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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Sega
  • SKU: 9215235
  • Release Date: 02/12/2009
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Animated blood, Violence
$19.99
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (157 out of 172)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Backbone Entertainment
    • Publisher: Sega
    • Platform: PlayStation 3
    • Genre: Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 02/12/2009

    Synopsis


    Return to the excitement of the days of Sega Genesis with this comprehensive collection of more than 40 classic titles. Experience the frenetic thrills of Sonic the Hedgehog, the underwater challenge of Ecco the Dolphin and many more, whether you're reliving the fun of childhood or discovering them for the first time. With this massive compilation, you'll find a game to suit every mood and every player.

    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection evokes the fun of classic Sega Genesis titles with a modern twist. The games' old-school 2D style has been upgraded to 720p high definition, adding new depth to familiar gameplay as you make your way through the various landscapes using the intuitive controls of your PlayStation 3. Dive into the fun of titles like Streets of Rage, Columns, the Phantasy Star series and more, and unlock arcade favorites from the Sega vaults, including Congo Bongo and Zaxxon. Prove your skills against hordes of enemies, ranging from Sonic's nemesis, Dr. Eggman, to shuriken-flinging ninjas, and even bring a friend in on the excitement as you share the fun of select two-player classics.

    Features


    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Play more than 40 classic titles from the SEGA Genesis system, including all the favorites, four titles from the Phantasy Star series, Streets of Rage, Columns, Ecco the Dolphin and more

    Congo Bongo

    Unlock additional titles as you play, including such arcade favorites as , Altered Beast and Zaxxon

    Go head-to-head with classic enemies like Dr. Eggman, shuriken-flinging ninjas, hordes of altered beasts and awesome fighting champions

    Experience old favorites in a new way with classic 2D games upgraded to 720p high definition

    Hone your skills in single-player gameplay, or share the fun with a friend in select two-player classics

    For 1 to 2 players



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 172 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Kickin' it old scool

      Posted
      XAvenger
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      This is easily one of the best retro collections ever. I owned a Sega Genesis many years back and this collections has most of my favorites. It's gret having Sonic the Hedgehog, Columns, Streets of Rage, Shinobi and Vectorman all in one collection. The controls work very well, which I am thankful for. I have played some retro collections where current controllers were not taken into account, but Sega has worked these games so the PS3 Dualshock 3 works perfectly with all games. The graphics may be dated, but the fun is not. Many of these games still hold up alongside the current generation of games and are still a lot of fun to play. It's also interesting to see how the graphics of the Genesis games evolved over time as technology improved. Play an earlier game like Alex Kidd or E-SWAT and then play Vectorman 1 or 2 to see what I mean. There are a few minor bugs in terms of sound and graphics in a very small number of areas, but nothing that will have any real effect on your enjoyment of the games. These were probably in the original games and may be fixed with future operating system upgrades. Also, the original Genesis cartridge for Sonic & Knuckles had a feature that let you play as Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic 2 and 3, but that is not in this collection for some reason (maybe it will be a future download). Despite these two minor issues, I would recommend this to anyone who ever had a Sega Genesis or who has an interest in retor gaming.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A grat way to reminisce on the old days of gaming.

      Posted
      Essential

      This collection is a great buy. I put it in, and instantly jumped right back into games that I remember from my childhood. Also I just turned 23, so some of these games are before my time. It feels good to discover them. Streets of Rage 2 is a great beat em up game. Phantasy Star IV is one of the first RPG's of large scale, even on the Sega Genesis. Sonic 2 was alwys fun, and even had terrific level design. Comix Zone was tons of fun to play with its inavative leve design, and gameplay mechanics. That is only a handful of the games that you will experience with this collection. I gave the challenge rating a 5 because believe it or not, some of these games were quite difficult. This collection also features every entire game, and has a save feature which many of them did not support back then. Simply put, this is a great way for older gamers to remember the games they enjoyed and for younger gamers to discover a forgotten age of gaming. Buy this...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great compilation of classic Genesis games

      Posted
      rcs0926

      If you grew up in the 16-bit era, then you're going to love this classic compilation of games. The graphical emulation is solid although there are a few sound oddities. However, there's nothing to really detract from the nostalgia. The usual suspects are present in this collection such as all the Sonic games (no lock-on feature for Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles), the Phantasy Star series, etc. However, there are a few gems in this collection that haven't been available in other Sega collections including the Streets of Rage series, Shining series, etc. Overall, you can't go wrong with this collection if you grew up on these games or are looking to experience a piece of gaming history.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Giving the new dog old games.

      Posted
      BDawgzM1

      No matter who you are, how old you are, you can't forget these sega classics. Nobody can put a price on playing Sega Genesis games until 3AM in their bedroom. Sega has, once more. 30 dollars for 40 games! What a price. And well worth it. This game features a lot of my favorite titles that i have either lost or destroyed in te process of growing up. It also is the only game i know of that can play music straight from the XMB while in game. What's also cool is that there is a SAVE feature on all the games! I was NEVER able to beat Sonic the Hedgehog one two or three because i couldn't do it in one sitting. Now that's gonna change. Thanks Sega! I'm always on your side!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      not up to par, and a complete disappointment

      Posted
      gameboy13145

      this was a complete disappointment. the graphics are better on sega genesis (i should know i bought a nomad and genesis after words) the graphics are either too sharp or too soft even when i change the sharpness. the sound is all static (like in sonic 3 when bombs are dropped its all static.) the speakers on my TV as well as $1000+ acoustic research are now completely ruined(the cones blew out on a very low volume). i don't know if it was a faulty game or what. but i DO know i wont play this again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      There's a Lot Here

      Posted
      Daedelus
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Similar to a lot of the "classic" collections out there, the games on this disc are emulated, so the old technical issues like slowdown will remain (hence 4 stars instead of 5). If you're okay with that, though, this is a bargain for the price and I highly recommend it. A neat bonus: Because of the emulation, all of the music, particularly that of the Sonic games, sounds *exactly* the way it did in the old days, which was an unexpected treat. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Addicting!!!

      Posted
      DaveS0811

      I'm not much of a video gamer. I typically only play Warhawk (PS3). I got this game 2 weeks ago because I kind of miss my old Genesis and hate to dig it out of the box and then have to clean the contacts on the cartridges. Now, since I bought this game, I haven't put it down. The graphics are improved to 720P, which makes not using the Genesis even better. The controls very well work on dual shock 3, and now I have in game saves! Awesome!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Games are good, but not as good as I remember.

      Posted
      Buckruski
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The games are great. I'm sure all the games have the same graphics, same pitfalls, and the same number of hard of easy/hard levels. However, after playing some of them, I find that the games themselves were more epic, brighter, harder, faster, more exciting ... when I was a kid, and they were new, top-notch technologies. My kids just aren't getting into them as much as I hoped they would ... as much as I did when I was their age.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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