Man at His Best

'Sega Forever' App Will Let You Play Every Game From Your Childhood On Your Phone For Free

The golden age of Sega is yours if you want it

BY Editors | Jun 23, 2017 | Culture

Remember when video games were better? Not literally better in terms of graphics and storylines and stuff, just better in the sense that you were 10-years-old and you could play them for hours on end without worrying you were sort of wasting your life. The era when the most pressing questions you had to face were 'Sonic or Mario' and 'how many football stickers have you got?'

We're talking about the Sega era, when video games were better because life was better. Close your eyes. Picture it. Feels good, right?

Well, thanks to a new app called Sega Forever you'll be able to claw back a little of that bygone era via your phone by playing every Sega game ever released.

We're talking golden rings (Sonic The Hedgehog). We're talking 'RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE' (Altered Beast). We're talking head-butting cheeky little pixies who steal your magic in the night (Golden Axe). We're talking your childhood relived, all from the seat of your commute.

Sega Forever launched this week on iOS and Android and will be free-to-play (just with a few pesky ads), although there will be a subscriptions service in the future. A new game will be released each week and will include those from the Dreamcast and Saturn eras as well as the Mega Drive.

Metro spoke to Sega executive Mike Evans about the app, who said: "We've never before done something that really crosses all of the different gaming eras, and isn't prejudice against someone because they grew up in the '80s versus the '90s'

"And so what we're trying to do is look at how we can take content that spans two decades and make it all available in the same place."

Quite how the games with work without a controller to finger bash/throw at a wall in frustration remains to be seen, but with the project in good hands let's just assume they'll figure it out and look forward to putting that novel/spreadsheet/newspaper full of woe aside and giving Doctor Robotnik the pasting he deserves.

From: Esquire UK


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