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Moroboshi876

@OfNullAndVoid PS4 and Xbox One versions do have a region selection option, but as far as I know, it turns out it didn't work, but I don't know if they released a patch to fix it.

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OfNullAndVoid

@Moroboshi876 Thanks! I decided to check on YouTube and found videos of people playing Bare Knuckle III on the PS4 version, so apparently it's possible. I'll hold off for a review to see if this option carries over to the Switch. I don't see why not, but with the omission of the Wonderboy games I'm wondering what else might be omitted.

It's also a shame that Sonic 3 (& Knuckles), Ecco (all games), and Eternal Champions aren't in the collection. I only rented the original Ecco but was put off by its difficulty, but would certainly give it another shot had it been in the collection.

Oh, and besides my Sega Master System/Game Gear collection wish, I would love to see a Sega Genesis 3rd Party Collection. Castle of Illusion, World of Illusion, Aladdin, Quackshot, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Contra Hard Corps, Battle Toads & Double Dragon, Zombies ate my neighbour, Castlevania Bloodlines, NBA Jam, TMNT Hyperstone Heist, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Earthworm Jim to name but a few.

I also had a liking for D&D Warriors of the Eternal Sun. It doesn't score very high, but I still had plenty of fun with it myself. Of course, it helps if you know how to use the environment to lure dragons toward you and hide between bushes so they can't reach you, then constantly fire arrows/slingshots at them until they die, getting massive amounts of experience

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Moroboshi876

@OfNullAndVoid Sonic 3 was in 2009's Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, and Sonic & Knuckles, but not the add-on feature, because they said it would have taken too much memory and they preferred to used it to put unlockable Master System and arcade games, which is a cool feature if you ask me. Ecco was there too, by the way.

About a 3rd Party collection I don't see it happening. People complain about the lack of some memorable games here, but I don't think Sega doesn't want Capcom or Konami games in its collections, it's just those licenses have to be negotiated and it usually is too expensive or difficult, and that's why we miss games in SNES Mini too, for instance.

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OfNullAndVoid

@Moroboshi876 Not really complaining, just dreaming I can see myself playing most if not all of the games in the collection as they're good quality games. Sega knew how to make some great games back then, even if some of them could be tough as nails. Even so, I enjoyed them despite their difficulty.

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Moroboshi876

@OfNullAndVoid No, I know you didn't complain. But a lot of people do, without thinking about licensing issues. Sega would definitely want some of those games in its collections, I'm sure.

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nocdaes

I'm really looking forward to this, and will be downloading it off the eShop day one. Like many others have said though, there are some painful omissions on the games front that have either appeared on previous collections or even in the same collection but on other formats.

Maybe if we all stare at that big section of empty space on the bottom shelf in the virtual bedroom, SEGA will start adding new titles for free at later dates...!!

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OfNullAndVoid

@nocdaes it's actually possible to find the ROMs of the games on the PC version and play them in other emulators. This makes me think that it might be relatively easy for Sega to add future games. Besides having to have the ROM, they would probably have to add the box/cover art onto the shelf, and of course do some testing to make sure the game is completely playable.

As far as the missing games go that were available in previous collections, it makes me wonder if they're omitted because maybe license/legal issues have popped up in between releases. Maybe once those get resolved they'll be able to offer them for free in an update.

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Magician

How odd it for me to be more excited for this rather than Smash Bros.?

Don't get me wrong, I'm buying Smash Bros. as well, but I'm playing this straight away.

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@Magician not odd , I have Smash preloaded but I’m hyped for Altered Beast , Golden Axe, streets of rage, Shinobi III, Sonic’s , etc etc

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OfNullAndVoid

@Magician I agree with @ValhallaOutcast, it's not odd. Granted, I look at these games through nostalgic glasses, but I actually played Streets of Rage 2 not to long ago and still had a blast playing it. Though I've heard mixed reports on the online multiplayer performance, it'd be fun to play the Streets of Rage series with others.

I could get this on launch as well, but since I have about $10 in credits on the eshop, and my pre-order for Smash on Amazon nets me $10 Amazon credit, I am hoping to use the Amazon credit to get a eshop card, combine it with the credit I already have on the eshop so I can get this for about $10. Which means I have to wait since there's a waiting period on the Amazon credit.

There's actually quite a few games on there that I never played, such as the Phantasy Star series, so I'm going to be in for quite a treat. Plus a few I only ever rented and didn't own, so it'll be fun to be able to play those anytime again.

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Lroy

I’m way more hyped for this collection as I was the SNK arcade collection than SMASH. Been a great year for retro/arcade releases when one considers we also got Capcom’s arcade beat-em-up collection and SF.

Long may it continue in the months and years to come for the Switch lifecycle.

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GyroZeppeli

Can all of these games be at max enjoyment without nostalgia or does it help to have some idea on how good they are? (Don’t take this too seriously).

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BlueOcean

@PolarExperience Try them on an emulator and see if you like them first. Some Mega Drive games have aged better than others but Mega Drive and SNES games have aged much better in general than NES games or perhaps it's just because I had never played NES games and I find most of them unplayable (I hope that NEStalgia or subpopz are not reading this). My favourite Mega Drive games are the Sonic games but perhaps it's because I never had the Mega Drive either. The Disney games are nice but they are not included. I also loved Street of Rage II on 3DS (great version). One thing I am sure is that these old games are better than the modern indie games that try to copy them. I guess that the talent is more important than the technical improvements. If you like that kind of indie games you MUST like Mega Drive and SNES games.

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GyroZeppeli

@BlueOcean Based on the comparison to “faux retro” indies, I’m pretty sure this’ll give me a ton of value for just $30. Thanks.

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BlueOcean

@PolarExperience Absolutely. If you enjoy modern 2D games you must like Mega Drive and SNES games, but obviously you will like some more than others. Both consoles had great games.

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Ryu_Niiyama

@PolarExperience I'd say you can go in either way. I was a 90s kid but I only only owned about 8 genesis games growing up and only 3 of them are on the collection (I think, I have to go back through the list) but the genesis always had a fairly solid library. I feel like it was a system where game devs finally figured out that they weren't making arcade games/quarter eaters/nintendo hard (aside from obvious ports like shadow dancer) and game design started to make sense on a console. Which means that the games are enjoyable no matter when you pick them. Shinobi III is still one of the best examples of its genre even today imo and I am sure there are other gems in there as well.

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GyroZeppeli

@Ryu_Niiyama Great, I probably wouldn’t have looked up reviews or gameplay for the individual games in this collection anyway, but it’s nice to know I’m not really missing out by not researching.

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bluemage1989

Would have loved to see Ecco as well as a museum section but theres enough quality titles there to make it a buy. Also not seeing much love for ComixZone great game.

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Moroboshi876 wrote:

@OfNullAndVoid PS4 and Xbox One versions do have a region selection option, but as far as I know, it turns out it didn't work, but I don't know if they released a patch to fix it.

You must probably think I'm the scum of the Earth, since I think I'd rather have this digital (and I know how much you HATE digital) than physical.

But I have limited physical space, and already own every game on this collection I actually want to play as a physical GEN/MD cart (except Alien Soldier, since I'm in NA and it never got an NA release).

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