many compilations, so little time - so little interest.
Classics Collection is another in a long line of compilation
games that offer less-than-the-best versions of said
company's old arcade and home-system stock. The games
offered in SEGA Classics Collection were never considered
classics by me and once you play a few you'll know
why. There's not a Sonic in the bunch. All of the
10 games are remastered from their Japanese counterparts
and the results are insulting. These games were budget
games to begin with and all the remastering in the
world won't make them classics. The resulting package
is nothing more than a bunch of cheap, bad looking,
low-res, bland games. I'm sure that there's at least
one or two that will tickle you fancy but if I don't
find myself attracted to at least 60 percent of the
games in a compilation I call the whole thing a bust.
games include Outrun, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Columns,
Alien Syndrome, Monaco GP, Virtua Racing Flat Out,
Fantasy Zone, Tant R and Bonanza Bros. Outrun, Virtua
Racing Flat Out and Monaco GT are racing games. Golden
Axe is a hack and slash Gauntlet rip off. Space Harrier
and Alien Syndrome are space shooters. Columns is
a puzzle game in the Tetris tradition and the Bonanza
Bros. is a collection of mini games not unlike Mario
Party. These games are all derived from other existing
classics and show no to little originality.
you remember any of these games from the arcade you'll
notice that many of them have been "updated"
to include a 3D look to them. Most of the charm associated
with these games was due to the 2D graphics. Now we
have big, ugly sterile environments that were never
intended for the majority of these games. In some
cases it changes the gameplay for the worst.
of the emulations are inaccurate, with poor controls
and bugs in the mechanics. The hack and slash of Golden
Axe is loose and slowdown is prevalent in the racing
games. Even the music has been on some of these though
I can't even imagine why. SEGA should have just left
these game the same way they appeared in Japan so
many years ago. At least there would be some historical
value attached to it.
I can get by on Columns and even Bonanza Bros. it's
just not enough to warrant a purchase. Even at twenty
bucks, which turns out to be two bucks a game, there
are games that I wouldn't ever consider putting eight
quarters into if they were in an airport arcade and
I had a ten-hour layover. I would just opt for a nap