When I first picked up a Sonic game involving his old days,I thought it was an RPG video game.You know,upgrade your stuff,kill bad guys,etc.But nooo, it hadn't.When I saw this,I was slightly disappointed at first,but then,if I think about it..No plot?No problem! Three of the best games are the most frequently shown. The first one is Sonic the Fighters,where you have the privelage to play as eight characters in Tekken-style fighting,including the hog himself,Amy,Tails,Knuckle- s,and four others.There are a total of,well,about eight stages,not counting the ones you can exclusively encounter in story mode.Each character has a variety of attacks.My favorite to play is Bark,the polar bear.His attacks are interesting and powerful. Next in the lineup is Sonic CD. It's one of the most popular games in the Sonic era,next to the first game.This one excludes Tails and Knuckles from the game and introduces Amy Rose,kidnapped by Metal Sonic,who also makes his debut. Like usual, you are in control of Sonic,and your goal is to perfect the past so the intimidation of the future flees. And last in the terrific trio is Sonic R. It's the second three-dimensional in the game.This is a racing game,so expect to dart around and grit your teeth like CRAZY!There are four default characters,and six to unlock,not including Super Sonic.There are five default stages,along with an unlockable if you collect all seven Chaos Emeralds.The music score is slightly different. This time,the backround music has people singing. Well,that finishes the three most important ones. The rest consist of Sega Game Gear games,as I have realized.They're Sonic the Hedgehog 2,Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble,Tails Skypatrol,and Tails's Adventure.Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Game Gear is much harder than Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Genesis. Triple Trouble is not that hard,I never played Tails's Skypatrol,and my favorite one is Tails's Adventure. For those who loved SMC,SGC will be even better!
First of all, this is coming from someone who DID NOT play Sonic the Fighters. It was not why I rented this game and I have no taste for fighting games.
However, the inclusion of the beautiful sonic CD was enough to hook me outright. I already had it for the computer, but it looks and plays poorly, so I got something a bit better. Still one of the best in the series, though, with only, in my opinion, Sonic 3 and Knuckles and the Adventure games topping it.
Sonic R is very simple and blocky with poor controls. It can also be beaten in full in literally 2 hours with all of the extras. However, back in the old days on the PC as well, I was engrossed in this game, erasing data and coming back to it. This is REALLY a "keep it simple, stupid" game. Great way to pass the time.
The Game Gear games are here more for nostalgia and are good for at the very least one play through, though the inclusion of other games (such as Sega Saturn's cult classic NiGHTS) would have been much more welcome.
Vectorman 1 and 2, the two unlockables are still both winners. They will engross you (and mesmerize you with their beautiful graphics for the time).
The menus are also nice and slick, though the music is a bit of a bust. This is quite the opposite of Sonic Mega Collection, where the menus just don't seem to work, but the music sounded nice.
Nice compilation, but get Sonic Mega Collection if you haven't already. It is a must for ANY gamer's collection. If you own a Playstation 2 or PSP, I also recommend Sega Genesis Collection, which is a wonderful compilation of THE best of the 32-bit era on Sega's system (sorry Mario, Link, Samus).