Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 includes OutRun and Virtua Racing

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Update: Pre-orders for the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 are now live in the UK. It's being sold exclusively on Amazon UK for £104.99.

Sega has revealed the full games line-up for the Mega Drive Mini 2 and Genesis Mini 2.

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Launching in October, the western version is bundled with a whopping 61 games – including three racing games. The games lineup also includes unreleased titles, new ports, and Mega-CD games.

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Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 includes OutRun and Virtua Racing

For racing game fans, OutRun is the obvious standout. Based on Yu Suzuki’s classic 1986 arcade racer, the Sega Mega Drive port of OutRun arrived in 1991.

Compared to other home versions of OutRun, it was a respectful port, retaining the game's iconic soundtrack, multiple routes, and stunning scenery.

OutRun Mega Drive screenshot
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There were concessions though; namely the lack of engine noise and a slower frame rate. Due to licensing issues, the Ferrari licensing appears to be removed in the re-release.

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Joining OutRun is its underrated sequel, OutRunners. The third official game in the OutRun series, OutRunners sped into arcades in 1993 and was ported to the Mega Drive in 1994.

At this time, the games industry was making the jump to 3D polygonal graphics. This meant OutRunners was overlooked with its dated-looking 2D sprite-scaling visuals.

Forks in the road returned after being removed from OutRun Turbo and there are 36 courses around the world.

While up to eight players could play OutRunners in arcades by linking cabinets together, the Mega Drive port is only playable in split-screen. The Mega Drive version was also never released in PAL regions, so it’s a welcome addition to the Mega Drive Mini 2 games lineup.

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Virtua Racing is also part of the lineup. One of the first 3D polygonal video games, Virtua Racing wowed players with its revolutionary graphics and speed when it hit arcades in 1992.

It was later ported to Mega Drive in 1994 and was notoriously expensive as it required an extra chip to incorporate the Sega Virtua Processor.

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Mega Drive Mini 2 games list

Mega Drive

  • After Burner 2
  • Alien Soldier
  • Atomic Runner
  • Bonanza Bros
  • ClayFighter
  • Crusader of Centy
  • Desert Strike
  • Devi & Pii (unreleased)
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Elemental Master
  • Fantasy Zone (new port)
  • Fatal Fury 2
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe II
  • Granada
  • Hellfire
  • Herzog Zwei
  • Lightening Force / Thunder Force IV
  • Midnight Resistance
  • The Ooze
  • Out Run
  • Out Runners
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Populous
  • Puyo Puyo Sun (new port)
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Ranger X
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Ristar
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shadow Dancer 2
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Space Harrier II (new port)
  • Spatter (unreleased)
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Star Mobile (new port)
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Hang On
  • Super Locomotive (new port)
  • Super Street Fighter II
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Truxton
  • Vectorman 2
  • Viewpoint
  • Virtua Racing
  • Warsong
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Mega-CD

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

The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will be released on 27 October.

Pre-order and pricing

The Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 is being sold exclusively on Amazon in the UK with a pre-order price of £104.99.

Pre-orders are live on Amazon at the time of writing, but stock is extremley limited. This is because Sega is only manufacturing a tenth of units compared to the original Mega Drive Mini due to the semiconductor chip shortage.