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Mega Sega Genesis Compilation On The Way

Sega Genesis CollectionIf you've somehow missed out on some of the best games that the Sega Genesis had to offer and you also missed out on last generation's Sonic Mega Collection and Sega Genesis Collection and if you haven't yet picked up your favorite Sega titles via the Nintendo Virtual Console, Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, or Sony PlayStation Network, then Sega has a deal for you.  Here comes Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 complete with forty Genesis games that all run in 720p for today's high definition televisions.  Here's the list of games headed your way again for Spring 2009.

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  • E-SWAT
  • 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 in the Darkness
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic and Knuckles
  • 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

So is this somewhat of a Sega Genesis Collection 2?  Not quite.  Is there still someone out there who wants these games and yet does not own them?  I mean, we've been buying the original Sonic the Hedgehog for years in various formats and here it comes again.  The bulk of the games in this set can be found on previous Sega compilations, so it's not as if there's anything relatively new here.  The three Streets of Rage titles finally earn a North American re-release debut, but that seems to be the high point of the set in terms of lost retro classics.  Lapsed gamers who took a multi-generation break after the Sega Genesis years may see this as a godsend, but those of us who have been enjoying compilation after compilation from Sega can probably sit this one out.

Hey, wait a minute... where's Sonic the Hedgehog CD?