5 Sega Classics Released for iOS and Android: Retro Comeback

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Japanese video game developer Sega has put out five of its classics on the iOS app store and Android app store for all devices under its Sega Forever line-up and what’s more, they’re free to install and play too.

The company will be adding more titles to the lineup in the coming weeks and all the games are free to play with ads, which can be disabled with a one-time payment of £1.99.

The company hasn’t been in the video game console business for more than two decades but still holds the rights to few of the most iconic video game characters from the yesteryears, which it’s releasing now with a modern feel.

“Sega Forever is a free and growing classic games collection of nearly every Sega game ever released from every console era – Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, Dreamcast and more,” the company states.

5 Classics Released Under Sega Forever

  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Comix Zone

Sega has hundreds of titles which it can possibly add to its Sega Forever line-up and like Mike Evans, Sega’s Chief Marketing Officer and Development team lead told The Verge, the company is looking forward to being the ‘Netflix of retro gaming’.

Since Sega’s classic gaming catalogue was built over years, it has a lot to offer and the company has promised that a new title will be added every two weeks to the Sega Forever lineup on iOS and Android.

Sonic The Hedgehog was already available on mobile and those who had bought it earlier can now get the ad-free version of the game.

Emulators have been a long time in business due to the companies officially failing to provide cross-functionality for their games but with the Forever line-up, Sega seems to have put a strong foot forward into the era of smartphone gaming.

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