Sega recently announced that it plans to release Mega Drive 2 Mini With over 50 games in its catalog, but this time bringing successful titles from both Mega Drive and Peripheral Sega CD. The launch is scheduled for October 27, now only for the Japanese market.
Mega Drive 2 was released in 1993, five years after the release of the original console, with a new, more compact and affordable design of the 16-bit video game. The Sega CD is a peripheral that was released in 1991 and was paired with the Mega Drive, allowing games produced on CD to be played, which offers many improvements over the Cadridge game.
The Sega CD also received a new model in 1993, designed to reduce production costs and dock in Mega Drive 2 (but also attached to the original older model).
Despite the enormous potential, studios of the time were making their first foray into CD games, as a result of which such titles did not take advantage of all the extra Sega CD hardware.
Despite being a rare game library, the Sega CD had some gems that are definitely worth remembering, so Game on We’ve compiled a list of five games we’d like to see on Mega Drive 2 Mini, check it out!
Final Fight CD
One of Capcom’s best fighting classics came on the Sega CD in 1993 through the now-closed A-Wave Studios. This version retains almost all the features of the original arcade that were removed in the two versions released for Super Nintendo (Final Fight and Final Fight Guy), while there are only versions for home consoles. Among the main differences, the game for the Sega CD features two-player simultaneous mode, the option to choose from three main characters, more detailed scenarios, industrial area stage, an excellent digital soundtrack, among other details.
Snatcher is a cyberpunk adventure game released by Konami in the now-famous Metal Gear Solid series (still unknown at the time) under the direction of the famous Hideo Kojima, originally released in 1988 in Japan for the PC-88 and MSX2 platforms. The game was released on the Sega CD in 1994, based on a version previously released on PC-Engine in 1992. Until then, the Sega CD version was the only one available entirely in English, with more and more complete content. Previous versions. Other previously released versions. As expected from Hideo Kojima’s game, with the effects of established movies like Blade Runner and The Terminator, the main focus of the game is its description. Set in the fictional metropolis of Neo Kobe City in the middle of the 21st century, the player controls a demented man named Gillian Seed, who joins a special task force to find “snatchers”, robots that kill humans and take their place in society. .
Moon Silver Star / Eternal Blue
JRPG fans will surely enjoy Lunar: The Silver Star, which did so well in 1992 that it received an even better live sequel, Lunar: Eternal Blue (1994), as well as several remakes over the years. The player controls a young man named Alex, who dreams of becoming a great hero like his idol, Dragonmaster Diane. When the lunar world is threatened by the Emperor of Magic, Alex and his friends set out on an epic quest to become the next Dragonmaster and gather the power needed to save the world from destruction. With charismatic characters, lots of dubbed dialogues (rare at the time) and a captivating story with great soundtracks, this game and its sequel is definitely one of the best RPGs of its time.
The Dark Wizard is the only little-known turn-based strategic RPG released in 1993 on the Sega CD. The game was created by Kenji Terrada, best known for his work in the first three games of the Final Fantasy series. The game takes place in the Cheshire Kingdom, dominated by the dark magician Velonis, who seeks to free the mighty evil god. The player controls one of four main characters, each with his own story and different armies to build an army and take back the kingdom. With over 300 possible hours of gameplay, the Dark Wizard is a true hidden gem in the Sega CD game catalog.
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin
And a platform game of Spider-Man in the neighborhood friendly to close the list. Released in 1993, the CD game is based on a version released for Mega Drive in 1991, but with many improvements such as animated dubbed scenes, larger and never-before-seen stages, faster gameplay, extra moves, and killer rock soundtracks. The player takes control of a hero who has to confront classic villains such as Doctor Octopus, Lizard, Venom to get the keys to defuse the atomic bomb that Kingpin plans to detonate. In addition, Mary Jane is abducted, further complicating Webb’s life.
Game already confirmed
In its Mega Drive 2 Mini announcement, Sega has confirmed five Sega CD games for the Japanese release, see:
Since its release in 1993, the Sonic CD has been considered one of the best games in the franchise, for some reason it is the best-selling title on the Sega CD. The game maintains the speed and platform style that sanctifies the character on Mega Drive, but allows Game Sonic to travel to past and future versions of the same level, with many variations at each stage. To explore. Plus, the game features Amy Rose and Metal Sonic for the first time, and like the other best games on the Sega CD, it has an incredible soundtrack.
Released in 1993, Silfeed is a spaceship game that definitely stands out on the Sega CD, featuring an amazing polygon background rendered in the background, while the action scrolls vertically to the front. Despite being nearly 30 years behind, Silpheed still looks impressive for a 16-bit system, is just as challenging and a lot of fun to play.
Shining Force CD
Released in 1994, Shining Force CD is a turn-based strategic RPG, a remake of two previous games in the franchise, Shining Force Gadden and Shining Force Gadden II, originally released on Game Gear Handheld. The game features two new scenarios specifically for this version that continue Gedden’s story. With strategic gameplay, beautiful animation and hours of content, this is the main attraction of the forgotten franchise.
Originally released on PC-88 in 1991, Popful Mail started mixing 2D platforming style with RPG elements on Sega CDs in 1994. Players take control of the mail, an elf bounty hunter who goes on adventures in search of criminals and must stop the return of three great world-shattering monsters.
Mansion of hidden souls
Released in 1993, Mansion of Hidden Souls is a mist-style adventure where you see action from a first-person perspective. The player controls Jonathan, who must find and solve puzzles in the mansion while searching for his lost sister, Samantha.
The Mega Drive 2 Mini will arrive in Japan in October and will be released to the rest of the world in the future.