Platform: PSP, XBox 360 (Genesis)
Recently, I did an article on AtGame’s SEGA mini. It is just so-so. I think a much better deal would be to purchase one of the compilation games that I am going to discuss now. I own two of them – The SEGA Genesis Collection for the PSP and Sonic’s Genesis Collection. These are both winners and you can’t go wrong with them.
They both contain all of the classics for the system. The XBox 360 game has 49 games, some of which you have to unlock. I actually like the fact that you have to unlock the games as it makes you play games that you may not otherwise. For example, I wanted to unlock Phantasy Star 1, but I had to reach a certain objective in Sonic the Hedgehog first. I’m not a huge fan of Sonic, but I did have fun trying to hit that objective. As with every XBox 360 game, there are a multitude of achievements and you get ratings for each game. Fun stuff!
The PSP game has 33 games. Again, some are unlockable. I haven’t spent a ton of time with this version, but it does have the classics you’re likely familiar with – Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Vectorman, Sonic, Streets of Rage, Phantasy Star, Ecco, etc. I prefer the XBox version, but this one is great because you can take the games with you. Of course, I’ve got my GCW Zero, so I just tend to take that as I have just about every Genesis game ever made on it. But still, this is a more “moral and legal” option.