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Yet Another Sonic Collection Inbound - This Time For DS

Posted by Damien McFerran

Is it possible to have too many Sonic the Hedgehog compendiums?

Sega has announced that it will be bringing the first four Sonic the Hedgehog games to the Nintendo DS in March 2010.

The Sonic Classic Collection will feature Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. All four games originally appeared on Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive/Genesis console in the '90s.

We've had Sonic collections in the past so this news is hardly going to set heats aflutter, but the addition of bonus content and the ability to "save anywhere" might entice a fair few Sega fan-boys (James, we're looking at you) to make a purchase.

[via blogs.sega.com]

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User Comments (85)

JayArr

#1

JayArr said:

Sweet! Portable Sonic Classics! I thought it was going to be another ,in the long line of many, horrible new game.

Noire

#3

Noire said:

Is it possible to have too many Sonic the Hedgehog compendiums?

Yes. Yes it is. Already have all these games in various forms, so Im'ma pass, if it's all the same to you guys. :P

Gavin_Rozee

#4

Gavin_Rozee said:

What are they gonna use the second screen for? Probably a big pointless Sega/Sonic logo.

suburban_sensei

#10

suburban_sensei said:

I already own Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for the PS3, but being able to play these classics on my DS sounds sweet...may buy it in March.

KnucklesSonic8

#11

KnucklesSonic8 said:

Not terribly excited. Not just cause I knew beforehand but it's just that the collection could be a bit stronger.

The_Fox

#12

The_Fox said:

Lame. In other news, Sega has more or less nothing besides Sonic to cash in on these days.

BlueFlameBat

#13

BlueFlameBat said:

If I can use a virtual lock-on feature that links Sonic & Knuckles to the other three (including Sonic 1 cuz of the secret bonus stage), I might be interested. Otherwise, I already got at least the first two on my PSP.

Outrunner

#14

Outrunner said:

Hmm. Yeah, adding the Advance series would be a good idea. A few unlockable Sonic Team games like Ristar and Chu Chu Rocket would be nice too. I'll probably pick this up...

pixelman

#15

pixelman said:

Just did the math, and including tax it should sell around the same price as it would if you downloaded them all on the VC. I hope the bonus content is good.

Kaeobais

#17

Kaeobais said:

I'll get it once it's cheaper, but only if there's some sweet extras. If it has a museum of sorts (like in Sonic Gems) then I'll be getting it.

You know what'd be sweet? If it had online, with one person being Tails and the other Sonic, but Tails now had his own screen, instead of having to be in the same place as Sonic.

Stuffgamer1

#19

Stuffgamer1 said:

Umm...pathetic. Four games? No thanks. I already have Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection anyway.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#23

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I'll probably pick this up, as I don't own my Sonic Mega Collection on my PS2............. but this should include MORE sonic retro games (even to include advance series maybe?!).

I have Sonic TH 2 downloaded from the VC though.

Zammy

#24

Zammy said:

I'm picking this up just because I really would like handheld Sonic, and these games haven't been on any other bazillion games or anything. That would be just silly, right?

Kevin

#25

Kevin said:

Will it let us play sonic 3 and knuckles? If not then no and besides I prefer playing on my TV anyway. Also I think Sonic and Knuckles is supposed to be released for the VC before the end of the year so I'm probably not gonna get it.

Cheezy

#26

Cheezy said:

I think I'll get it, being the first time I'll get to play these games on the go :)

Sneaker13

#28

Sneaker13 said:

Awesome, I never got the chance to play the games before. So this would be a perfect opportunity to finally get my hand on those games.

Aviator

#29

Aviator said:

Already got the first one on my iPod with full save functionality, so I might not buy this. also, the others dont appeal to me as much as the first one does.

BlueBandanaJake

#30

BlueBandanaJake said:

Make it Megaman and I'm sold... or Castlevania... or Metroid or Fire Emblem or Mother... crud, Sonic is the only one who's had a dozen Collection games, if anyone else did it it'd be a breath of fresh air, but it's just Sonic AGAIN so it's stale...

MasterGraveheart

#31

MasterGraveheart said:

I like it, especially if they throw in Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles... possibly that unreleased version of Sonic the Hedgehog & Knuckles that got scrapped... but so far I'm on board.

But I concur with BlueBandanaJake. Mega Man (classic), Castlevania (through SotN), Metroid, Mother, or even Mario would be much-wanted too.

