SEGA Genesis Classics Coming To The Nintendo Switch

With the Nintendo Switch receiving classic NES games as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service, SEGA has just stepped up a made an announcement the trumps Nintendo’s early lineup of classics.

SEGA has just posted a press release announcing the launch of the SEGA Genesis Classics on the Nintendo Switch this winter. The game will be available in both physical and digital form and will include some brand new features exclusive to the platform.

In the press release, SEGA states, “Retro fans can now finally play the Genesis Classics collection on their way to school or work, in their lunch break or basically anywhere on the go! SEGA Genesis Classics has over 50 retro favorites to experience across every genre: arcade action, shooters, beat’m ups, puzzlers and hidden gems, with a raft of modern features. Exclusively for the Nintendo Switch players can now compete in same-screen local coop mode and use each Joy-Con individually if desired. Familiar features like online multiplayer, achievements, mirror modes, rewind and save states are all part of the collection for everyone to revisit and enjoy.”

Here is the full list of games that will be included in the collection…

  • “Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle”
  • “Alien Soldier”
  • “Alien Storm”
  • “Altered Beast”
  • “Beyond Oasis”
  • “Bio-Hazard Battle”
  • “Bonanza Bros.”
  • “Columns”
  • “Columns III: Revenge of Columns”
  • “Comix Zone”
  • “Crack Down”
  • “Decap Attack”
  • “Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine”
  • “Dynamite Headdy”
  • “ESWAT: City Under Siege”
  • “Fatal Labyrinth”
  • “Flicky”
  • “Gain Ground”
  • “Galaxy Force II”
  • “Golden Axe”
  • “Golden Axe II”
  • “Golden Axe III”
  • “Gunstar Heroes”
  • “Kid Chameleon”
  • “Landstalker”
  • “Light Crusader”
  • “Phantasy Star II”
  • “Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom”
  • “Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium”
  • “Ristar”
  • “Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi”
  • “Shining in the Darkness”
  • “Shining Force”
  • “Shining Force II”
  • “Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
  • “Sonic 3D Blast”
  • “Sonic Spinball”
  • “Space Harrier II”
  • “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”
  • “Virtua Fighter 2”

The game had a successful launch on the PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year and should be very popular on Nintendo’s platform as its proven to be a great home for third party games.


Charles Rogers

Charliee Rogers is a freelance writer, father of two, and video game player!