Sega revives retro games for free on mobile
If Mario coming to mobile still doesn't satisfy your longing for yesterday's gaming heroes on your morning commute, then a raft of re-released retro titles from Sega might help get the job done. Dubbed Sega Forever, the collection is free for iOS and Android users, and brings some of the platform's beloved icons back to life for gaming while on the move.
"Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile," says Mike Evans, CMO of Sega's Mobile Division in the West in a press release. "Create your own 'Sega Forever folder' and collect your favorite classics. Enjoy moments of nostalgia on the go, or sync a Bluetooth controller to enjoy a console-like experience in your living room."
At launch, Sega Forever includes five Mega Drive and Genesis titles: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon and Altered Beast. These games are all in their original form but come with a few modern-day bells and whistles such as cloud saving, online leaderboards and controller support.
All are free to download and play from tomorrow onwards, while ad-free versions are also available at a cost of US$1.99. The company plans to expand the Sega Forever collection by adding new retro titles every two weeks.
You can check out the launch trailer below.