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Sega Genesis Collection lets players experience celebrated Sega Genesis titles, including mega hits like Sonic The Hedgehog and Golden Axe, on their PS2! It also has glimpses into next-generation titles yet to come from Sega, plus bonus content like unlockable arcade titles and interviews with original Sega Genesis developers. This collection is a comprehensive look at the massively successful Sega Genesis era -- and a must-have for gamers today. Games include: Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head Ecco the Dolphin Ecco II - The Tides of Time Ecco Jr. Kid Chameleon Flicky Gain Ground Golden Axe I Golden Axe II Golden Axe III Phantasy Star II Phantasy Star III - Generations of Doom Phantasy Star IV - The End of the Millenium Ristar Shadow Dancer - The Secret of Shinobi Shinobi III - Return of the Ninja Master Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Super Thunder Blade Sword of Vermilion Vectorman Vectorman 2 Virtua Fighter 2

Features:
  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Altered Beast
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone

Customer Reviews:

  • An AMAZING collection of Genesis games.
    This game caught me by suprise. I saw it in the store, checked out the back and I ended up purchasing the game later on. I figured it was going to be one of the old school collection games that has mostly garbage with a few good games strung in there. I couldn't be more wrong... this is mostly amazing games with a few not-so-great hits strung in there.

    Once I got this game home I decided to pop this game into the PS2 and see what was on the disk. I was amazed to see so many games - but not only that... I was amazed to see so many GOOD games. These are the games I used to play as a kid. I recognized quite a few of them.

    My favorite games on the disk are Altered Beast, Alex Kidd, Decap Attack, Golden Axe Series (I, II and III), Phantasy Star II, III and IV. Sonic The Hedgehog 1 and 2, Shinobi III, Vectorman 1 and 2. That's a total of 14 games that I absolutely loved as a kid and still love to this day. The other games in this collection are good too, such as the Ecco series, Comix and a few others... most of the other ones are games I haven't played before (except Super Thunder Blade... but that game is a bit iffy in my opinion). Another reviewer here provides a good breakdown of all of the games in this collection.

    The biggest suprise was the Phantasy Star series. You get II, III and IV!! Phantasy Star IV is considered by many to be one of the greatest RPGs of all time. Just this series is worth the measley $20.00 price tag. There are hundreds of hours of nostalgic gameplay in this collection. All games are emulated very well and look fantastic.

    If you are looking for a great collection of old-school games then look no further. It's hard to beat this package. With so many great games in here you are sure to be playing with this collection for hundreds of hours. If you aren't familiar with any of these games then I still urge you to pick this up. A lot of games in this series have stood the test of time and are still very fun - even by todays standards....more info
  • Lots of fun for the retro gamer.
    I'm not into the video game thing, but I bought this for my husband, who has been having so much fun with it! There's these little extras that you can unlock along the way, like interviews and different games, and different versions of the games. They're deceptively simple looking, but end up being harder than you would think. It's certainly worth splurging on, because you get a LOT of games for that price, in addition to the extra features you unlock (by playing more games). ...more info
  • SEGA GENESIS COLLECTION
    I ENJOYED THIS GAME COLLECTION THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THERE WERE NOT ENOUGH GAMES. I ENDED UP BUYING THREE SEGA COLLECTIONS TO ACTUAL GET THE GAMES I WANTED. BUT I GUESS THAT'S HOW MAKING MONEY OPERATES! IF YOU LIKE THE OLD GENESIS GAMES BUY THIS TITLE BUT DON'T EXPECT ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC GAMES ON HERE....more info
  • If more people knew about this collection, Wii's Virtual Console and Xbox Live Arcade would go extinct
    It's important to keep in mind that many of these games are now selling for $8 a piece on the Wii's Virtual Console. Also, Sega recently released the first Sonic the Hedgehog game for $20 on the GBA. So you're getting huge value for your money by buying this collection instead.

