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Sonic Mega Collection Plus

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Also on:PS2
GF Rating
7.2

270 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

A really great game

posted by mrreview22 (HOWELL, NJ) Nov 18, 2006

Member since May 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Personally, I am a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan and when this came out, I knew that I had to play it. Quite frankly, anyone who likes Sega's blue hedgehog hero will love this game. Not only that, but they also threw in some other Sega classics, so this is pretty much a classic game sampler platter, with extra hedgehog. The only change they made to old-school sonic was the save feature that you could use with any game, which was very convenient.

The only thing I did not like about this game is how they had some Game Gear games that were exactly like there Genesis counterparts, only with worse graphics. If it weren't for that, I would have given it a perfect 10

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Gotta LOve Sonic

posted by SandmanTx (BURNET, TX) Oct 30, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I own this game a I love it. It is the original sonic games! Nothing has changed.. except for the fact all the sonic games are on one disk... totally awesome. Great game for kids to learn the classics and great game for us classics to remanice!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

All Sonic, all the time.

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Sep 15, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since Mar 2006

Sonic Mega Collection Plus is (surprise) a collection of classic Sonic titles from the Genesis and Game Gear. Well, some are classics, others are Sonic Blast.
The point is, this collection brings a bunch of old Sonic titles to the Xbox. For fans of the series, you might find your nostalgia rewarded by playing the Green Hills Stage 1 in the original title. Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3 and Sonic and Knuckles are some of the traditional games is the series represented here. Of course, there are less conventional titles like the racer Sonic Drift, the pinball variant Sonic Spinball and the top-down adventure title Sonic Labyrinth. There's also the Tetris-inspired Dr. Robotnick's Mean Bean Machine and some bonus titles that don't have Sonic at all. Overall, it proves to be quite a bit of content.
However, the games don't play like I remember. For some reason, all the functionality of the Xbox Controller S make it harder to operate games that used to rely on a D-Pad and two face buttons. Just spinning to burst is a chore and sometimes three buttons are all used for one function. It's all unnecessary.
The games run smoothly, however, and provide the video game buff with a brief look into the industry's past. Sonic is an icon in gaming and these are the titles that got him there. Sadly, most don't hold up today.
If you're feeling sentimental, you'll probably feel satisfied with Mega Collection Plus. But it's like an old photograph: nice for to look at for a minute, but packed away in a box far too soon.

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