SEGA Forever, SEGA’s nostalgic social media machine, has dropped another retrospective pop-up video, this time focusing on the Streets of Rage series. Streets of Rage has seen a trilogy of great beat ’em ups on the Genesis/Mega Drive, and most recently on modern consoles with Streets of Rage 4. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
SEGA Forever, SEGA’s nostalgic social media machine, has dropped another retrospective pop-up video, this time focusing on the Golden Axe series. Golden Axe has had hits in both arcade and home console, ranging from hack and slash, to RPG and action adventure. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
SEGA Forever, SEGA’s nostalgic social media machine, has shared cool new art by Sonic The Comic’s Rich Elson depicting Sonic and his friends in the classic SEGA Saturn/PC game Sonic R. Elson is probably the most well-known artist from the British Sonic the Hedgehog comics, so this is sure to delight our European readers.
It has been noted to us that this is the first time Rich has drawn some characters like Sonic R‘s Metal Knuckles and Tails Doll. It’s great to see Rich creating new Sonic art, and who knows… if fans make enough noise maybe we can see more new art or reprints of Rich’s classic content.
For more content like this, make sure to follow SEGA Forever on all major social media platforms.
The SEGA Forever social channels enters into the territory of THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD series as part SEGA 60th Anniversary celebration with tons of interesting trivia on the classic arcade light gun shooter including console ports, plot points, and easter egg appearances in other SEGA titles. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
The SEGA Forever social channels have shared a new video looking back on the Jet Set Radio franchise. The pop-up video delves into some more obscure aspects of the franchise, including the underrated isometric Game Boy Advance port. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
The SEGA Forever social channels have shared a cool video looking back on the Crazy Taxi franchise. The pop-up video style format gives some interesting factoids on the series, including a look at the Game Boy Advance version which plays better than you’d think. Check out the video above and be on the lookout for more SEGA Forever retrospectives!
To celebrate the anniversary weekend of NiGHTS into dreams…, SEGA has reduced the price of the Steam release by 85%, making it just $1.19! We here at SEGAbits love the original Saturn classic, as well as the holiday themed demo disc Christmas NiGHTS (so much so, we reviewed and rated it an A+.)
In addition to the sale, the SEGA Forever YouTube channel shared a cool pop-up trivia video which reveals an early design of NiGHTS in some mocked-up concept cover art. In our opinion, it’s kind of creepy, but still a very cool find. By the way, if you like clean high res art from SEGA classics, we highly recommend following SEGA Forever on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Recent posts include some great promotional renders for NiGHTS, Gain Ground art and very blocky Virtua Racing renders.
SEGA’s official retro channel, SEGA Forever, will be celebrating SEGA’s rich history, the company’s 60th anniversary, and all their retro-related releases with shared artwork, history, and many more to come.
What would you like to see them post on their social channels? Let us know in the comments below, I personally would like to see concept art of SEGA’s classic arcade titles and more interviews with developers.
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One of the most underrated mid-00s SEGA-AM 2 arcade game After Burner Climax will get one more chance to soar very soon thanks to the recent announcement at SXSW 2019 made by SEGA confirming that its the next title in SEGA Forever.
Like always SEGA Forever titles are free to play with ads or ad-free for a few dollars. This is actually a re-release of After Burner Climax on mobile since it originally came out in 2013, but its nice that its getting another re-release with (hopefully) some fixes. Can we get another re-release on PSN and finally bring it to PC?
SEGA Forever has announced that the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive classic Streets of Rage 2 has joined the mobile lineup. The game is free (ad-supported) on iOS and Android. Streets of Rage 2 was one of the many SEGA sequels to outdo the original, with improved gameplay and memorable music.
Give the game a download and don’t forget that Streets of Rage 4 is on the horizon for home consoles, meaning now is the perfect time to brush up on baring your knuckles.
Remember Sonic 4 Episode II? It’s back, in SEGA Forever form!
Revealed today, the 2012 console and mobile game Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II has joined the SEGA Forever mobile lineup. The updated release makes the game free to play, with ads, or $1.99 to remove ads. The Episode Metal DLC, once only unlocked if you owned both Sonic 4 episodes on the same platform, is now unlocked from the start.
Prior to its original release, fans were cautious of Sonic 4 Episode II following the release of Sonic 4 Episode I. But upon playing it, the second episode was seen as a marked improvement over the first episode. Physics were more in line with what was expected from a 2D Sonic game, stages and bosses were more creative, bosses were better and the addition of Metal Sonic (and tie-in to the recently rereleased Taxman and Stealth version of Sonic CD) was fun.
If you want to play the SEGA Forever version of the game, simply check the stores for your iOS and Android devices!
The SEGA Forever mobile lineup has expanded today with the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive classic VectorMan. As with past SEGA Forever releases, you can play for free (ad-supported) on iOS and Android, or go ad-free for $1.99/€2.29/£1.99. As a bonus the SEGA Forever blog has added a special interview with Rich Karpp, the creator, coder, and designer of VectorMan! It’s a great read and here’s hoping these interviews continue as its always great to learn more about classic games from the people who made them.
Also worth noting, this week marks the one year anniversary of SEGA Forever. Since launch the lineup has hit 50 million downloads. We’re looking forward to seeing what is to come!
The SEGA Forever lineup has expanded with the inclusion of the previously released Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition for iOS and Android. Released back in 2010, Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition utilizes the gyro sensor allowing players to tilt their device and roll monkeys through 6 unique worlds and four bonus mini games with local multiplayer.
As with previous SEGA Forever releases, the game is free to download and play with ads. $1.99 removes the ads.
The SEGA Forever lineup expanded today, with the release of Treasure’s Mega Drive classic Dynamite Headdy. The game is free to play on iOS and Android now! Released in 1994, Dynamite Headdy is best known for its Mega Drive release (which is what you will find in the SEGA Forever version), however it was also released to the SEGA Game Gear and brought to the Master System in Brazil. A 32X port was planned but cancelled.
In other SEGA Forever news, Golden Axe and Altered Beast will be receiving local multiplayer updates today. This feature works on both free and paid versions.
SEGA Forever is seeing a change in 2018 and beyond, and it’s good news: high quality ports are the future! On this SEGA News Bits we look at this change and what games to expect in the future. What are your thoughts on the new direction? Let us know in the comments below.
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