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When he was writing a post about the Diablo III Eternal Collection coming to the Nintendo Switch, Michael Kwan might've not-so-subtlely implied that Nintendo's latest console has become a dumping ground for older video games. He didn't mean it as a bad thing. Nintendo's hybrid console is uniquely suited to give older games a new life and the Sega Genesis Classics bundle will continue that trend.

Not only is this is a collection of much older games, but it's a port of an older collection of even older games. The games included in the collection - Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Toejam & Earl - are pushing thirty years old, and the collection itself has been available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since May and PC via Steam since way back in 2010.

Many of the games will retain their local co-op modes and the collection will also offer upgraded features like online multiplayer, achievements, mirror mode, rewind, and sweet, merciful save functionality. Make no mistake, these are your daddy's games and if you cut your teeth on modern gaming, then you are not prepared.



While a price (or release date) hasn't been announced, the other versions retailed for around $30, so expect something in that range. There are a total of 51 games included, and though several of those games are sequels, that's still a great deal. Golden Axe, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage, Vectorman, Shinobi, and Shining Force are all represented here, and there are no less than five Sonic games. Though that does include Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, so I apologize if I offended any Sonic the Hedgehog purists out there by including that.

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