#1 Posted by Vrikk (910 posts) -

I know that there are four of them: Sonic's Ultimate Genesis, Sonic Mega Collection, Sonic Mega Plus, and Sonic's Gems. HOWEVER, I know that some ports of older games can become really bad (see the Steam Sega Classics that I stupidly bought... and almost all games in it are buggy messes).

So my question is still the same: if you have played any of the above titles, are they worth it? Were the ports good?

Thanks.

#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5719 posts) -

The best one is the one you throw in the garbage.

#3 Edited by believer258 (11979 posts) -

The only answer I could possibly give would be quite an asshole answer.

#4 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1798 posts) -

@Vrikk said:

I know that there are four of them: Sonic's Ultimate Genesis, Sonic Mega Collection, Sonic Mega Plus, and Sonic's Gems. HOWEVER, I know that some ports of older games can become really bad (see the Steam Sega Classics that I stupidly bought... and almost all games in it are buggy messes).

So my question is still the same: if you have played any of the above titles, are they worth it? Were the ports good?

Thanks.

Sonic Mega Collection is the best in my experience, though Mega Collection plus is the same thing with a few added Game Gear games, so that would be the best choice if you can find it. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection does have many other Sega Genesis greats such as the Phantasy Star series and many others, but from a purely Sonic perspective, Mega Collection is better. Sonic Gems Collection is a bunch of "hidden gems", but for the most part they were hidden for a reason. Three games; Sonic CD (which some like but I hate), Sonic the Fighters which is terrible, and Sonic R which is unimpressive as well; make up core offering of Gems, with a bunch of Game Gear and Master System Sonic games included as well.

In my experience Mega Collection emulates flawlessly. It has every Genesis Sonic game you would want, meaning Sonic 1 - Knuckles and other games like Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Spinball, Dr. Robotnik's MBM (AKA Puyo Puyo) and several other games. It even includes some "history of Sonic" videos and a bunch of artwork, including the covers to all the classic Archie Comics Sonic series. It's a great package for Sonic fans.

#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I have Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. I never ran into any issues with the ports, it was definitely worth the $20 I spent.

#6 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4896 posts) -

SUGC is actually quite good. The emulation seems perfect, there are a lot of fun achievements, and there are save states.

#7 Posted by fox01313 (5079 posts) -

Played some of them, they all seem relatively the same so the best one would be the ones with the games you want to play on it.

#8 Posted by TheBostonPops (70 posts) -

Agree, the Ultimate Genesis collection is worth the money. Having every Sonic, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage and Shining Force game in one collection is such a great value. I wish they had an option to play combined Sonic 3 & Knuckles though, rather than have them separate.

#9 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1798 posts) -

@TheBostonPops said:

Agree, the Ultimate Genesis collection is worth the money. Having every Sonic, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage and Shining Force game in one collection is such a great value. I wish they had an option to play combined Sonic 3 & Knuckles though, rather than have them separate.

Sonic Mega Collection has that option, as well as Knuckles in Sonic 2 and Blue Sphere.

#10 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

@TheBostonPops said:

Agree, the Ultimate Genesis collection is worth the money. Having every Sonic, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage and Shining Force game in one collection is such a great value. I wish they had an option to play combined Sonic 3 & Knuckles though, rather than have them separate.

This is the only answer.

#11 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Ultimate Genesis easily.

#12 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11902 posts) -

You may as well get Ultimate Genesis Collection, as it throws in a bajillion other games as well, not to mention the part where you can find it super easily for like $20, whereas the others you may have to do some digging.