Sega announced earlier this month they would be removing some games, having ” determined that a number of them no longer meet our standards,” and stating that ” It is important for us to ensure that all of our fans, regardless of platform or operating system, have a great playing experience,” beginning the process earlier this week.
Sega has taken down the games from several major app stores including Google Play, and the Amazon, Apple and Samsung App Stores. They were quick to point out the removal of individual titles may not be permanent and that “While we have nothing to announce at this time, given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form” and stated that users will still be able to download and play any of the removed titles they have already purchased.
The following 19 games have been taken down so far and, although that seems to be all for now, we may see more disappear in the future as they incur the wrath of Sega’s quality controllers.
- After Burner Climax,
- Jet Set Radio
- Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
- Super Monkey Ball Adventure
- Super Monkey Ball Tip’n’Tilt 1 &2
- Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
- Altered Beast
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe 1, 2 & 3
- Phantasy Star 2
- Streets of Rage 1 & 3
- Space Harrier 2
- Virtua Fighter 2
You can read the original release from Sega here.