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Sonic gems collection is the sequel to sonic mega collection and does a pretty good job of giving us some new games. There are really only three games that caught my attention because all the rest are game gear games. The three games are... 1. Sonic CD- said to be the best sonic game ever and kinda agree with that, also this game is the first apperance of Amy Rose and Metal sonic.
2. Sonic the Fighters- A really rare arcade fighting game with sonic. A good game if you are a fan of tekken and vitrua fighter.
3. Sonic R- A really underated sonic racing game. You run instead of racing in cars, but i personally really like this game.
All the rest of this collection is game gear games and vectro man 1 and 2. The only 2 game gear that are fun are sonic triple trouble and tails adventures. So if you are looking for a nice sonic collection to rent then you found the right game.
As a Sonic fan, I must say this is one the best collections ever. It includes must have classics like Sonic R (Sonic's best racing game in my opinion, Sonic the Fighters (extremely rare arcade game), Sonic CD (first game to introduce Amy and Metal Sonic), Sonic 2, and less known games like Tails' Skypatrol and Sonic Drift 2. Sega also included Vectorman and Vectorman 2 as bonus unlockables!
I received this game and I've been quite pleased with it. I've always been a big fan of the original Sonic games and while only a couple games are truly 'canon' games, the ones that don't follow the original Sonic formula are quite entertaining and enjoyable. The unlockable goodies are worth going after and will keep you busy for quite some time. If you want to actually finish this entire collection, you'll be at it for a good month or so.
Of course, the graphics remain true to the systems that the games were originally on. The music and sounds have not been touched, they are the original music and sound in the games as well. But what makes this collection so special is the amount of 'rare' Sonic games in here. For instance, you won't find Sonic CD around anywhere else. I know that for sure. Sonic the Fighters is something I highly doubt as well. All the games are truly rare treasures that are worth playing.
I highly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of Sonic in general. Go out, play it, enjoy it and relive the good ol' days with the blue streak.
(It should keep you busy 'till Sonic on the 360 and PS3 comes out too!)