    I never played any of these games before (I was a Nintendo kid), so nostalgia isn't clouding my view. I just like a good game, and I can appreciate gaming history when I see it.

    Ths slow platformers I could do without - Alexx Kid, Decap Attack, Ristar - they're just not my thing.

    But everything else is just top-notch, whether you're in the mood for a fun, co-op multiplayer game, a hardcore action game, an epic RPG, or just a mesmerizing puzzle game.

    On top of all the fantastic games, you're also getting interviews with the developers, pictures of the box art, and little "Did You Know?" facts about each game. The whole thing also runs in Progressive Scan, which is nice (although hardly noticeable, for obvious reasons).

    Overall - this is not just a collection for Sega fans, nor just a cheaper way to get all these old classics in one package. It's just a great buy for anybody who loves games, and understands the fact that what makes a game "good" isn't bump-mapping or high-def output....more info
  • great game
    this is a great game because it has vectorman 1 and 2; it played as great when it was in its sega days....more info
  • Like finding the Mona Lisa at a garage sale!
    Honestly, if you became a gamer before the PS1, I'm only exaggerating a little bit here. Even if this had simply been the Phantasy Star Collection, it would be a steal. But you in fact get 33 (!) games on one disc. Those of you who remember the sticker shock of Phantasy Star IV ($80?!) will know what I mean.

    The controls are smooth and easy (games of this era used far fewer buttons). A feature you will be thankful for is the three savestate slots for each game. That's right, I said each game gets three. This comes in very handy when you're trying for a Chaos Emerald in Sonic, or getting ready for a tough boss battle. The savestate system is in fact superior to the version on Wii Virtual Console. Speaking of which, to get all the games on SGC for the WVC (even if they were available) would cost 26,400 Wii Points. That's $264 for those of you playing at home. If you can find even three titles you like on here, it's paid for itself. 33 games for less than the price of 3 is what it is.

    To put it simply, if you have a PS2 or backward compatible PS3 (this title works perfectly on the 80GB model), and you have a classic-gamer bone in your body, BUY THIS GAME!

    To save you a search, here's a game list:

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle * Altered Beast (Genesis and Arcade versions) * Bonanza Bros. * Columns * Comix Zone * Decap Attack * Ecco the Dolphin * Ecco: The Tides of Time * Ecco Jr. * Flicky * Gain Ground * Golden Axe I-III * Kid Chameleon * Phantasy Star II-IV * Ristar * Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi * Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Sonic The Hedgehog 1 & 2 * Super Thunder Blade * Sword of Vermilion * Vectorman 1 & 2 * Virtua Fighter 2 (Genesis version) * Future Spy * Tac/Scan * Zaxxon * Zektor (The last four were Sega Arcade titles. First release of Golden Axe 3 stateside (aside from Sega Channel))...more info
  • Something for Everyone!
    I did not own a Genesis back in the day, I owned Nintendo stuff... so a lot of these games are new to me, with the exception of arcade experience. (Note to those born around 1990 : Sonic and Mario didn't always star in the same video games!)
    What strikes me as impressive for this collection is that it contains a wide variety of material, so even if you absolutely hate a game or genre on this system, you are probably going to thoroughly enjoy others. There are other fun things trying all these games out - seeing the difference between some of the earlier genesis games to the later ones. Just look at the graphics with phantasy star 2 compared to phantasy star 4, for example.
    If you do not like spending the time and energy on RPGs, that is something to consider before buying this. But, there is still plenty to enjoy ignoring the phantasy star collection, especially for a retail price of 20 bucks.
    Overall, the graphics and gameplay have held up well - these are mostly 16 bit games, so a jump ahead from NES fare. And yes, true this is still not the definitive genesis collection, but the closest Sega has gotten, and once again, 20 dollars. Strong Buy for those still playing on Playstation 2....more info
  • Sega Genesis Collection
    The Sega Genesis Collection for the Playstation 2 is a collection of twenty-eight games from Sega's most popular console. The games that are included in the collection are: Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Altered Beast, Bonanza Bros., Columns, Comix Zone, Decap Attack, Ecco the Dolphin, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Ecco Jr., Flicky, Gain Ground, Golden Axe I-III, Kid Chameleon, Phantasy Star II-IV, Ristar, Shadow Dancer, Shinobi III, Sonic the Hedgehog I & II, Super Thunder Blade, Sword of Vermilion, Vectorman I & II, and Virtua Fighter II. The ports of each game are pretty well done and the controls are nicely mapped to the Playstation 2 controller. The only downside to this collection is that while it does contain a good deal of classic Genesis games, there are also a few games that could have been replaced with others. Games like Flicky, Gain Ground, Super Thunder Blade, and the like are decent games, but I'm sure that there are other games in Genesis' library that would have been better choices. Besides that small flaw this collection is wonderfuly down and features enough great games to make it worth the money. I would recomend picking this up for either a trip down memory lane or to find out what video games were like before graphics and violence/sexuality overcame story and gameplay in importance to the video game industry. ...more info
  • Retro Sega Genesis games
    This is a collection of Sega Genesis 16-bit console games. Sega Genesis made its debut in 1989 and the console came with the game Altered Beast. Some games still look pretty decent today with sharp and colorful graphics. There are 28 genesis games in this collection with 5 more unlockable. It baffles me that Sega don't make a true arcade collection.... or mix more arcade games in this collection and name it Sega Hits or whatever. This Genesis collection is much better than the horrendous Sega Classics Collection from last year.

