Excerpt: It seems almost pointless talking about if Sonic Classic Collection on the DS is good. This is the four Mega Drive platforming games together on the DS for the first time, and you also get the option to link up fourth game, Sonic & Knuckles, with Sonic 2 and Sonic 3.
Conclusion: Fun, challenging and frustrating in just the right measures, the collection highlights the respect Sonic holds as an old-school entity, even though the years that followed spelt disaster and led to his dethroning as a modern icon.
Excerpt: in shaping the platform genre. The character's early 2D outings were instrumental in Sega's rise to prominence, providing gamers with a welcome alternative to portly plumbers and blocks bearing question marks.
Excerpt: Sonic is the 80s Child Actor of the games industry. Think about it: once upon a time, he was the biggest thing since sliced 1-up. He had the world on a string and the moon on a stick. Everything he did was gold. Then it started to go wrong.
Pros: Shows most recent Sonic games how it should be done, A collection of four of the finest games ever to grace a console…
Cons: …which are emulated horribly., What in the name of hell were you thinking with that pause button?! We have a Start button that works fine! Use it!!