Technology Sega Ages for Switch expands with Alex Kidd, Gain Ground

00:38  17 april  2018
00:38  17 april  2018 Source:   polygon.com

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Eventually, Sega plans to release around 15 Sega Ages titles on Switch , but they’ll be kicking things off with Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV, Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and the arcade version of Gain Ground .

Alex Kidd in High Tech World, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd : The Lost Stars, Assault City, Astro Warrior, Aztec Adventure, Baku Baku Animal, Bomber Raid , Columns, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Dragon Crystal, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II, Gain Ground

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More details on Sega’s line of retro games for Nintendo Switch

This weekend, Sega announced that it would bring its Sega Ages line of classic games to Nintendo Switch this summer, starting with Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star and Thunder Force 4.

Today, Sega confirmed that the Sega Ages games are bound for North America and Europe in addition to Japan, and revealed two more classic games: Alex Kidd in Miracle World for Sega Master System and the original arcade version of Gain Ground. That means that Sega plans to do more than just re-release classic console games as part of the line, but arcade games as well.

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Batteries required: 2 x AAA (not included). For ages 7 years and over. EAN: 9063330. Built-in SEGA Megadrive games Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Alien Storm Altered Beast Arrow Flash Bonanza Bros. Table Magic Color Puzzle Brain Switch Mega Brain Switch Bulls and Cows Logic Dial Match

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World was originally released for the Master System in 1986. The character platformer was later re-released as part of the Sega Vintage Collection for Xbox Live Arcade.

Gain Ground was first released in arcades in 1988, and later ported to Sega Genesis and Master System. The innovative action-strategy game — described by its creators as an “algorithm action” game — was later released under a different strain of the Sega Ages brand, as a 3D remake for PlayStation 2.

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