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Sega Genesis Classics Are Coming to the Nintendo Switch!

Heads up! Us older Nintendo Switch players have a new reason to be excited, dear readers. It seems that Sega has, in advance of the 2018 Tokyo Games Show, announced that they will be releasing a bundle of Sega Genesis Classics for the Switch. This bundle will contain more than 50 Sega Genesis titles, and will include a lot of old favorites. For instance, Streets of Rage, ToeJam & Earl, and of course, Altered Beast will all be on the list – along with many others.

A lot of these titles will include their original co-op modes that they had on the Genesis, and it’s also being said that those modes will be enhanced through the use of the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. In their announcement, Sega also stated that the collection of games will include several modern upgrades, and games will contain aspects like achievements, mirror modes, save functionality, online multiplayer, and rewind.

This announcement comes on the heels of similar bundles that were made for Playstation 4 and Xbox One (back in March of this year), which both went on sale in May. There is also a PC version of this bundle (which can be gotten on Steam), although that one has even more titles in it, and has been available since 2010.


Who didn’t love Streets of Rage?

Currently, we still don’t know the pricing for Sega Genesis Classics on the Nintendo Switch, but comparable version are available for about $30.00. It’s a good bet that Nintendo is going to want to be competitive when it comes to that price range.

I know, I know… You’re asking, “But what about the games, Doug? What are they?” Well, we have those for you as well. There’s quite a few, so read on to your heart’s content.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns 3: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force 2
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe 2
  • Golden Axe 3
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2

We’ll be keeping an eye on this news, and update you all as it develops. Hopefully, we’ll get some price points soon, and a few of us will get our hands on this amazing bundle!

Let us know if you’ll be picking this one up, dear readers! Does the idea of playing these classic titles on the Nintendo Switch appeal to you? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below!

About Doug T. (491 Articles)
A lifelong gamer, disabilities advocate, avowed geek, and serious foodie. Doug was born in South America, currently resides in Northern VA, and spends the majority of his time indulging in his current passions of gaming & food, while making sure not to take life or himself too seriously.
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