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Retro Enough For You? Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

Submitted by on Sunday, 1 February 20093 Comments

genesisSega are feeling a bit nostalgic too, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is coming at you like an azure erinaceinae February 10th.  Known as SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection and releasing 20 February in Europe, this stockpile of classics from the golden age of videogames may very well have one or two of your favorite SEGA franchises (Sonic anyone?).

Take a look at the 40+ game list and at some colorful screenshots to refresh your memory.  We may go as far back as 1980, bring your members only jacket.

Featuring the best first-party games from SEGA’s respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is easily a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast.  Even if you don’t have a little blue mammal with red shoes tattooed somewhere in your body, you will get a chance to relive fond memories from more than 40 classic games in one package; including bonus content from SEGA’s 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library.  Surely there are at least one or two games you can’t wait to enjoy again in your PS3.

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection is the largest collection of SEGA first party games ever offered. Ever.  Trust us on this one, we checked:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alien Storm
  • Alien Syndrome
  • Altered Beast*
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns*
  • Comix Zone*
  • Congo Bongo
  • Decap Attack
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headd
  • E-SWAT: City Under Siege
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Ecco: The Tides of Time
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Fatal Labyrinth
  • Flicky
  • Gain Ground
  • Golden Axe
  • Golden Axe II
  • Golden Axe III
  • Golden Axe Warrior
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Phantasy Star
  • 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*
  • 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*
  • Streets of Rage
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Streets of Rage 3
  • Super Thunder Blade
  • Vectorman
  • Vectorman 2
  • Zaxxon

All games have been faithfully reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy in 720p with high resolution graphics for that fancy pants HD TV of yours.

*Games Danny_D has played, mostly on his Game Gear that was stolen from him.  Send chocolate to ease the pain.