If you grew up playing games on a family computer, then you’re going to love the new Sega Forever collection! The game console company plans to launch 5 classic games in a free-to-play format for mobile gadgets. You can download nostalgic games like Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II to play on your phone. They can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices. Get more information about this update from Tech Crunch below.
Get Nostalgic With The New Sega Forever Collection
SEGA is bringing some of your favorite games to mobile in new, free-to-play formats that include ads as a way to drive revenue, support offline play and other more modern features like cloud saves. The games can also be rendered ad-free with a one-time $1.99 purchase, which is a really good deal given the pedigree of some of these titles, and what you might pay elsewhere to get re-released versions of classic console games.
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Like fashion, nostalgic games apparently also make comebacks. Last year, Nintendo released the Famicom Classic mini console, preloaded with classic games that people who grew up in the 90s enjoyed. In today’s mobile age, however, gaming isn’t just confined to a Play Station or WII anymore. The new Sega Forever collection will definitely reach both current and “retired” gamers.
— SEGA Forever (@SEGAForever) June 13, 2017
Did It Meet Fans’ Expectations?
Despite the interesting concept, the new Sega Forever collection emulation received didn’t exactly meet some people’s expectations. Digital Foundry writer John Linneman warned players away from the upcoming game set, calling it “lousy” and “not good at all.”
— Thomas Wilson (@IAmTom5Tom) June 18, 2017
Nevertheless, Sega Network’s chief marketing officer Mike Evans, found the reaction to the new collection “strong” bringing in “some very good sentiment.” Although, he did admit that it still needs some room for improvement.
To Bridge Generation Gap
— Micro Gaming (@MicroGamingWeb) July 13, 2017
It looks like the classic game nostalgia won’t be stopping with the new Sega Forever collection. The gaming company plans to launch other games covering multiple console generations in the future. If this launch is successful, it looks like the generation gaps would be blurred among gamers.
Will young kids enjoy the new retro games collection? Watch teens (including Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) playing and reacting to Nintendo (NES) below!
With the new Sega Forever collection, even casual gamers can experience classic games on their phones. In all their 8-bit glory no less.
Will you be downloading this collection when it launches? Let us know in the comments section below.