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 game, online play in some of your favorite games, and more!
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 and compatible smartphone required to use app. Data charges may apply. Nintendo Account age 13+ required. Smartphone app features available in compatible games.
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.See details
*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.
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WARNING: If you have epilepsy or have had seizures or other unusual reactions to flashing lights or patterns, consult a doctor before playing video games. All users should read the Health and Safety Information available in the system settings before using this software.
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.
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