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SEGA “Goes Gold” To Let You Play The Best of The Genesis. Again.

In the vein of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection and the Sega Genesis Classic Packs that have been released on Steam, SEGA has announced yet another Mega Drive-centric compilation. Entitled SEGA Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition, 46 titles from SEGA’s golden age of gaming will be stitched together on one DVD for the PC. Among the list of games are expected fan favorites Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage, mixed with “why are they still trying to sell this” titles like the sub-par port of Virtua Fighter 2. Which isn’t even a port. Because a port would imply it shares some code with the original. Or plays like the original. Or is fun.

No word yet on if there are any secret games or creator interviews, but I think it’s a safe bet that the same unlockable content from the Xbox 360/PS3 compilation will show up again. Though I could be wrong. You know what would be nice? Some unlockable Master System games. Yes, the Ultimate Genesis Collection had two, but the system had more than Phantasy Star. How about the Alex Kidd games? Or Snail Maze? Or some Sega Satur-oh look Gunstar Heroes is in this!

So if you’re one of the three people left on the planet that hasn’t played Sonic the Hedgehog (and if so why are you reading this) then you may as well pick this up. We’ll all find out the complete contents when the game is released March 15th.

[Source: SEGA America Blog]

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    Breaking News: Sega has announced the immediate availability of Sega Genesis Collection Collection. Enjoy all your favorite Sega Genesis Collections on a single disc! Includes Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, Sega Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition, Sonic Classic Collection, Sonic & Knuckles Collection, Sonic Mega Collection, Sonic Gems Collection, Sega Genesis Collection, Dreamcast Collection, and many more!

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      I think Sonic-Cult had a pretty good image for Sonic Gems Collection.

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    …. Again? Really?

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    I’m not sure which game I’m more excited to see: Ecco Jr. or Fatal Labyrinth.

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    i seen a torrent with 800 sega genasis  games and it includes fusion emulator it even includes hacked/modded versions of sonic games

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    Why don`t they just release some of their greatest hits on Wiiware? Seriously, they’ve already released two ”Genesis” collections. There’s no need for a third one!

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    Is this confirmed for ps3/360 at all? If so I among other will be picking it up.

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    A fine selection! It’s got Ristar and who doesn’t like Ristar?
    oh and sonic too i guess

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    Why play a collection of games where the sound probably isn’t even attempted to be right when you’ve got an actual Genesis you can get ’em for? (Then again, most probably don’t have one that works or feel like going through the trouble of getting the games themselves…)

    Oh, right. It’s gold.

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    Gunstar Heroes! Who couldn’t make a respectable compilation without that!
    I also agree with Streak, Ristar is a major plus.

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    Sadly, if this were a console release for the 360 I would buy it like the tool I am.

    🙁

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    I think Sega should make some Sega CD games more available for modern consules, like in another compilation or over a gaming network (XBLA, PSN, etc.)

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