Sega has pulled 16 of its iPhone and iPad games from circulation

As Sega promised they would do last week, the company has now removed 16 of its older mobile games made for the iPhone and iPad from the iOS App Store. Sega didn't reveal which games would get the boot last week, saying only that "a number of them no longer meet our standards." Now Polygon has a full list of the removed games:

  • After Burner Climax
  • Altered Beast
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe 2
  • Golden Axe 3
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Phantasy Star 2
  • Sega Columns Deluxe
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Super Monkey Ball 2
  • Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Guide

Anyone who has already downloaded these games can still play them until they choose to delete them off their iPhone and iPad. Sega said some of the delisted games might return in an updated form at some point in the future.

Source: Polygon

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.

  • Sega still in business?
  • They continue to make games for other systems, but yeah. Sent from the iMore App
  • Ah... Classic memories.
    It feels like buying a new/next gen system & suddenly having a virtual box of cartridges all over again. Sent from the iMore App
  • Well just as well as the sound emulation from Golden Axe 1, 2 and 3 are terrible so they won't be missed as I purchased them a long time ago as well as Streets Of Rage 1, 2 and 3 which again suffers from poor sound emulation. Sent from the iMore App
  • Still waiting for that Sonic 4 Episode 2 iOS 8 compatibility update SEGA!! Just saying!!
  • From what I'm seeing, that game got pulled too... Sent from the iMore App
  • Whenever I read "sega" I can still hear the "segaaaaa" on the intros to some games haha Sent from the iMore App