Sega Genesis Classics Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sega Genesis Classics Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 March 2018 / 2,226 Views

Sega has announced Sega Genesis Classics for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will be titled Sega Mega Drive Classics in Europe. It will launch on May 29.


The game will include over 50 Sega Genesis titles, including the following:

  • 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

Thanks Gematsu.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

Mr Puggsly (on 14 March 2018)

Compilations like this are always a nice addition to library, but I hate that Sega keeps pushing Master System or Genesis. I mean c'mon Sega, we want 32X, Sega CD, Saturn, Dreamcast, and their vast library of Arcade content. Even the Dreamcast had a Genesis Collection in 1999. For nearly 20 years they've been making these compilations while mostly ignoring other Sega platforms.


AlfredoTurkey (on 14 March 2018)

It's probably because Genesis was their greatest success.


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Seventizz (on 14 March 2018)

Well, the Genesis was a hit and holds a lot of nostalgia for many. Subsequent Sega consoles hold a lot less nostalgic value so are less important. While I agree a better value is always more content, I think Sega doesn't see the value of porting lesser known IPs.


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Mr Puggsly (on 14 March 2018)

The success of Genesis is valid for why it gets compilations, but would it kill Sega to look elsewhere in the vault of games? Some of the same IPs in the compilation have notable sequels on other platforms.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 14 March 2018)

Ever since they decided to override SOA sometime around 1995, SOJ has been fumbling their way around in the dark like kids in trapped in a closet. They really have no clue what they're doing.


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Seventizz (on 14 March 2018)

@Mr Puggsly It could be licence issues, commission, royalty, porting, DLC, or simply other plans. I don't think feedback would hurt - let them know!


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Shiken (on 14 March 2018)

No Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles? Are you serious SEGA?


Masked_Muchaco (on 13 March 2018)

Oh look, they forgot the Switch, again.


Areym (on 13 March 2018)

ding ding ding, there's the comment asking for the switch version. Congrats


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Machina (on 13 March 2018)

It is a pretty baffling omission in this case though. I mean these games can run on anything nowadays and the collection must be cheap as anything for them to make.


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160rmf (on 14 March 2018)

They must be so used to skip Nintendo..They need to hire someone to slap them in their back of the neck to remind that switch is a successful platform.


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AntonTeiosanu (on 14 March 2018)

FUCKING HELL JUST PORT SONIC 3 ALREADY!!!!!!!!!


AntonTeiosanu (on 14 March 2018)

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST SEGA


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Nuvendil (on 14 March 2018)

Guess I'll file this under the "not on Switch because f*** you" category.


Azzanation (on 14 March 2018)

Why no Switch Version? I never understand why companies ignore what could possibly be the best audience for games like these


Stuart23 (on 14 March 2018)

I mean,after Sonic Forces sold half a million on Switch you would think that alone would give an idea to Sega about Sega IPs on Nintendo consoles,but yeah...


Darwinianevolution (on 14 March 2018)

I'm wondering if the lack of a Switch version is due to them wanting double-dippers to buy it again for the system after the compilation has been sold on the other platforms. Isn't that what happened with the Megaman Collection?


BraLoD (on 14 March 2018)

Pretty nice collection... but where is Sonic 3? & Knucles.


MasterThief (on 14 March 2018)

this is the third sega genesis classics collection. ps2 had one. ps3 had one. and this one is a disappointment because they never include the best games.


TheBird (on 13 March 2018)

Now this is cool and all, but real talk here, we want an Orange Box 2 for Switch, PS4, and Xbox. Like that would be killer if Valve bundled all their classic singleplayer titles, and L4D series into a new Orange Box.


arcaneguyver (on 13 March 2018)

What with two Wonder Boy titles & Gunstar Heroes, this is probably the most solid collection yet. (Still loaded down with what I call "classic trash" though.) Considering basically every other company is selling 5-6 related roms for $20, I'm surprised Sega isn't following suit.


AlfredoTurkey (on 14 March 2018)

A nice collection but like all ROMs on a disc, they won't be perfect, they will have lag from modern TV's and there will be save-states which, pretty much break the games difficulty-wise. It's just no substitute, even if considerably cheaper in the end, to the real thing.


Seventizz (on 14 March 2018)

I want to like these retro collections - I really do, but I find I put them on for 30 minutes never to touch them again. And man, that's a hell of a lot of filler up there. Gaming evolves, and so do I.