Video game nostalgia is intense. Retailers could barely keep NES Classics in stock around the holidays. Sega understands your childlike need for uncut nostalgia acquired without spending months at garage sales hunting down that perfect royal blue Game Gear.
The company has announced the launch of Sega Forever, which is basically a lineup of classic games being rolled out for iOS and Android. With Thursday's launch, Sega has released five games for free, though you have to pay $1.99 to remove ads. Those games include "Sonic the Hedgehog" (which was already available, along with "Sonic 2"), "Comix Zone," "Altered Beast," "Kid Chameleon," and "Phantasy Star II."