Hyperstar96

#32

Hyperstar96 said:

If it has the lock-on games and maybe some other Sega games, I'll buy it. If not, I might buy it once it gets down to about $20

JoeDiddley

#34

JoeDiddley said:

I already used to own the ps2 collection, and now have Sonic 1 & 2 on VC. Still I might get this just because I seem to get more of a chance to play games on my ds.

WolfRamHeart

#35

WolfRamHeart said:

Of course I want all four Sonic games on my DS! I don't own the Mega Collection and I don't have any of these original games downloaded yet. This is absolutely perfect for me.:)

Rapadash6

#36

Rapadash6 said:

I have 1 through 3 on Virtual Console and plan on getting Sonic and Knuckles when that ones released as well. Not sure if I really have any reason to get this myself because of that, obviously.

V8_Ninja

#37

V8_Ninja said:

As long as it's not over 20 bucks, then this is definitely might be worth it. I don't own the Mega Collection because I heard it has the same amount of bad games as it does good ones.

Buster13

#38

Buster13 said:

"Is it possible to have too many Sonic the Hedgehog compendiums?"

Yes. I'm pretty sure the original Sonic the Hedgehog game is in the running (pun not intended) for "most ported console game of all time," and the other three probably aren't that far behind.

They also better have this at a discount price straight from the get-go. Portability and save states are nice and all, but when for the same thirty dollars you can net the 360/PS3 Genesis Collection with these games and 45 others, you really have to question how much these four games are worth.

Ark

#39

Ark said:

When this game comes out, it'll probably be about $20-30. I dropped $20 for Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, which has more than 40 games in it I believe. Though I'll say it's good that they've been made portable for the DS. :)

Odnetnin

#41

Odnetnin said:

I think I'll be getting this even though I sold Mega Collection for GCN a while back.

Aenaida

#43

Aenaida said:

While the abilitly to save anywhere is definitely a plus (the one thing I hate about old-school Sonic games is the lack of a save feature), I wouldn't buy this. SMC is the only Sonic anthology I need.

cheetahman91

#45

cheetahman91 said:

Pass. I already own Mega Collection for the Cube. One with the Advance series would be welcome though.

Objection

#46

Objection said:

I never cared for classic Sonic. I had the Collection + and eventually traded it in. Well-done levels, just not that fun for me.

OverlordMao

#47

OverlordMao said:

THANK GOD! I remember when I got the Sonic and Knuckles collection for pc when I was younger and man is this going to rock!
Plus, saving anywhere sounds good, but what could they possibly add as bonus content that's NOT already been done?
Multiplayer like sonic 3 online?
AWESOME IDEA.

CanisWolfred

#49

CanisWolfred said:

Choir Music plays in the backround
Finally, my prayers have been answered.:O No longer do I have to find myself yearning to play Sonic 3 & Knucles each and every time I leave the house. Now Sonic and I will never be apart! EVER!
Hugs Sonic plushie...then remembers he doesn't have one, and wonders what the f*** he just hugged

motang

#50

motang said:

I knew there was a reason why I hadn't bought any Sonic games on VC...now I can just get all 4 on one DS card! :)

Xkhaoz

#51

Xkhaoz said:

HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure, I own Sonic Mega collection, Sonic the Hedgehog Genisis, and Sonic Gems, but ON THE DS!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryuuga

#57

Ryuuga said:

Well, it`s true that there are tons of Sonic collections, but it would be great to play it portable. Might get this if it`s cheap and if it doesn`t show speed issues like the sonic classic for GBA

Sabrewing

#58

Sabrewing said:

Now if only a Sonic compendium actually included Knuckles' Chaotix... Or SegaSonic the Hedgehog (the arcade game).

astarisborn94

#60

astarisborn94 said:

This could be a roadblock for Sonic & Knuckles Virtual Console release in North America and Europe. It's official, it's not coming out in either region until after the collection stop selling.

marktheshark

#62

marktheshark said:

Another Sonic Collection? Lame!

When is there gonna be a collection that focuses solely on Sega's great arcade games?

zemulii

#63

zemulii said:

I've bought the games more than once before... I can do it again :D! Assuming they're quality ports, and they don't mess them up somehow. Great news for me... Although I'd prefer more games... (yeah, Mean bean Machine).

Kid_A

#65

Kid_A said:

As someone who's been looking for a good way to get into old-school Sonic game, I'm pretty excited about this.

wanderlustwarrior

#66

wanderlustwarrior said:

@SuperSmashBros.Fan1999: you really need to stop freaking out/making assumptions about what will and won't come to the VC.

