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Great Value, almost 50 games on 1 disc.

posted by Chicken6 (PACOIMA, CA) Feb 19, 2009

Member since Oct 2005

18 out of 18 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Seriously, if this game is not available, just buy it! It is 30 bucks and has 40 SEGA games and 9 Sega Master System and Arcade games. It is cool, some games are not the best but the gems are here. A lot of these games are on sale on XBLA for 5 to 8 bucks anyway, why not just get them all together?!
You get all 4 phantasy stars, 3 Sonics plus Sonic and Knuckles, all 3 Golden Axes (III sucks), all 3 Streets of Rage, Altered Beast, Shinobi, both Vectormans, Comix Zone, etc! Good collection, 2 player games are still here. No online though, just like the Genesis.
Plus, it has a lot of interviews with the game creators, it has a museum mode full of info on every game and it even has cartridge AND box art. Not a bad buy. Highly recomended.
It gets a 9 becuase it does have some slowdown, maybe because of the high-def switch but other then that, the games play as you remember them.
Buy it for your kids and show them the roots of this video game thing. Have fun!

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Very Good

Really Great for What It Is

posted by BruceF (BENTONVILLE, AR) May 24, 2009

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Member since Nov 2007

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you wasted your youth playing 80's arcade games, you will love the trip down memory lane provide by the arcade classics on this disk. This is a must have for anyone that owned a Genesis system and spent any time playing the original Sonic games. The rental is worth it just for Zaxxon alone.

It's also an easy 1k of gamerscore if you want it.

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Best Compilation Ever

posted by DaMikeSC (COLUMBIA, SC) Feb 17, 2009

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Member since Jul 2007

16 out of 17 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

This game is a near-direct port of the PSP collection last year, except with a LOT more games and a surprising level of extras. This is, quite possibly, the single best collection of old games I've ever had the joy of playing.

It's always easy to forget just how amazing some of the Genesis titles were. Visually, it won't blow minds, but some of the games are just much better than they have any right to appear on the somewhat under-powered console. Vectorman is still great to look at and Sonic 3 actually looks really good. There is some bad stuff, admittedly, and some choices I don't approve of (Kid Chameleon is a quite mediocre, Fatal Labyrinth is awful, and Altered Beast has been collected way too often). Revenge of Shinobi is sadly missing...still,

But the good is just so good.

ALL of the Phantasy Star titles are here, even the original that I've never played. Shining Force is also here in full. Streets of Rage (a better series than Final Fight) are also all here. I was amazed how much I ended up enjoying Sonic 3D Blast...I hated the Saturn title, but love the Genesis one.

This is as a no-brainer a buy as there is in gaming. Must buy.

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