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  • Summary: Sonic has appeared in many games in the last decade, and now you can relive seven of them from Sonic Mega Collection. This compilation includes the first three Sonic the Hedgehog titles, plus Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3D Flickies' Island, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. With additional content such as character illustrations, movies, and comic-book covers, this game celebrates Sonic's long career and introduces his world to new generation of gamers. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
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  1. For $40, this is one of the greatest compilation games ever released.
  2. If you have a girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse who doesn’t get into games that much, plug in this title and go right to "Mean Bean Machine." You’ll have so much fun you won’t hardly believe it.
  3. Those who don’t own the Genesis originals or Sonic Jam will find SMC well worth $40; those already possessing most of the included games have little reason purchase this GameCube disc.
  4. This title is a vastly preferable alternative to a myriad Sonic Advances in the style of Nintendo's Mario rehashes.
  5. The extras included in Mega Collection could have been spiffier, but they're interesting enough and round out the package well.
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    Sega, however, has seen fit to present the games in such an unflattering collection as to present players with a difficult choice: Do I support the half-assed porting of some of gaming's most treasured titles to current systems, thus ensuring that future retro releases for the company will be as dismal? Or do I withhold my money and wait for Sega to release an unfettered, improved version of the games -- a release that may not come due to supposedly lackluster performance and a dearth of interest?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Someonewholikessonic
    Apr 26, 2003
    It's a great game, people think it is rubbish because of no Sonic CD, but you can only fit so many great Mega Drive titles on such a small disk, i have all these on my Mega Drive but i thought, whattever and bought it for my GameCube. The Archie comics are good, but i can't buy them because they are not for sale where i live. So it's a good opportunity for me to see them. The non sonic games are good too. I can't wait for Sonic Adventure DX to come out, even tough i have Sonic Adventure for my Dreamcast, i will probably still get i, and Sonic Advance 2, cause i have every Sonic game there ever has been. I can't wait, i'm glad Sonic went on Nintendo! That's what i think, and i'm sure a lot of people think the same, sonic rulz, ok. Expand
  2. SkythePurpleHedgeHog(Rebecca)
    Mar 20, 2003
    Amazing. Its awsome. P.S I LOVE SONIC!!!
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    The best collection of games I have and frankly if you have no other way to play the original Sonic games I would highly suggest this collection and the Gems Collection as well. I still have yet to unlock all the secrets, but the extra content is pretty impressive. Definately a great collction. Heck even the music is great! Expand
  4. RyanM.
    Feb 8, 2003
    This is a realy good game saga is still on of my favorite systems even with the cube box and ps2 out i still lie turning on my saga and playing as my favorite caricter of all time sonice the headchoge if u have ever played saga and played sonic 1,2,3 or sonic and nuckles u probobly know what i mean this is a really good idea and im really glad saga decided to make this game i think u shuld get it if your looking 4 a good cube game if u do get it good luck. Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    Sonic Mega Collection is a compilation of some of Sonic the Hedgehog's greatest games along with a few Sonic spinoffs and two bonus games not related to Sonic at all. The games that come in this compilation consists of Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis US version), Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive Japanese version), Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Genesis US Version), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis US Version), Sonic and Knuckles (Genesis US Version), Lock-On Sonic 1 & Knuckles: Blue Spheres Minigame (Genesis US Version), Lock-On Sonic 2 & Knuckles: Knuckles in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Genesis US Version), Lock-On Sonic 3 and Knuckles: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis US Version), Sonic Spinball (Genesis US Version), Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis US Version), Flickey (Genesis US Version) and Ristar (Genesis US Version). The Emulation of the games overall are amazing but not completely perfect. There are very minimal differences with audio and some graphical effects but nothing that really effects the experience much at all. The game includes nice bonuses such as full readable instruction manuals and a full readable comic book, , a collection of Comic Book cover illustrations, cutscenes from Sonic CD, Concept art, advertisements for Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and Sonic Advanced 2 and more. The games retain their two player modes but certain cheat codes are disabled or modified (Knuckles for some reason can no longer access Sonic/Tails exclusive stages through level select in S&K and S3&K and obviously Sonic/Tails can't access Knuckles' version Sky Sanctuary Zone either.) Overall this game is a cheaply priced compilation filled with many quality games and it definitely worth a purchase by Sonic fans or people who love nostalgic platformer games from the 16-bit era of the 1990s. Expand
  6. LeeH.
    Mar 10, 2003
    A brilliant compilation when you here the words "sega" i takes you back to the old games, a great compilation. a must have for sonic fans. but i wish it had sonic jam and sonic cd. can't wait till sonic adventure dx comes out! Expand
  7. RyanG.
    Apr 29, 2003
    I bought this game thinking that it was fun. But when in played it i thought Why did i waste my money. I only played it for 3 days. But I guess its O.K. Expand

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