A few weeks ago, Sega announced the Sega Genesis Classics collection. The compilation comes with over fifty games ranging from platformers, beat 'em ups, shoot 'em ups, and more. Ahead of its May 29, 2018 launch, the title is currently available for preorder on Xbox One with a ten percent discount.

Note that the physical edition comes with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage poster. Every day from now until launch, Sega will be posting a video from one of the collection's games.

Some of the games available are listed below.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Bonanza Bros
  • Columns
  • Columns III
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • Eternal Champions
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
  • Light Crusader
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • VectorMan
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Gamers have been asking for many of these classics for years now and they're finally coming to modern consoles. Titles like Galaxy Force II, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Virtua Fighter 2, and Wonder Boy III are regarded as cult classics which introduced many new gameplay mechanics. Numerous brawlers and platformers, especially indie games, are inspired by many of these experiences even to this day.

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