Back in the eighties and nineties, SEGA consoles were incredibly popular with both kids and adults. However, after the SEGA Dreamcast (released in 2001) was a commercial failure, SEGA hung up their boots in the console market, focusing on making games instead. Luckily, for nineties kids everywhere, we are still graced with some great SEGA games for the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles, but SEGA have also released a lot of games for cell phone users. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best.
Sonic Dash 2
The face of SEGA in the 90’s was Sonic the Hedgehog, and there are still a lot of people who enjoy showing off their Sonic related memorabilia and clothing. For those who loved nothing better in the nineties than pulling on their Sonic the Hedgehog Jacket and heading into Green Hill and the Chemical Plant, Sonic Dash 2 is sure to be a great choice.
Sonic Dash 2 is an endless runner where you are encouraged to sprint, catching all the runs and defeating the baddies. You have the usual challenges, and can also play as different Sonic characters – each with their own special abilities. The graphics are great, and it’s really well made, providing tons of hours of fun with your favorite blue hedgehog.
Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing
Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing was released for the Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Windows and Mac in 2010, and in 2011 a mobile version was released for iPhones. The game features all of your favorite SEGA characters and enables you to see who really is the best.
The game style is very similar to that of Mario Kart Racing, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Players have 24 races to try out and 20 SEGA characters, all with wacky weapons to play with. It’s tons of fun for young children, but even adults will have fun playing with the characters of their childhood. With smooth controls and competitive modes, you’ll be set for hours of gaming.
Castle of Illusion
Nineties kids will probably remember playing Castle of Illusion featuring Mickey Mouse on their SEGA Genesis and Master Systems. It was a fun, fantasy platformer that was a lot creepier than you would expect from a Disney title. Due to popular demand, SEGA re-released Castle of Illusion on both console and cell phone.
The aim of Castle of Illusion is to direct Mickey through a load of creepy levels with the aim of rescuing Minnie Mouse from the evil witch Mizrabel. Mickey has to visit seven different worlds, picking up a rainbow gem in each one, which will help him build a rainbow bridge to where Minnie is being held. Despite being a Disney title, this game is actually a lot of fun, and a lot trickier than you would expect from a children’s platformer.
SEGA have re-released many of their classic games on Apple and Android devices, and they’ve also created some new gems as well. Although they’re not making their consoles any more, nineties kids all over the world are still happy to see them making their games.