SEGA opens up legal Mega Drive game modding via Steam Workshop

by on April 21, 2016

Romhacking has been a massive part of retrogaming for a very long time now, and it’s still going strong. Now, SEGA are making it even easier to access those romhacks via their new SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub, available on Steam.

Alphr reports that an update to SEGA’s hub for playing classic Mega Drive games is to be updated on the 28th, adding a whole heap of functionality, including a rather cool virtual bedroom which you can customise to your hearts content, complete with an old-school CRT television, and a collection of any of the SEGA Mega Drive games you’ve purchased via Steam.

But the big deal is the announcement that Steam Workshop support has been added to these titles, meaning you can create and share mods via Steam, as easy as you can with any other Steam Workshop game. I can only hope that the market is flooded with mods as inventive as Sonic XL.

Here is the current lineup of games that support the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub, as seen on SEGA’s UK blog:

Golden Axe™
Altered Beast™
Comix Zone™
Ecco the Dolphin™
Gain Ground™
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 Shinob
Vectorman 2
Wonder Boy in Monster World

You can see the SEGA Mega Drive Classics Hub, in this official trailer…