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'Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection' Brings Classic Games to iPhones

As kids, we spent countless hours parked in front of the TV with a Sega Genesis controller in our sweaty little palms. Unfortunately, Mom sold the console in a garage sale while we were at college (which we're still not happy about), so we've been without our 16-bit fix for some time now.

But, thanks to Apple and Sega, a blast from the past is headed to the iPhone. According to Gizmodo, the 'Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection' app will bring classic games to the mobile device. Hitting the App Store in early February, this official emulator will be free and come with one game: 'Space Harrier II.' If you want to enjoy other Sega titles, you'll have to pay extra to download them within the app. As of now, the list includes: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' ($5.99); 'Golden Axe' ($4.99); 'Ecco the Dolphin' ($2.99); and 'Shining Force' ($2.99). More titles will surely be released in the coming months though. ('Toejam and Earl,' please!).

Downloading these games individually could get costly, so it might be smart to hold out for the release of a bundle package. Realistically, though, the pull of nostalgia will probably be too much. What can we say? We're suckers for old school, side-scrolling action. [From: Gizmodo, via: Engadget]

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