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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Super-Duper Hyper Mega Collection
Not only does this great game contain:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis Version)
- Sonic Spinball
- Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
but it also contains unlockable games:
- Ristar
- Flicky
PLUS tons of extras:
- extensive collection...
Published on October 16, 2002 by LouieGeetoo

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sonic!
I was a Nintendo fanboy when Sega was in the console business, so I never played many Sega games, the exception being the games starring a small blue hedgehog. With Sonic "Officially-Unofficially" exclusive to Nintendo's systems now, we can finally experience all of the blue blur's games on one system, with the release of both Sonic Adventure games on the Gamecube (the...
Published on October 25, 2002 by J. Nickerson


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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Super-Duper Hyper Mega Collection, October 16, 2002
By 
LouieGeetoo (NY, United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
Not only does this great game contain:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis Version)
- Sonic Spinball
- Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
but it also contains unlockable games:
- Ristar
- Flicky
PLUS tons of extras:
- extensive collection of pictures
- complete character biographies and histories
- collection of Archie Sonic comic covers and one full comic ("Sonic Firsts")
and lastly of course:
- unlockable Sonic & Knuckles Lock-On Technology allowing you to play as Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic 2 and 3, and allowing you to explore new areas and new levels
Summary:
- GET THIS GAME NOW!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hedge Hog Mania, August 9, 2004
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
Nostalgic video games are really making a comeback right now, not just on the computer, for video game systems, and portable lookalikes of controllers from classic video game systems. Nevertheless, with so many classic from Nintendo, Atari, Sega, and others to add on. For Sega to add on this nostalgia, they put their classic mascot that really franchised a dynamic level for Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog. Arguably, the blue character has been in some magnificent video games predicaments and mazes. Arguably, he was a true giant during the Genesis days. Sadly, Sega was never able to rebound in the video game wars after the Genesis. Still, the Sonic days still come and go.

The Sonic Mega Collection, is a collection of seven great Sonic games from the Genesis days: Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3D Blast, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, and Sonic & Knuckles, as well as 5 hidden games to add on. The games from those 2D days were just completely outrageous and still filled with fast speeds and excitement. The games still remain as addictive as they did then, but a little more. The collection also includes 5 hidden games: Flicky, Blue Sphere, Rishtar, as well as the 2 lock-on games that were added on to Sonic & Knuckles, that put Knuckles into the game, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Knuckles in Sonic 2.

The games were each remastered beautifully, without any flaws or detail missing from the Genesis days. The game also includes some extras as well, including the old Sonic comics that were issued from the mid 90's, well over 300 issues of them. Not only that, you see some trailers from clips from different games including Sonic CD, which was overlooked for this collection, as well as a video about the making of Sonic The Hedgehog. All in all this is truly a game for the record books. Sega has done this time & time again with their own systems, Saturn, Dreamcast, and the PC, but the graphics are crisper here, and the gameplay control is just as simple as it was during the Genesis days.

