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86 Reviews

by Top favorable review

Great Sega Genesis collection

Contains around 40 Sega Genesis games. All representative of the best the Genesis had to offer. Has a great variety too : from rpg to brawler games, from puzzle to action adventure, it contains almost all game types in relatively equal numbers. Replay value is very high and total length of play also. Most games are pretty tough and offer a great challenge.Read full review...

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: pre-owned | Sold by: speedgtr*123

by Top critical review

Most of the games are very similar to each other.

The majority of the games are variations of character walks to the right.. use one button for attack, and one for jump. There are a few classics that follow this format and are somewhat worthwhile, such as Altered Beast and the Golden Axe games. There are also a couple tetris knock-offs, and more Sonic games than I need. I was hoping there'd be more variety. Also, the games are not full screen! There's an illustrated border for each game. If you have a small television, better sit close to the screen. If you want a better disk with lots of games, try Midway Arcade.. lots more variety on that one.. Defender, Joust, Gauntlet, Sinistar, Xenophobe, Total Carnage, and lots more.Read full review...

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For all Sega Genesis fans

Great games, on this title. Lots of two player games. A lot of some of the best RPG's that SEGA Genesis has ever released. Good "kids" games selection as well. I seen one review that stated the games are not "Full screen" There is an option to "stretch" the screen for a full widescreen experience. 16-bit has never looked this good. Highly recommended for any retro gamer.Read full review...

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Memories

This game delivers a lot to fans of the Sega Genesis and it gives you evolved HD graphics.

Play a big list of over 40 exclusive Genesis titles,also you can play some of the games in co-op with your friends.Remember that there's no Online mode only same screen share.

A great port and it is a Steal at $29.99.

The bad thing is that it gets boring after a big while especially if you have already played them in a old Genesis like i did.

In overall its a fun game to at least have in case some genesis fan friend comes over to play.
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Remember the Sega Genesis? It's back.

I love this game. It's very cheap, has about 40 Sega Master System and Sega Genesis games. The selection is very diverse, ranging from RPG's like the Phantasy Star Series to the classic Sonic the hedgehog and golden axe.

Here's a complete list of the games:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Comix Zone
Decap Attack
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Ristar
Shining Force
Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2
Alien Syndrome (Arcade)
Altered Beast (Arcade)
Congo Bongo (Arcade)
Fantasy Zone (Arcade)
Golden Axe Warrior (Sega Master System)
Phantasy Star (Sega Master System)
Shinobi (Arcade)
Space Harrier (Arcade)
Zaxxon (Arcade)

The only real complaint I have about the game selection is that all the games included are made by Sega. no 3rd party games made it into the game (If they were even considered). This isn't a bad thing, don't get me wrong, but I think that 3rd party games would have improved the perfection of this collection. I would recommend this game to anyone who is a Sega Genesis fan or anyone who still plays 2D games, and I would definitely recommend this game for kids. For about $30 new, this game is a steal.
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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

This game has some of the greatest Sega Genesis games of all time. It has all the classics that I remember playing when I was a kid, and I still enjoy them just as much as back then. The Xbox 360 version is great because, like an emulator, you can you save states to save the game wherever and whenever you want in a game, which makes some of those old games less frustrating sometimes, because you don't have to start over all the way at the beginning of the game when you die or lose a continue.

The only problem I have with the game is that it doesn't have updated graphics like some Xbox Live Arcade games, but they do look a lot better in progressive scan. And secondly and more importantly, there is no Xbox Live support. So you can't play multiplayer games over LIVE with a friend who also owns this game. It does have mutliplayer support, but only on a single console, and only up to 2 people.

Overall I would give the game a 9/10, and it includes some of the best Genesis games of the time, so for $30 brand new, you can't go wrong.
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An awesome bargain

There are countless titles being sold on Xbox Live Arcade for several dollars each -- with this bundle of games you not only get a huge bulk discount on games, but you land a huge lot of the absolute best titles from the Genesis. There is something for everyone -- Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Shining Force, Phantasy Star, Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe ... the titles read like a hit list of the best games from the system. Yes, there are missing games that would have been great to have on there. Yes, the emulation isn't *perfect*. None of that really matters though, except to the absolute hardcore community. For the rest of us, picking this bundle up is a steal.

In short, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection reminds me of the Sega Genesis Collection that came out on the PS2 -- except it's better (Streets of Rage pretty much seals the deal on that).

The list of titles [cited from Wikipedia]:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome (arcade)
Altered Beast (Genesis and arcade)
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Comix Zone
Congo Bongo (arcade)
Decap Attack
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Fantasy Zone (arcade)
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Golden Axe Warrior (Sega Master System)
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star (Sega Master System)
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Ristar
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force II: Ancient Sealing
Shinobi (arcade)
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Space Harrier (arcade)
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2
Zaxxon (arcade)
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64 bit nirvana

I love it for The Nostalgia factor. And the games are fun. Not all of them, but enough to make it a great deal. And my seven-year-old absolutely loves it. Modern video game programmers could learn something from thatRead full review...

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Great collection of games overall. I don;t play some of them but still, great collection.

I enjoy the nostalgia of the classic games I used to play growing up.

Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: new | Sold by: goodwillrs

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Definitely a great game to add to your collection.

Bought this mainly for Sonic the Hedgehog which is great.
Many more early games on this like Altered Beast and Ecco the Dolphin, Street fighter, etc. Be aware these are as the originals and very pixelated and some graphics flicker or partial pieces will disappear and of course always proceed to the right. So not cleaned up games but most are still fun with tolerable limitations. Most games are still challenging & fun.Read full review...

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