Sega Forever Offers Free Sega Classics on Mobile
Stay on target Hands-On: ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ Seems FineSega Genesis Mini Heats Up Retro Console Wars This September Back in late May of this year, we brought you a story about something called “Sega Forever.” Discovered by a person in the Philippines, Sega Forever looked to be a subscription service for mobile devices that allowed users to play classic Sega Genesis games. At the time, it was unclear whether this service was legit or not — though there was a lot of evidence suggesting it was the real deal. Today, Sega has officially confirmed Sega Forever.Sega Forever allows users to play ad-supported Sega games. These games feature offline play, cloud saves, leaderboards, and controller support. If you don’t want to deal with ads, you can purchase each title for $2 after you’ve downloaded them. The first wave of titles includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Phantasy Star II, Altered Beast, and Kid Chameleon. Sega says that it will release a new batch of games every two weeks.Back when we originally talked about this service, Sega had registered Sega Forever accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. All of these are now live. The Reddit one is still private, but folks can at least register for it. These will no doubt be venues for keeping up to date with the latest games for the service, so it would be a good idea to follow/subscribe to them.What’s really exciting about Sega Forever is the potential for the service to go beyond the Sega Genesis. As you can see from the featured image, every generation of Sega consoles is shown. Personally speaking, I’d love to see titles from my beloved Sega Saturn eventually make their way to Sega Forever. It’s still early to say what will or won’t be on Sega Forever. What I do know is that with things like the NES Mini, classic Neo-Geo games on current-gen systems, and even the retro-style Sonic Mania, it seems there is a nice resurgence of old-school games. As someone who grew up playing these titles, I say keep ’em coming.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.