I'm just surprised this kind of collection hasn't been issued on any other console whether it is Playstation 2, Xbox, or the Game Boy Advance. Still, if you have missed the Genesis days from then, you get a second chane here with Sonic The Hedgehog, Knuckles, Tails, and the rest of the gang here on the Gamecube. Sonic Mega Collection is one well worth the twenty bucks spent.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A good Sega compilation!, November 20, 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
If you're like me, you're probably wary of Sonic Mega Collection based on Sega's horrible track record with their "Smash Packs" and other horrible Windows ports. The vast majority of Sega's ports come nowhere near the quality of the original. Well, thankfully that's not the case here. All 7 appear to be flawlessly emulated. The sound, control, and graphics all look identical to the originals. Actually the graphics look better since I've got my Gamecube hooked up through S-Video, and the picture looks a bit sharper, brighter, and cleaner than on the Genesis back in the day.
My only two complaints are pretty minor. First, the Gamecube control pad isn't the greatest for games that need digital directional control. The d-pad is small and kind of positioned strangely. It works fine, and actually the analog stick feels okay for these games too, but for these games it will never feel quite as good as a controller with a more "normal" d-pad. Secondly, this is theoretically a compilation of older Sonic games, but it's missing by far the best game in the series-Sonic CD. It's strange that Sega would include only marginally related titles like Bean Machine and Spinball, but drop one of their best platformers ever.
Still, most of these games have stood the test of time well (most of them are far superior to Sega's somewhat flaky Sonic Adventure games). The first three Sonic games plus Sonic & Knuckles still look pretty great, and even after a decade, there's nothing else that plays quite like them. This collection is a great deal if you don't already own most of these games.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sonic!, October 25, 2002
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J. Nickerson (Pallet Town, Kanto) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
I was a Nintendo fanboy when Sega was in the console business, so I never played many Sega games, the exception being the games starring a small blue hedgehog. With Sonic "Officially-Unofficially" exclusive to Nintendo's systems now, we can finally experience all of the blue blur's games on one system, with the release of both Sonic Adventure games on the Gamecube (the first adventure is being ported next year) and new games on the GBA, it makes sense to bring all of Sonic's previous adventures to the Gamecube.
The title itself tells you these are exclusively games from Sonic's Genesis days (Known as the "Megadrive" in Japan... "Mega Collection"... get it?) And contains the following games:
Sonic The Hedgehog - Sonic is out to defeat Dr. Robotnik from turning all his animal friends into robots.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Sonic and his new pal Tails set out to defeat Dr. Robotnik once again, in this excellent sequel.
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 - The first Sonic game to feature a save feature (and the ONLY game on this disc that has a save feature) Sonic and Tails tangle with Robotnik once more, but this time they also have to deal with Knuckles, an Echidna who believes that Sonic and Tails are the bad guys!
Sonic and Knuckles - Sonic and Knuckles team up to fight Dr. Robotnik together! Knuckles brings some new gameplay to the series, but ultimatly, this game didn't sell very well.
Sonic 3-D Blast - Sonic must maneuver through a 3-D world to rescue Flickie Island!
Sonic Spinball - A Sonic flavored pinball game features four stages and bosses.
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Based on the popular Japanese puzzle game Puyo Puyo, players must match colored blobs to defeat Robotnik and his army of robots.
The game also features two other unlockable Genesis games created by Sonic Team, Ristar and Flicky, both of which have faded into obscurity. You can also unlock "Sonic and Knuckles" enhanced version of Sonic 1-3.
Other features include galleries of manual art, a few movies and comic book pages. Otherwise, the extras are pretty weak (the History of Sonic video is pretty grainy) and despite not being included, the intro and ending for Sonic CD are included.
This is a fine collection of Sonic's Genesis days, but those looking for any extra treats will probably be disappointed. A previous collection of Sonic's games, Sonic Jam for the Saturn, was jam packed of extras, including Japanese and American commercials and animation, as well as a unique 3-D overworld to roam about. Here all you get is a lot of menus. Plus, not adding a save feature to all the games in Mega Collection as they did in Sonic Jam really hurts the game. While hard core Sonic fans won't mind the lack of a save feature, it may turn of casual gamers who don't want or have time to spend two hours in one play session. Fortunatly, the stage skip codes from the original games work here as well. Another feature that might have been nice would be graphically enhanced versions of the games, a la "Mario All-Stars", and implemented the "Sonic Adventure" style of art into the game. But nonetheless the games look just as good as they did on the Genesis.
Sonic's other adventures on the Sega CD, Game Gear, Sega Saturn or Dreamcast are not included in this collection, but as I mentioned before this is only a collection of Sonic's Genesis adventures. Who knows, if this collection does well, perhaps we will see Sonic CD again soon!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE ULTIMATE SONIC COLLECTION, September 26, 2002
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
So here it is the ultimate collection.This game will be much better than the previos collections,with hundreds of new xtras including the lock on technology.It will contain the following titles from the 16-bit mega drive(genesis):Sonic,Sonic2,Sonic3,Sonic&Knuckles,Sonic Spinball,Sonic 3d and DR Robotnik`s Mean Beam Machines plus Two unlockable games Ristar and Flicky.The only dissapointing is Sonic cd which is excluded from the collection.Anyway a great game for all time,Thanks to Sonic Team for this brilliant game
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best intro/guide to Sonic... for now..., August 23, 2004
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Big Joe '83 (Melbourne, VIC Australia) - See all my reviews
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
Let's just sum this up now, the Sonic The Hedgehog series are one of the best set of games you could ever play. It's all about fast side scrolling action with slick character designs set to energetic music. It is definitely a trendsetter and you can tell because age has not surpassed its fun and coolness. (The Sonic series is about fourteen years old too.)

