Following Nintendo’s announcement that NES is returning in a smaller, brand new console, Sega is bringing the Genesis back to life in a beastly named incarnation—the Mega Drive. Such a dominating moniker is only new to the the United States though. The Mega Drive was originally released in Japan in 1988 before it came to North America as Sega Genesis a year later.

The key difference between Nintendo’s retro reboot is that the Mega Drive can play old cartridges, in case you have the classics lying around an attic awaiting such a glorious day. At $65, the entire console’s priced around many new games for modern systems, so it rings like one heck of a deal. And it truly, absolutely is, given that it comes with a score of built-in games (listed below).

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alien Storm

Altered Beast

Arrow Flash

Bonanza Bros.

Chakan: The Forever Man


Columns III


Crack Down


Dr. Robotnik'sMean Bean Machine

ESWAT: City Under Siege

Eternal Champions

Fatal Labyrinth


Gain Ground

Golden Axe

Golden Axe II

Golden Axe III

Jewel Master

Kid Chameleon

Phantasy Star 2

Phantasy Star 3


Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic Spinball

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog II

Sonic 3D Blast

Sword of Varmilion

The Ooze


Vectorman II

Mortal Kombat I

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat III

Plus, you can scoop these ones too with Bonus SEGA Arcade.

Adventure in the Park

Cross the road

Jack’s Pea

Jewel Magic

Curling 2010

Plumbing Contest


Bubble Master

Break a Fireline

Mahjong Solitaire

Warehouse Keeper




Air Hockey


Naval Power

Mr. Balls


Fight or Lose

Bottle Taps Race





Mirror Mirror

Panic Lift

Black Sheep

Flash Memory

Brain Switch

Mega Brain Switch

Hidden Agenda

Dominant Amber

Hide and Seek

Jura Formula

Lost World Sudoku

Meatloaf Rotation

Mya Master Mind

Skeleton Scale

T-Rex Memory Match

Yawning Triceratops

Game on.