    There are too many action platform games in this collection therefore most games have similar gameplay. Its sad that Streets of Rage, Space Harrier, Outrun and Revenge of Shinobi are not in this collection.

    Here are the games:

    Alex Kidd in The Enchanted Castle, 1989: A zany action/platformer, nice graphics. Good game.

    Altered Beast, 1989: The game that came with the original system, a mythological brawler. Great game.

    Bonanza Bros., 1991: Action/platformer, horrible game.

    Columns, 1990: A puzzle game similar to Tetris, horrible game.

    Comix Zone, 1995: A brawler/platform game, you go from 'box' to 'box' like reading a comic and beat up few enemies. Decent game.

    Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head, 1991: A funny action/platformer starring a mummy. Decent game.

    Ecco the Dolphin, 1993: Action/adventure game. You are a swimming dolphin. Cool graphics. Decent game.

    Ecco The Tides of Time, 1994: Sequel to the game above.

    Ecco Jr, 1995: Sequel to above.

    Flicky, 1991: Another action/platformer. Similar to Joust with cute cartoony style. So so game.

    Gain Ground, 1991: A stupid action game. Horrible.

    Golden Axe, 1989: Medieval brawler. A popular arcade game back in the days. Okay graphics, good game. A real arcade version should've been included!

    Golden Axe II, 1991: Sequel to above.

    Golden Axe III, 1992: Third and worst of the series. So so game.

    Kid Chameleon, 1992: A fun action/platformer. You can transform into other forms like Altered Beast. Good game.

    Phantasy Star II, 1989: A role-playing game. Good game.

    Phantasy Star III, 1990: Sequel to above. Good Game.

    Phantasy Star IV, 1994: Sequel to above. Great game.

    Ristar, 1995: Another action/platformer. Good graphics, very colorful. Decent game.

    Shadow Dancer the secret of Shinobi, 1990: A ninja action/platformer. So so game.

    Shinobi III return of the ninja master, 1993: Much better than Shadow Dancer. Good game.

    Sonic the Hedgehog, 1991: Adenture/platformer. A roller coaster Super Mario type game. Good graphics. Good game.

    Soinc the Hedgehog 2, 1992: Sequel to above. Good game.

    Super Thunder Blade, 1989: A into-the-screen shooter similar to Space Harrier, you fly a helicopter. Horrible graphics, choppy gameplay, Chop Lifter would've been better. Horrible game.

    Sword of Vermilion, 1990: A role-playing game. No comment.

