SEGA Releasing their Games for Free on Mobile

Runtime: 1:31    Author: SEGA    Category: Trailers

Update:

All five games appear are available now on the Google Play Store. IOS to be confirmed.

Original Story:

A new initiative by SEGA will allow players access to "nearly every SEGA game" on Android and IOS phones, as reported by Gematsu.

The service launches tomorrow, with more games releasing each month from Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Dreamcast systems.

Many old games relied on password systems keep your progress, however SEGA Forever will use cloud saves. Other features include leaderboards, controller-support via bluetooth, and offline play.

There will be in-game advertisements, though users can pay $2.00 USD each game to remove the ads.

The games available at launch tomorrow will be:

Sonic the Hedgehog

Altered Beast

Phantasy Star II

Kid Chameleon

Comix Zone

Kid Chameleon is already available on the NZ Google Play Store, which should hopefully assuage any fears the service isn't coming to our shores.



 

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Comments Comments (16)

 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 9:20 AM
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Good move Sega. Thanks.
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 9:44 AM
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That is awesome, so many good memories of Sega Games. Sonic, Alex the Kid, Wonder Boy.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 10:47 AM
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Lol classic advert :D
That's pretty cool to bring them all back like this, keeps the brand alive, and should make them some good coin even using old assets.
Cheap ad removal too, Have my eye on Phantasy Star 2.
 
 
 
Posted by BigC
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 10:58 AM
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At launch tomorrow (Friday 23 June)? Looks like they are already out now.
 
 
 
Posted by Maoriboy
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 11:25 AM
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Great stuff. Would've been great if they had a launcher that would link to all the games, allowing you to choose which ones you wanted to download and keeping them in one location...(kinda like the PS3 Megadrive collection) but still stoked to have them released.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 11:48 AM
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Yes! Bring out Shining Force!!!
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 1:25 PM
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22 June 2017, 11:25 AM Reply to Maoriboy
Great stuff. Would've been great if they had a launcher that would link to all the games, allowing you to choose which ones you wanted to download and keeping them in one location...(kinda like the PS3 Megadrive collection) but still stoked to have them released.
Yeah this is actually what I thought it was all about, was surprised to see it all being lumped on separate.
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 1:27 PM
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Look at SEGA making all the right moves lately, makes you wonder if they have something big up their sleeves
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 1:30 PM
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Can confirm all on the NZ IOS store
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 1:46 PM
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Next they should could consider releasing their old games in a way that isn't completely terrible.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 2:19 PM
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22 June 2017, 01:46 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
Next they should could consider releasing their old games in a way that isn't completely terrible.
They've been available on Steam for years, and a lot of them are on consoles and 3DS as well.
 
 
 
Posted by cortez72
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 3:05 PM
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Hopefully Landstalker gets the nod st a later date!
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 4:38 PM
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22 June 2017, 02:19 PM Reply to Coddfish
They've been available on Steam for years, and a lot of them are on consoles and 3DS as well.
They're not on current gen systems. The 3DS ports are solid, M2 are one of the few respectable devs when it comes to emulation, but the selection isn't the best. These mobile ports are all pretty poorly emulated which doesn't give me much hope if they finally decide to move past MD emulation to more complicated systems.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 4:39 PM
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I will note that the Sonic port is the amazing Taxman port from a few years back and worth checking out. Still a shame that never made it to any other platforms despite being the definitive version of Sonic 1.
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Thursday 22 Jun 2017 4:43 PM
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Glad for control support, can't stand touch controls in these types of games.
 
 
 
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Tuesday 27 Jun 2017 2:19 AM
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Is this the big thing Sega was planning on doing? I know a lot of us were thinking new games with older properties were coming. Has this news story replaced all hopes and rumors and noted forthcoming announcements?