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Relive the games of yore with free Sega classics — now available on mobile

Beat 'em up, retro style. (Source: Sega Forever)
Beat 'em up, retro style. (Source: Sega Forever)
The Sega Forever Collection brings five of the best classics to relive the good ol' days.

Remember a pixelated Mario jumping around Mushroom Kingdom to save a kidnapped princess? Or the (awful) sounds from your motherboard speaker when the Prince of Persia gets killed by the evil Wazir? Modern AAA titles with 4K visuals, 4x FSAA, Anisotropic filtering and ambient occlusion have changed the way we perceive games, but retro games sure had great gameplay and mechanics. It looks like Sega wants to give gamers a blast from the past, because they have just announced the availability of Sega Genesis classics on iOS and Android. The Sega Forever collection comes with five free titles that have imprinted fond memories for gamers of the bygone era. 

The initial launch includes classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast. The titles are free to download and are ad-supported but the ads can be removed via in-app purchases for $2 per title. The iPhone and iPad versions even come with iMessage stickers for that retro feel.

The company has already launched the fan favorite Crazy Taxi last month and plans to add more classic games to the Forever collection. The Sega Forever collection will be available for download worldwide, starting with Asia, from June 22nd.

 

 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-06-22 (Update: 2017-06-22)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.