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Sega Ages (セガエイジス Sega Eijisu?) is a series of video game ports, remakes, and compilations published by Sega. It consists of Sega arcade games and home console games, typically those for the Sega Genesis and Master System. The series was launched on the Sega Saturn in 1996. Entries were published for the PlayStation 2 as Sega Ages 2500, a reference to its bargain ¥2500 price point. The series later came to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as Sega Ages Online, and finally to the Nintendo Switch as simply Sega Ages.
Most of the Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2 releases were exclusive to Japan. Three games in the Sega Saturn series, Space Harrier, Out Run' and After Burner II, were selected for Sega Ages Vol. 1, released in Europe in 1996 and in North America in 1997. Several games in the PlayStation 2 series were released in Europe and North America as part of the Sega Classics Collection compilation in 2005. The PlayStation 2 series was initially developed by 3D Ages, a collaborative effort between Sega and D3 Publisher, however Sega would soon develop the games in-house following the departure of D3 Publisher from the project.
Sega Ages (Sega Saturn)
The first Sega Ages series was released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn in Japan and concluded in 1998. Although the majority of the titles in this series remained exclusive to Japan, three games from the line - Out Run, Space Harrier and After Burner II, would be compiled into the video game compilation Sega Ages Volume 1, released in Europe in 1996 by Sega itself and in North America in 1997 by Working Designs under their Spaz imprint. Despite the title, no additional volumes would be released in these territories.
† = Released in North America and Europe as part of Sega Ages Vol. 1
Sega Ages 2500 (PlayStation 2)
The second series was released for the PlayStation in 2003 and concluding in 2008, known as the Sega Ages 2500 series - this title comes from the ¥2500 price point the game had. The series was created from Sega's interest in the success of D3 Publisher's Simple budget-title video game series, which features low-budget games at a low price point. This interest would lead to Sega and D3 Publisher forming a new subsidiary company in 2003, known as 3D Ages, with the sole reason to create games under the Sega Ages 2500 series. Later in 2004, D3 Publisher would leave the project and give Sega complete control of the company.
The main focus of the series was to remake older Sega video games with 3D visuals, alongside improved sound and gameplay. Following the departure of D3 Publisher, the series would soon shift into featuring compilations of other Sega video games alongside remakes of these games. The series officially concluded in 2008 after 33 entries, although several other Sega Ages 2500 games, featuring games such as Streets of Rage and Alex Kidd, were planned for release. 3D Ages was disbanded in late 2005 and absorbed into Sega.
Due to complications with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sega was disallowed from releasing the games individually outside Japan. Instead, nine of the games in the Sega Ages 2500 series would be compiled into the Sega Classics Collection compilation for the PlayStation 2, released in North America by Sega in 2005 and in Europe by Conspiracy Entertainment in 2006.
|Title||Release date||Included games|
|Vol. 1: Phantasy Star Generation: 1||August 28, 2003||Remake of Phantasy Star|
|Vol. 2: Monaco GP†||August 28, 2003||Remake of Monaco GP|
|Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone†||August 28, 2003||Remake of Fantasy Zone|
|Vol. 4: Space Harrier†||September 25, 2003||Remake of Space Harrier|
|Vol. 5: Golden Axe†||September 25, 2003||Remake of Golden Axe|
|Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros.†||August 28, 2003||Remakes of Bonanza Bros. and Puzzle & Action: Tant-R|
|Vol. 7: Columns†||January 25, 2004||Columns, remake of Columns|
|Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut†||February 26, 2004||Remake of Virtua Racing|
|Vol. 9: Gain Ground||February 26, 2004||Remake of Gain Ground|
|Vol. 10: After Burner II||March 25, 2004||Remake of After Burner II|
|Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken||March 25, 2004||Remake of Hokuto no Ken|
|Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set||May 24, 2004||Puyo Puyo 2|
|Vol. 13: Out Run†||May 27, 2004||Remake of Out Run|
|Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome†||July 9, 2004||Remake of Alien Syndrome|
|Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection||July 9, 2004||Decathlete, Winter Heat, Virtua Athlete 2K|
|Vol. 16: Virtua Fighter 2||October 14, 2004||Virtua Fighter 2|
|Vol. 17: Phantasy Star Generation: 2||March 24, 2005||Remake of Phantasy Star II|
|Vol. 18: Dragon Force||August 18, 2005||Remake of Dragon Force|
|Vol. 19: Fighting Vipers||August 28, 2005||Fighting Vipers|
|Vol. 20: Space Harrier Complete Collection||October 27, 2005||Space Harrier, Space Harrier (SMS), Space Harrier (GG), Space Harrier 3D, Space Harrier II , Sega Mark III error screen demo|
|Vol. 21: SDI & Quartet: Sega System 16 Collection||October 27, 2005||SDI, Quartet|
|Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deustch Dengeki Sakusen||February 23, 2006||Remake of Advanced Daisenryaku|
|Vol. 23: Sega Memorial Selection||December 22, 2006||Head-On, Tranquilizer Gun, Borderline, Congo Bongo, Doki Doki Penguin Land, remakes of said games|
