Sega has started to release free mobile versions of classic games from its back catalogue. This is new game very interesting features.
The first five, including Sonic the Hedgehog, are available now via the Apple and Android app stores.
Some fans have complained about the first releases, saying Sega has done a poor job of converting the classic titles to mobile devices.
“Above all else Sega Forever is a celebration of nostalgia,” said Mike Evans, head of Sega’s mobile division in San Francisco in a statement. “It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences.
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As with many other apps, Sega said it would run ads before and after the games were played. However, it said it would make it easy for players to avoid them.
Sega said it would cost $1.99 in the US and £1.99 in the UK to turn off the ads.
The online gaming catalogue will eventually feature titles from all the Sega console eras. Initially Sega said it was concentrating on games for the Master System, Mega Drive and Game Gear consoles but those made for the Dreamcast and Saturn would follow.
The first five games on Sega Forever are:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Comix Zone
- Phantasy Star II
- Kid Chameleon
- Altered Beast
Games can be played via a portable device’s touch screen or by a controller. Sega said they would also be playable offline but people can save their progress online if they wish. The games firm said it would eventually add a multiplayer option to many of the games.
But not all fans of older games were happy with the arrival of Sega Forever. Retro games enthusiast John Linneman criticize the way they had been transferred or ported to mobile devices.