Reviews and Problems with Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection
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SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
21 March 2009
Excerpt: It’s easy to get flustered. Just a quick glance at SMDUC and you’ll realise the depth of quality retro gaming on a single disc has never been so enticing. Hidden within over forty Sega classics are millions of childhood memories from all around the world. These games were amongst the first to evoke real emotions for many adult gamers of today, as the roller coaster ride of experiencing joy, frustration and eventual jubilation had the power to bring players to tears, such...
Excerpt: Delivering Sega’s glorious past is gathered in one colossal collection, Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any Sega enthusiast. Featuring more than 40 of Sega's celebrated classics in one package, making it the largest collection of Sega first party games available to date. The compilation includes Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.
Conclusion: If you’re in your teens now, or perhaps your twenties, and hence your first foray into gaming might have been with Tekken on the PlayStation or with the likes of Goldeneye, then you may be interested in this almost primordial collection of gaming gems to see how it all started and just what us old guys mean when we say “They don’t make them like they used to.
Summary: In what almost seems like a distant memory, the SEGA introduction to any game once conjured many positive emotions as you knew that a special warm magic was about to appear in front of your eyes, all in 16bit glory. Nowadays though you can't help but feel that something is seriously missing.
Pros: Packed full with classics, Nice HD enhancements, SEGA fans dream
Cons: Not all classics!, No online co-operative, Poor interface
Excerpt: In what almost seems like a distant memory, the SEGA introduction to any game once conjured many positive emotions as you knew that a special warm magic was about to appear in front of your eyes in 16bit glory. Nowadays though you can’t help but feel that something is seriously missing. The legend hasn’t completely dissipated as titles such as SEGA Rally and Virtua Tennis were certainly strong contenders to regain the once proud throne that SEGA adorned.
Excerpt: Before it was even released, I’d heard word that this so called “Ultimate” collection of Mega Drive games was missing the memorable game of that platform, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, achieved by slotting the Sonic 3 cartridge into the Sonic & Knuckles cart and enjoying the benefits of both games. The weirdest part of this atrocity is that this was available on the Sonic Mega Collection available across the board in the last generation.
Excerpt: Am 29. Oktober 1988 erscheint in Japan das Sega Mega Drive. Dass Sega im Lauf der folgenden Jahre knapp 30 Millionen Geräte an den Mann bringt, hängt vor allem mit einer Palette ganz hervorragender Spiele zusammen. Die wichtigsten Eigenentwicklungen aus Segas hauseigenem Studio legen die Japaner nun in einer Kompilation neu auf. Soviel vorweg: Das Adjektiv »Ultimate« ist angebracht. 40 Titel für 40 Euro, das ergibt einen top Preis-Leistungs-Quotienten.
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Review (X360 / PS3)
7 November 2009
Summary: Mit über 30 Millionen verkauften Einheiten ist der Mega Drive (bzw. Genesis) die erfolgreichste Konsole der japanischen Kultfirma SEGA. Vor allem auf dem amerikanischen Markt erfreute sich die Konsole größter Beliebtheit. Fans dieses Systems können sich daher über die bald erscheinende Ultimate Collection freuen, welche nicht nur über 40 Klassiker enthält, sondern diese auch in geschmeidigen 720p darstellt.