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|Platform:||Sony PlayStation 2|
|Game Name:||Sega Genesis Collection||Release Year:||2006|
|This collection includes games created for Sega's 16-bit Genesis, emulated for play on PS2. Featured are 28 ready-to-play titles, including old favorites such as Columns, Flicky, Kid Chameleon, Virtua Fighter 2 (2D), and Altered Beast, and multiple games in the Golden Axe, Ecco the Dolphin, Phantasy Star, Shinobi, and Sonic the Hedgehog series. Emulations of Sega's arcade games of the era, along with Genesis developer interviews and bonus preview content, can be unlocked through diligent play.|
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Game||Sega Genesis Collection|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||54508205|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Rating||T - Teen|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Blood, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
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This is a great collection of Sega Genesis games, plus a few fun arcade games that are easy to unlock. Also included are some unlockable interviews with various programmers from Sega. Most of the games are single player, but there are a few that let two people play at the same time. Conspicuously absent from this set are classics like the Streets of Rage series and Revenge of Shinobi, but otherwise it has something for everyone who enjoyed Sega in the early 1990's. This is a very nostalgic package for people who remember the 16-bit era of gaming when Sega was on top of the console and arcade market. A few problems exist with this collection, however. The SOUND is the main problem. While the games are fast, have perfect graphics, and allow you to change the controls, the SOUND is off. The pitch is higher, and somewhat filtered sounding, so it comes off as "tinny." Some sound effects are glitched, so every time you hear them, they sound off. The worst example is the unlockable Altered Beast arcade game. Many of the enemy hit sounds are glitched as are some of the Werebeast secondary attacks (like the Weredragon's laser barrier in round 2). This is sad, because the sound was always a big part of Sega games, giving them that memorable character. I have the original cartridges, good memories of the original arcade games, and the emulations on the PC to compare, and they are just off. They should have done more testing before releasing this! I'm told that the PS3/Xbox360 "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis/Megadrive Collection" is superior than this. I do know however that some of the games in THIS set are not featured in that set (On the Genesis: Ecco Jr, and Virtua Fighter 2; for the arcades: Zektor, Tac/Scan and Future Spy), even though the new collection has more games overall. Many people reading these comments may argue that the SNES had better sound, and while that is true from a technical hardware standpoint, the Genesis had some very memorable soundtracks for many of its games, good use of voices and generally made good use of what it had, even when it was competing with the best that Nintendo had to offer in the 16 bit arena. Many of us who owned the original version of the Genesis used the stereo-headphones feature, and thought it was great. So sound is a big part of these games. The interviews are all in Japanese, and have VERY SMALL subtitles which flash by rather quickly. If you have poor eyesight or aren't a fast reader, this will annoy you. The interviews are interesting, but they leave you wanting more. The set also includes a "cheat sheet" which gives tips and cheats for the various games. However this is nothing you couldn't already find in about ten seconds on Gamefaqs.com. I give this set such a good score, because it is an overall great package and selection of games and history of Sega. It fails to get the highest rating because of the sound glitches. Much room for improvement... Gameplay: A+ Presentation: A Funfactor: A Sound: C+ Challenge: A Nostalgia Factor: B-
Better than swapping cartridges
If your first 16 bit video game system was the Sega Genesis or want to know what games used to be like 20 years ago, then Sega Genesis Collection for PS2 is for you. There are even bonus arcade games to unlock including one title that the original cabinet version would burn out. I tried several other versions of emulated Sega Collections and the sound wasn't quite accurate. This version has it's original Genesis sounds. This also allows you to save game states original cartridges couldn't. It saves you from playing a level you've beaten already or from defeating that difficult boss again. It also has the well sought-after Phantasy Star series, and all three will save your progress. There are additional games that should of been included, but again, 28 games along with extra arcade goodies will keep the retro nut busy for quite a while.
Take the good and take the bad then you have this game
If you had a genesis when you were a kid and were like me, you didn't have the chance to play all of these games. Which means mommy didn't love you. I would say that there's a decent ratio of good to bad games here. They all seem to be emulated very well. I still have the original system along with some of these games but playing with the playstation controller is so much more responsive and without huge sticking buttons. The best part of all is the save feature. In the past this was unheard of but you can save your progress in any of these games at any time. I've grown lazy over the last few years and not having to beat Sonic and Ecco the Dolphin in one sitting makes this worthwhile all by itself. You're paying less then 75 cents a game, BUY IT!
Great. There's a steady list of classic compilation games coming out these days, and the Sega Genesis Collection brings nearly thirty classic Genesis games to the PS2, and they all look, sound, and play like their original, 16-bit counterparts. Many of the games here we haven't seen on previous Sega compilations, like Alex Kidd, Bonanza Bros., Shadow Dancer, Ristar, Decap Attack, Sword of Vermillion, Super Thunder Blade, and Shinobi 3 to go along with faves like Sonic 1 & 2, the Golden Axe trilogy, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Flicky, the Ecco trilogy, and the Phantasy Star games, which thankfully includes the overlooked classic Phantasy Star IV, which along with II and III, is worth the price of admission alone. Vectorman 1 & 2 are here as well, and so is the Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2, which is the only real weak spot of the compilation as it is just as muddy, slow, and buggy as it was when released on the Genesis years ago. There's a good amount of extras as well, including many interviews with developers, and unlockable games like the arcade version of Altered Beast and Zaxxon. Sadly though, some games which longtime fans may have wanted to see here, like the Streets of Rage trilogy, Revenge of Shinobi, Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force, Landstalker, and Eternal Champions would have been more than welcome, although many of them are available on previous compilations. All in all, the Sega Genesis Collection is a wonderful compilation of some of the best Genesis games ever, and for longtime fans of the classic console, this is a must have.
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I purchased this, because my 10 year old son always is asking for me to hook up my sega system I still own. I don't really want to go the the time, so I thought I would purchase this to so he could try it out. I tried it first and it brought back old memories, but also made me notice how similar most of the fighting games were also so similar, same action, just different characters or time. It is very easy to go from game to game and my son was actually entertained. As you can locate this title on sale or up for auction for very little, I would say it is worth the money, even if it is to relive some memories of the 80's games you use to love. Sega lives.