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Sega Forever is a service by Sega for re-releasing past video games on devices such as smartphones. It was released on 22 June 2017. The service was made available for the iOS and Android platforms, with the service moving potentially to other platforms such as video game consoles as well in the future.

Overview

The services contains games that were released on the Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear and SG-1000.[1], as well as the Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast.[2] Five games are available for the service, which are Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast- with plans to release two to three titles per month.[2] Girl's Garden will also make its way to the service.[3] While Sega stated that mobile devices are the initial focus, the service may expand to other platforms, such as the Nintendo Switch[4] via the Nintendo Eshop, Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network.[5] The service is free to play, with games possessing in-game advertisements that can be removed with a purchase for each game.[1][6]

The games have new features, such as leaderboards, cloud saves, touch screen controls and will also have controller support.[7]

List of games

Five games are available as of now, with Girl's Garden releasing some time this year.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Comix Zone
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Altered Beast
  • Virtua Tennis Challenge
  • The Revenge of the Shinobi
  • Ristar
  • Golden Axe
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Space Harrier II
  • Beyond Oasis

Video

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SEGA FOREVER Release Trailer

Release Trailer


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Walton, Mark (21 June 2017). Sega Forever brings retro games to iOS and Android for free. Arstechnica.co.uk. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Batchelor, James (21 June 2017). Sega launching range of free retro games for mobile. Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  3. Donlan, Christian (21 June 2017). Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever. Eurogamer.net. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  4. Batchelor, James (21 June 2017). Sega Forever: The nostalgia trip that could change the company's future. Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  5. Statt, Nick (21 June 2017). Sega wants to turn its classic catalogue into 'the Netflix of retro gaming'. The Verge. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  6. Sowden, Emily (21 June 2017). [Update] The classic game streaming service SEGA Forever kicks off on iOS and Android. Pocket Gamer. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.
  7. Priest, David (21 June 2017). Sega classics are coming to your phone for free. C. Retrieved on 22 June 2017.

External Links

Sonic the Hedgehog game compilations