Although it well worth the price, I feel Sega have missed a good opportunity to really pay tribute to their long-lived mascot. Sure it's a big improvement from the Sega Saturn compilation, Sonic JAM, which could only fit the first three Sonic games plus Sonic & Knuckles with the lock on technology, but there is still the glaring omission of Sonic CD which was made for the old Mega-CD add on for the Mega Drive `back in the day'. (Not to mention the Master System's Sonic series that were very different.)

But don't let that get you down (Or make you download games illegally through emulation.) because if you want to own a piece of the classic Sonic for your console system to get that feel then by all means it's money well spent.

I'm sure one day they'll perfect a console with discs that can store Sonic's entire career up until this day including all the Dreamcast and arcade games, and if the past is any indication of the direction the franchise is going Sonic will keep entertaining future generations for years to come.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compilation..., November 19, 2002
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
This compilation disk has 7 default titles, 5 secret titles, movies, art, and his whole comic book collection on it.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a good game. A speedy 'hog runs through a series of loop-de-loops at brakeneck speeds. You must save your animal friends and defeat Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 introduces Tails, a sidekick, the Spin Dash (a charged-up, spinning, super-speed boost), and with all 7 Chaos Emeralds, transform into Super Sonic! Defeat Robotnik's Death Egg. A direct sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 has 6-10 zones. Eggman (Robotnik) trickes a new echidna, Knuckles, into thinking that Sonic & Tails are the bad guys and are out to steal the Chaos Emeralds! Sonic & Knuckles is another direct sequel to the prequels. Sonic & Knuckles team up and fight Eggman! There is a secret, "lock-on technology" to link STH 2 or STH 3 with S&K. Sonic Spinball is a game where Sonic is the pinball. You must escape Ivo's evil pinball fortress on your own! Sonic 3D Blast is in an isometric, 3D environment. Save Flickie Island before Eggman gets it. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a button masher. Eliminate the objects quickly.
Sonic 2 & Knuckles is a secret game. You can now play through as Knuckles. Sonic 3 & Knuckles not only lets you play as Knuckles, but S&K adds all of it's zones! Flicky is a puzzle game where you must collect your bird infants before the cat gobbles them. Ristar is a platformer featuring a star as the hero. Blue Sphere is a minigame from S&K. There are movies, art, and his whole comic book collection. Buy it now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a Wii, you NEED this game!, January 6, 2007
By 
buckyboy28 (Sharon, MA United States) - See all my reviews
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
If you are a fan of Sonic, and you own a Wii, buy this game right away, because it pays for itself. With the Virtual Console that is included on the Wii, Genesis games cost $8 a piece. This game includes 12 games on the disc, many of which are already available in the Virtual Console shop, so it makes sense to pay only $20, as opposed to a potential $96 (if you bought all of the games on the Wii). If you don't already own a Gamecube, chances are you don't have a controller, so if you want to play this game on the Wii, you'll need to buy one. Even so, this game is a great addition to any game collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Along with Super Smash Bros Melee I play this game the most., October 15, 2003
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J. Parmelee (Spring Lake, MI United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
This is my most played game along with Super Smash Bros Melee.Why do you ask?Maybe its the gameplay and the music,maybe its because these games never get old but most of all its becuase its a highly addictive compilation.Few games have this much replay value.You just never get sick of it.My favorites are Sonic 1 and Sonic 3 and Knuckles.Those 2 games are masterpieces.I dont know what else I should say except that anyone with even the slightest interest about games should get this.They definitely wont be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, December 9, 2005
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Sonic Mega Collection (Video Game)
This game is great and very fun. I love this game. I never really got into Sonic until recently. I'm glad I bought this game. You have 7 games on 1 disc. I really like the Sonic and knuckles game. They are all good. But the thing I don't like is you have to unlock 3 of the games. Alot of hours of fun. It reminds me of the older mario games. It's great. I plan to get all the Sonic games for the gamecube. I'm really happy with this one.
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