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Ridiculous sale on Sega Genesis classics

Sonic the Hedgehog games are available for download to run on your PC as part of a massive 48-game sale Sega listed on Amazon. (Deviantart user supersmash3ds)
Sonic the Hedgehog games are available for download to run on your PC as part of a massive 48-game sale Sega listed on Amazon. (Deviantart user supersmash3ds)

If you get goosebumps thinking about the boot-up music of the Sega Genesis, Amazon has a major deal for you today.

The game publisher's 48-Game Arcade Pack is available for download at $4.88 today, about 7 percent of the usual $70 price tag for the set. The games are downloaded straight from Amazon and can be played on PCs running the Windows XP operating system and later.

There are some classic titles here, including the original Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy, Golden Axes I and II, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, the Streets of Rage games and, my personal favorites, ToeJam & Earl and its sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron.

ToeJam and Earl save the universe
ToeJam & Earl: Cool before cool was a thing.

Here's a full list of the games, from the Amazon product page:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Soldier
  3. Alien Storm
  4. Altered Beast
  5. Bio-Hazard Battle
  6. Bonanza Bros.
  7. Columns
  8. Columns III
  9. Comix Zone
  10. Crack Down
  11. Decap Attack
  12. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  13. Ecco Jr.
  14. Ecco the Dolphin
  15. Ecco: The Tides of Time
  16. ESWAT: City Under Siege
  17. Eternal Champions
  18. Fatal Labyrinth
  19. Flicky
  20. Gain Ground
  21. Galaxy Force II
  22. Golden Axe
  23. Golden Axe II.
  24. Gunstar Heroes
  25. Kid Chameleon
  26. Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
  27. Light Crusader
  28. Ristar
  29. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  30. Shining Force
  31. Shining Force II
  32. Shining in the Darkness
  33. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  34. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
  35. Sonic 3D Blast
  36. Sonic Spinball
  37. Sonic the Hedgehog
  38. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  39. Space Harrier II
  40. Streets of Rage
  41. Streets of Rage 2
  42. Super Thunder Blade
  43. Sword of Vermilion
  44. ToeJam & Earl
  45. ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  46. VectorMan
  47. Virtua Fighter 2
  48. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

With the exception of the Ecco games (I never could get behind a game about dolphins), I highly recommend every title on the list. Especially if your parents were cool enough to get you a Genesis. As a Nintendo kid, I missed out on a lot of the early '90s console classics. Here's your chance to give them another try. Peripheral support, including controllers, seems to be pretty good from the product reviews.

What are your favorite games on the list above, and if Nintendo ever decided to do something similar (highly doubtful), what SNES games would you want to see? Let us know in the comments below.



Kip Hill
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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