If you’re a fan of retro gaming (oh, who are we kidding? Who ISN’T a fan of retro gaming?) you’re gonna love this. Soon, you can have the whole back catalog of your favorite retro SEGA games on your phone or tablet. Nope, this isn’t a dream. This is really happening! Let us introduce… Sega Forever!
Although it will take a while to come into effect, Sega has decided to grace us with Sega Forever – a brand new app that will include every single SEGA game in existence. And it’s completely free! However, there will be short adverts that you will have to put up with because they have to make their money somehow. Nevertheless, they have reported that they intend to create a subscription service later in the year, where you can pay £1.99 for each game to get rid of the adverts.
At the moment, Sonic The Hedgehog, Kid Chameleon, Comix Zone, Altered Beast and Phantasy Star II are live and available for download as part of the Sega Forever collection! So we know what we’re doing for the rest of the day (slash week/month/life).
The aim of this new initiative is to give SEGA fans the opportunity to play these games offline, anywhere and anywhere on any phone or tablet, and SEGA hopes to release a new game every two weeks for all of us retro gamers.
SEGA executive, Mike Evans has recently spoken to the Metro:
We’ve never before done something that really crosses all of the different gaming eras, and isn’t prejudice against someone because they grew up in the ‘80s versus the ‘90s. And so what we’re trying to do is look at how we can take content that spans two decades and make it all available in the same place.
We’re so into this.
You can download the free games on the Apple or Android store now – check out the Sega Forever site for links to each one.