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Very poorly emulated. Maybe it's because I'm playing on ...
on January 7, 2018
Very poorly emulated. Maybe it's because I'm playing on the New 2DS XL, but the sound is way off. Random volume fluctuations and crackling. Also, in every game, when Speed Shoes are used, the pitch is affected too, as the songs in this collection are being streamed instead of synthesized. Unacceptable. The graphics have been "squished" from the Genesis' resolution to the DS' resolution. There is also minor slowdown, and bugs and glitches are prevalent. Multiplayer was removed. The only way to pause the game is a pause button on the touch screen as the Start/Select buttons will not pause the game. Illustrations are the games' only bonus content.
I grew up playing these games on the Genesis, and have played them on the Virtual Console, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, Xbox Live Arcade, etc., none of which had these issues. If you want a Sonic game for your 3DS/2DS/DS, get the 3D Classic versions from the e-shop and skip this one.