Oh, The Horror: You Can Now Play Resident Evil On The Sega Genesis

Russian Resident Evil fans deliver 16-bit scares to the Sega Genesis, demo now available

Resident Evil

Make no mistake about it, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a great return to form for Capcom’s long-running survival horror series. Still, don’t you wish it looked a little less realistic? I know I do! After all, seeing the murderous Baker clan all up close and personal in razor-sharp HD is something I’ve been trying to cope with since the game released on the PlayStation 4 and PC last January. Try and try as I might, some things just can’t be unseen.

Well, if you’re like me and still reeling from the ultra-realistic horrors you endured in RE7,  you may be happy to know that a group of Russian Resident Evil fans have just released a playable demo of Resident Evil for the SEGA Genesis. This stripped-down version of Shinji Mikami’s 1996 survival horror classic renders frights with sprites that are 100% guaranteed not to stalk their way into your nightmares.

Right out the gate you can tell this is an obvious work in progress. This is no surprise though, as the project only entered development this past July. But having said that, this demo is pretty lean in terms of content and is missing plenty of scenery and animations. Still, it shows plenty of promise, allowing players to explore a portion of the iconic Spencer Estate as Claire Redfield (I know, why not Jill or Chris?) from an isometric perspective similar to Genesis’ own Light Crusader and The Immortal. Depending on how Resident Evil on the Genesis is received, the team hopes to eventually release a full version of the game for connoisseurs of SEGA’s 16-bit workhorse to enjoy.

If you want to check out the demo for yourself, you can download it here.  Fair warning, the site is in Russian. However, you can find an English link to the demo at the bottom of the page.

So, do you see yourself playing through the full version of Resident Evil on the Genesis if it ever sees the light of day? If you end up giving the demo a shot, be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to fire up some Resident Evil Gaiden


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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