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  • Summary: Sonic Mega Collection Plus features SEGA's mascot and all his friends in some of their greatest adventures including Sonic The Hedgehog games from the SEGA Genesis, three lock-on games, four additional unlockable Genesis games, six Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA Game Gear games, and a Sonic museum filled with art, comics and more. In particular, Sonic Mega Collection Plus features: Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, The Ooze, Comix Zone, Flicky, Ristar, and six hidden SEGA Game Gear games: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Chaos, Sonic Drift, Sonic Labyrinth, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Sonic Blast. [Sega] Expand
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  1. An absolute must have for people who liked them back then and if you never actually played them... well, I'll hold back. Just buy this collection.
  2. 80
    Despite its exclusions, though, Collection's large selection of titles for $19.99 is a tough thing not to recommend to anyone who calls himself a gamer. Even if a few of the games undeniably suck.
  3. The variety and timeless appeal of the blue hedgehog’s better games however, combined with the low price, make this a must-buy stocking stuffer for the Sega fanboy (or girl) in all of us.
  4. 75
    Even with its shortcomings, it's still one of the most value-packed classic compilations available for any system -- as long as you like Sonic.
  5. There are some truly magic moments here that transcend nostalgia. Even now, that first time you achieve absolutely blinding speed is exhilarating.
  6. Every single game is perfectly emulated, and there's a lot of speedy, blue goodness to be had here. [Jan 2005, p.76]
  7. It’s quite hard to give a score to this collection. All the games are simply dated and don’t offer anything to modern gamers. However, for the fans it’s a trip down memory lane and the collection earns it’s place in a collectors game collection. [May 2005, p.74]

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  1. Nov 13, 2013
    I was going to rate the games on here individually but this was where i discovered the games anyway. The older Sonic games are great speed platformers that will always be loved. The other games are not that great, but im not rating this pack based on Robotnic's Mean Bean Machine Looks: Astounding, Sounds: Brilliant, Gameplay: good, Experience: Well worth it Expand
  2. Jack
    Nov 4, 2004
    This is a collection of games frm my second favorite mascot of all time (mario is 1st) for just 20 bucks. You get 17 badass games I mean come on. PLus you get to save anytime. Expand
  3. PrestonM.
    Nov 21, 2004
    For anyone that often wondered back to a much simpler time of lovable hegehogs and unfavorable evil doctors this is the game for you. Honestly, its just good, wholesome, inexpensive fun. Not to mention the unlockale games with just mean more fun, o.k. some of the title suck but overall a lot of fun. Expand
  4. MichaelH.
    Dec 25, 2004
    Sound problems and no Sonic CD, what was SEGA thinking, other than that, $20.00 is a good price.
  5. May 17, 2012
    Sonic Mega Collection Plus is a great deal for Sonic fans, especially old school ones. This collection has mostly great games (namely Sonic 1, 2, and 3) but also has some bad ones (Sonic Labyrinth). But overall, the controls are great and it is a huge steal for any Sonic collector or any gamer in general. That is why this game deserves an 86% Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2012
    Remember back in the day when all we young whiper snappers used to sit down in front of our Genesis and just play some good old fashioned sonic the hedeghog? I know i do. But now with that 3-D crap, sonic just isn't what he used to be. But don't you just miss him? Do you cry at night because of it? Than today's your day. Sonic Mega Collection Plus is your game. You can't ask for a better Sonic collection (Except for mabey Gems collection. Sonic CD anyone?) for 20 bucks. Sonic Mega Plus contains all of the games that the original Mega Collection did. Insread this time, they added a few more Game-Gear games to the mix. I guess if they wanted to sell another Sonic collection, just add MORE games, and call it plus. Sure, why not? We don't mind. The Collection contains the following instantly: Sonic the Hedgehog (No, not the crappy sonic 06. Thank Jesus.), Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Spinball, DR. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Sonic the Hedgehog (Gamegear). Sonic Chaos (GameGear), Sonic Drift(Gamegear), Sonic Labyrinth(Gamegear), Sonic Blast(Gamegear) and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Gamegear). That's 13 games. But the fun doesn't stop there. You can also unlock Knuckles in Sonic 2, Blue Sphere, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Ristar, Ooze, and Flicky. That's a lot of games for just 20 bucks. I just find it a bit ridiculous that You have to play a certain game a certain amount of times before unlocking the other games. For example, to unlock Knuckles in Sonic 2, you have enter Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic 2 about 30 times. This doesn't mean that you have to literaly play the game, just get to the screen where the game starts, turn off, repeat. Its repetitive and boring. If you like the game the first time around, chances are you probably like them again. They haven't dated much, especially Sonic 2, which remains a timless classic. If you didn't like themm, however, theres little chance you'll like them now. Sonic 3D Blast is still as bland as bland can be. Mabey it foreshadowed Sonic's future with 3D. Not a lot of changes have been made for the game either, except for some graphical improvements. Also, if you play the game (or just leave it at the pause screen) for 3 hours, you can unlock hints for the games, which are actualy cheats. Fun cheats. Debug cheats. These cheats are fun. Crazy fun. Extremely fun, and it'll just be a blast for those who just love to screw around with the game. Also, the game gives you several extras. You can view movies from Sonic Heroes (Why?), view chracter art work from other games, and even read some of Sonic's first comic book installments. Trying to find a rare issue #1 of Sonic the Hedgehog? It all virtually in here. It even has character profiles. SWEET! Any Sonic fanboy (or girl) would go nuts over this. Now take heed, there are some bad games in this collection. Sonic Drift and Labyrinth for some, and the addition of blue sphere is completely worthless. But that won't stop you from getting this sonic collection. If you see it on shelf, give it a shot. Expand
  7. May 6, 2011
    It has a variety of retro Sonic games, good and bad. Pros: A wide selection of additional games, artwork, and extras; it's a nice introduction to the series for unfamiliar gamers. Cons: No Sonic CD; some of the Sonic games range from bad to awful. Expand