We’ve already talked all your ears off about the SEGA Forever initiative: a line of classics from yesterday and today from the Japanese company, that we can now find for free on Android. While there are already plenty of games available (Sonic the Hedgehog, Dynamite Headdy, Shining Force, etc.), the truth is that there are still so many games in the SEGA catalog that we think are are worth bring to Android. We know that the vast library of the company that brought us Sonic could provide us with enough games to create an enormous wish list of games. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the selection to five games that need to appear on Android through the SEGA Forever initiative. 

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Puzzle & Action: Tant-R

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One of the biggest problems with the SEGA Forever titles is that the emulated games have problems with the controls (unless you use an external controller with your Android device). The virtual d-pad on the screen isn’t the best solution since it lacks precision. That’s why we think that the release of a game like Puzzle & Action: Tant-R would be great. And not only to try to take advantage of the touchscreen with its simple mini-games, but because it’s a total gem that never officially left Japan, although many of us could enjoy it in classic arcades.

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We don’t know if this spin-off of Bonanza Bros. will reach SEGA Forever or not, but on Android, we have some mini-game titles that aren’t bad at all.

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Dumb Ways To Die 3: World Tour

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Grumpy Cat’s Worst Game Ever

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Pocket Arcade

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Space Channel 5

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The musical adventures of Ulala deserve to have representation on mobile devices. It’s a title that would adapt perfectly to the medium thanks to its simple controls and it would also bring some funk to Android. The gem from Tetsuya Mizuguchi has two installments, with the second being a port for Windows, Xbox360 and PlayStation 3. This is worth mentioning since many of the SEGA Forever games have representation in these formats.

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We like to give Android rhythm games some love every chance we get, so here you have a few examples that you don’t want to miss.

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PARADE!

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Lost in Harmony

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Cytus

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ToeJam & Earl

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Speaking of funk, let’s talk about a legendary game from MegaDrive/SEGA Genesis. It’s a title that was released in the early 90’s that was way ahead of its time thanks to its roguelike components and its great split-screen cooperative component. ToeJam & Earl is one of those unforgettable games from the 16-bit SEGA consoles that deserve a whole lot more love. Its sense of humor is still just as funny today as it was back in 1991 and we still can’t believe that it’s not available on Android yet. With a new installment set to come out in 2019, the arrival of this 2-player classic to SEGA Forever would be perfect to give some oomph to a somewhat undervalued saga.

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It’s impossible to find games even similar to ToeJam & Earl, but here are some titles with roguelike components that aren’t afraid to show a little sense of humor.

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Quadropus Rampage

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Alive In Shelter

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

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The final version of Sonic 3 is considered by many as the best game from the entire saga. It’s a fantastic title that includes all the phases of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, as well as the inclusion of three characters to control: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. It’s a total work of art that signified the last of the Sonic games as we knew them up to that moment. Luckily, the recent and excellent Sonic Mania has shown us the way once again. With the some of the the best Sonic games already available on Android, why shouldn’t this one be added to the list?

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Taking advantage of the euphoria surrounding the most famous blue hedgehog in the world, there’s nothing better than enjoying its main works available on Android. These games come from an exclusive port for smartphones, so their gameplay absolutely perfect.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Classic

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Classic

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Games from the Sega Saturn

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Saturn is the cursed SEGA console from the company’s history, and unfortunately, it’s also been difficult to emulate videogames from the console. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of quality games that deserve recognition, even if it is a bit late in the game. We’re cheating a little bit by including multiple games at once here, but it would be sinful to say no to works like Panzer Dragoon Saga, SEGA Rally, NiGHTS into Dreams, Dragon Force, Burning Rangers, Dark Savior, and the list goes on. If only SEGA would listen to us…

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