Re-live your misspent youth with SEGA’s official Mega Drive emulator!

Golden Axe
Golden Axe

On 28 April, SEGA is releasing its official Mega Drive emulator- allowing you to relive the 1990s with classic games such as Golden Axe, Streets of Rage 2 and Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master.

Available on PC-based gaming platform Steam, the emulator even recreates a virtual 90s bedroom - complete with 14-inch CRT TV (With built-in VCR obviously) and a virtual shelf of games.

You’ll be able to play with a keyboard or a controller and online cooperative play is supported. You’ll also be able to save games - something 90s gamers were unable to do on the original Mega Drive.

And if you already own one of the below classic Mega Drive games on Steam, all you need to do is wait for the update to automatically install before immersing yourself in a pixelated fantasy world.

Do you remember these games that you’ll be able to play on the emulator?

Golden Axe™

Streets of Rage 2

Streets of Rage 2

Altered Beast™

Comix Zone™

Ecco the Dolphin™

Gain Ground™

Alex Kidd

Alex Kidd

Shinobi™ III: Return of the Ninja Master


Crack Down™

Shadow Dancer™

Space Harrier™ II

Ecco™ Jr.

Alex Kidd™ in the Enchanted Castle

Bonanza Bros.™

Super Thunder Blade™

Kid Chameleon™


Galaxy Force II™


Eternal Champions™

Fatal Labyrinth™

Bio-Hazard Battle™

Columns™ III

Sword of Vermilion™

Virtua Fighter™ 2

Ecco™: The Tides of Time

Alien Storm

Decap Attack™


ESWAT™: City Under Siege

Golden Axe™ II

Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole

Shining Force

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Streets of Rage 2

Alien Soldier

Light Crusader

Gunstar Heroes

Streets of Rage

Shining Force II

Shining in the Darkness

Beyond Oasis

Dynamite Headdy

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 the Shinobi

Vectorman 2

Wonder Boy in Monster World