Sega Genesis Classics Collection coming soon

Posted on March 17, 2018

Gaming’s trend of re-releasing nostalgic games and consoles is still going strong, and it’s no wonder given just how much demand is out there each time their pre-sales sell like hot-cakes. This time around Sega has announced it will be releasing the Sega Genesis Classics Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’ll be including more than 50 playable games from the iconic 16-bit gaming console “Genesis” (or Mega Drive if you lived outside of the States). For a more in-depth look at what will be on offer in the release, watch the trailer to see if your cherished game made the cut.

Of course it wouldn’t be a collection without the inclusion of such games like Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtua Fighter 2, Golden Axe, and Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle. On top of this, the collection will also support enhanced features like game rewind, applicable visual filters (for appearance authenticity), and a trophy/achievement list for those gamers who want to clock all games perfectly. There will also be a special ‘Mirror Mode’ that allows players to play their favourite games with a horizontally flipped screen, just in case you think the game is getting a little too easy.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sadly, there has been no news on whether or not the Nintendo Switch will be getting the same treatment. Considering Sega’s most iconic mascot, Sonic, has previously made his way over to Nintendo platforms, this seems like a slightly disappointing choice. A list of all 50+ confirmed games for the Sega Genesis Classics Collection can be seen down below here.

  • 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

Sega Genesis Collections

The list of playable games is rather impressive and just begs to be picked up upon release. Sega Genesis Classics Collection will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide from May 29th, 2018. Which game are you most looking forward to playing when it comes out, and will you be brave enough to try Mirror Mode for that extra bit of  challenge?