NEWS - Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Sonic Mega Collection PlusSega of America wants you to step back into the past and enjoy a simpler time. They don't want to just give you any old games. They want you to reminisce about Sonic the Hedgehog. You know, the wacky blue mascot with an attitude? The mascot that basically reinvented mascots for the ages? Yeah, that guy. The one that likes chilidogs and hangs out with Tails. The best thing? Sega's willing to give you a sweet deal too. Giving it an old school name -- Sonic Mega Collection Plus -- and pricing the game at an MSRP of $20, it'll be very, very hard to refuse. There's more. The aptly named old-school collection will feature 20 games. Twenty games! The list includes seven Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis games, three Sonic & Knuckles "lock-on" games, four additional and unlockable Genesis games (two entirely new entries), and six Sonic the Hedgehog Game Gear games. There is also a Sonic museum packed with art, comics and more stuff. Here's the full line-up: Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega Genesis) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis) Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (Sega Genesis) Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Genesis) Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis, Saturn) Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball (Sega Genesis) Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Sega Genesis) Three Sonic & Knuckles lock-on games The Ooze Comix Zone Flicky Ristar Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear) Sonic Chaos (Game Gear) Sonic Drift (Game Gear) Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear) Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Game Gear) Sonic Blast (Game Gear) And no, the list doesn't include Sonic CD (which is apparently more difficult to emulate than the others). Sega has rated Sonic Mega Collection Plus "E" for Everyone and will ship it to retail stores November 2 for $19.95. We'll have more soon.