|Vol. 24: Last Bronx - Tokyo Bangaichi||December 29, 2006||Last Bronx|
|Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box||February 23, 2006||Gunstar Heroes, Gunstar Heroes (GG), Gunstar Heroes (prototype version), Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier, Dynamite Headdy (SMS), Dynamite Headdy (GG)|
|Vol. 26: Dynamite Deka||April 27, 2007||Remake of Dynamite Deka|
|Vol. 27: Panzer Dragoon||April 27, 2007||Panzer Dragoon, remake of Panzer Dragoon|
|Vol. 28: Tetris Collection||June 28, 2007||Tetris (Sega), Bloxeed, Flashpoint, Tetris New Century, Flashpoint (prototype)|
|Vol. 29: Monster World Complete Collection||August 3, 2007||Wonder Boy (ARC, SMS, SG-1000, GG), Wonder Boy in Monster Land (ARC, SMS), Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (ARC, SG), Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (GG, SMS), Monster World III (SG, SMS), Monster World IV|
|Vol. 30: Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition||August 26, 2007||Galaxy Force II, Galaxy Force II (SMS), Galaxy Force II (SG), Galaxy Force Neo Classic|
|Vol. 31: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On||October 25, 2007||Remake of Cyber Troopers Virtual-On|
|Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection||March 27, 2008||Phantasy Star, Phantasy Star II, Phantasy Star III, Phantasy Star Gaiden, Phantasy Star Adventure, Phantasy Star IV, Phantasy Star Text Adventures|
|Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection||September 11, 2008||Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone: The Maze, Super Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II DX, Fantasy Zone Neo Classic, Galactic Protector, Fantasy Zone Gear|
† = Released in North America and Europe as part of Sega Classics Collection. Alien Syndrome was removed from the European release to lower the game's rating.
Sega Ages Online / Sega Vintage Collection (Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3)
The third series was released for the Xbox 360 that was both introduced and concluded in 2012. This series consisted of releases from the Sega Vintage Collection series, originally released in North America and Europe, from 2007-2009, as well as re-releases of games from the Sega Ages 2500 series - the latter games were only released on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and had the Sega Ages 2500 name stripped from the title. The games were developed by M2 as opposed to being made in-house by Sega. Ten releases were made in total, making it the shortest of the Sega Ages series.
Sega Ages (Nintendo Switch)
The fourth Sega Ages series was released for the Nintendo Switch in September 2018, available through the Nintendo eShop storefront. This series was developed by M2, with lead producer Rieko Kodama from Sega. Although Sega stated that games from the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast would be made available later on, the series finished in Japan in August 2020 and in Worldwide in September 2020 without these, although Sega stated their intention to continue re-releasing older titles in other ways.
- ↑ The port of Columns I is based on the PlayStation Vita port which was included in Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Free to Play Application for PlayStation Vita.
- ↑ The Sega Genesis port of Ichidant-R includes the Quest, Compe and Free modes, all exclusive to the console at the time.
- ↑ Some additional features were ported from the complete version of PS2 and the Nintendo 3DS version.
- ↑ In the original release, Knuckles in Sonic 2 could only be played by locking-on the Sonic 2 cartridge to a Sonic & Knuckles cartridge.
- Sega Ages Vol. 1 Syukudai ga Tant-R
- Vol. 2 Space Harrier
- Vol. 3 OutRun
- Vol. 4 After Burner II
- Vol. 5 Rouka ni Ichidant-R
- Vol. 6 Fantasy Zone
- Vol. 7 Memorial Selection Vol. 1
- Vol. 8 Columns Arcade Collection
- Vol. 9 Memorial Selection Vol. 2
- Vol. 10 Power Drift
- Vol. 11 Phantasy Star Collection
- Vol. 12 Galaxy Force II
- Vol. 13 I Love Mickey Mouse: Fushigi no Oshiro Daibouken/I Love Donald Duck: Guruzia Ou no Hihou
- Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 1: Phantasy Star Generation: 1
- Vol. 2: Monaco GP
- Vol. 3: Fantasy Zone
- Vol. 4: Space Harrier
- Vol. 5: Golden Axe
- Vol. 6: Ichini no Tant-R to Bonanza Bros.
- Vol. 7: Columns
- Vol. 8: Virtua Racing FlatOut
- Vol. 9: Gain Ground
- Vol. 10: After Burner II
- Vol. 11: Hokuto no Ken
- Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set
- Vol. 13: Out Run
- Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome
- Vol. 15: Decathlete Collection
- Vol. 16: Virtua Fighter 2
- Vol. 17: Phantasy Star Generation: 2
- Vol. 18: Dragon Force
- Vol. 19: Fighting Vipers
- Vol. 20: Space Harrier Complete Collection
- Vol. 21: SDI & Quartet: Sega System 16 Collection
- Vol. 22: Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen
- Vol. 23: Sega Memorial Selection
- Vol. 24: Last Bronx - Tokyo Bangaichi
- Vol. 25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box
- Vol. 26: Dynamite Deka
- Vol. 27: Panzer Dragoon
- Vol. 28: Tetris Collection
- Vol. 29: Monster World Complete Collection
- Vol. 30: Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition
- Vol. 31: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
- Vol. 32: Phantasy Star Complete Collection
- Vol. 33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection
Pages in category "Sega Ages"
The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total.