Excerpt: Power Stone Collection for the PSP is a compilation that includes enhanced versions of Power Stone and Power Stone 2, which were originally released for the SEGA Dreamcast in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Before they were released for the SEGA Dreamcast, both Power Stone and Power Stone 2 were arcade games. Power Stone is a crazy Beat’Em Up where players go head-to-head against an opponent in best of three round match-ups.
Summary: In a perfect world, this collection gets ported to the PS2 with the load times fixed. In that world, this game pulls a high 8 to a near 9. In this world though, the loading times and other challenges with the game's presentation make this game the type of thing you should fish for in the bargain bin only. Please Capcom, re-release this game anywhere else with load times cut back to how quickly they used to load on the Dreamcast.
Excerpt: One doesn’t have to search too hard to find some message board fanboy still lamenting the death of the Dreamcast six years after the fact. And as the buzz builds for the Nintendo Wii and the inevitable sequel to Super Smash Bros., thoughts turn to another fantastic, over-the-top fighting franchise on Sega’s doomed system: Power Stone.
Excerpt: What fun! I must digress before sharing my impressions of Power Stone Collection to tell you that I bought a Dreamcast literally the day before it was announced that the system was being discontinued. Was I upset, or what? Upset enough to throw giant fireballs? No, that was when I was playing Power Stone or Power Stone 2 back in the day. Looking back only six years to 2000 and calling it old school tells you gaming is a young industry.
Excerpt: When the original Power Stone arrived on the Dreamcast it was one of those " Wow " moments. Back when arcade hardware was more powerful than what we had at home, playing a near arcade perfect game on your couch was a thing of beauty. The Dreamcast was essentially a slightly cut down version of SEGA's arcade hardware of the time, so a good port was expected, but the game was no less impressive.