Sega Smash Pack

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Sega Smash Pack is a series of game compilations featuring mostly Sega Mega Drive games. Sega Smash Pack games have been released for the PC, Dreamcast, and the Game Boy Advance.

PC[edit]

Sega Smash Pack
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Windows
Release February 1, 1999 (Volume 1)
January 1, 2000 (Volume 2)
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

The first Sega Smash Pack was released in 1999 for the PC. It featured eight games:

The second Sega Smash Pack, known as Sega Smash Pack 2, was another PC game and was released in 2000. It featured eight games:

In 2001, Sega Smash Pack: Twin Pack was released on PC, and it contained both of the above collections. However, there are some incompatibility issues. When a user plays Sega Smash Pack 1, games suddenly quit without error after a certain amount of time. This is presumed to be a result of the patch used to disable CD detection.

Dreamcast[edit]

Sega Smash Pack Volume 1
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Dreamcast
Release January 31, 2001
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

The third Sega Smash Pack was released for the Dreamcast in 2001 in North America only. It was called Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 and featured twelve games, although eight of them had been included in previous Smash Packs. These games were:

The four games new to the Smash Pack compilations were:

Virtua Cop 2 is based on the PC version of the arcade game and supports the light gun.

The collection was criticized for its patchy performance and poorly emulated music.[1]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Sega Smash Pack
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release September 9, 2002
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

The fourth Sega Smash Pack, simply called Sega Smash Pack, was released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. It featured three games, two of which had been in previous Smash Packs. These two games were Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, and the third game was Ecco the Dolphin, which seems to be based on the Mega-CD version as it contains the system's start up sound. This collection was criticized for several technical issues and lack of cooperative multiplayer in Golden Axe.[2]

The three games are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ April 6, 2001 4:20PM PDT (2001-01-31). "Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 Review". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ var authorId = "41402111" by Craig Harris (2002-10-11). "Sega Smash Pack - Game Boy Advance Review at IGN". Gameboy.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 

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