Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

by Mike Schiller

8 December 2009

 
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Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

(Sega)
US: Feb 2009

Review [10.May.2009]

This is a tremendous collection of Sega Genesis games with a couple of Master System and arcade classics thrown in for good measure.

There’s an “art gallery” that lets you look at the covers and cartridge art for each game, which is good for a browse. The best of the extras are the smattering of arcade and Sega Master System titles thrown in, like the Phantasy Star and the arcade version of Altered Beast, which allow true Sega aficionados to play things they may long have forgotten about. I mean, Zaxxon is in here! This is a good thing!

The sheer scope of this collection of games we used to love—and the wide variety of genres and franchises represented by it—is enough to prompt the question of what we’ll be nostalgic for 15 or 20 years from now.

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