Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
With gaming advancing so much with each passing year, it can be easy to forget where it all started, the classics that entertained us as kid and still delight us to this day. Luckily, the gaming industry loves to remind us why we fell in love with these games in the first place. We are constantly receiving re-releases of classic games, either individually through downloadable game services like Xbox Live or through game compilation discs. Such is the case with Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Just as it says on the tin, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection collects several of Sega’s most beloved Genesis classics as well as some that were left forgotten in time. In total, 40 games have been collected for this release. Sonic sees the biggest representation with six titles under his name. His first four outings, from Sonic the Hedgehog to Sonic and Knuckle are duly present and accounted for, along with spin-off titles like Sonic Spinball.
Time has assured that people know the quality of these games, so it would be silly to go through the motions of highlighting them all. The collection does a fantastic job of presenting us Sega’s creativity during their Genesis years. You have titles like Buster Bros that have a lot of character and unique gameplay concepts, to titles with a lot of attitude like Vectorman and Comix Zone. Each and one of these titles, despite overall quality, present us how things were during the 16-bit era.
You can unlock additional content by performing certain tasks in the games, such as achieving a special score. Some of these include even more games (like arcade versions of the original games), interviews with some of the original developers and more. The 40 games alone are worth getting this collection for, but the additional content makes it a must buy for classic game fans.
If you want to relive your childhood or just take a break for all the high powered video games of our current era in the industry, then you can’t go wrong with Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. With all the content featured in the title you would be a fool not to get it!