Four SEGA Genesis Games Added to Nintendo Switch Online December Line-Up


The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has grown its line-up, adding in four more classic SEGA Genesis titles.

Nintendo's recent additions will be a welcome sight for retro fans as four more titles have been added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack offerings. The new titles available from today are:

  • Golden Axe II
  • Alien Storm
  • Columns
  • Virtua Fighter 2

These four titles join the likes of Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Street Fighter 2, ToeJam & Earl, and plenty more.

Golden Axe II is a side-scrolling beat 'em up developed and published by SEGA. It made its debut on the SEGA Genesis console back in 1991 as a sequel to popular title Golden Axe. The game later appeared on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 via Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, and as an iOS app.

Alien Storm is a beat 'em up shooter first released as an arcade game by SEGA in 1990. It was later ported to the SEGA Genesis. Like, Golden Axe II the game was included as part of Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It possesses a similar gameplay and art style to Golden Axe.

Columns is a matching puzzle game first released in 1990 then ported to the SEGA Genesis. The game is a tile-matching game that spawned in the wake of Tetris' popularity.

Virtua Fighter 2 is perhaps the biggest title to be added to the line-up. First released in 1994, this fighting game developed by SEGA is the second game in the Virtua Fighter series. At the time, it was critically acclaimed for its graphics and gameplay, being one of the first games to use motion capture technology.

The catalog of available SEGA Genesis games is only available to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Players also receive access to a selection of Nintendo 64 classics and free DLC for select Nintendo Switch games.