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Sega Forever Program Brings Retro Games to iOS & Android

Jun 21, 2017

If you are a fan of the Sega retro video games, you will love hearing the news about Sega finally bringing a huge collection of games to iOS and Android. The huge collection is called Sega Forever, and in this collection, you will be able to download a ton of free-to-play classic Sega games right to your Android or iOS device. You will also have the option to purchase the ad-free version of each game for $2.50. If this sounds cool to you, read on to learn about how Sega Forever will work and what games will be coming in the first rendition of the lineup.

Sega Forever Coming to iOS & Android

You might be sitting there wondering about what Sega Forever is and how this will work. This is basically going to be how you can get the classic Sega games on your iOS or Android device free. There are going to be five games in the first lineup of releases, which includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, and Phantasy Star II. Altered Beast and Kid Chameleon will also be in the initial Sega Forever lineup. There will be new games coming to Sega Forever every two weeks, and you will figure out that a lot of these games are the Mega Drive games.

If you have checked the Twitter feed of Sega recently, you will also see that Sega talked about other consoles that will be utilized for the Sega Forever program. The Saturn, Dreamcast, and SG 1000 will all have games coming to Sega Forever as part of the new program. When it comes to the Saturn though, it probably is going to be difficult since even making an emulator for this console was extremely challenging.

You might have some of the Sega Forever games on your iOS or Android device, as some of them were released individually before. If you decide to download the games as part of Sega Forever though, you will find that there is even more features and options available to you. For example, you get controller support, saves in the cloud, leaderboards, and offline playability. If you get Sega Forever on iOS, you will even get an iMessage Sticker Pack for each game.

More Sega Forever Details

The Sega Forever games have not launched yet, although it will be coming to iOS soon and then Android will get the program after that. Once the program officially launches, games will be released every two weeks. If you want to make sure you get the Sega Forever games when they are released, you can go to the Sega website. From the website, sign up for the email alerts, since this is how you will be alerted when the games are announced and become available on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

The biggest thing when it comes to the developers figuring out these games is that the emulators do pose a problem for mobile. Some of these games are very retro and there could be some differences and difficulties when it comes to porting these games from the old console and hardware specifications to the newer iOS and Android hardware and software. We are not exactly sure how the games will work on mobile, some might be more difficult moving into a mobile world while others could be easier.

If you are a fan of Sega games at all, especially the old school games, you will definitely love that all of these classic games will soon be available as part of the Sega Forever program. The best part about all of this is that all of the games are free-to-play, unless you do not want to deal with the advertisements. For most people though, using the ad-supported versions of the games will be just fine.