These past few weeks we have been talking quite a bit about Idola Phantasy Star on SEGAbits. The game seems to been met with a lot of negativity and it isn’t just from a whiny SEGA fan like yours truly. I think one of the more shocking things about the mobile game is that the director basically came out and said that Idola Phantasy Star Saga will be the future of the franchise and they want it to replace Phantasy Star Online 2. That means that they want Idola Phantasy Star Saga to be out for at least half a decade, considering that Phantasy Star Online 2 came out way back in 2012. I’ve seen a lot of people reach out to us on Twitter and tell us how they wished SEGA handled the Phantasy Star brand.
Phantasy Star 2
We talked about it before that SEGA planned to drop older titles that they either weren’t going to update or didn’t fit their quality of standards.
The following titles are no longer available on Google Play or iTunes:
- After Burner Climax
- Jet Set Radio
- Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
- Super Monkey Ball Tip’n’Tilt 1&2 (older phones)
- Altered Beast
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe 1, 2 & 3
- Phantasy Star 2
- Streets of Rage 1& 3
- Space Harrier 2
- Virtua Fighter 2
- Zaxxon Escape
After Burner Climax has also been taken down from XBLA and PSN, so it makes sense that the mobile version would also be dropped. As for those Genesis/Mega Drive games, SEGA has been trying to have higher quality versions of them starting with Sonic CD, Sonic 1 & 2. SEGA did say; “Given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form,” so you never know if we will see some of these return.
If you paid for any of the games, you can still download them at anytime on iTunes or the Play Store.