Sega Finally Reveals its Rumoured Retro Games Service, but it's Mobile Only Right Now

By Matt Wales on at

Sega's much-rumoured retro games service, also known as Sega Forever, has finally been revealed. It'll offer free-to-play (but ad-supported) games from the Master System, MegaDrive, and Dreamcast era, but there's a catch: it's only available for iOS and Android mobile devices right now.

Sega Forever is described as "a free and growing classic games collection of nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era", and the first batch of titles - Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone - should be rolling out over the next 24 hours. More games are promised every month.

According to the official Sega Forever website, all games can be played offline and are free-to-play, albeit ad-supported. You can cough up £1.99 per game, however, if you want your retro fun ad-free. Additionally Sega Forever offers cloud saves, worldwide leaderboards, and Bluetooth controller support. Which goes some way to placating my distress at the thought of having to poke my through Sega's back-catalogue on a touch screen.

There's no word yet on whether Sega Forever will come to other platforms, but if you're listening Sega: please and thank you bring it to console and PC.