    Vectorman, 1995: A cool action/platform/shooter. Good game.

    Vectorman 2, 1996: Sequel to above. Good game.

    Virtua Fighter 2, 1996: One on one fighting game similar to Street Fighter. Horrible game.

    Bonus unlockable games: Altered Beast Arcade game.
    Other unlockable games: Future Spy, Tac/Scan, Zaxxon, and Zektor.
    Other bonus: Phantasy Star Universe and Virtua Fighter 5 trailers.

    Overall a good game for Genesis and classic game fans. Definately not as good as Capcom Classics 1 and 2....more info
  • Classic Genesis 2D Entertainment
    Some of our favorite Sega Genesis games finally rose from the dead onto the Playstation 2. Rather than brining out your old Genesis system and cartridges from storage and hooking wires to the television set, it's refreshing good quality Genesis games are available on one PS2 disc. It's impossible to dislike this lot as the games designers choose not to meddle with the graphics and game play.

    Every game offers its original authentic splash as it did on the Genesis console which includes option to use cheats that galvanized the Genesis era. All the Sonic codes are accessible, including level select and Gold Sonic. The fun will be immediate too because it's hard to envision anyone who could get enough Golden Axe, Sonic, Virtua Fighter, and Vectorman. Columns may be the only unapproachable game unless Tetris is your type of puzzle fun.

    Moreover, there's plenty of satisfaction as the variation contain action, side-stroller, RPG, shooter, and fighter. That's proof of a jam-pack collection.

    In addition to twenty-eight Sega games, another generous three can be easily unlocked by meeting goals in specific levels and to discover how, requirements to unlock them can be found on the Internet, do a quick Google search. However you'll be dissatisfied with the three-bonus games, they appeal more as a novelty than legitimate game play. Sega should have included them without invoking us to meet objectives. Other than that small scuffle, hours will be surrendered playing through this vast collection.

    Also there are unlockable video clips and some unravel just by selecting a game off the menu list while others demand skill. There are a bundle of interviews obtainable within the CD package. Even more, arcade mode opens when meeting certain tasks. Such added features boost the desire to play even longer.

    Anyone unaware of these oldies who are experimenting something new, it will seem hard to look beyond the ordinary surface, from a graphical standpoint. These days everyone expect realism and none of that exist here. If unsure whether you may be interested, rent before you winch forth $20. For retro players it's an obvious no-brainer, shell out the Thomas Jefferson bill. The price for one game amounts to merely seventy-one cents each. These games are perfect translation to the console and arcade counterpart. The entertainment simply piles up the more you play. True Sega supporters benefit the most from this recent collection. The likelihood of today's gamers enjoying this classic archive is slim, and they'll most likely be amused on what retro players considered pure fun. Back then we were blown away by such gaming technology. It's cool reliving past memories when we did not know better.






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  • It's worth it, if only for Phantasy Star...
    Having recently purchased "Sega Genesis Collections", I can say that I haven't been this pleased with a $19.99 game in a long, long time. As the title of this review indicates, this collection would have been worthwhile if it only included Phantasy Star II, II and IV, all of which are good (although II shows its age significantly). However, there are 28 other games present here. A reviewer above had given his opinion of the games; I think I'll give mine as well:

    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle:
    I'm stunned that this character got so many Sega games - I find this game incredibly annoying. Controls (as is the case for many genesis games) are incredibly dicey, and the game itself seems rather insipid (rock, paper, scissors? I'll pass). It's fin for a moment, but like arcade hits of the past, quickly loses its charm.

    Altered Beast:
    The cheese factor alone makes this a fun game. Some of the worst voices ever to grace a video game. This game is so-so, but nothing to write home abou (the arcade version, which can be unlocked after a painful ordeal, is much better).

    Bonanza Bros:
    I don't get this one at all. Terribly unsatisfying - I feel for the schmoes who paid big bucks for this in the 90's.

