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Nintendo Is Adding 5 New Sega Genesis Titles To Its Switch Online Expansion Pack



It was announced via Twitter that Nintendo Minute (the YouTube series) is coming to an end. The message reads, “After 8 years and over 400 episodes, #NintendoMinute is coming to an end with this final episode from Kit & Krysta. Our deepest thanks to everyone who watched over the years.”

The relief is that Nintendo is adding 5 new Sega Genesis titles to its Switch Online Expansion Pack. How is that for your resilience? 

The Added Video Games: 

  • Altered Beast
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Sword of Vermilion 
  • Thunder Force 2

The Expansion Pack subscription tier will cost you $49.99 annually, just for an individual subscription. If you prefer a family membership, you will have to pay $79.99 annually. For a regular Switch Online subscription, it will cost you $19.99 / $34.99 annually.

Other Available Titles For The Expansion Pack: 

  • Golden Axe
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Ecco The Dolphin, Phantasy Star IV
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Castlevania Bloodline
  • Streets of Rage 2

Complaints about less desirable emulation quality and strange control mapping for N64 (Nintendo 64) games on standard controllers, arrived after the Switch Online + Expansion Pack went live. 

Sega Is Releasing A Mini Arcade Machine: 

We have heard of the Sega Genesis Mini, then the Sega Astro City Mini, where the miniaturized gaming nostalgia has an arcade cabinet. Now, Sega announced its latest mini console (the Astro City Mini V), with a screen, rotated 90 degrees. Every video game playable in the Astro City Mini V is played in a vertical display (also known as TATE mode). 

Astro City Mini V will consist of Sega games and other shoot ‘em up developers (like Toaplan, Eighting, and Psikyo. Also, the console is scheduled for a release in Japan and will cost ¥19,580 ($172 / £130), currently, only available at Sega’s official Sega Toys website. 

The List of 22 Games: 

  • Action Fighter (1986)
  • Armed Police Batrider (1998)
  • Batsugun (1993)
  • Battle Bakraid Unlimited Version (1999)
  • Cosmo Police Galivan (1985)
  • Desert Breaker (1992)
  • Dogyuun! (1992)
  • Gunbird (1994)
  • Kingdom Grand Prix (1994)
  • Moon Cresta (1980)
  • Out Zone (1990)
  • Raiden (1990)
  • Samurai Aces (1993)
  • Shark! Shark! Shark! (1989)
  • Sonic Wings (1992)
  • Strikers 1945 (1995)
  • Tatsujin (1988)
  • Terra Cresta (1985)
  • Truxton II (1992)
  • VV (1993)
  • Wrestle War (1989)
  • Zaxxon (1982)

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.