You can play classic Sega Genesis games with Amazon Fire TV

Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has announced that it's bringing childhood nostalgia to Fire TV with the brand new Sega Classics games bundle. 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sega Genesis, Fire TV customers will get access to 25 Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive if you're in the UK) games that have stood the test of time, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage.

If you already have Amazon's Fire TV, you'll be able to play using your Fire TV remote, meaning there's no need to pay for a pricey console or special controller – although you can pair a compatible Bluetooth controller with your Fire TV if you prefer. 

Here's the full list of classic games included in the bundle:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic CD
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Ristar
  • Golden Axe
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Decap Attack
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege
  • Street of Rage
  • Street of Rage II
  • Street of Rage III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Columns
  • Bio-Hazard Battle
  • Comix Zone
  • Alien Storm
  • Bonanza Bros
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Gain Ground
  • Altered Beast
  • Sonic Spinball

Fun for the family

Sega Classics is available now on Fire TV for £11.99, and the bundle includes 15 multiplayer games, making it a great purchase ahead of Christmas when you'll need to find ways to entertain friends and family. 

The launch of the new app follows the news that Sega's highly anticipated Mega Drive Mini console will be delayed until 2019  – but with Fire TV you needn't wait that long to conquer Green Hill Zone all over again. 

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.