    Columns:
    Decent Tetris knockoff, but gets difficult quickly. The 2-player versus is a lot of fun, though (although it's no "Puzzle Fighter"). I found this game incredibly frustrating after the first few levels.

    Comix Zone:
    One of the surprises of the set. A later Genesis game, you travel through comic panels fighting bad guys that you created while in the real world. Stylistically, it is incredibly nice. The voices again are incredibly painful (particularly the "See ya!" spoken after defeating any character), but I found this one to be a hidden gem.

    Decap Attack:
    Another game I don't remember from back in the day, you play as a mummy attempting to thwart an evil underworld denizen. A pretty good game.

    Ecco the Dolphin:
    I liked this game when it came out, and I like it now. Although the undersea graphics aren't so impressive now, the game remains original and fun to play. Two of its sequels, present on the game, are also OK.

    Flicky:
    Platform game. I'm not a big fan of the genre in general, and this game did nothing to really make me one. It's cute saving your young chicks, but only OK overall.

    Gain Ground:
    Essentially, you run around shooting enemies and saving hostages. The fact that you can ultimately play as 20 different characters gives this game some interesting history, but it's not all that great.

    Golden Axe:
    Why is a sword fighter named Ax Battler? And why is "ax" spelled two different ways in the game? I'm sure scholars will ponder these questions for eons. As for the game, Golden Ax is incredibly frustrating now (depth issues of which the AI is a master is the main foe) - at the time, I accepted bad controls as part of the game. There is significant improvement in the sequels, however (GA 2 and 3 are also present).

    Kid Chamelion:
    I found this game to be kind of charming. An obvious Mario knockoff, you play as a kid in a virtual world, who can...that's right...hit blocks with his head to acquire helmets that will give him new powers, while hopping and bopping enemies. It pales in comparison to Mario, mind you, but it's got its moments.

    Phantasy Star:
    Is it Parma? Palma? I sure remember "Palma" from my youth, but "Parma" seems to be the name now. In any case, great games, WELL worth the price of admission. No, they're not as good as "Final Fantasy", and never were, despite the yelps from the games' fans. But nonetheless, these games had excellent stories, with great plot twists (even for today).

    Ristar:
    Fun little game where you play as a guy with a star for a head. Resembles "Sonic" too much to warrant exceptional praise, but it's a fun game.

    Shinobi:
    There are two "Shinobi" titles on this disc. "Shadow Dancer" stinks, in my opinion. "Shinobi III" is still a lot of fun.

    Sonic the Hedgehog:
    Oh yeah, THAT guy makes this collection, too. Both "Sonic" and "Sonic 2" are present here, and both remain excellent. My only gripe (which was the same as when the game was released) are the controls are too fidgety for such a high-speed game. But both games are still excellent to play.

    Super Thunder Blade:
    Going WAY back into the Genesis library(I didn't play this version, although I played the original arcade version), STB is an OK game (for an early 3-D shooter), but it's not my style.

    Sword of Vermillion:
    Ummm, well, this game is baffling to me. The game tells me that a 106-page hint book was included with the original release because "Americans weren't used to RPG's". Thank God all RPG's weren't like this one. Essentially, this game manages to mix all that was wrong with many of my favorite games ("Ultima: Exodus" comes to mind, as does the far less-well-known "Dungeon Magic"). This one is the stinker of the bunch.

    Vectorman:
    Late additions to the Genesis library, and both games were very good. The environments still look kind of trippy even today. I was happy to see these appear here.

    Virtua Fighter 2:
    Don't be fooled - this was a horrible port of a great game. Nothing about this game is VF2 other than the characters' names. Released near the end of the system's life, this game has "We want money for a shoddy product" written all over it.

