Sega Genesis Mini 2
|Sega Genesis Mini 2|
This game has regional differences.
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The Genesis Mini 2 is the successor to the Sega Genesis Mini, this time with 60 pre-installed games including Sega CD games! However, due to parts shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the system saw a smaller print run and a limited distribution via Amazon.
The system also saw more bonus games than the first Genesis Mini, including new Genesis ports of Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier, Spatter, and Super Locomotive; two unreleased games in the form of Star Mobile and Devi & Pii; a watered-down port of Puyo Puyo Sun with only the versus mode; and a new version of Space Harrier II with proper sprite scaling. The Japanese system also included two new editions of Party Quiz Mega Q: Party Quiz Mega Q 2022 with new questions, and Party Quiz Sega Q with Sega-themed questions.
The selection of games between regions are different. At least 22 titles are different according to each version of the system:
|Columns III: Revenge of Columns||No||Yes|
|Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf||Yes||No|
|Earthworm Jim 2||Yes||No|
|Fushigi no Umi no Nadia||No||Yes|
|Gambler Jiko Chuushinha: Katayama Masayuki no Mahjong Doujou||No||Yes|
|Golden Axe II||Yes||No|
|Honoo no Doukyuuji: Dodge Danpei||No||Yes|
|Lunar: Eternal Blue||No||Yes|
|Lunar: The Silver Star||No||Yes|
|Mahou no Shoujo: Silky Lip||No||Yes|
|Party Quiz Mega Q 2022||No||Yes|
|Party Quiz Sega Q||No||Yes|
|Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R||No||Yes|
|Rainbow Islands Extra||Yes||No|
|The Revenge of Shinobi||Yes||No|
|Rolling Thunder 2||Yes||No|
|Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi||Yes||No|
|Shin Megami Tensei||No||Yes|
|Shining Force II||Yes||No|
|Sonic 3D Blast||Yes||No|
|Streets of Rage 3||Yes||No|
|Tenka Fubu: Eiyuutachi no Houkou||No||Yes|
|ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron||Yes||No|
|Tougi Ou King Colossus||No||Yes|
It's worth noting that by changing the system language, the player can access alternate region versions of most of the games included on any system. This also sets the game to the selected language in some games (though not all). On a US or European system, setting the system to Chinese or Korean will set games to Japanese.
On European systems, PAL versions of Crusader of Centy (Soleil), Mansion of Hidden Souls (Yumemi Mystery Mansion), OutRun, and Sonic 3D Blast (Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island) and the Japanese version of OutRunners replace the US versions on the English language setting, and games are set to the US versions on the Korean language settings, though the US versions are still available by setting the language to Chinese for Crusader of Centy, Korean for Mansion of Hidden Souls, OutRun, and OutRunners, and Japanese, Chinese, or Korean for Sonic 3D. Sonic CD and Robo Aleste also use the PAL versions, however the player is given the option to play the US versions when starting those games. Most PAL versions run at 50Hz except for Sonic 3D and Alien Soldier, which run at 60Hz instead.
- The default design of the main menu in the US version is based off the packaging design of the Model 2 Genesis. Likewise, the European design is based off the PAL Mega Drive II packaging, and the Japanese design is based off the Japanese Mega Drive 2 packaging.
- Changing the system language will change the menu design to the corresponding style as well as change the game boxes to reflect the region. On the European system, the PAL Mega Drive design is used when the language is set to English, French, or Spanish. On the North American NTSC system, setting the system to French or Spanish uses the NA menu settings (as these are common languages there).
- When setting the US or European systems to Japanese, ClayFighter, Earthworm Jim 2, Sewer Shark, Sonic 3D Blast, and Vectorman 2 use their US artwork. Earthworm Jim 2 was a Sega Channel exclusive in Japan, while the others were not released in Japan.
- Rainbow Islands Extra received new Genesis-style box art in the US version and new PAL Mega Drive-style box art in the European version.
- Elemental Master, Midnight Resistance, OutRunners, Vectorman 2, and Warsong use their US artwork on the European system, as those games were never released in Europe.