Sega Genesis Classics Pack, released in Europe as Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection and listed on Steam as Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics, is a series of compilations featuring Sega Genesis and Mega Drive video games released for Microsoft Windows. The collections are split into "Volumes", with the first four receiving both physical and digital releases and the fifth volume only being digitally released.
Steam versions of these collections exclude Sonic The Hedgehog and ToeJam & Earl games. The former can be purchased as a part of Sonic-related compilations and all games can be purchased separately but at higher prices.
Ecco the Dolphin
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog
Space Harrier II
Sega Genesis Classics Pack Wikipedia
Note that the digital download edition replaces Sonic the Hedgehog with Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi. The boxed version has a screenshot of Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi on the box art but it doesn't actually include it.Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Galaxy Force II
Golden Axe II
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Thunder Blade
Note that the digital download edition replaces Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with Eternal Champions. The games ESWAT: City Under Siege and Golden Axe II are not included (they are moved to Volume 3).Alien Storm
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Sword of Vermilion
Virtua Fighter 2
This collection includes Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles when they're both locked on together, but it does not include either of the separate games. Note that the digital download edition replaces Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball with ESWAT: City Under Siege and Golden Axe II.Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Streets of Rage 2
Sonic 3D Blast
Shining Force II: The Ancient Seal
Shining in the Darkness
ToeJam & Earl
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
Streets of Rage
Note that the digital download edition does not include Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Sonic 3D, ToeJam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron.Beyond Oasis
Golden Axe III
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Streets of Rage 3
Revenge of Shinobi
Wonder Boy in Monster World
This is the only volume to have no physical release on a disc.
Sega re-released all four physically released volumes as the Sega Genesis Classic Collection: Gold Edition (Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection: Gold Edition in Europe), for Windows in North America and Europe on March 15, 2011. It is a four-disc set of the forty-six Genesis/Mega Drive games from the first four volumes. The collection has configuring keyboard support which provides a personalized gaming experience, as well as a multiplayer mode for a select number of titles. The collection also has save and load functionality that is included in all of the games that allows the player to pick up and play saved games at the exact point they left off.
Sega released a free application on Steam on April 28, 2016, called the Sega Genesis Classics Hub (Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub in Europe). The application presents a virtual hub, themed after what a bedroom of a Sega fanatic might be like, to play all of the released Sega Genesis games through it. This will enable these games to have Steam Workshop support, supporting ROM hacks for these games; within a day of its release, previously developed ROM hacks were added by users to the Hub's Workshop. Sega states that players that have already purchased Sega Genesis games receive them for free for use in the Hub. A few weeks following the release of the Hub, Sega reported more than 350,000 new purchases of the various games supported by the new software.