'Sega Genesis Classics' will bring more than 50 retro games to the Nintendo Switch

  • “Sega Genesis Classics” will bring fan favourites like “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” “Streets of Rage” and “Golden Axe” to the Nintendo Switch this winter.
  • These classic titles have been enhanced with save states, rewind, and online multiplayer.
  • Switch players can play with a single joycon, making it easy for friends to join in on the fun.
  • “Sega Genesis Classics” was also released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in May 2018.

With the announcement of “Sega Genesis Classics” for the Nintendo Switch, a huge collection of retro games will soon be playable on the go. The collection features more than 50 titles from the Sega Genesis, a console that helped define gaming in the ’90s.

These old games will come with new features, including online multiplayer, mirror mode, a rewind function, and save states to allow players to pick up their games wherever they left off. The collection organizes the available games in a virtual hub where players can select which title they want to play, and what backgrounds they prefer as they play in the Genesis’s 4:3 aspect ratio.

Sega Genesis ClassicsSegaThe virtual hub in Sega Genesis Classics is a retro gamer’s dream.

Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play offline multiplayer with individual Joy-Cons on a single screen, whether the console is in portable mode or docked. With so many games titles into a single package, the collection is perfect for retro gamers looking to bring their favourite games on the go.

Some of the more memorable titles include “Sonic the Hedgehog” “Streets of Rage, “Golden Axe” and “Gunstar Heroes,” but the collection has a few lesser known gems as well.

“Sega Genesis Classics” will have both a digital and physical release for the Switch, and pre-orders are now available, though the final release date hasn’t been set. To see the full list of games included in the collection, visit the “Sega Genesis Classics” website.

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