SEGA Genesis & Mega Drive Classics Making its Way to Nintendo Switch

Remember the Sega NOMAD, that portable Sega Genesis that you could take with you anywhere? SEGA is primed to let you experience a lighter way of doing that by bringing the Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics library to the Nintendo Switch.

Originally released for Steam PCs, and having recently been brought over to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics collection contains a massive collection of the Genesis’ best games, including the complete Sonic the Hedgehog collection, Vectorman, Gain Ground, Golden Axe and more. I’ve had it on Steam for several years, and it’s probably the best collection of the older Genesis games that most of us older gamers grew up with. With the popularity of the Nintendo Switch, I wouldn’t doubt that the current generation of gamers would enjoy an opportunity to play some of the games their parents grew up with. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the Nintendo Switch version, but it will be released this winter.

Check out the list of classics that will be available for the game, based on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns 3: 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 2
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe 2
  • Golden Axe 3
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Phantasy Star 3: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier 2
  • 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

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Clinton Bowman-Christie
Managing Editor, Games & Technology

Teacher's Assistant by day, passionate gamer and wrestling fan by night. This describes Clinton to a T. A Brooklyn, New York resident for all of his life, gaming, Power Rangers, football, basketball and wrestling pretty much comprise a lot of his free time.