Sega Genesis Classics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sega Genesis Classics
Developer(s)Sega
D3T Limited
Publisher(s)Sega
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
macOS
Linux
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows, macOS & Linux
June 1, 2010 (Vol. 1)
September 13, 2010 (Vol. 2)
October 26, 2010 (Vol. 3)
January 26, 2011 (Vol. 4)
July 3, 2012 (Vol. 5)
PlayStation 4 & Xbox One
May 29, 2018
Nintendo Switch
  • EU: December 6, 2018
  • NA: December 7, 2018
Genre(s)Compilation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Sega Genesis Classics (Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection in PAL regions) is a series of compilations featuring Sega Genesis video games released for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux. The collections are split into "Volumes", with the first four receiving both physical and digital releases and the fifth volume only being digitally released.

Steam versions of these collections exclude Sonic the Hedgehog and ToeJam & Earl games. The former can be purchased as a part of Sonic-related compilations and all games can be purchased separately but at higher prices.

Sega re-released the first four physically released volumes as the Sega Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition (Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection: Gold Edition in PAL regions), for Microsoft Windows. It is a four-disc set of the forty-six Sega Genesis games from the first four volumes. The collection has configuring keyboard support which provides a personalised gaming experience, as well as a multiplayer mode for a select number of titles. The collection also has save and load functionality that is included in all of the games that allows the player to pick up and play saved games at the exact point they left off.

Sega released a free application on Steam on April 28, 2016, called the Sega Genesis Classics Hub (Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub in PAL regions). The application presents a virtual hub, themed after what a bedroom of a Sega fanatic might be like, to play all of the released Sega Genesis games through it. This will enable these games to have Steam Workshop support, supporting ROM hacks for these games; within a day of its release, previously developed ROM hacks were added by users to the Hub's Workshop.[1] Sega states that players that have already purchased Sega Genesis games receive them for free for use in the Hub.[2] A few weeks following the release of the Hub, Sega reported more than 350,000 new purchases of the various games supported by the new software.[3]

Sega released a compilation of all of the games included in compilations listed below with some exceptions in an entry simply titled Sega Genesis Classics (Sega Mega Drive Classics in PAL regions) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 29, 2018. It uses the same interface as Sega Genesis Classics Hub, but with added features such as achievements and rewinding in-game. These features were later added to the Sega Genesis Classics Hub.[4] The compilation released on Nintendo Switch on December 6, 2018.[5]

List of games[edit]

Title Volume
Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5 Console
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle No Yes No No No Yes
Alien Soldier No No No Yes No Yes
Alien Storm No No Yes No No Yes
Altered Beast Yes No No No No Yes
Beyond Oasis No No No No Yes Yes
Bio-Hazard Battle No No Yes No No Yes
Bonanza Bros. No Yes No No No Yes
Columns No Yes No No No Yes
Columns III No No Yes No No Yes
Comix Zone Yes No No No No Yes
Crack Down Yes No No No No Yes
Decap Attack No No Yes No No Yes
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine No No No Yes No Yes
Dynamite Headdy No No No No Yes Yes
Ecco the Dolphin Yes No No No No No
Ecco: The Tides of Time No No Yes No No No
Ecco Jr. No Yes No No No No
ESWAT: City under Siege No Yes Yes†† No No Yes
Eternal Champions No Yes†† No No No No
Fatal Labyrinth No Yes No No No Yes
Flicky No No Yes No No Yes
Gain Ground Yes No No No No Yes
Galaxy Force II No Yes No No No Yes
Golden Axe Yes No No No No Yes
Golden Axe II No Yes Yes†† No No Yes
Golden Axe III No No No No Yes Yes
Gunstar Heroes No No No Yes No Yes
Kid Chameleon No Yes No No No Yes
Landstalker No No No Yes No Yes
Light Crusader No No No Yes No Yes
Phantasy Star II No No No No Yes Yes
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom No No No No Yes Yes
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium No No No No Yes Yes
The Revenge of Shinobi No No No No Yes Yes
Ristar No Yes No No No Yes
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Yes†† No No No No Yes
Shining Force No No No Yes No Yes
Shining Force II No No No Yes No Yes
Shining in the Darkness No No No Yes No Yes
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Yes No No No No Yes
Sonic the Hedgehog Yes No No No No Yes
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 No Yes No No No Yes
Sonic Spinball No No Yes No No Yes
Sonic 3 & Knuckles No No Yes No No No
Sonic 3D Blast No No No Yes No Yes
Space Harrier II Yes No No No No Yes
Streets of Rage No No No Yes No Yes
Streets of Rage 2 No No No Yes No Yes
Streets of Rage 3 No No No No Yes Yes
Super Thunder Blade No Yes No No No Yes
Sword of Vermilion No No Yes No No Yes
ToeJam & Earl No No No Yes No Yes
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron No No No Yes No Yes
Vectorman Yes No No No No Yes
Vectorman 2 No No No No Yes Yes
Virtua Fighter 2 No No Yes No No Yes
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair No No No Yes No Yes†††
Wonder Boy in Monster World No No No No Yes Yes†††

Only available in the physical disc release.
†† Only available in the digital download release.
††† Not available in Nintendo Switch version.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (April 29, 2016). "Modders are already having fun with Sega Mega Drive classics on Steam". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  2. ^ McWhertor, Michael (April 20, 2016). "Sega's adding official mod support for Sega Genesis games on Steam". Polygon. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Kerr, Chris (May 17, 2016). "Sega mod hub launch sparks 350,000 in classic game sales". Gamasutra. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  4. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2018/03/14/sega-mega-drive-classics-collection-coming-xbox-ps4-pc-may-7386137/
  5. ^ "Sega Mega Drive Classics Hits Switch On 6th December, Physical And Digital Versions On The Way". Nintendo Life. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  6. ^ https://kotaku.com/genesis-classics-on-switch-is-the-perfect-way-to-play-o-1830710729