'Sonic the Hedgehog' and other classic Sega games are coming to iPhone and Android

You’ll soon be able to play all of Sega’s best retro games on your smartphone. On Wednesday, the company announced Sega Forever, an app that will give iPhone and Android owners free access to its robust library of classic games. 

In an announcement video styled to mimic the cheesy video game commercials from the 1980s, Sega revealed that Sega Forever will include games from all of the company’s game consoles, such as the Genesis and Dreamcast, bundled with new features like online leaderboards, cloud saves, and offline play. 

The app will hit stores with five playable games: 

  • “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  • “Comix Zone”
  • “Altered Beast” 
  • “Kid Chameleon”
  • “Phantasy Star II” 

After the initial offering, more games will be added every two weeks. Since the games use the free-to-play business model, players will encounter ads within each app unless they pay $US1.99 for an ad-free version.

You’ll be able to download Sega Forever on the App Store and Google Play Store starting Thursday morning. 

Check out the announcement trailer below: 

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