Sega Brings All Your Favorite Childhood Games to Mobile

One can be forgiven for occasionally wanting to grab a decade old game controller and replay a classic game they used to love during their childhood. This was an emotion tapped so well by Nintendo recently, as it launched the NES Classic Edition.

Sega is going out of its way to do something similar, but in a more accessible manner. The company, now having spent decades from the game console market, is bringing many games from the Master System, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Dreamcast on mobile.

Presenting Sega Forever

Sega will be using the free-to-play model for its mobile games, which will be ad-supported (which will play before the start of a game). You can still play complete versions of its classic games for free. If you want to remove ads, Sega will be offering an option to buy your way out of them.

The project will launch with five games at first. Those include:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog,
  • Altered Beast,
  • Phantasy Star II,
  • Kid Chameleon,
  • Comix Zone.

Further titles will be added regularly (Sega says around two weeks between releases), and you may search for them in the App Store or Play Store with the term “Sega Forever”.

To get an even more nostalgic feel, the games will be playable without internet connectivity. Progress could be saved online in order to keep going on separate phones, while Bluetooth controllers will be supported if you prefer a more tactile experience.

“Above all else Sega Forever is a celebration of nostalgia. It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences. It’s a very easy conversion to take those games to free.” – Mike Evans, head of Sega’s mobile division

The project is an ingenious way of profiting from nostalgia, rather than letting memories and useful assets go down the drain. We’ll have to try the apps for ourselves to see whether the games turn out to fare as well in reality as they do on paper.


  • Mohsin Mahesar

    no result in playstore when searching sega forever. old version availble

  • Nasir

    :) any good budget controller recommendation please?

    • Adeel

      PS2

  • Hamare Zamane Main Attari Game hote the :
    Wo Bhi 100 Rupee Ki Card Milta tha :
    Sega to Bus Market Main Dekhte hai Itne Mehange the Us Waqt

    • Ahmed Iqbal

      sahi kaha, Sega or PlayStation hum jasai gareeb bacho kai liyai bhot mahngi thi :(

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        Aur hum log Video Games me ja k kaam chla lety thy
        :)

        • raheel ahmed

          When I purchased Sega that was like a Eid day for me..

          • Muhammad Abrar Ali

            Heheheeh I Bought one in 1999 Rs 1500 with Game Card
            :D

      • SEGA Or PlayStation Aj Bhi Nahi Naseeb Main : Mobile Main Subway Surfer He KHAIL Sakte hai Wo Bhi Code CHORI Kar K 24 Caror Point Banaye

    • Umar

      atari 4 weeks kay bad kharab ho jati thi.

    • Badar Iqbal

      5 Rs k tokken se pora aik ghanta kheltey thay. Sari zindagi hamain video game ghar per naseeb nahi hoi.

    • Kashif Surhio

      I still have Sega Player, its cassettes and Game Pades/controlers, no idea if they still work.

      As I mentioned above, I have purchased game controller for PC and played many games using nes player including all parts of Contra, Altered Beast, Dino(something), bomber man, flicky etc…

      Still I have the backup in my external hard drive ???

  • Asif Khan PTI

    Gooood shot… nice move

  • Furqan

    i played first game on nintendo in the year 1997 at the age of 7 years!

  • Kashif Surhio

    Better to use nes (SNES, ZSNES) player and its supportable games on PC/Laptop.
    You can search online and download almost every game and PC based player.

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Don’t forget MAME and Nintendo Classic series

      • Kashif Surhio

        MAME is nes file player and I have multiple versions (because some games are compatible with specific version only)
        Although its almost 4 years I have not played any game, but I always keep backup.

        • Muhammed Ovais Alam

          I have like 4 MAME versions along with a single folder of ROMs :)