Sega Genesis Classics brings beloved and niche Genesis games to Switch for the first time this winte

There's something in this collection for everyone.


Sega is bringing a cavalcade of classics to the Nintendo Switch, and it's going to be a doozy of a collection. Sega Genesis Classics is going to feature over 50 games in a bundle that includes favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage coupled with rarer picks like Decap Attack and Ristar. From Altered Beast to Comix Zone, there's a game here for just about all types of Genesis fans to fall in love with all over again.

This marks the first time many of these games will have been available on the system, and most will include save states, achievements, co-op, online play, and a selection of other "modern" niceties that should make enjoying them a lot easier than a simple port would make it. You can see an extremely brief look at the games below via the teaser, but if you don't want to wait for the games to come out on Switch, the collections are already available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, albeit broken up into volumes. 


Here's a complete listing of all the games available:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns 3: 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 2
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe 2
  • Golden Axe 3
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2

There's no official pricing information or release date beyond "winter" just yet, but we'll keep you updated as to when you can expect to see the game make its debut. It's definitely going to be worth picking up. 

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