• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2002
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30

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  1. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    With 12 outstanding games and many extras hidden within the small disk, this game deserves a place on your video game shelf. The game is cheaper than buying their Genesis/Mega Drive versions together, and that's great! You'll want this game's Sonic the Hedgehog over the cruddy GBA version.
  2. Mar 6, 2013
    10
    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!
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    9
    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
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. This title is a vastly preferable alternative to a myriad Sonic Advances in the style of Nintendo's Mario rehashes.
  2. Lost however is some of the speed and flow of the previous games; a little too much in the way of exploration involved for a Sonic game (if you want to find all the bonus level entrances anyway).
  3. For $40, this is one of the greatest compilation games ever released.