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[UPDATE] Sega Megadrive Classics Announced For PS4, PC, And Xbox One

Sega have tweeted a video showing that Sega Genesis Classics, aka Sega Megadrive Classics on this side of the pond, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. PC owners can already buy a number of Sega classic collections so this may be some of those repackaged rather than new games.

The trailer was posted by Sega on Twitter and then quickly deleted, probably as they announced it a tad early, but deleting the tweet was pointless as the internet had already made copies of the video. Games in the trailer include Sonic, Golden Axes, Space Harrier. Streets of Rage, Toejam & Earl, Shinobi, and (hurrah!) Altered Beast.

The trailer reveals the collection will launch on 29th May.

UPDATE: It’s be actually, officially announced now and – hurrrah – it contains more games than the PS3 collection, and online multiplayer! Here’s Sega’s Ibrahim Bhatti to explain.

You’ll be able to play the multiplayer titles like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, either on the couch with a friend, or online with anyone in the world. We’ve included graphic enhancement filters to make sure the old games still look great on your spangly, new-aged televisions along with an interactive 3D room UI, which means it’s super-easy to navigate your way to games in the collection from the virtual comfort of a 90s themed gamer’s bedroom!

And now here’s the list of all important games.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • ToeJam& Earl
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

Source: Twitter / YouTube

  1. 3shirts
    Since: Aug 2008

    Unrelated but my girlfriend says yoga like Sega.

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 10:16.
    • kjkg
      Since: Apr 2010

      More importantly, what does she say Sega like?

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 10:35.
    • tactical20
      Since: May 2010

      “I’ve got a girlfriend!” – Alan Partridge

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 17:55.
      • 3shirts
        Since: Aug 2008

        “She’s 14 years younger than me. Back of the net”

        Comment posted on 15/03/2018 at 14:45.
  2. da_siz
    Since: Oct 2011

    Didn’t we already have this on the PS3??

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 10:37.
  3. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I’m holding out for the PS6/XB3 16K version.

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 11:51.
  4. JR.
    Since: Apr 2013

    Yeah but they never include any of the good games like Jurassic Park, The Lion King, Disney’s Aladdin, Krusty’s Super Fun House & Robocop vs Terminator.

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 13:18.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      All those are licensed properties and Sega’s license agreement will have run out years ago.

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 15:21.
      • Galgomite
        Since: Oct 2010

        I do believe he’s pulling your leg.

        Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 16:42.
      • JR.
        Since: Apr 2013

        Galgomite, you’ll start rumours ;)

        Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 19:50.
  5. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Need a full game list before commenting. Gonna be disappointed if it’s exactly the same as the PS3 game though. Also, needs a Megadrive style controller for the full retro experience really. Playing old games on my mini SNES with a SNES controller was awesome.

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 14:52.
    • 3shirts
      Since: Aug 2008

      You can very easily mod that to play Megadrive roms btw though, of course, you are limited to using the SNES controller still. Adding extra SNES games is ace though.

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 15:11.
  6. Eldave0
    Since: Aug 2008

    Shocked/disappointed by the absence of a Switch version

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 16:52.
    • rSp8
      Since: Aug 2008

      Agreed. That was my first thought. This would be excellent on the Switch with save games and a suspend/resume function.

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 17:19.
  7. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Some new games included, but a few missing from PS3 edition. No Ecco the Dolphin games or Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles.

    Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 17:52.
    • flatspikes
      Since: May 2009

      Yup I’m shocked those sonic games aren’t on! Think I’ll be keeping the PS3 version for a while yet.

      Comment posted on 14/03/2018 at 20:22.
    • Jag
      Since: Feb 2009

      Missing key titles like Sonic 3 and Knuckles is a massive turn off for me.
      Especially with Sonic Mania coming out last year it would have been nice to play all the “proper” Sonic games in one place.
      Anyway, I have bought this collection like three times already so it’s not like I can’t play most of these on something.
      If you’ve not played these collections before they are great fun and miles better value for money than Nintendo would charge on Virtual Console.

      Comment posted on 15/03/2018 at 10:19.
  8. coxy1701
    Since: Apr 2014

    Why do they not include sonic 3 and S&K in these collections?

    They did the same thing for the PS3 collection.

    Wouldn’t mind a sonic collection including 4 and mania. Wishful thinking.

    Comment posted on 15/03/2018 at 10:20.
    • tactical20
      Since: May 2010

      Sonic 3 and S&K were on the PS3 version! Which makes their omission from this version very strange.

      Comment posted on 16/03/2018 at 08:38.

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