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All Sega Genesis Classics are Coming to Switch

The best of both worlds for all the 90's kids out there.

by Jacob Bukacek

For as long as home consoles have existed, the console wars have raged in one form or another. It’s all been Sony vs. Microsoft for the last decade or so, but for many older gamers the definitive console wars will always be those waged between Nintendo’s and Sega’s devices. For the first half of the 90’s, playgrounds were full of Mario vs. Sonic and whether “blast processing” actually meant anything. As history illustrates, Nintendo eventually won, and the company even owns a portion of its one time rival. Sonic makes regular appearances on Nintendo’s systems these days, and now all his buddies are joining him via Sega Genesis Classics: a massive collection of all the games that made the Genesis such a fierce contender back in the day.

Sega Genesis Classics includes over 50 games from the Super Nintendo’s main rival, including Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star 2, and the Golden Axe games just to name a few. It actually launched for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year, so the Switch is actually the last to get it. Sega Genesis Classics is also available on Steam and has been for a number of years now. That said, it’s still incredible to see a collection like this on a Nintendo system, especially one as portable as the Switch.

No specific release date has been announced yet, but fans can expect to see Sega Genesis Classics hit the Switch sometime this winter.

See the full list of games below:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Soldier
  3. Alien Storm
  4. Altered Beast
  5. Beyond Oasis
  6. Bio-Hazard Battle
  7. Bonanza Bros.
  8. Columns
  9. Columns 3: Revenge of Columns
  10. Comix Zone
  11. Crack Down
  12. Decap Attack
  13. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  14. Dynamite Headdy
  15. ESWAT: City Under Siege
  16. Fatal Labyrinth
  17. Flicky
  18. Gain Ground
  19. Galaxy Force 2
  20. Golden Axe
  21. Golden Axe 2
  22. Golden Axe 3
  23. Gunstar Heroes
  24. Kid Chameleon
  25. Landstalker
  26. Light Crusader
  27. Phantasy Star 2
  28. Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
  29. Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millenium
  30. Ristar
  31. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  32. Shining in the Darkness
  33. Shining Force
  34. Shining Force 2
  35. Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  36. Sonic the Hedgehog
  37. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  38. Sonic 3D Blast
  39. Sonic Spinball
  40. Space Harrier 2
  41. Streets of Rage
  42. Streets of Rage 2
  43. Streets of Rage 3
  44. Super Thunder Blade
  45. Sword of Vermilion
  46. The Revenge of Shinobi
  47. ToeJam & Earl
  48. ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  49. Vectorman
  50. VectorMan 2
  51. Virtua Fighter 2

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