• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 7, 2006
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  • Summary: (Known as "Sega Mega Drive Collection" in the UK/EU) SEGA Genesis Collection features over 30 titles including, Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star, and the original SEGA Genesis version of Golden Axe. SEGA Genesis Collection also features numerous unlockable items(Known as "Sega Mega Drive Collection" in the UK/EU) SEGA Genesis Collection features over 30 titles including, Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star, and the original SEGA Genesis version of Golden Axe. SEGA Genesis Collection also features numerous unlockable items that delve into the soul of the Genesis including interviews with the original developers that created the games featured in the collection, a museum area with interesting facts about the games, a hint area to help gamers complete their favorite SEGA Genesis games, and SEGA arcade games from the Genesis era. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
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  1. 100
    One of the best game collections i've had the pleasure of playing this year. It deserves high marks for offering a wide variety of game titles and some pretty hefty game titles that fans of the 16-bit era will appreciate.
  2. Whether you’re someone who never owned a Sega Genesis or a gamer wanting to relive some of gaming’s peak moments, this collection - made up of 28 of the system’s finest offerings - is a true standout.
  3. 86
    There's no doubt that at least 10 of the 32 games included will suck away a few dozen hours of your time. At $20, this a bargain almost impossible to pass up.
  4. Exactly what it should be: a fun-filled romp down memory lane for the old-schoolers, and an entertaining glimpse into the past for the younger gaming class. Besides, one of the best new features is something we can all identify with- you can save.
  5. 80
    Take it all together, though, and it's a pretty clear snapshot of what made Sega's 16-bit console worth remembering. It's a great nostalgia trip, an even better history lesson, and hopefully the first in a long series of Genny revivals.
  6. In these days of paying over the odds to download crippled Virtual Console games, and pretending not to notice how many Microsoft points are on your credit card, this latest compilation takes on an even greater value and may even - whisper it - encourage a few of us to finally take the original boxes out from under the bed, and consider putting them lovingly in the attic.
  7. 70
    Though the Genesis played second fiddle to the Super Nintendo, it had some awesome titles and thankfully, there are enough of them on this disc to merit a look.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JohnM.
    Nov 7, 2006
    10
    A great variety of classics from every genre of the 16-bit era, and a few others too.
  2. Feb 11, 2016
    8
    If I ever had this game, I'd only play it for obviously Ristar. He's seriously underrated and he never even received any sequels or won't evenIf I ever had this game, I'd only play it for obviously Ristar. He's seriously underrated and he never even received any sequels or won't even receive any. Expand
  3. JL.
    Nov 8, 2006
    6
    While this is a great selection of games, I think that retro-gaming has finally lost it's appeal to me. If you're still into it, While this is a great selection of games, I think that retro-gaming has finally lost it's appeal to me. If you're still into it, and love Genesis games, then consider this a 10 but for my money I have to give it a 6. Expand
  4. Sep 16, 2011
    6
    This is a fantastic collection of games but once the nostalgia wears off, you are left wishing that these games were updated with betterThis is a fantastic collection of games but once the nostalgia wears off, you are left wishing that these games were updated with better graphics and new levels. You may end up playing this game a lot less than you thought you would. Expand