I got all but PS II and AB.
It's only a good deal if you are looking into the points.
i firmly believe comix zone is physically impossible without the invincibility cheat.
I was thinking about getting Phantasy Star II. I don't like the way the menus and such are handled in the emulation though.
How can you say Sonic 3 is when the series started to go downhill? To me it was the pinnacle of Sonic related goodness.
i was going to get Gunstar Heroes at least, just because its fucking Gunstar Heroes, but ive finished that game so many times, and there are so many XBLA games coming out soon that i want (sam and max this week, and the summer of arcade stuff should start soon) that i ended up passing on it. None of the rest interest me tho, as most of them didnt age well in my opinion
My love for Gunstar Heroes and Comix Zone is unexplainable and unhealthy. But those two being released at the same time makes this the best XBox Live release week ever.
Sonic 3 and Knuckles was my favourite Sonic experience by a long way.
I played the trial for Gunstar Heroes and, yep, its still Gunstar Heroes! I actually may buy it because I just love the game and achievements are a good draw. The whole move Sega is pulling here doesn't really bother me because I already have the Ultimate Genesis Collection and love the hell out of it. So, Gunstar will probably be the only game I get. $5 is a good deal.
ill get gunstar prolly maybe sonic 3 for easy achievements and they game still hols up. and like jeff says. so convienant being able to just start up those games at any time. also online
They're not all apart of the Sega collection - Gunstar was not apart of the release which would make that a solid buy at 5 dollars.
The ability to write for a gaming website is awesome! :)
I still have my Genesis carts for Phantasy Star 2 and Toejam & Earl, I am hesitant to buy any of these games because I am hearing about the crazy bugs in them and that is unacceptable to me, to have bugs in the digital releases that weren't in the original carts, that's stupid, ah well, more Rock Band songs for me! lol.
Good stuff Jeff, but you don't have to justify anything, do what you want and feel good about it, you want points then dammit buy them games and get yo points! lol.
Sonic 3 + Knuckles together = best 2d platformer ever. Well SMB3 comes close.
i have already paid a couple of hundred to replay these old genesis games, so to me its a fantastic deal.
My Sonic 3 purchase stems mostly from that fact that:
In before Sonic fanboys. Oh shi- too late.
I have some pretty fond memories of Comix Zone. I thought about throwing the five bucks down when I saw that on there but realized it is probably far worse than I remember, as most game are.
Sonic 3 is miles ahead of Sonic 2.
And achievements are rotting the game community.
Oh god, retro games with achievements. I think we've found the solution to the recession! lol
waste of money. I like classic games but I have always felt like $5 and more is waaaaay to much unless there adding something new to them. If there the same game I played 15 years ago I could care less. There just double dipping dumb gamers that think playing the game for achievement points is worth $5. Anyone that buys all of these games day 1 is out of there freaking mind and should just invest the money into something worth it. Sure I have bought my share of games over the net, but when your double dipping i'm just walking away.
I bought Comix Zone and Sonic 3, since I wasn't around at the time that these games were hugely popular.
"PS, phantasy star 2 was the best of the series, though i'd hate not to have the hint book."
Gunstar Heroes for $5 is a pretty awesome deal. What are they charging on the Wii? Six? I don't remember the going rate for genesis games, but ... achievements. Woo. Already have 200/200 on it. Friday night was a good night.
It is totally nuts. These titles represent pretty bad value for money in my eyes, and so I won't be buying them. The fact is, others will, and so Sega will keep doing what they're doing. I'm not exactly over the moon about it, but what can I do? I'll vote with my wallet in the hope that others do the same.
" Sonic 3 + Knuckles together = best 2d platformer ever. "
" @SunKing: C'mon it's five bucks for crying out loud. For some of the best games ever made. In my country you can barely get a decent burger from McDonald's with that money. "
Once they fix the online in Gunstar Heroes for PSN, I'll be all over it.
Whew. I thought I was gonna have to lay the smackdown on Jeff for down-talking Turtles in Time again after reading the headline.
Considering these games are being sold for a small fraction of the original asking price, i frankly have no qualms with them charging 5 bucks for each. Doesnt mean i'll buy them all right away (not all that rich) but acting like they should be much cheaper seems a little cheap to me.
WHERE IS ROAD RASH!? NOT ON 360! NOT IN NINTENDO! WHERE THE BALLS IS IT!?!
I actually was pissed that I couldn't do the Sonic & Knuckles crossover thing with the Ultimate Genesis Collection.
It is about choice, and you made a bad one!
But then i'd totally pay for Comix Zone again. But, when i have it on my Ultimate MegaDrive Collection, Why bother? i aint doing that for points.
I do think the whole Sonic & Knuckes lock on thing is a little annoying in this situation, but i still prefer Sonic & Knuckles seperately...fond memories.
You dare insult Sonic 3? You have made a very powerful enemy. *taps crown a bit*
People don't really read manuals (come on), but I can see where your complaint comes from. I've played games that required I read the manual, and I'M THE KING. Imagine what it'd be like for my aunt or whatever.
Still no Shadowrun.
Yeah, I picked up Gunstar Heroes and finished it last night. Love that game.
I'd offer you about a pound for Ristar or Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but I'd give you a lot more to travel back in time to when those games were new.
I want Phantasy Star IV--the best of the series, and one of my favorite RPGs of all time.
SONIC 3 Kicked ass Jeff!
Gunstar heros I already got off the VC long while back and I find it wierd with the whole "no lock on" idea because they had that option last gen with Sonic Ultimate collection 1 with those 7 sonic games.
Also I hope either XBLA or VC releases Phantasy star III, I dunno if they have, but man that was a good game back in the day.
I feel like no matter how many times they re-release Gunstar Heroes I'll buy it every time, just because it's goddamn Gunstar Heroes.
All this time the only Genesis game that was a must have I never played was Gunstar Heroes. It was so hard to come by for so long. Now that it is out on the service, I picked it up and enjoyed it quite a bit. At the time it came out, I could definitely imagine freaking out.
I'll probably pick up Gunstar Heroes.
I've already got UGC, and I'll probably wait to see if there is a UGC2 before I buy Gunstar Heroes (which I know is a classic, but I've not played it yet, so I can wait a while longer). I've bought Sonic 1 and 2 on XBLA previously, so if Sonic & Knuckles does come out with lock-on (and Jeff says it, so it must be true), then I'll buy both of those, because Sonic 3 & Knuckles is clearly the best Sonic game ever.
I picked up Comix Zone and Phantasy Star II, but yeah, I did have the thoughts of why don't I just purchase the big collection set.
The problem is that I already bought both Sonic and Sonic 2 on XBLA. That, and I really don't feel like buying a big collection of games, that most I won't play. I wanted to play both Comix Zone and Phantasy Star II specifically. The added achievements for both of these games will give me greater incentive on actually completeing them.
BUY COMIX ZONE.
Sonic 3 was were the series started to turn bad. But $5.00 for Gunstar Heroes isn't all that bad. I mean, what really is the difference between that and paying $10 for Megaman 9? I know Megaman 9 is a new game, but isn't it technically less proficient than Gunstar Heroes? Anyway, don't get me wrong. I love both games and am happy I have the opprotunity to play them so easily for such a low price. In fact, I would have paid $60 for Megaman 9.