• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
  • Also On: PC
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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 museumSonic 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. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. AceGamez
    90
    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. 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.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    80
    Its appeal is limited to a select audience who will appreciate it for exactly what it is: a trip down the blast processing memory lane. And if you know just what the heck "blast processing" refers to, you're a hardcore oldtimer and should reward yourself with this cool collection.
  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. The lack of a couple of significant entries in the series, namely Sonic CD, hurts, and the inclusion of such lame, obscure titles like Sonic Spinball and The Ooze doesn't help.
  6. There are some truly magic moments here that transcend nostalgia. Even now, that first time you achieve absolutely blinding speed is exhilarating.
  7. Pelaaja (Finland)
    60
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 30, 2015
    10
    This collection sonic game is amazing. This has all the best and some of the worst sonic games. This game is worth having for sonic fans andThis collection sonic game is amazing. This has all the best and some of the worst sonic games. This game is worth having for sonic fans and non sonic fans!! It's a must buy Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2020
    9
    For many people my age, our experience with classic games stemed from compilation discs on modern systems. It was the most convenient way toFor many people my age, our experience with classic games stemed from compilation discs on modern systems. It was the most convenient way to either experience these games for the first time or to relive old memories. Often these collections were just packed with a lot of love and attention to detail that tells you that they cared about these games and they want to give you the very best impression possible. Sonic Mega Collection, originally released for the GameCube, was a prime example. Everything from the menus to the extras to even the music just filled your body with immense amounts of nostalgia, even if you have never grown up with a Sega Genesis.

    Mega Collection Plus on the PS2 here is largely the same as its GameCube counterpart, but with a few extra bells and wistles. This was the collection I grew up with, and one I have many fond memories of. I never had a Genesis growing up, but I was a huge fan of Sonic thanks to the cartoons and Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast, so this would be my first time playing many of these games. The game selection itself is impressive. Pretty much every major Sonic game is available along with a few other obscure Genesis titles, and the emulation for each of the games is solid for the most part. Though not every game is a banger, it's just fun to browse through each one and see what they're all about. The only real detriment to this collection is the omission of certain titles like Sonic CD or Sonic R (both of which got reased in their own seperate collection). Like the original release you can also find all of the original manuals to these games, various covers to Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics and a WIP animatic to the then up and coming Sonic Heroes.

    If you have yet to experience the original classic Sonic games, or are looking to scratch your 90s nostalgic itch, Mega Collection Plus is absolutely a must have.
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  3. Jack
    Nov 4, 2004
    9
    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 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
  4. Apr 27, 2017
    9
    Do you enjoy the classic sonic games? Want them on a more up to date console and all in one convenient little package? Then look no further!Do you enjoy the classic sonic games? Want them on a more up to date console and all in one convenient little package? Then look no further! This mega collection has got you covered, with several classic sonic titles plus some bonus Sega titles that are unlockable...on one disc!

    Truly this is a great addition to any gamers collection.
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  5. MichaelH.
    Dec 25, 2004
    8
    Sound problems and no Sonic CD, what was SEGA thinking, other than that, $20.00 is a good price.
  6. Apr 30, 2012
    8
    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 fashionedRemember 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. Feb 19, 2015
    7
    This game (or collection disc) is a must have for all the people who didn't have a chance to play the classic sonic games. If you don't haveThis game (or collection disc) is a must have for all the people who didn't have a chance to play the classic sonic games. If you don't have this game, I would recommend getting it. Most of the classic sonic games are amazing and putting them into one disc is outstanding enough. Expand

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#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004