Positives, Neutrals and Negatives Summary:
[+] Some of the best games from the SEGA Genesis era.
[+] Way better value than Wii's Virtual Console releases. About .60 cents a game!
[+] Quick load times and easy save functionality.
[ / ] Why wasn't it called "SEGA's Ultimate Genesis Collection"?
[ - ] "Enhanced" HD smoothing causes too much blurring, especially around text. Leave it on the crisp default pixel mode.
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is a sweet piece of SEGA's 16-bit Genesis history. If you were too young for that era in gaming, this is a good schooling of how games played during the '90s. Timing was critical, music was minimal (CDs were just starting to be used in that time), and gameplay had to be simple and engaging. Most of these games can be picked up without a glance of the manual. The included game manual itself is slim and black & white and doesn't feature all the games, but you can download a PDF of the games online. For those of you who lived that era of gaming, fond memories will come back as you hear the raspy voice sampling in Golden Axe and catchy soundtracks as in Shinobi. You can hear the techno influences in games like Streets of Rage. It's a little time capsule to the golden 2D era of gaming, and the jagged beginning of the 3D one...