SEGA recently announced ten more games for their Mega Drive Mini (Genesis Mini) and what was added is sure to please hardcore SEGA Fans. The games announced in this list were Streets of Rage 2, Shinobi III, Contra Hard Corps, Landstalker, Super Fantasy Zone, Thunderforce III, Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion, Mickey Mouse: World of Illusion, Eathworm Jim and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. As you can see (if you’re familiar with the list) there’s a good mix of shoot-em-ups, platformers, RPG, puzzle games and with the first wave of games, this creates an amazing mix of genres that will soon be doubled to included even more games. SEGA fans will be more than pleased, even if the next twenty games aren’t the best (which I’m sure they will be). This is sure to be an amazing package. Funnily enough, Japan and Western releases do differ, with games announced at separate times. So far, some games previously announced by Japan have shown up on the Western release. If so, let’s quickly go over what games Japan has exclusively announced.

Source: Mega Drive Mini Website

Musha, one of the most expensive genesis games – and I big one for collectors. The Hybrid Front, a strategy RPG similar to Fire Emblem. Dyna Brothers 2: SEGA Channel Special, this life-sim is most notable for being a SEGA Channel exclusive, hopefully we see more SEGA Channel games in the future. Game no Kanzume Otokuyo, another SEGA Channel exclusive that has contains a small compilations of games. Madou Monogatari I, a first person dungeon crawling game. Rent-a-Hero, an action RPG series that spans across many SEGA Consoles. Though some of those games are sure not to be released due to the heavy amount of translation that would be needed, there is a feature on the system that will let you play the Japanese version of games on the Western system. For instance, you could play the Japanese version of Castlevania: Bloodlines and experience the changed content. That feature alone makes me hope that, for once, the language barrier will be broken and SEGA announce these completely Japanese games for all regions, even if they’re hard for English speakers to play. You can follow up on future news and updates of the Mega Drive Mini on the Official Mega Drive Mini Website.