Relive the thrill and excitement of the SEGA classic games
that changed the world of video games. Now with enhanced graphics
and sound for a superior gameplay experience. The Sega
Classics Collection includes: Outrun, Golden Axe, Space
Harrier, Columns, Alien Syndrome, Fantasy Zone, Monaco GP,
Virtua Racing, and Tant R & Bonanza Bros...
only available on SEGA Master System SEGA Mega Drive or in
the arcades, the
Sega Classics Collection features a total of eight
(nine if you count Tant R & Bonanza Bros as two
games) classic games. I say "classic" but the only
games I remember (and I'm 35) are Outrun, Golden
Axe and Space Harrier. The rest of the titles (Fantasy
Zone, Tant R & Bonanza Bros, Monaco GP,
Columns and Virtua Racing) meant nothing to
me - although obviously I've seen variations on some of these.
be quite honest this is one of those collections that sounds
like a good idea... but in reality you'll probably play for
a lazy afternoon and then never play again.
best game in this collection has to be Tant R. This
is a puzzle game where you have to race against the clock
to complete numerous quests. There are 40 in total and include
games where you have to count how many people are on a train
as it races past you; spot the difference; and sharpen pencil
crayons before the time runs out... Okay it may not sound
like a lot of fun... but it's so addictive - especially in
two player mode.
was really looking forward to playing Outrun and Space
Harrier again. I remember wasting loads of money at the
arcades during my summer holidays. Sadly, though, the memories
are sweeter than actually revisiting the games. For some completely
unknown reason the games have been updated - very slightly.
I couldn't fathom why. Were the developers trying to tell
us that those old classics wouldn't appeal to us know we are
used to playing much better looking games? If so, why bother
releasing this compilation?
while ago I bought one of those Namco joysticks that you plug
into a TV set. I bought it because I loved the original arcade
game Galaxians. Playing that (as well as Pacman,
which was also included) brought back all the feelings I experienced
as a young boy. And
even the recent Atari
system proved that old classics are still very
what went wrong with Sega Classics Collection? Why
did I not get excited when I heard the music for Outrun?
When I was racing across the ground, in Space Harrier,
why did I not get all misty eyed? The reason is simple. Sega
have taken the classic games we remembered and fiddled with
them - for no good reason.
would have been so much better if the original versions had
also been included. To be fair, OutRun is not too different.
But at least one game in this collection is made unplayable
by it's redesign. Golden Axe is truly awful. It really
is next to impossible to play.
£20, this is almost worth buying for Tant R alone,
just don't be expecting the other games to be as entertaining
as they were when you first played them.
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