I'd like a 2D Sonic collection of:
Sonic 1-3 & K
Sonic CD
Knuckles Chaotix
Tails Adventure
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Ristar
Sonic Advance 1-3
Sonic Battle

those 13 games combined would make my buy them all again (especially cause I'm missing 3 of them...). But it'll never happen.

Token_Girl

#67

Token_Girl said:

It's cool, and it's pretty sweet with the save feature for the DS (every portable game needs save states imho). However, I think I'll stick to playing them in full 16 bit glory on my Genesis. If any of the cartridges bite the dust (or the Genesis, though I'd probably buy another Genesis if that happened), I'll just buy the games on the VC or get the GCN collection. If the GCN disk has Sonic CD, that's the way I'll go. These games are meant to be played on the TV!

Now Sonic Advance Collection I'd buy for DS in a heartbeat. I have Sonic Advance 2, but I have a DSi and the GBA is an original unbacklit one, so I'd totally prefer a DS collection (or DSi VC) than playing on my GBA.

JimLad

#68

JimLad said:

Poor old Sonic has become the definition of the term 'cash-cow'
You know what they should do, seeing how he's obviously botched his 3D reputation...
Move him to the download services and just make 2D scrollers. They still make good ones as seen in the portable space, and a 'Sonic the Hedgehog 4' would generate a good amount of hype both for the game and the service.

zemulii

#70

zemulii said:

Hmm, I'd sure love an "episodic" Sonic side scroller on WiiWare or something. At least I think I would... It's amazing how they can ruin just about anything these days. I wish they'd stop trying to make him "cool", it reeeally limits his appeal. Also take a page out of Link's book and ditch the talking.

RaylaxStaff

#71

Raylax said:

I have the MegaDrive versions, I have the Mega Collection versions. Still, portable Sonic. Already want it.
Provided it's not quite so much of a train wreck as Sonic Genesis on GBA was.

Ristar42

#72

Ristar42 said:

Excellent, I've wanted SEGA to do this comp on the DS for ages...
I am a big fan of the original game and as mentioned above, the GBA version was a horrid port, lets hope they dont mess this one up.

Angelic_Lapras_King

#73

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

Whats a guy got to do to see Knuckles Chaotix rereleased? T.T

Still, how about making a zillion compilations of the Advance trilogy? ;P

Pj1

#74

Pj1 said:

I will definitely buy this once it becomes available in the UK, Can't wait!

alvieao

#75

alvieao said:

On one hand, it's nice to see a portable Sonic collection of the four main Genesis games with a save feature. Then again we've already seen past compilations and re-releases for download, hence Sega's blue blur having always been the cash cow. For the time being, I'll just wait and see...

Ky-Guy

#76

Ky-Guy said:

Well, I might as well get it. That way, I can play Sonic on the road.

By the way, I have all four games in their original Sega Cartridges.

James

#77

James said:

Yeah, this is a day one purchase for me, despite having the games in about four hundred different combinations over the years. I do wonder how the double screen aspect will work, though. Roll on March!

Ricardo91

#78

Ricardo91 said:

A no go for me. I have the Mega Collection already, and I have Sonic Advance for all my portable Sonic needs.

Pj1

#79

Pj1 said:

I've pre-ordered my copy! Also I hope Sega won't rob Nintendo gamers out of the new 2D game!

Sylverstone

#80

Sylverstone said:

Well, never owned a Sonic collection but I have played each separately.

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Sega Genesis Plug 'n Play system
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sega Genesis (my neighbour's)
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Sonic & Knuckles
  • Xbox (Sonic Collections Plus - my sister's)
Sylverstone

#81

Sylverstone said:

Well, never owned a Sonic collection but I have played each separately.

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Sega Genesis Plug 'n Play system
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sega Genesis (my neighbour's)
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Sonic & Knuckles
  • Xbox (Sonic Collections Plus - my sister's)

If they could pull this off for DS, why couldn't there be a DSi VC yet? :(

Vinsanity

#83

Vinsanity said:

Feh. Played through these guys like, 8 times already.
SEGA would've been smarter to put Dimps lesser known, but far superior, handheld Sonics together in a collection for the first time. Sonic Pocket Adventure is supposed to be great. Sonic Advance was meh, but Sonic Advance 2 and 3 were AMAZING Sonic games. Also Sonic Rush and Rush adventure.
They should've definitely lumped some of those together.
Also, I suppose we're not getting another Sonic Chronicles then? :(

Moodie

#85

Moodie said:

i say there are NOT enough sonic games for DS. i mean really, they havent even came up with shadow the hedgehog for DS really, think about the DS lovers

GO DS LOVERS

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