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Sonic & Knuckles, Phantasy Star 2 and more now backward compatible on Xbox One

Throwback Thursday indeed

Several Xbox 360 games have been made backward compatible on Xbox One today, according to Microsoft. The most notable of the additions are truly old-school: Phantasy Star 2 and Sonic & Knuckles, both Xbox Live Arcade games now playable on Xbox One.

Sega originally released both games on Sega Genesis; Phantasy Star 2 came stateside in 1990, while Sonic & Knuckles launched worldwide in 1994, months after Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The original Sonic & Knuckles cartridge could be directly locked onto its predecessor's to access the older game's data.

Other 360 games now playable on Xbox One include Dig Dug, Runner 2 and Samurai Shodown 2. With the exception of Runner 2, today's update is certainly a throwback: The majority of these releases are over 20 years old.

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