Sonic Mega Collection GameCube

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2002
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 75
    A wonderful little collection that, while not perfect, is a great value.
  2. The controls are top-notch -- even the thumbstick is usable, and it works flawlessly.
  3. Game Informer
    88
    Perhaps the best compilation ever. [Dec 2002, p.128]
  4. Cheat Code Central
    80
    The problem? I thought you'd never ask. No "Sonic CD." If you've ever played "Sonic CD" on the Sega CD you'll know why it NEEDS to be in this collection of great Sonic Genesis titles.
  5. 80
    Pastel graphics comprise the visuals, and the audio ranges from passable (Sonic 2) to outright atrocious (Spinball).
  6. For $40, this is one of the greatest compilation games ever released.
  7. It’s the perfect melding of classic old-school gaming on the newest generation of video gaming consoles.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It features five great sonic games, and Sega can be excused for including two mediocre titles.
  11. GameNow
    91
    Sonic fans owe it to themselves to pick this up. [Dec 2002, p.72]
  12. If I thought the first SONIC was good, I was completely blown away by the second game.

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Someonewholikessonic
    Apr 26, 2003
    10
    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 aIt'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. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2016
    9
    This game has all your favorite sonic games and mashes it into MY favorite video game system. I spent weeks playing this amazing game evenThis game has all your favorite sonic games and mashes it into MY favorite video game system. I spent weeks playing this amazing game even though I have all the games on the game I just keep playing. I love this game but it isn't perfect but I do recommend it. Just some games aren't perfect on this game but it's still fun! Full Review »
  3. Jun 17, 2016
    9
    The game itself is really good, with the classic Sonic games we all know and love, except with save capabilities. The only problem is a faultThe game itself is really good, with the classic Sonic games we all know and love, except with save capabilities. The only problem is a fault with the GameCube's controller. Sonic is very difficult to control with the stiff GameCube d-pad. In itself however, the game is a must have if you don't own a Sega console. Full Review »