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14th Mar 2018

Sega Mega Drive Classics Collection is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Retro gamers rejoice

Rory Cashin

“They don’t make games like they used,” is something you’ll often hear someone say when they look at Call Of Duty or GTAV and not understand why there isn’t a life system, or why you don’t drop all of your rings every time you land on something spiky.

While graphics and gameplay and immersion and plot-lines and pretty much every aspect of video games have fundamentally improved many times over in the years since the Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you’re from across the pond), there is still a lot of bank to be made on nostalgia alone.

So with that in mind, you’ll be very happy to hear that a collection of dozens of amazingly addictive games from the Mega Drive will soon be made available on current generation consoles.

A version of the collection had previously been released on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and the full line-up of the games made available was pretty impressive:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman 2

The Mega Drive Collection is expected to arrive on PS4, Xbox One and PC on Tuesday 29 May, and here is the official teaser trailer for the games, as per the (absolutely brilliantly named) video game website Sonic The Hedgeblog.