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SEGA Genesis™ – Nintendo Switch Online

This item is only for paid Nintendo Switch Online members.

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 game, online play in some of your favorite games, and more!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2


Streets of Rage 2


Ecco the Dolphin


Castlevania: Bloodlines


Golden Axe




Contra: Hard Corps


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine


Gunstar Heroes


Included games:

  • Alien Soldier

  • Alien Storm


  • Altered Beast

  • Beyond Oasis

  • Castlevania: BLOODLINES

  • Columns

  • Comix Zone

  • Contra: Hard Corps

  • Crusaders of Centy

  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

  • Dynamite Headdy

  • Earthworm Jim

  • Ecco the Dolphin

  • Flicky

  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts

  • Golden Axe

  • Golden Axe II

  • Gunstar Heroes

  • Kid Chameleon

  • Landstalker

  • Light Crusader


  • M.U.S.H.A.

  • Phantasy Star IV

  • Pulseman

  • Ristar

  • Shining Force

  • Shining Force II

  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2

  • Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball

  • Space Harrier II


  • Streets of Rage 2


  • Super Fantasy Zone

  • Sword of Vermillon

  • Target Earth

  • The Revenge of Shinobi

  • Thunder Force II

  • ToeJam & Earl

  • Virtua Fighter 2

  • Zero Wing

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.

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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 Genesis - Nintendo Switch Online collection of games. Visit for more information on Nintendo Switch Online – Expansion Pack as it becomes available.

Supported play modes




Product information

Release date

October 25, 2021



ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

209 MB

Supported languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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

This game supports:Online PlaySave Data Cloud

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