    So that's my take. Happy gaming!...more info
  • Worth the price for the Phatasy Star titles alone
    Ok, so why rate this perfect? Well i see it like this. Phantasy Star 2,3, and 4 is on this compilation, which i would pay $20 for easy. All these other games are just a bonus, and many of them are actually good! It's a steal and if you feel uncomfortable about playing Phantasy Star 2 without playing the original, then pick up the Phantasy Star collection for the GBA if you have one. What buy a collection for GBA then buy this one? Well the GBA collection does not have PS4 but it does have the original and the original is worth the price of the collection. So you might be saying, "Phantasy Star this, Phantasy Star that. What if I don't like Phantasy Star!" Well then this compilation won't be worth that much to you, unless you really like golden axe,shinobi and the ecco series(suck in my opinion). You won't find any streets of rage here, which is unfortunate, since those who don't like PStar would find more worth to this compilation if it had it. If you like and want Phantasy Star, then buy this compilation!...more info
  • Lost treasures
    I lost my Genesis back in the late 90s, and I've been debating for the past couple of years if it was worth it to buy a new system to replay some of my old favorites, especially Phantasy Star II. I actually came close a couple of times, but spending a couple of hundred bucks to play some old titles from the past just wasnt worth it.

    Thats no longer an issue thanks to this title. I love the Phantasy Star series, they are some of the greatest (given the limitations of the technology) RPGs ever. The inclusion of those three games makes this a well spent $20 for me no matter what else is on the disk.

    Luckily, the disk also has some very good games including Sonic, Altered Beast, Golden Axe (an old quarter sucker from the late 80s), the Ecco series and a Shinobi.

    If you're nostalgic for the early 90s console wars and dying to take a shot at Dr. Robotnik, Death Adder or Dark Force again, save yourself some money and trouble and pick up this disk.

    On the odd chance anyone from Sega reads this and is considering Sega Genesis Collection II, give me Centurion: Defender of Rome, Desert Strike, Warsong, Shining in the Darkness, Starflight and some of the sports games next time around....more info
  • More than worth it
    I don't normally anticipate games but when I saw this, I checked the release date every day until I got the game. I grew up on Sega and this was the nostalgia I've waited so long for.

    The games: I know, it's a 7 GB DVD rom, they could fit more games on it. Also there are some games that are just crap.... BUT the inclusions of of phantasy star 2-4 are worth the price alone. Also the Gain Ground is an amazing game (don't be deterred by the graphics.)

    The bottom line is for 20 dollars, you'll have close AT LEAST 50 hours of fun, especially the RPG fans out there.

    For those of you who don't know, Phantasy Star is Sega's Final Fantasy....
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  • Unbelievable
    I cannot believe that they were able to fit so many great games on one disk. What really sold it for me though was Kid Chameleon and Phantasy Star IV, I thought that both of those games were pretty much lost forever, and they are among my all-time favorites. ...more info
  • Great collection of classic RPG games
    Lots of fun, great collection of games. I was especially pleased with the RPG games included, the Phantasy Star series and Sword of Vermilion. I was never a fan of the Altered Beast, but the arcade version that's included is a little more fun. I'm glad Ecco made it on there as well. This collection disc was the final push I needed to buy a PS2 and I don't regret it. I really hope there's a follow up collection of the same quality....more info
  • Worth the price for the Phatasy Star titles alone
    Ok, so why rate this perfect? Well i see it like this. Phantasy Star 2,3, and 4 is on this compilation, which i would pay $20 for easy. All these other games are just a bonus, and many of them are actually good! It's a steal and if you feel uncomfortable about playing Phantasy Star 2 without playing the original, then pick up the Phantasy Star collection for the GBA if you have one. What buy a collection for GBA then buy this one? Well the GBA collection does not have PS4 but it does have the original and the original is worth the price of the collection. So you might be saying, "Phantasy Star this, Phantasy Star that. What if I don't like Phantasy Star!" Well then this compilation won't be worth that much to you, unless you really like golden axe,shinobi and the ecco series(suck in my opinion). You won't find any streets of rage here, which is unfortunate, since those who don't like PStar would find more worth to this compilation if it had it. If you like and want Phantasy Star, then buy this compilation!...more info