Sega Classics Find New Life On Steam

'Sonic', 'Streets of Rage', and 'Altered Beast' are yours again.

In a delightful bit of news for gamers, Sega is launching a new hub for Mega Drive / Genesis games on the Steam platform this week. The hub is based on an emulated ‘90s bedroom wherein you select cartridges and launch them like an old-school hero on a CRT TV. It’s a cute idea, reminiscent of the console Hasbro collections from a few years back. It is also a great way for younger gamers to experience some of the greatest video games of all time.

The announcement isn’t a total surprise. Last month, Sega ran a promotion giving away large groupings of classic games for Steam users who signed up for their email newsletter. If you participated, you probably now own a large percentage of the games featured at the debut of the Classics Hub, which launches on April 28th.

Every single Mega-Drive game will now feature Steam Workshop support allowing you to share modified versions of your favorite retro Sega titles, which opens up a world of opportunity for modders and level creators. This is probably the most exciting part of the announcement.

In addition to these new features, the new SEGA Mega Drive Hub also includes local co-op for games that support it, optional graphic enhancement filters, the ability to save at any point in the gameplay and full controller / keyboard support.

Do we get Shadow The Hedgehog? Do we? Let’s find out.

The following games will be accessible through the new hub on release day. If you already own these games, just wait for the update & press start.

Golden Axe™

Altered Beast

Comix Zone™

Ecco the Dolphin™

Gain Ground™

Shinobi™ III: Return of the Ninja Master


Crack Down

Shadow Dancer™

Space Harrier™ II

Ecco™ Jr.

Alex Kidd™ in the Enchanted Castle

Bonanza Bros.™

Super Thunder Blade™

Kid Chameleon™


Galaxy Force II™


Eternal Champions™

Fatal Labyrinth™

Bio-Hazard Battle

Columns™ III

Sword of Vermilion™

Virtua Fighter 2

Ecco™: The Tides of Time

Alien Storm

Decap Attack™


ESWAT™: City Under Siege

Golden Axe™ II

Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole

Shining Force

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Streets of Rage 2

Alien Soldier

Light Crusader

Gunstar Heroes

Streets of Rage

Shining Force II

Shining in the Darkness

Beyond Oasis

Dynamite Headdy

Golden Axe III

Phantasy Star II

Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom

Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic 3 and Knuckles

Sonic 3D Blast

Sonic Spinball

Toejam and Earl

Toejam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron

Streets of Rage 3

Revenge of the Shinobi

Vectorman 2

Wonder Boy in Monster World

Editor’s Note: I am bummed on behalf of our entire staff that Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon did not make the cut, even though it is not a Sega property. We would just like to remind people that it is there, and deserves a reboot.

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