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  • Summary: Take a trip back in time with over 40 titles from the SEGA Genesis era, including your Sonic The Hedgehog favorites. In classic single-player and multiplayer battles, you’ll take down a huge variety of enemies, including Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik), shuriken-flinging ninjas, hordes of altered beasts and the world’s greatest fighting champions. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 93
    You will be hard pressed to find a better (legal) collection of Sega games in one place.
  2. The definitive assembly of some of the Genesis' best games.
  3. 85
    Some of these games are good – some aren’t. It’s only about £30 for 48 titles and it’ll make your house look tidier, and save your knees from too much bending down.
  4. And while there are plenty of popular titles that could have been added to the collection, including Earthworm Jim, Gunstar Heroes, Splatterhouse 2 and 3, and perhaps a few games from the SEGA CD and Saturn consoles, there is still more than enough bang for your buck here. It may not be the ultimate collection fans wanted, but it’s still a jam packed look into a time when the Genesis does what Nintendon’t.
  5. Out of the 40 standard games in this collection, about half of them are really good games, and there's hours of fun to be found here. It's a pity that there's no online multiplayer, but these games should be played on the same screen anyway.
  6. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is a great compilation of 16 bit golden age games for the Sega Genesis. 40 titles plus a few extra arcade classics and Master System gems are the perfect deal for a true Sega fan.
  7. For what Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection lacks in quality, it at least partially makes up for by its sheer quantity of emulated games.

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  1. AlO
    Feb 14, 2009
    Bargain, look at all the classics on this game. This has to be 10/10 Ristar is my personal favourite, can you imagine downloading all these games from the Wii network? Any old school gamers need this game. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2011
    pretty good deal for $30 getting some real good classic genisis games like shining force 1 and 2 , shining in the darkness , phantasy star 1 , 2 , 3 and 4 , golden axe 1 , 2 3 , streets of rage 1 , 2 3 and more . they are all emulated perfectly now in HD . i felt sega missed abunch of great games they could have added to this pack like master of monsters , star flight , virtau racer , and alot more also online co -op for games like golden axe and streets of rage would have been great . even though you get alot for your money and its well worth it to play some great classics . over all im just happy it has shining force 1 and 2 in HD :) Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2011
    Love this game and will keep it until the new consoles are released. Basically you get 40 games that were the best in Sega Genesis history and you get to play them in high definition. You get to hear the collection of rings from Sonic 1 through 3 including Knuckles and spinball (which is a hard trophy to get) and playing Golden Axe, kicking the crap out of little elves for magic pots, brings back memories. My only problem is why not put all of the games that were released for the Sega Genesis, I don't mind playing the crappy games and punching the walls while swearing at the same time (at least it gets the anger out). But anyways its a great game with a lot of interviews from the people who made it and play the original arcade games such as Alien Syndrome or Congo,which is my favorite. You should try and relive those days even for young ones who don't know what Genesis is this will be their first. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    Megadrive ultimate collection is a really good collection. A lot of the games are classic and amazing (examples: Sonic the hedgehog 1-3 and knuckles, Shinobi 1 and 3, Dr. robotnik's mean bean machine, shining force 1 and 2 and more!). Of course, some of the games aren't as good as other ones on the collection. Mostly, this is a quality collection! Expand
  5. RetoReto
    Feb 11, 2009
    An awesome collection. My only complaint with it is that you can't play Sonic 3 with Sonic & Knuckles as a whole game, but other than that a must buy. Expand
  6. ChazS
    Apr 6, 2009
    Very good game all the way around. Of course there are several games on this collection that sucked 10 years ago but for the most part this collecion is a definate win. I really liked the fact that you can smooth the pixles via the select option and adjust the screen ration. good stuff Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2010
    Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection in the US) is a great treat for gamers craving for some nostalgia gaming. I didn't own a Mega Drive due to the fact I was too young back then when the Mega Drive was released but this collection does a good job at showing me what I would have experienced if I owned one. 40+ games in this collection is brilliant value for money considering that this game has been out for a while and these games included cover loads of genres like platformer, shooter and RPG's which means there's something for everyone. At least you're not forced to play every game that you don't fancy. Some of these games (like Decap Attack and Bonanza Bros) I've played are unique in their own way with interesting and innotive game play. Some games like Dynamite Headdy and Altered Beast and probably some others will require a lot of patience to get through because they are quite hard in terms of difficulty. At least these provide a good (if sometimes frustrating) challenge that these newer games don't seem to give us. Things are made easier through a "state save" feature (which is commonly found in Emulated games played on a PC) which can be used to save anywhere during game play. This takes some of the frustration away considering most Mega Drive games send you back to the beginning of the game when you lose all your continues or lives, you can just continue from your last save state. The games in this collection are presented and run well on the PlayStation 3 and can either be played in their original screen ratio or be stretched to fill a wide screen TV. This does reveal individual pixels more clearly when the games are viewed like this but at least Backbone have had the courtesy to add a "Smoothing" option. Another good thing with this collection is that you can rate the games (out of 5). All of the games may not appeal to you depending on what kind of video game genre your into but Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a well put together collection of Mega Drive games and is a must have title for anyone who wants a break from all of the high technological games we're playing today. Expand

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