Sega is relaunching “nearly every game ever released” from its oldies-but-goodies catalogue – spanning every console era, including the Master System, Mega Drive, and Dreamcast – on Android and iOS devices, so you can finally play Altered Beast on the toilet. The future is now.
The publisher’s Sega Forever virtual console service launched yesterday, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon, and Phantasy Star II, with more vintage nostalgia coming at you every two weeks, and all games support modern conveniences like offline play, external controllers, leaderboards, and cloud saves. The free version obviously has ads (… I mean, what did you expect?), but you can pay R28.99 per game to drop those and pretend you aren’t already living in a corporate dystopia.
“As the Sega Forever collection expands through months and years, it will include both official emulations and ported games that pan all Sega console eras, each adapted specifically for mobile devices while remaining faithful to the original games,” the company explains in the press stuff.