SEGA Genesis Classics Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in May, Does What Nintendon't

Why not Nintendo Switch?


SEGA has announced some mega news for Genesis fans. The SEGA Genesis Classics collection is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on May 29. Check out this trailer that highlights the news.

The collection has over 50 retro classics to experience across every genre; arcade action, shooters, beat'm ups, puzzlers, old favorites and hidden gems, with a bunch of modern features. The new features include online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states meaning players old and new should find revisiting these great games an absolute Sonic 3D Blast. Visit the SEGA Genesis Classics product page for more details

Here’s a full list of the games featured in the collection.

  • 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

The physical edition will be available to pre-order from retailers very soon. It will come complete with a double sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage poster, identical to the ones you will see in the game's 90s inspired retro gamer's bedroom, the hub through which players can access the entire collection. Details of digital pre-order will be available very soon.    

Why is this not on Nintendo Switch?

The most baffling news in this announcement is the SEGA Genesis Classics collection being left off of Nintendo Switch, but I guess SEGA just wants to prove one more time that Genesis does what Nintendon't. SEGA fans can get their hands on SEGA Genesis Classics collection for PS4 and Xbox One on May 29. Don't worry PC gamers, SEGA Genesis Classics on Steam will also be treated to The Treasures of King Nole in the form of a huge free update to the feature set, giving it parity with the console launch when it releases on May 29. Switch fans, you are out of luck.


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      March 14, 2018 10:34 AM

      Curious this is coming to PC too - the Mega Drive/Genesis Collection that supports mods is already just about perfect.

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        March 14, 2018 10:36 AM

        Derp, reading comp F-. Thanks for covering this in the article - great to hear the existing collection just gets an update instead of being replaced!

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          March 14, 2018 10:38 AM

          Lastly, Rewind is a hugely welcome addition to the feature set, it's one of my favourite features of newer emulators.

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      March 14, 2018 10:39 AM

      Asif was a Genesis kid, yuck!!

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      March 14, 2018 5:32 PM

      Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis 
      When I was dead broke, man I couldn't picture this

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      March 15, 2018 8:48 AM

      I already have all of these games on emulator,but I'll buy this for the most underrated Genesis game of all time.


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