Sega Genesis Collection

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Sega Genesis Collection
SEGA Genesis Collection.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) Digital Eclipse Software Inc.
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
  • NA: November 16, 2006
  • EU: February 2, 2007
  • AU: February 8, 2007
Genre(s) Compilation (various)
Mode(s) Single-player

The Sega Genesis Collection , titled Sega Mega Drive Collection outside of North America, is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The collection includes twenty-eight Sega Genesis games from a variety of genres, as well as unlockable classic Sega arcade games, with different sets of arcade games for the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions. The individual games were emulated and compiled by Digital Eclipse and released North America in 2006 and Europe and Australia in 2007.

List of games[edit]

Titles included in the Sega Genesis Collection
# Title Release
#01 Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle 1989
#02 Altered Beast 1989
#03 Bonanza Bros. 1990
#04 Columns 1990
#05 Comix Zone 1995
#06 Decap Attack 1991
#07 Ecco the Dolphin 1993
#08 Ecco: The Tides of Time 1994
#09 Ecco Jr. 1995
#10 Flicky 1991
#11 Gain Ground 1991
#12 Golden Axe 1989
#13 Golden Axe II 1991
#14 Golden Axe III 1993
#15 Kid Chameleon 1992
#16 Phantasy Star II 1989
#17 Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom 1991
#18 Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium 1994
#19 Ristar 1995
#20 Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi* 1990
#21 Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993
#22 Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
#23 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
#24 Super Thunder Blade 1988
#25 Sword of Vermilion 1990
#26 Vectorman 1995
#27 Vectorman 2 1996
#28 Virtua Fighter 2 1996

* = Not available on PAL release


This collection also features more than thirty-five minutes of unlockable interviews from Sega of Japan, a "museum" with facts about the games, strategy tips and box art[1] for each game, as well as a "Sega Cheat Sheet" that consists of cheat codes for most games, and a set of unlockable arcade games, (some of which are from the early Sega/Gremlin era).

The PS2's unlockable arcade titles are:

Unlockable titles included in the PS2 version
# Title Release Notes
Altered Beast (Arcade version) 1988
Future Spy 1984
Tac/Scan 1982
Zaxxon 1982
Zektor 1982

The PSP's unlockable arcade titles are:

Unlockable titles included in the PSP version
# Title Release Notes
Astro Blaster 1981
Congo Bongo (AKA Tip Top) 1983
Eliminator 1981
Space Fury 1981
Super Zaxxon 1982


Sega Genesis Collection
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 81.12%[2]
Metacritic 82 out of 100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 8/10[4]
Game Informer 8.75/10
GameSpot 8.1/10
GameSpy 4/5
GameZone 9/10
IGN 8.6/10
X-Play 4/5

The game won the award and Reader's Choice for Best Compilation Game on GameSpot's "Best and Worst" 2006.

Omitted games[edit]

The European version does not include Shadow Dancer. However, it does fix previous speed problems concerning Sonic the Hedgehog which plagued the game's original PAL Mega Drive incarnation and most home console emulations of the game.

According to ToeJam & Earl Productions, they were going to include ToeJam & Earl and its sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron as well, but Sega wasn't very fond of the series, so they included Sonic the Hedgehog and its first sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as well as Flicky, Ristar, and Comix Zone instead.[clarification needed]

Although mentioned in passing, the collection does not include the first Genesis Shinobi game, The Revenge of Shinobi, possibly due to copyright issues surrounding the inclusion of Spider-Man as a boss character at the end of Stage 6. There was also previous versions made with other copyrighted characters that were changed or removed during revisions of the game. The Revenge of Shinobi would be released on the Wii's Virtual Console with an altered version of the Spider-Man boss and has none of the other copyrighted characters or character likenesses that were not owned by Sega.


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