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Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection Announced, Contains Over 40 Games

by Chris Faylor, Nov 06, 2008 8:01am PST

A compilation packing more than 40 Sega Genesis, Master System and 80s-era arcade games will appear on PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year, Sega announced today.

Dubbed Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection in Europe, and Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for North America, the Backbone Entertainment-developed compilation will be able to upscale the old-school games to 720p. According to Sega, this brings "a new visual richness to these classic titles."

A complete list of the included titles was not provided, though the company noted the inclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3.

In addition, Sega stressed that "the games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to commend their originals."

Update: Sega's site for the pack reveals some more of the included games:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

  2. Alien Storm

  3. Altered Beast

  4. Beyond Oasis

  5. Bonanza Bros.

  6. Columns

  7. Comix Zone

  8. Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head

  9. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

  10. Dynamite Headdy

  11. Ecco the Dolphin

  12. Ecco II: The Tides of Time

  13. E-SWAT

  14. Fatal Labyrinth

  15. Flicky

  16. Gain Ground

  17. Golden Axe I

  18. Golden Axe II

  19. Golden Axe III

  20. Kid Chameleon

  21. Phantasy Star II

  22. Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom

  23. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

  24. Ristar

  25. Shining in the Darkness

  26. Shining Force

  27. Shining Force 2

  28. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

  29. Sonic 3D Blast

  30. Sonic and Knuckles

  31. Sonic Spinball

  32. Sonic the Hedgehog

  33. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  34. Sonic the Hedgehog 3

  35. Streets of Rage

  36. Streets of Rage 2

  37. Streets of Rage 3

  38. Super Thunder Blade

  39. Vectorman

  40. Vectorman 2

*Unlockable games to be revealed soon!





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