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What Sega Genesis Collection is missing

The Sega Genesis Collection has been earning some good reviews from critics. Featuring 28 games at a bargain price, it's certainly a steal (especially compared to the insane prices of Sega's Virtual Console offerings). However, Modojo points out the titles that could've been part of this collection to make quite possibly the greatest game anthology ever. Here's but a sampling of their suggestions:

  • Gunstar Heroes Treasure's action game is beloved by hardcore gamers everywhere. It's probably not included in the Collection simply because people like myself will be buying it on the Wii Virtual Console... at least two times.
  • Toe Jam & Earl Yet another game that Nintendo Wii owners will be downloading. Classic platforming.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Well, the first two are in the collection.
  • Sonic & Knuckles See above.
  • Streets of Rage It's only like, totally, the best beat-em-up, like, ever created.
  • Streets of Rage 2 See above.
  • Disney's Aladdin I think this breaks the rules, as the game was developed by Capcom. However, this is licensed platforming at its best.
  • Michael Jackson's Moowalker No comment.

Considering how many more classics remain in the Genesis library, it wouldn't surprise me if Sega didn't make yet another compilation of these games, and more. In fact, if Sega made a compilation of just these games alone, they'd be more than worth the price of admission. C'mon Sega! Let me give you more money!

Metareview: Sega Genesis Collection

When we first announced that Sega Genesis Collection was heading to the PSP with nearly 30 games to play on, many of you nearly pissed in your pants. At only $30, the collection is quite a steal, especially compared to Virtual Console prices ($8 for one Genesis game). What did the critics think of this orgy of games?
  • Gamespot (81/100) calls it a winner - "The Sega Genesis Collection is one of the most satisfying, well-put-together classic game compilations to date... Even if you were an avid fan of the Genesis back in its heyday, chances are you never got around to playing a number of these games, many of which are still quite fun and remarkably challenging even by today's standards."
  • Modojo (80/100) also thinks it's great - "This is still a wondrous trip down memory lane, with loads of 16-bit titles to invest hours in all over again. It's almost enough to make you want to go to the flea market and hunt down a lumbering old Sega CD unit. Almost."
  • Deeko (75/100) thinks there's great stuff in a sea of crap - "I'll freely admit that many of the games in the collection are pure garbage, but for the most part, you're getting a wide assortment of games that literally covers the entire Sega Genesis spectrum - with four full length role-playing games to really keep you busy being the creme de la creme!"
There's a ton of compilations coming out, but to be honest, it seems like this one is the best of the bunch. Too bad it's missing Streets of Rage.

PSP Sega Genesis Collection doesn't ship alongside PS2 version

PSP Sega Genesis Collection doesn't ship alongside PS2 versionSega recently announced Sega Genesis Collection is now available in stores ... on the PS2. In the press release, Sega said the PSP version will ship later this month.

This really surprises me, because I've been expecting the two versions to ship simultaneously, and even IGN still has the PSP version with a Nov. 7 ship date. However, if we can believe Gamestop, they have the game set at a pre-release date of Nov. 16.

Sega gave no reason for the delay, but did mention the game will be rated "T" for Teen. I guess 15-year-old Genesis games can be too much for those 12-year-old kids out there.

Altered Beast, Vectorman 2 Sega Genesis Collection videos

Of all the classic games in Sega Genesis Collection, Altered Beast is probably the one I have the most fond memories of. I remember, as a wee lad, going over my cousin's house to see him play it on his new Sega Genesis. Back then, the graphics were so unbelievably awesome, and when I saw the main character transform into a werewolf, I just about died with excitement. It's truly a classic.

And the Vectorman series is a classic in its own right. In Vectorman 2, which was released in 1996, you are charged with battlng mutant insects and ultimately saving the world by defeating the Black Widow Queen.

Super Thunder Blade Sega Genesis Collection video

We've been receiving a steady stream of Sega Genesis Collection videos the past few weeks, and with each passing video, my anticipation grows. Today's video features Super Thunder Blade, which was inspired by the 1982 film Blue Thunder.

In the game, you begin the level in a third-person view behind the helicopter, and you'll eventually switch into a more-traditional, top-down view. According to the game's Wikipedia page, the Genesis version didn't feature the smooth control of its arcade predecessor, Thunder Blade, and was plagued by jerkiness and repetitive gameplay. However, the gameplay seems pretty fun from the video and should be great for a few minutes of play every now and then.

See also:

Gain Ground and Golden Axe 3
Ecco Jr., Shinobi
and Phantasy Star IV
Decap Attack

Virtua Fighter 2, Sword of Vermillion and Bonanza Brothers
Phantasy Star 2
and Golden Axe

Kid Chameleon
Ecco the Dolphin and Columns

Gain Ground, Golden Axe 3 Sega Genesis Collection vids

Two more Sega Genesis Collection videos have been released, and here are more games I have yet to ever play. Actually, I do believe I've played Golden Axe 3 before, but I'm positive I've never even heard of Gain Ground.

But never playing most of these games before is exactly what makes me so excited for this collection. I'll be able to revisit these classics on the PSP's big, beautiful screen anytime I want.

Sega Genesis Collection will be available Nov. 7. God, I can't wait.

