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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-flingingTake 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. 93
    You will be hard pressed to find a better (legal) collection of Sega games in one place.
  2. GamePro
    90
    All in all, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is an extremely solid assemblage of some of the Genesis' greatest hits, and with extras and achievements, hidden interviews and an entire museum of concept art thrown in for good measure, it's definitely worth a look from old school gamers looking to re-live the glory days when a hedgehog didn't need a lame Werehog gimmick to prove that he was the baddest mascot around. [Apr 2009, p.83]
  3. 40 of Sega's greatest games of all time. With its new added features (HD filters, interviews, museum, achievements and trophies, and so on) and its perfect emulation, this disc is ideal for all those lovers of retro-gaming. Many of this games are really valued today, and at a budget price, it's a great deal.
  4. Despite minor problems, the big failure is not to include online support, given the potential for certain games of this compilation. Be the justification nostalgia or only curiosity, "ultimate" is not the ideal word, but it’s certainly an appealing compilation to all fans.
  5. The lack of online play is a shame, but the list of titles included here is a true all-star lineup from the Genesis era.
  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. PSM3 Magazine UK
    60
    They have trophy support though, which is nice. [Apr 2009, p.78]

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  1. AlO
    Feb 14, 2009
    10
    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 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. Dec 14, 2010
    9
    This is tremendous value for money and represents one of the greatest retro collections ever. Well ok, it would be pretty hard for Sega toThis is tremendous value for money and represents one of the greatest retro collections ever. Well ok, it would be pretty hard for Sega to mess this up, given that the Megadrive had one of gameings best back catalougues. But this is conclusive proof (if it was needed) that the 16 bit era really was as good as people of a certain age remember. Some of the games here genuinely belong among the greatest games of all time - Streets of Rage 2 must be the best scrolling beat em up ever and Sonic 2 possably the best platformer ever and i'd say of the 40 games at least 25 of them are excellent. Ther's some baffling omissions such as Strider and Toe Jam and Earl especially when tripe such as Fatal Labyrinth and Super Thunder Blade have been included but ther's only about 5 duffers in this collection.
    The only reason i didn't give this a 10 is that it only features games made by Sega themselves and no third parties (apart from 1 game Dyneamite Headdy by Treasure) and therefore shouldn't really be called the "ultimate" collection.
    For oldies looking to relive the golden era it's as good a collection as you're likely to get for the foreseeable future and ther's bound to be at least some gems that even Megadrive veterans won't have played before. If you're a youngster that still needs convincing then all i can do is advise you to look past any preconceptions about the graphics and sound and just give it a go. If you still don't get hooked on at least some of these games then you simply wouldn't know decent gameplay if it spin dashed you in the face!
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  3. Jun 30, 2015
    9
    This is the greatest compilation I have ever played. It has all the essential Genesis games, from every Sonic, to every Streets of Rage, toThis is the greatest compilation I have ever played. It has all the essential Genesis games, from every Sonic, to every Streets of Rage, to every Golden Axe and all the Phantasy Star games. However, there are a few games I feel are truly missing from this package such as Toejam & Earl, Gunstar Heroes, and Revenge of Shinobi. They should re-release an even bigger compilation for PS4 and Xbox One, that includes the 3 missing games I mentioned. Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2011
    9
    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 andLove 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
  5. RetoReto
    Feb 11, 2009
    9
    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 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
    9
    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 thisVery 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. Oct 5, 2017
    8
    This was one my first PS3 games (and my first platinum trophy), and I still have a good memory of it.

    The selection of games is quite
    This was one my first PS3 games (and my first platinum trophy), and I still have a good memory of it.

    The selection of games is quite varied; it could probably be larger, but also much more reduced. Evidently enough, there will be some games you may not like, but there are really good games overall: Streets of Rage, Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Golden Axe, Alex Kidd and, of course, some Sonic.

    There have been many subsequent classic video games compilation, but this is most likely one of the best.
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