Switch Online Expands Game Library with Four Sega Titles Courtesy of Nintendo

Nintendo has recently released four new games for their Sega Genesis / Mega Drive library on Switch Online, exclusively for Switch Online members.

One particular game update in June 2023 has generated a lot of excitement.

Let’s not waste any time talking about why we like new games. Let’s see what we have!

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Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts - new sega games to switch online

Surely you know of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and its reputation as one of the most challenging video games of all time.

This legendary retro title was developed by Capcom and released in 1988 for arcades, serving as the sequel to the equally famous Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Just like in Ghosts ‘n Goblins, you control the knight Arthur as he fights through a platforming nightmare filled with relentless enemies.

The Sega Master System version of the game from 1990 introduced a secret armor upgrade shop, which proved to be immensely helpful in tackling the difficult challenges.

This addition to the growing Nintendo Switch Online library is definitely a welcome one.

Now we can dive into Ghouls ‘n Ghosts right after playing Ghosts ‘n Goblins for the NES on Switch Online, provided we can actually beat that one!



Landstalker is a 1992 isometric adventure title by Sega that developed a small cult following.

It combines elements of an RPG and an isometric platformer, as you control Nigel on his quest to find the lost treasure of King Nole.

You can jump, climb, hack, slash, and interact with various NPCs on your journey.

The game received positive reviews from fans, although it didn’t reach the same level of acclaim as titles like Beyond Oasis or Phantasy Star.

Given its somewhat overlooked status at the time, it’s great to see this title getting renewed attention in 2023 on the Nintendo Switch through Switch Online.

The Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi - new sega games to switch online

The Revenge of Shinobi, also known as The Super Shinobi, was released by Sega in 1989 as a follow-up to Shinobi (1987).

This platforming game is considered one of the best titles for the Genesis console.

And for good reason!

It’s a ninja game where your throwing stars turn enemies into balls of fire, and you confront epic bosses that are either oversized or super-powered (or both!).

While the gameplay may seem familiar after the first stage, the game offers a wide range of environments to explore.

I don’t want to spoil anything for those who have never played it, but some of the bosses in this game are truly special. Well, actually, quite a few of them are.

Really, this is a game you have to experience for yourself. So why not give it a try on Switch Online right now?

Crusader of Centy

Crusader of Centy

Crusader of Centy was Sega’s response to The Legend of Zelda as part of their “Mega Role-Play Project” campaign.

Yes, Sega launched a campaign to release a series of RPG titles to compete with Nintendo’s impressive library.

And the results of this campaign are quite pleasing, as it led to my personal favorite RPG title for the Sega Genesis: Crusader of Centy.

One of the coolest features of this game is the unique animal companion system.

You can have up to two animal companions that grant you new abilities to aid your progress through the game world.

The entire game is charming and boasts some of the best RPG graphics on the Genesis console.

It easily made its way onto our list of the , and it’s certainly my favorite non-Sonic title on the Genesis.

Crusader of Centy is available to play on Switch Online right now!

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anthony wallace

Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a full-time nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion on retro gaming and started creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks, and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.

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