Fans of classic games will be having a very good day with SEGA launching the SEGA Genesis Classics collection of games for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Costing $30, the collection itself comprises no fewer than 53 different games covering what we feel sure will be everyone’s favorites from Altered Beast to one of our personal favorites, Columns.

While Nintendo and indeed SEGA have launched hardware of late which can play games of this ilk, neither of them are as convenient as being able to just slam a disc into a console and get right into the action.

If you are old enough to remember the games on this list then we are sure you’re as giddy as we are and if you’re not, well, you’re in for a real treat if this is the first time you are playing some of these titles. So what exactly are those 53 games that will be eating the next however many hours of your life? Well, let’s take a look.

Deep breath!

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Soldier
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Columns III: Revenge of Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Crack Down
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  • Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium
  • Ristar
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Sword of Vermilion
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Vectorman
  • VectorMan 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World

Just plucking a few that catch our eye immediately there are the obvious ones such as the Sonic games and of course Golden Axe, but we cannot wait to get int ToeJam & Earl all over again. The same goes for Bonanza Bros. too!

Which are you looking forward to losing weekends to?

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