SEGA have launched a free-to-play microtransactionless service that allows you to play classic games from their back catalogue across multiple consoles from Android and iOS devices. The service, called SEGA Forever, is ad-supported, but an ad-free version is also purchasable. The collection starts with five mega drive classics, and more games will be added over time.
The starting line up consists of Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Altered Beast and Kid Chameleon. After this initial batch, SEGA have promised more games will be added to the service every fortnight, all with full support for bluetooth controllers or touch screen controls if you're some kind of mad person.
“Above all else SEGA Forever is a celebration of nostalgia. It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences and share them with family and friends in an accessible and convenient way" explains Mike Evans, CMO of SEGA’s Mobile Division in the West. “Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile. Create your own ‘SEGA Forever folder’ and collect your favourite classics. Enjoy moments of nostalgia on the go, or sync a Bluetooth controller to enjoy a console-like experience in your living room. SEGA Forever democratizes retro gaming, and seeks to change how the world plays, rediscovers, and shares in classic game experiences.”