Mega Man: The Wily Wars on Sega Genesis Mini

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:

  1. Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
  2. Sonic Spinball
  3. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  4. Beyond Oasis
  5. Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
  6. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  7. Golden Axe
  8. Vectorman
  9. Wonder Boy in Monster World

Before today, Sega had already revealed the following:

  1. Altered Beast
  2. Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse
  3. Castlevania: Bloodlines
  4. Comix Zone
  5. Contra: Hard Corps
  6. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  7. Earthworm Jim
  8. Ecco the Dolphin
  9. Gunstar Heroes
  10. Landstalker
  11. Space Harrier 2
  12. Shining Force
  13. Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  16. Streets of Rage 2
  17. Super Fantasy Zone
  18. ToeJam and Earl
  19. Thunder Force 3
  20. 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.


Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.


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