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  • Summary: SEGA's collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles - and players. Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, oldSEGA's collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles - and players. Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. New features bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements. The largest collection of retro classics on console in one great package. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 95
    The Sega Genesis Classics is a must own on your Switch. I would recommend buying it digitally so you can have all of these games available at any time without having to swap out a cartridge. Knowing that anytime I have my Switch out of the house, I can easily pop off the Joy-Con and jump in a quick match of Virtua Fighter 2 with my friends is a game changer.
  2. 90
    Ultimately the only complaints that I can levy against SEGA Mega Drive Classics Collection are that there is not quite enough icing on what is an admittedly very generous cake. With this compilation you’ll be getting 50 games at an absolute steal – and while some of them are historical curios that won’t be worth your time, most are fantastic.
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    This is a compilation that, in addition to collecting the essence of the beginning of the 90s and expressing it in the future, incorporates a variety of ways of playing, achievements and online game, which gives a perfect excuse to veterans to go back in time.
  4. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    With beautiful presentation, fantastic emulation, and the potential for co-operation, this is a great collection for those who have fond memories of the old-school.
  5. Dec 28, 2018
    80
    Unlike the recently released PlayStation Classic, SEGA Mega Drive Classics has had the effort put in to ensure that there is enough depth and optimisation to keep all players happy.
  6. Dec 17, 2018
    77
    A nice collection of classics that will take you to an era where the fight between Nintendo and Sega was at its peak.
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    50
    Having spent a good amount of time across other collections on the system and even Nintendo’s NES Online app, this is easily the worst collection of older games on the Switch in terms of overall feel. While it has loads of games for the asking price, I would rather spend more and buy quality releases piecemeal or buy another collection for the Switch where there is a lot more to the release than just old roms with a few extras.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Just downloaded from the eShop and i gotta say its so convenient to just boot up these games with the sideways joycons just chilling. GettingJust downloaded from the eShop and i gotta say its so convenient to just boot up these games with the sideways joycons just chilling. Getting achievments for fun, as well as playing online. If NES classics isnt your cup of tea try the Genesis Collection Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    A true nostalgia trip. The selections are excellent and finally answered my prayers of Toejam and Earl. The games are pure classics withA true nostalgia trip. The selections are excellent and finally answered my prayers of Toejam and Earl. The games are pure classics with Sonic, Streets of Rage, amd Altered Beast. They did an amazing job of putting this on the Switch as it should be. I love this game! Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    A Fantastic collection to have on the switch! 50 amazing Sega Genesis games to be played when and where you want! Only on Nintendo Switch! TryA Fantastic collection to have on the switch! 50 amazing Sega Genesis games to be played when and where you want! Only on Nintendo Switch! Try playing these with a classic controller! Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    9
    No more input latency! What a way to kick off October 2019: When starting the Genesis Classics a little system update was installed: YesNo more input latency! What a way to kick off October 2019: When starting the Genesis Classics a little system update was installed: Yes indeed, now Sonic and the other games have responsive controls!
    NOW is the time to dive into the SEGA highlights of 16 bit gaming: Sonic the Hedgehog 1+2, Streets of Rage 1-3, Gunstar Heroes, Golden Axe 1-3, Phantasy Star 4, Shining Force 1+2 and the Shinobi games are representatives of the definitive 2D gaming greatness every gamer should experience!
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  5. Aug 30, 2020
    8
    Played through Phantasy Star IV first, had a lovely time. Shining Force was frustrating me with how often they want you to miss, but thatPlayed through Phantasy Star IV first, had a lovely time. Shining Force was frustrating me with how often they want you to miss, but that before I realized how easy it is to reverse time with the collection, that is an excellent. Used that on Shining Force 2 when they had me miss and to speed up all the boring stuff and it was a great playthrough. That game is a masterpiece. Now I'm starting Landstalker, probably onto Phatasy Star III after that. Only one missing for me is Shadowrun, that's still the best video game I've played from the Shadowrun universe, good story, fun skill progression, gets the feel just right. Sega Genesis really had some gems. SNES and PS1 too of course, so many great games. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2019
    6
    Bought this collection mainly for the Shining series and Phantasy Star series (against my better judgment, since I have a family now andBought this collection mainly for the Shining series and Phantasy Star series (against my better judgment, since I have a family now and really should not be spending my time level grinding). It's a great collection of titles. Unfortunately I agree with the review by mock1981 that the input lag is a real issue for the platformers, especially the Sonic titles, making them not very enjoyable. I have played it docked and in handheld, with similar lag. I tried playing in airplane mode (recommended on a reddit thread as a way to decrease lag) but didn't seem to help. I would not recommend this collection if you're buying it for the platformers, due to the lag/latency. It's less of an issue for the RPGs of course, so those are still fun, and pretty much how I remember them. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2021
    3
    HAC-001-(01) the input lag is making all the titles unplayable and the devs don't care about the issue, since refunds are not possible on theHAC-001-(01) the input lag is making all the titles unplayable and the devs don't care about the issue, since refunds are not possible on the eShop (against the EU law). Don't buy it on the Switch. Try the Steam version when it's discounted. Expand

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