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Earthworm Jim
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Gunstar Heroes
- Space Harrier 2
- Shining Force
- Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Streets of Rage 2
- Super Fantasy Zone
- ToeJam and Earl
- Thunder Force 3
- World of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
With an anticipated 40 games total, that leaves only 10 more games to be revealed. I’m still crossing my fingers for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, but Mega Man: The Wily Wars alone might be worth the entry fee for retro enthusiasts.
The Sega Genesis Mini launches worldwide on September 19, 2019.
Rare import from Ottawa, lover of all things video game music and remixes, desk jockey by day, and Nintendo Enthusiast by night. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube, with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood.