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Sonic Mega Collection

by Namco Bandai
GameCube
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Anthology of classic Sonic games:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Dr.Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Sonic 3D
  • For 1 to 2 players
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Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000086F7K
  • Release Date: 7 Mar 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,779 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Sonic the Hedgehog is a character familiar to just about everyone who knows anything about video games. Sonic Mega Collection is a compendium of seven of the hog's 16-bit outings--including the landmark original--converted for play on Nintendo's GameCube.

As with all retro collections of this sort, Sonic Mega Collection caters not only for new and curious gamers but also for hardcore fans. Features such as artwork folders and commercials, for example, will appease the latter group, while the games included here will satisfy the retro longings of all. To be precise, full versions of the following are immediately playable: Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, and 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3D and Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Collection. And that's just for starters; continued play unlocks other Sonic-related games, such as Flicky and Ristar.

Value for money, then, isn't in question. All that remains to be debated is whether or not these titles continue to entertain in the 21st century. Generally, they do. The few duds in this collection (the overbaked Sonic 3, for instance) are far outweighed by the ever-enjoyable likes of the original Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. While Sonic's importance today is far less significant than it was, Sonic Mega Collection is a timely reminder of the excellent qualities of the series. --Johnny Cornelius

Product Description

Take a trip back in time with the character that redefined video games in Sonic Mega Collection for the GameCube. Sonic Mega Collection is packed with seven classic Sonic games, each presented in its original blistering-fast form. Trace the blue blur's roots in the first three Sonic the Hedgehog games, originally hits on the Sega Megadrive, and expand the experience with Sonic & Knuckles' lock-on technology. Then mix things up with Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3-D Blast and Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. And if you need a break from the action, head over to the Extras section and check out movies, illustrations and comics featuring Sega's signature character.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars didn't meet my expectations 20 Aug 2013
By dan
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i enjoyed these games as a kid but when i got this game i was dissapointed as the older games 1,2,3 and sonic and knuckles looked okay but were direct ports and and the gamecube controls seemed a bit unresponsive, it would have been cool if they had been given an overhaul (like when allstars was brought out for the snes) nothing drastic maybe just improved graphics or something.

