Sonic games on Android platform may have leaked user location data, SEGA investigating

Last week, security company Pradeo issued a statement that claimed many of SEGA’s Sonic games listed on Google Play Store are leaking user location data and device info. Among the mentioned titles – Sonic Dash, Sonic the Hedgehog Classic, and Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom are said to have security issues that could have affected between 120 million and 600 million users.

Those numbers are mostly based on the number of downloads each of these games have accumulated on the Google Play Store, so their accuracy might be a bit off.

According to Pradeo, each of these games have 15 vulnerabilities …

Streets of Rage brawler is the latest mobile game joining the SEGA Forever collection

SEGA Forever collection, your go-to place for classic mobile games, has just become bigger with the addition of a new title: Streets of Rage. The classic brawler is now available for free in the Google Play Store and App Store, but it features in-app purchases.

However, the in-app purchases are limited to cloud saves and ad-free gameplay. If you want these two features to become available, you’ll have to pay $1.99.

Streets of Rage is classic brawler developed by SEGA that was launched back in 1991. The mobile version comes with haptic and controller support …

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Classic joins SEGA Forever games collection

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Classic is the latest addition to the SEGA Forever initiative, but if you’ve already purchased the paid version of the game, then you won’t need to download the new game.

Apparently, SEGA has decided to replace the paid version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 with a free-to-play game, that’s also part of the SEGA Forever games collection. Obviously, the free game comes with ads, so if you want to make it ad-free, you’ll have to pay extra even if you’ve previously owned the paid version.

Otherwise, you can play Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Classic for …

Space Harrier II is the latest game joining SEGA Forever classic collection

Space Harrier II is a game originally released in 1988, a groundbreaking third-person shooter that is considered by many the father of the genre. Thanks to SEGA’s emulator, Android, and iOS users will now be able to enjoy Space Harrier II on their mobile devices.

If you’re a junkie for quick-paced, frantic third-person shooters, then Space Harrier II will certainly fit your needs. You’ll be playing as Harrier, a jumpsuited hero who soars across twelve unique lands while facing a swarm of enemies.

Just like every other game that’s part of the SEGA Forever games collection, Space Harrier …

Golden Axe is the latest game joining SEGA Forever collection

SEGA recently added another title of its mobile game collection, Golden Axe. The legendary game is now part of SEGA Forever initiative and can be downloaded for free via Google Play Store.

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling beat’em up that’s also pretty difficult when you’re not playing on easy mode. The good news is SEGA has added a couple of gameplay features that haven’t been included in the original game.

The most important is a new duel mode that puts players in the position of facing off wave after wave of enemies. On top of that, SEGA promised to add a …

The Revenge of Shinobi joins SEGA Forever initiative on Google Play Store

The SEGA Forever initiative has just added a new title to the collection of classic SEGA games now available on smartphones: The Revenge of Shinobi. Although most of the games included in the collection are not running well as we explained in a previous post, hardcore SEGA fans might want to give the new game a try.

The Revenge of Shinobi is a free to play side-scrolling beat’em up. According to SEGA, the game features wireless Bluetooth controller support, and allow players to play offline unlike other titles in the classic games collection.

The comes with …

Most Sega Forever titles are a buggy mess, here's why

If you were one of the many people impressed by the Sega Forever initiative, which aims to release several of the company’s classic games to smartphones, and you decided to try out a title or two, you may have noticed a slight problem: the games don’t exactly run well, even on high-end hardware. Which is a problem primarily because regular, non-official emulators can deliver much better performance, and have been able to do so for years.
Meanwhile, Sega’s own solution suffers from a slew of problems: visual stutters, out-of-sync audio, poor touchscreen …

Cult Sega Genesis arcade fighter Comix Zone gets dusted off for the iPhone

Comix Zone is a cult classic game for the SEGA Genesis console. It pushed the late 80s-era 16-bit hardware to its limits, delivering an incredibly lifelike (at the time) comics brawler experience on top of an epic soundtrack! It’s fondly remembered both for its outstanding presentation and notorious difficulty. Simply put, you get beat up and die a lot, no matter how skilled you are with the Genesis’ awfully fragile joypad.

In Comix Zone, you get to play as Sketch Turner, a comic book artist trapped inside his own nightmarish world by Mortus, the evil guy from his stories who’s brought to …

SEGA to launch WWE Tap Mania game for Android and iOS

There are plenty of WWE mobile games already available in the App Store and Google Play, but more importantly they of a different kind. You can choose to play fighting style games, action-packed games, or even match-3 puzzlers.

Even so, there can never be enough WWE games for mobiles, which is why WWE and SEGA announced a partnership for the release of a new mobile title.

The new game is called WWE Tap Mania and, according to publisher SEGA, it will be launched on both the Android and iOS platforms. Not many details about the game have been disclosed, but …