With all the news yesterday concerning the final games announced for Sega's upcoming Mega Drive / Genesis Mini console, it's easy to get a little confused over the regional exclusives for each version of the console. To add to that confusion there's also a third version of the plug-and-play mini console to consider with its own exclusive titles.

This Asian variant will release everywhere on the continent outside Japan, and it might have slipped your notice. It includes a mixture of games from the western and Japanese consoles, plus the following five exclusive titles:

  • Alien Soldier (region exclusive)
  • Puyo Puyo (region exclusive)
  • Out Run 2019 (region exclusive)
  • Shining Force II (region exclusive)
  • Sword of Vermilion (region exclusive)

While the original Puyo Puyo might not seem like the most essential addition considering Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Puyo Puyo 2 are on the western and Japanese versions respectively, Shining Force II and Treasure's Alien Soldier certainly make this version a tempting prospect.

For the entire rundown of all the games featured on each version of the console, check out our Sega Mega Drive Mini page for the full list or our pre-order guide if you want to make sure you avoid the scalpers come 19th September.

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