Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Eric Abent - Dec 13, 2018, 3:53pm CST
Sega Classics compilation heads to Amazon Fire TV today

Sega’s classic games seem to be invading a variety of platforms this month. Not only did Sega Genesis Classics launch on the Nintendo Switch last week, but today, an separate compilation called simply Sega Classics is landing on Amazon Fire TV. While we can’t imagine that Amazon’s Fire TV devices are the ideal way to play these games, it’s at least an option for those who don’t have other gaming hardware.

The list of games you get is fairly impressive for a $15 Fire TV app. Most of the usual suspects are there, but that’s okay because the usual suspects are all pretty good games. Have a look at the full list below:

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic CD
Sonic Spinball
The Revenge of Shinobi
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Altered Beast
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Comix Zone
Beyond Oasis
Decap Attack
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Gunstar Heroes
Dynamite Headdy
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Alien Storm
Bonanza Bros.
Gain Ground

Pretty much anyone who was a Sega fan back in the 1990s will probably recognize most of those games. The Sonic franchise is well represented here, though the compilation is notably missing Sonic 3 & Knuckles, which was also absent from the various console releases of Sega Genesis Classics from earlier in the year. Streets of Rage and Golden Axe are two other franchises that are here in force as well, along with one of the essential Genesis games, Gunstar Heroes.

Sega says that this is “the most extensive Sega collection available on any streaming media player,” which isn’t very hard to believe. 15 of these games support multiplayer, and you can play using either the Fire TV’s voice remote or with a Bluetooth gamepad (we’d probably recommend the latter).

So, if you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane and you own one of Amazon’s Fire TV devices, you can pick up this compilation beginning today. The whole bundle will set you back $14.99, which isn’t too bad considering the how much some retro consoles cost.

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