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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Review
Posted on February 17, 2009 by Oscar Gonzalez

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis collection, or for the UK Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, as the title says, a collection of Sega Genesis games. There are a lot of famous titles of the 90's included such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Altered Beast and many other classic games. You get a total of 40+ games but does it stack up? Well let me tell you.

Reviewing a compilation of games is tricky because there will be a handful of good games and a few questionable ones. A lot of classics were added in this collection such as, The Sonic series, Golden Axe series, Altered Beast, Vectorman, Streets of Rage series, Phantasy Atar, and some arcade versions of the games also some Sega master system games are unlockable. For the most part this collection is solid to anyone who enjoys sidescrollers and other 2D games of the 90's. The list is pretty solid 40+ games and the menus are modeled nicely and remind you of the Genesis for the most part the presentation of this collection is solid.

Graphic-wise this game is 16bit, but it's remastered in 720p though I can't see a difference at all. Genesis games were very colorful and vibrant and a lot of them have awesome soundtracks which I say the Sonic games have the best soundtracks of this. Sound effects are all solid and sound pretty nice. There's not much else to say since we're talking 16bit video games.

This game has no online support but neither did the original games so I can't really complain that much. I can't recommend this collection if you have the original games or have bought a previous collection on Gamecube or PS2 since its not all that better. Though for what it is I enjoyed the collection for a few days. I'd say just rent it or download the roms since the collection doesn't have anything outstanding or special added in.

I guess my final word is this is a solid release from Sega. But they release these collections every few years and nothing stands out from the last one or the one before that. Though I enjoyed playing some of these because they brought me back to my childhood, With Street Fighter IV just around the corner there?s no need to drop 40$ on this unless your a hardcore retro gamer.





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