Full Sega Genesis Mini 2 Game List Includes Crusader Of Centy And More

Published: August 19, 2022 11:41 AM /


The full Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list lineup, which includes classics like Crusader of Centy

Sega has revealed the full Genesis Mini 2 game list, and it's good news if you love obscure Sega classics. Well-known titles like Ecco the DolphinNight Trap, and Sonic CD rub shoulders with lesser-known games like Crusader of Centy, and what's more, the console is getting a simultaneous US and EU release.

What is the full Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list?

Last month, it was announced that the Genesis Mini 2 would be making its way to North America, complete with more than 50 games. Some of those games were already revealed prior to this announcement, but we've now got the full list of Genesis Mini 2 games (or Mega Drive 2 games if you're in Europe), and it's a big one. The console will boast "60+1" titles, according to Sega, one of which has never been released in any form before and some of which are beloved cult classics (like mid-90s adventure Crusader of Centy).

There's also a rather exciting unrevealed game, which Sega describes as an "extra bonus game". We don't know what that one is yet, though, so we're going to have to wait until closer to release to get more info on it. In the meantime, though, the games that have been revealed should give you more than enough to be getting on with. Here, for your perusal, is the full Genesis Mini 2 game list.

Genesis games

  • After Burner II
  • Alien Soldier
  • Atomic Runner
  • Bonanza Bros
  • ClayFighter
  • Crusader of Centy
  • Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Elemental Master
  • Fatal Fury 2
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe II
  • Granada
  • Hellfire
  • Herzog Zwei
  • Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (Thunder Force IV)
  • Midnight Resistance
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Populous
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Ranger-X
  • Ristar
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Hang-On
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • The Ooze
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Truxton (Tatsujin)
  • VectorMan 2
  • Viewpoint
  • Virtua Racing
  • Warsong

Sega CD games

  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • Final Fight CD
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls
  • Night Striker
  • Night Trap
  • Robo Aleste
  • Sewer Shark
  • Shining Force CD
  • Silpheed
  • Sonic CD
  • The Ninja Warriors

Bonus games (Genesis)

  • Fantasy Zone
  • Star Mobile
  • Spatter
  • Super Locomotive
  • Devi & Pii (never before released)
  • Puyo Puyo Sun
  • Space Harrier II

This list notably excludes a couple of the games announced as part of the Japanese Mega Drive 2 lineup, including Shin Megami TenseiLunar, and Snatcher. Still, it's a pretty impressive lineup for retro fans to sink their teeth into, and there's very little overlap with the original Genesis Mini, which is good. It's also nice to see some obscure stuff on here like Crusader of Centy and Devi & Pii, so there should be something here for you even if you think you've played everything Sega has to offer.

What is Crusader of Centy and why should you care about it?

One of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 games that's getting some attention is Crusader of Centy, which is an obscure old-school RPG from the mid-90s. It sold pretty poorly when it launched in 1995, although it fared rather better in reviews, and since launch, it's become something of a sought-after title, with graded copies now reaching over $4,000 in the second-hand market. It might be helpful to think of Crusader of Centy as the Genesis' Panzer Dragoon Saga in that it's a cult RPG that reviewed well, sold poorly, and became super-valuable after launch.

A shot of the player walking through a volcano in Crusader of Centy, one of the games included in the full Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 game list includes titles like the obscure cult classic Crusader of Centy.

Alongside the actual game, a hint book was released in 1995, and amusingly enough, the hint book is now also a collector's item because it was available in limited quantities via mail order. Sadly, it doesn't seem to be included in the Genesis Mini 2 release. What is it with Sega and misplacing relics from its past? Hopefully, this paves the way for some kind of Saturn Mini release containing Panzer Dragoon Saga, although considering the source code has been lost, that's not looking likely.

When is the Sega Genesis Mini 2 release date?

A banner advertising the Sega Genesis Mini 2 release date
It won't be much longer til you can get your hands on the Sega Genesis Mini 2.

Sega has revealed that the Genesis Mini 2 will launch simultaneously in Europe and the US on October 27th, so whether you're picking up the Genesis or the Mega Drive Mini 2, you'll be able to do so alongside your friends across the pond. The game list is identical between Europe and the US, too, so you're not missing out on anything important if you're a European player. We'll bring you more on the Genesis Mini 2 as soon as we get it, so make sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor.

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