After the Genesis Mini released in 2019, Sega decided to go in a weird direction with its next throw-back systems. First there was the extremely tiny Game Gear Micro, and then there was the Astro City Mini, a tabletop recreation of its classic Japanese arcade cabinets.

The Astro City Mini has been exclusive to Japanese retailers for a while now, but Limited Run Games has announced that it will be releasing an English packaged version of the system.


 
As SegaBits has discovered, however, the included games are identical – there aren’t any English exclusives, and some feature Japanese text only.

Check out the full list of games below:

  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (with Stella)
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast
  • Arabian Fight **
  • Bonanza Bros. *
  • Columns **
  • Columns II
  • Cotton **
  • Crack Down
  • Cyber Police ESWAT
  • Dark Edge **
  • Dottori Kun (Dot Race)
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground **
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder **
  • My Hero
  • Puyo Puyo *
  • Puyo Puyo 2 *
  • Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R *
  • Puzzle & Action: Tant-R *
  • Rad Mobile
  • Quartet 2
  • Scramble Spirits **
  • Sega Ninja
  • Shadow Dancer **
  • Shinobi
  • Sonic Boom
  • Space Harrier
  • Stack Columns *
  • Thunder Force AC
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Wonder Boy
  • Wonder Boy in Monster Land *
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • * Denotes a game that has menus and text in Japanese
    ** Denotes a game that has portions of untranslated text, but menus are entirely English.

Pre-orders for the Astro City Mini, Astro City Mini Style Kit, and Astro City Mini Gamepad will go live on March 26th at 10 a.m. ET.
 

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