Sega is planning to remove several of its mobile games from its back catalogue, the publisher announced today.

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As it turns out, many of its own games don't meet Sega's own standards. "It is important for us to ensure that all of our fans, regardless of platform or operating system, have a great playing experience and after evaluating our complete list of titles, we have determined that a number of them no longer meet our standards," the publisher stated. "As a result, we will be removing these titles from the App Store for Apple devices, the Google Play Store, the Samsung App Store and the Amazon App Store over the next few weeks."

When asked which games would be removed, a Sega representative told Eurogamer "I can confirm that we are still evaluating our catalog, therefore we aren't able to provide a list of titles."

Sega noted that a game's removal doesn't necessarily mean it will be gone for good. "While we have nothing to announce at this time, given the right situation, these titles may return in an updated form," the publisher added.

It also clarified that if you own a game it will remain in your purchased apps list where you'll be able to re-download it.

Sega games currently on the App Store include:

  • After Burner Climax
  • Altered Beast
  • Brick People
  • ChuChu Rocket!
  • Columns Deluxe
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Crazy Taxi City Rush
  • Dragon Coins
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Fiete Match
  • Football Manager 2014
  • Football Manager 2015
  • Go Dance
  • Golden Axe III
  • Golden Axe II
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno
  • Jet Set Radio
  • Kingdom Conquest II
  • Phantasy Star II
  • Rhythm Thief and the Paris Caper
  • Samurai Bloodshow
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Dash
  • Sonic Jump Fever
  • Sonic Jump
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II
  • Space Harrier II
  • Spellwood
  • Spellwood Lite
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Super Monkey Ball 2
  • Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition
  • Super Monkey Ball Bounce
  • Total War Battles: Shogun
  • Virtua Fighter 2 - Sega Genesis Classics
  • Virtua Tennis Challenge
  • Virtua Tennis Challenge Free
  • Zaxxon Escape

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