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  • Summary: 9 classic titles from the Sonic the Hedgehog library previously available only in the arcade, on SEGA CD, SEGA Saturn, and Game Gear are now combined into one collection!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. Worth the price of admission for "Sonic CD" alone. [Sept 2005, p.85]
  2. Offering the proverbial something for everyone, Not only does it give Cube owners (and PS2 owners, if you get the PS2 version) the chance to get to grips with some of the lesser known, but ultimately brilliant Sonic games of yesteryear (which are still great now), but also give the long suffering Sega masses the chance to finally play Sonic the Fighters on a home console.
  3. While seeing Sonic on a Nintendo console is weird enough, this compilation will please the hedgehog's hardcore fans, while being a fun diversion for the masses.
  4. 65
    Worth looking at, and would probably keep the kids busy for a while, but doesn't pack the punch it could have with some more titles and unlockables that are WORTH unlocking.
  5. It isn't worth buying Sonic Gems Collection unless you simply can't live without "Sonic CD".
  6. The large majority of this package is underwhelming and really not that good to say the least, but the games that are good, are really good, so it's a definite toss-up.
  7. Another Sonic Collection. "Mega Collection Plus" was good value, but this one is a disappointment. Why were not these included on the Mega Collection? Sonic CD is a nice Sonic game, though. [Nov 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 20, 2014
    Sonic Gems Collection for the gamecube and ps2 is a surprisingly fun collection of retro sonic games. It includes games such as Sonic the Fighters (arcade) and Sonic Triple Trouble (gamegear). A must have for Sonic fans. Expand
  2. MasonC.
    Aug 14, 2005
    This game is hot sonic cd is especially sexy.
  3. JamisonC.
    Aug 18, 2005
  4. RyanM.
    Aug 19, 2005
    OK, how about a real review. Sonic Gems Collection is an excellent mix of mostly mediocre games. Sonic cd is very good, and I give praise to Sonic R surprisingly, but the rest of the games are oddly bland, and only one or two playthroughs will fill your needs. it is a bit depressing that Streets of Rage was not included for the U.S. version, but with importing, or not living in the U.S., you can enjoy the Streets of Rage games, which are better than a large portion of the games on "Gems." But whether the games are bad or good, I also tend to support compilation discs, which tend to be cheap and very nostalgic. Expand
  5. JoeC.
    Oct 7, 2005
    All hardcore Sonic fans should add this game to their collection. It is definitely worth 40 bucks!
  6. Feb 21, 2013
    This is a good compilation pack. Not only does it include Sonic CD, which is one of the greatest sonic games of all time, it also includes the rare and unusual sonic the fighters, and Sonic R. It also includes some great sonic GameGear games. This compilation is worth it alone for Sonic CD, and Sonic R and Sonic the Fighters are more interesting to play because of how rare and unusual they are. the game gear titles are a nice touch as well. this compilation also includes digital manuals for each of the games as well. This is an interesting and great compilation, which i would reccomend to any sonic fan looking for some, while not neccessarily good, but interesting and rare titles like Sonic r and the fighters, and any sonic fan who hasnt yet experienced the wonder that is sonic CD. You can also unlock some great genesis games as well, but thats up to you do find out about. no spoilers :P Collapse
  7. Nov 6, 2013
    I mostly play this game for Sonic the Fighters, Sonic CD, Tails' Adventure, and to see the gallery. This game is good, although not as good as Mega Collection that came before it, and only Sonic fans should really buy it. Expand