With Sonic Mega Collection Plus, you are given the chance to travel back in time to the early 90s, and by God, it's one hell of a trip. I can remember spending hours in my room every day playing Sonic on my Megadrive, but I can also remember selling the thing to some random person along with all the cool Sonic games too. Now, in the year 2005, I'm enjoying new and exciting games like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Jak 3, but I still wish that just for one moment I could relive those old classics. And now, thanks to Sega, I can, with Sonic Mega Collection Plus. There's only one word for this game and that's "awesome". All the Sonic games still hold up very well, graphically and in terms of gameplay, which is rather refreshing. There are also some hidden gems, like the impossibly addictive Mean Bean Machine, a Tetris-style puzzler, and Sonic Spinball, a pinball-type game starring the blue 'hog. There are plenty of extras too, such as comic books and art work of various Sonic characters. And Sega have been kind enough to include a bunch of non-Sonic games that can be unlocked too, so there should be something for everyone here. Unfortunately, Sega neglected to include Sonic CD (a game I never actually played, but would have liked too) and that other one starring Knuckles, and the Game Gear games included aren't really worthy of a mention. Why, for example, would you want to play Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine on the Game Gear with its inferior graphics and gameplay, when you could just play the superior Megadrive version instead? However, the pros of owning a Sonic Mega Collection far outweigh the cons, and it's not as if anyone is actually forcing you to play the Game Gear games. What's important here is that you have a chance to revisit the days of your youth, or if you're discovering these classics for the first time, the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.