Product Type: Sega PSP games
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Reminice of your childhood
Sega Genesis Collection (PSP)
Member Name: scoi
Sega Genesis Collection (PSP)
Advantages: Lots of old games
Disadvantages: Youngsters may think they're rubbish
I had a PSP bought for me to take the boredom out of commuting, i've never been someone to get really into computer games since I grew up so recieving this as a gift was great as it was all my old favourites or games that i wanted but never had as a kid.
27 games are included on the UK version (mega drive collection) with 5 secret ones. The games are perfect copies of their originals and run smoothly on the PSP.
All the titles were top sellers during the mega drive reign and cover a variety of genre's:
The first 2 Sonic games which i'm sure every megadrive ower owned or borrowed are there in full including the bonus level for collecting all the special crystals. One of the original and best series of platformers which are still being made today. Still a great game today.
The echo trilogy guiding a dolphin around undersea caves to save his family and friends and getting highly frustrated that dolphins can't swim underwater. Not as good as i thought it was 20 years ago.
Golden axe (and its 2 sequels) which was a great arcade game is reproduced so no longer do you have to spend all your pocket money just to get killed by the last boss every time.
3 of the Phantasy Star series are included which are good RPG's similar to the early final fantasy games, forgot that you had to read stories back in the 'olden' days of gaming. These take some serious hours to complete so adds to the value of the disk if you like them.
Virtua Fighter which at one point was more popular that Street Fighter is here to represent the fighting genre and not many would argue about its inclusion.
There are games which i dont find enjoyable Bonanza Bros and Comix Zone were discarded after a few minutes of play.
What the mega drive lacked in its day was the ability to save on most games, the PSP has added the ability to pause and save the game whenever you want. In a way this takes away from the game as its possible to save and load a game rather than use one of your lives but if you just want to play through to remember the levels then its a great function.
Each game has a target mission which can range from very easy to insanely hard. Each one opens up a bonus, sometimes they are pretty useless like messages from the developers, sometimes they open up cheat codes to help you through the games and the best are 5 extra games which are classic 80's arcade games which is stretches the memory even further than is healthy.
This game probably wouldn't keep a youngster happy having been used to 3-d and voices rather than reading but if you want to relive your old favourites its a bargain at around 25p per game.
Summary: A great memory jogger at a good price