SEGA Genesis™ – Nintendo Switch Online

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With a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, access a collection of SEGA Genesis™  games and more!

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Discover a trove of SEGA classics

You can play these classic games with added features, such as rewind to recover rings in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or create a save state before the final boss of Golden Axe!

Level up with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership

Get access to a library of Nintendo 64 games with newly added online play for up to 4 players*, as well as retro SEGA Genesis classics!

All the other great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership are also included, such as access to 100+ classic NES  and Super NES  games, exclusive online matches in the Tetris 99 and PAC-MAN 99 games, online play in some of your favorite games, and more!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

1992

Streets of Rage 2

1992

Ecco the Dolphin

1992

Castlevania: Bloodlines

1994

Golden Axe

1990

Strider

1990

Contra: Hard Corps

1994

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

1993

Gunstar Heroes

1993

Included games:

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe 
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium 
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force 
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

Pick up and play

You can play, save, and jump back into the action whenever you have a few minutes—wherever you happen to be.

Rewind your game

Do-overs are built in! You can rewind your game by pressing and holding ZL + ZR if you make a mistake or just want to retry a section.

Play together online

Connect with friends online and share your screen for co-op or competitive play. Select a 1- or 2-player mode and go. In single-player games, you can take turns at the controls.

Give friends a hand

When playing online, you can display a hand-shaped cursor on your friend’s screen. Use it to give hints or point out strategic locations. You can even clap to congratulate them.

Cheer them on with voice chat

You can use voice chat in these games via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. It’s the next best thing to hanging out together.

Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply.

SEGA Genesis™ Control Pad

You can play SEGA Genesis™ games the way they're meant to be played—using a full-size SEGA Genesis style controller!* This controller is the perfect way to experience the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library of games.  

Controller available for purchase by any Nintendo Switch Online members. SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online available with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. Sega Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library of games only available with Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership.

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*Any paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required to purchase controller. Limit four per Nintendo Account. Offer not available for free trial holders. Controller ships to the U.S. and Canada only.  This controller is optional and not required to play the Sega Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collection of games. Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack membership required to play Sega Gensis - Nintendo Switch Online collection of games. Visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/ for more information on Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack as it becomes available.

Release date:
October 25, 2021
Players:
up to 2 players
Genre:
Other
Supported Languages:
Japanese, Canadian French, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Simplified Chinese, American English, Latin American Spanish, British English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Traditional Chinese
Supported Play Modes:
TV mode

TV mode

Tabletop mode

Tabletop mode

Handheld mode

Handheld mode

ESRB Rating:

Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

This game supports:

Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

*Sold separately.

**Sold separately. Any paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required to purchase controller. Limit four per Nintendo Account. Offer not available for free trial holders. Controller ships to the U.S. and Canada only. This controller is optional and not required to play the SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collection of games. 

The storage requirements will increase as additional games are added to the software.

The games compiled in this software are reproductions of the original games for use on the Nintendo Switch system. There are some differences in game performance and presentation as compared to the original versions of these games. A Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership is required to access these games.

STRIDER ©Thirdline ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 1989, 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. REPROGRAMMED GAME ©SEGA

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine ©SEGA

Golden Axe ©SEGA

Gunstar Heroes ©SEGA

M.U.S.H.A. ©SEGA

Phantasy Star IV ©SEGA

Ristar ©SEGA

Shining Force ©SEGA

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master ©SEGA

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 ©SEGA

Streets of Rage 2 ©SEGA MUSIC©YUZO KOSHIRO

Castlevania: BLOODLINES ©Konami Digital Entertainment

Contra: Hard Corps ©Konami Digital Entertainment

Ecco the Dolphin ©SEGA