SEGA Mega Drive Classics Launching On May 29th For PS4 & Xbox One

SEGA Mega Drive, or the Genesis to all its friends.

File this one under “way to profit from the nostalgia dollar that will work”: SEGA have announced that they’ll be releasing a collection of the best games from the Mega Drive, and it’s called SEGA Mega Drive Classics. Or SEGA Genesis Classics if you live across the pond.

The collection will include 50 of the greatest games from the legendary console, along with a host of new features including Rewind, Mirror Mode and some new visual features to make these old games look fancy on your flatscreen TV. Check out the full list of games below:

  • 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

Though there are plenty of fantastic games in there that stand the test of time, such as Streets of Rage, Virtua Fighter 2, Golden Axe, Alien Soldier and more, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles are shockingly absent. Though Sonic 2 is the best one (and I will fight you if you say otherwise), the fact they’re missing is shocking. Still, for the right price, this is the perfect nostalgia package.

What do you think about SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Classics coming to PS4 and Xbox One in May? Sound off in the comments below. 

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