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Sega Genesis Classics has over 50 games and is (hopefully) the last compilation you’ll ever need to buy

by Ron Duwell | March 18, 2018March 18, 2018 10:00 am PDT

Admit it! You’ve bought SEGA Genesis compilations more times than you care to admit. I know I have, and each time I get one, a game I want to play is missing or something is just outside of my reach that keeps me on the lookout for the next.

Well, not anymore. Thanks to a leaked Twitter post and a batch of screenshots, we now know that SEGA Genesis Classics will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 29, and it will feature over 50 games!

So far, the list includes…

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns II
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • Ecco Jr.
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Danger
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage II
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermillion
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

In other words, no Switch announcement and no Rocket Knight Adventures.This collection is another one that is just shy of perfect.

My previous compilation of choice, SEGA Genesis Collection on the PSP via the Vita, sadly did not include the Shining Force games, so I’m happy to see them here. Combined with Landstalker, Phantasy Star, and Beyond Oasis, this does meet the requirements of a JRPG fan who wants to experience SEGA’s contribution to the genre’s history.

Plus, it has Ristar. That is all.

However, without the portability of the Switch though, this bundle is a no-buy for me. Sorry, SEGA, but that versatility is a pre-requisite when I buy games anymore. We’ll wait a few months and see what happens. In the meantime, SEGA Genesis Classics will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 29.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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