Sonic 3D looked horrible on the title screen but wasn't too bad in game but again was a bit unresponsive control wise and the others which i hadn't ever played before.
Dr eggmans mean bean machine and sonic spinball weren't anything special I only spent about 5 minutes on each.
Overall i wouldn't recommend getting this game as all the good games sonic 1, 2, 3 and i think sonic and knuckles are all available on the wii's online store and are all the exact same quality of port
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast From The Past! 8 Mar 2003
There are no games better in my opinion, than the Sonic adventures on the Sega Megadrive.
This blue hegdehog makes his Gamecube return, with 7 of his classic adventures from the days of Sega. Relive Sonic 1,2,3. Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic Spin ball, and Fickles Island all on one disk.Also pay Dr. Robotniks " Mean Bean Machine", which is really fun and competative, especially in two player mode. There is no better way to relive the past than with these 7 games at one great and affordable price.
Not only do you get to play Sonic in his fast blurry form, but also you can look over comic strips in the bonus section, and also unlock more games, like Rye-Star, and other fantasitc games which you will have to unlock to find out.
There is nothing else to say about this amazing game, apart from you won't be disapointed if you buy it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is the Sonic Mega Collection really Mega? 29 Jan 2003
By Mr. R. Chapman VINE VOICE
Sega were onto a winner when they first created the Supersonic hedgehog with attitude. Simply known as Sonic, he has appeared on almost every Sega console, since 1990. Now he's back for his second journey on the Gamecube.
The title says it all really, a collection of sonic titles, and other sonic extras all bundled onto a single gamecube disc. These include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic Spinball and Dr. Robotniks Lean Bean Machine. In total there are seven individual games. These games, aside from Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine which is a puzzler, all consist of a neat platforming adventure in which you collect as many gold rings as possible, while trying to get from beginning to end in the quickest time possible. Sounds simple, but it's great fun.
The conversion to the Gamecube could have been much better however. The game could have included several more of the sonic titles, such as Sonic CD, but unfortunately, Sega didn't decide to include this, whatever the reason.
The graphics haven't been improved to the slightest, but this could be a bad or a good thing. If you are a hardcore Sonic fan, you'd want everything in it's original form. If you were new to Sonic, you'd wonder how the game is so bland compared to other titles on the system. I'd wished they had at least perfected the animation in the game, spruced up the graphics, and included extra levels. If they have added the levels, I've yet to see them.
Aside from the main games, there is a host of Sonic extras. These include original art that featured in the Sonic comics, adverts for some Sonic games, even the introduction and ending for the missing game, Sonic CD. These are a neat little touch to the game, and also what makes this an essential buy for any Sonic fan.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best gamecube game(s) to date 15 Mar 2003
By A Customer
After owning the majority of these games on the Megadrive (with the exception of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Sonic Spinball) I was overjoyed that they would be coming out on the Gamecube.
First off, this has a 60Hz mode which allows you to play these classsics in their intended format without massive black borders and a slightly lower framerate (which the Megadrive had in spades). Games available at the start include Sonic 1, 2 and 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3D, Sonic Spinball and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. There are plenty of other games to unlock; Sonic 1 & Knuckles (opening the blue sphere mini-game), Sonic 2 & Knuckles, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the rather old Flicky, and finally Ristar.
... they can be completed fairly easily but the sense of nostalgia is so great you won't even care (that is, of course, if you've played them before). My only major gripe with this is that if you're hell bent on using the D-Pad to control the movement, it a bit awkward with it being stuck so far out the way. It feels quite un-natural and it doesn't help further with the D-Pad being so small. You can use the 3D stick which is actually quite good, but I suppose it's whatever you're used to.
Oh, and another thing, the cheats still work for all the games (but remember that the A and B buttons are the wrong way round on the controller (B is A, A is B and X is C). Also included is lots of bonus stuff from illustrations and comic covers to movies of upcoming games and even the Sonic CD intro and ending sequences. But you won't spend much time looking at these.
Overall then, this is an essential buy. If you don't like Sonic then this is quite possibly a nightmare so I'd look at something else. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle was disappointing with only a handful of good levels (although these were poor at best). Sonic Mega Collection is worth every penny and I would recommend this to any Sonic fan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool game
My son loves this it works well so we have a lot of fun with this one. Its nice to play the old games sometimes.
Published 9 months ago by felicity scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick delivery as promised, Goods in good condition. No problems...
Bought for grandson who seems to be grasping the concept of the game.
Is the first time he has encountered this type if game
Published 11 months ago by Jennifer Stobie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
All the great Sonic game from the MegaDrive days. I enjoy playing each one, brings back those childhood memories. Read more
Published on 10 April 2010 by L. Cross
2.0 out of 5 stars Buy Super Mario Sunshine instead
It's basically the Sonic games from the Megadrive. I bought it for nostalgia but was actually bored to play these games again. Why get a Gamecube to play megadrive games on it. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2008 by Mr. Richard Rosson
5.0 out of 5 stars Mega Collection - Retro Fun
Guide your memory back to the good ol' days of 2D gaming. The early 90's to be precise. You'll find some of the most popular games from that time in one tiny... Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2005 by "tailsygirl"
5.0 out of 5 stars A peace of gaming Gold
This is surley a must have for eneyones gamecube collection. Sonic is one of the most famous games icon ever created and buying this game would light up your cube collection. Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2005 by A. walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st on the cube
This ios a grate game if u love sonic an loved the gd old days wiv 2d sonic an his m8s then this is the game for u. Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2005 by Arran McDonald
2.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Deserves Alot More!
Sonic Mega Collection is all that it sez, classic sonic games from the megadrive which is all good and great (I remeber spending hours trying to complete evry single 1 of these... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2004 by Mr. C. M. Petrauskas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sonic Game!
2D Sonic games are best, so this offers 12 mega drive games, including Sonic the Hedgehog and STH 3 & Knuckles. All for £40. Not bad for this Sonic game.
Published on 13 Jan 2004 by "seventhehedgehog"
4.0 out of 5 stars The best!
For all the young gamers who probably never played Sonic 1 or Sonic Spinball before, then this is an essential purchase. It has every sonic game you could need, on the Gamecube!. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2003 by Matthew Anderson
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