See also:

Ecco Jr., Shinobi and Phantasy Star IV
Decap Attack

Virtua Fighter 2, Sword of Vermillion and Bonanza Brothers
Phantasy Star 2
and Golden Axe

Kid Chameleon
Ecco the Dolphin and Columns

Three new Sega Genesis Collection videos

You know what I love about all these classic compilations coming out? I'm realizing just how many games I missed out on as a kid, but the great thing about these games is we don't have to miss out on them anymore.

Today's videos are Ecco Jr., Shinobi and Phantasy Star IV.

Check out Phantasy Star after the jump.

See also:

Decap Attack
Virtua Fighter 2, Sword of Vermillion and Bonanza Brothers
Phantasy Star 2
and Golden Axe

Kid Chameleon
Ecco the Dolphin and Columns

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Decap Attack Sega Genesis Collection video

We might as well call today retro-Thursday what with all the old-school news that has been posted on the site today. I always was more of a Nintendo gamer back in the day, so I don't feel so terribly noobish that I haven't played Decap Attack, which is one of nearly 30 retro games in Sega Genesis Collection. Hell, to be perfectly honest, I've never even heard of it before.

Well, I've done me some research and learned the game's protagonist is Chuck D. Head, an aptly named mummy who throws his decapitated head at his enemies. In the game, you must travel across a skeleton-shaped island throughout beautiful locales like Abdomainland and Armington to battle it out with the evil Dr. Frank N. Stein.

See also:
Virtua Fighter 2, Sword of Vermillion and Bonanza Brothers
Phantasy Star 2
and Golden Axe

Kid Chameleon
Ecco the Dolphin and Columns

More Sega Genesis Collection videos released

It seems like the past few weeks have been filled with Sega Genesis Collection videos. Well, I'm happy to tell you three more have just been released. This time, it's Virtua Fighter 2, Sword of Vermillion and Bonanza Brothers. In all honesty, I don't really remember the last two games, though. But getting to play me some Virtua Fighter on the go has me salivating.

See Also:
Phantasy Star 2 and Golden Axe
Kid Chameleon
Ecco the Dolphin and Columns

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Phantasy Star 2, Golden Axe SEGA Genesis Collection videos released

The Sega Genesis Collection videos just keep rolling in. There's already been four games shown, and now we get to see even more great games in action with Phantasy 2 and Golden Axe.

Are you guys as excited for this badboy as I am?

[Via IGN]

Kid Chameleon Sega Genesis Collection video

With every new video release for a Sega Genesis Collection game, I continue to get filled with more and more nostalgic memories. We've already seen videos of Columns, Ecco and Alex Kidd. Well, there's a new kid on the block with a Kid Chameleon video that has just been released.

Released in May 1992, you may remember Kid Chameleon as that silly platformer with the kid who wore a variety of masks, each transforming his features and giving him special powers. There was even a goalie mask, a la Jason Vorhees, that enabled Kid Chameleon to throw axes.

You'll be able to enjoy Kid Chameleon and more than 30 other old-school Genesis titles Nov. 7.

[Via IGN]

Two new Sega Genesis Collection videos released

Seeing Alex Kidd was good and all, but now we're talking with new videos of Ecco the Dolphin and Columns that will be crammed into Sega Genesis Collection.

I know there are a lot of young gamers around these days and some of you may not be old enough to have experienced the greatness of these two games. That's why I'm so excited Sega is releasing this collection of almost 30 Genesis games.

It's kinda funny because Sega's old slogan - "Genesis does what Nintendon't" is so fitting. You see, Sega has put all their classic games onto one disc, while Nintendo forces gamers to buy all their NES games separately. For shame!

Alex Kidd shows off on Sega Genesis Collection

If you enjoyed Alex Kidd on the Sega Genesis, you're sure to be salivating by now after just watching the above video. Alex Kidd, which was Sega's first answer to Mario, is one of nearly 30 old-school Genesis games making their way onto the PSP in the form of Sega Genesis Collection. The game comes packed with extras like exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and wireless multiplayer modes.

What more can a Sega Fanboy ask for? Yeah, I said it.

Sega does what Nintendon't on your PSP

If you're into classic games like me, you're probably eagerly awaiting the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console feature so that you can play not only some Nintendo games, but some Genesis games as well. For those of you Sony fanboys that'll avoid the Wii like its a smelly grandmother, there's finally an alternative: Sega Genesis Collection, a compliation of nearly thirty Genesis games is heading to the PSP. The disc will not only come loaded with the games, but exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. PSP owners can rejoice in knowing that an exclusive wireless multiplayer mode is being created just for them. Maybe it'll even support Game Sharing? (I hope so!) Here's the list of games:
  1. Alex Kidd
  2. Altered Beast
  3. Bonanza Bros.
  4. Columns
  5. Comix Zone
  6. Decap Attack
  7. Ecco the Dolphin
  8. Ecco: The Tides of Time
  9. Ecco Jr.
  10. Eternal Champions
  11. Flicky
  12. Gain Ground
  13. Golden Axe
  14. Golden Axe II
  15. Golden Axe III
  16. Phantasy Star II
  17. Phantasy Star III
  18. Phantasy Star IV
  19. Ristar
  20. Shadow Dancer: Secret of Shinobi
  21. Shinobi III
  22. Sonic the Hedgehog
  23. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  24. Super Thunderblade
  25. Sword of Vermillion
  26. Vectorman
  27. Vectorman 2
  28. Virtua Fighter 2
Whoa... out of breath just reading that list. Visit 1up to see details about all of these classics.

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