SEGA Mega Drive - Gold Collection (PC CD)
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: CD-ROM
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I'd seen it for the PS3 and I even considered buying a console just for this game but finances wouldn't allow so when I saw this for the PC I purchased it right away. I'll let you into the experience I had when replaying these games. For one, there is just something magic about the classic sounds and hearing old soundtracks brought back so many memories and the graphics age properly! Replay some of the early 3D games for the Playstation 1 and you'll vomit at how bad they look, but 2D retro games never die. Two, these games feel like REAL games which makes them so much more fun to play. Platform games just have some sense of excitement in them that I really don't feel is prominent in today's games: Points, bosses, levels, combos, special stages and the like were the core of retro gaming laced with solid gameplay on systems that wouldn't allow jaw dropping graphics to mask over terrible gameplay, much like some games I currently play.
I played through all these games with my little cousin who is 12, so he's part of the new gen Xbox COD squad, I'm 26 and have played games all my life and we both struggled with some of these games. I can blast through Modern Warfare on Veteran, yet I'm getting stuck on Ecco the dolphin!Read more ›
The only real issue is that you might not want to bother getting a controller and just using a keyboard instead. Using the keyboard, the RPG games work perfect of course. The platformers are almost perfect although you can't race through Sonic games as you can't react to things as they appear at top speed. The beat ups seem to be only ok to play with a keyboard. You'd probably want a controller to play them properly although like me, you make think it's not worth it.
Completed Shining In The Darkness and Shining Force 2 (the game which Nintendo's excellent Radiant Dawn series is merely a 21st century update of) already which was dozens of hours of fun with dozens of games left.
Now we just need Nintendo to go bust so they flog off all their early console games for nothing as well. :)
The user interface is rubbish and far from intuative. The whole thing just feels like it was put together in a hurry with little thought about how well it works.
Would kindda like to send it back for being rubbish but seller isn't keen on that.
Saying that.. I grew up on Sega with the old Master System and every once in a while I do like playing the classics Sonic and Toejam and Earl as I never get tired of them.
If you can get past the advancement in graphics from the more modern game there is a lot of game play to have with these games.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is okay , i have not played all the games but what i have seen it is okay , worth the money paid .Published on 9 May 2014 by peter c
Yes, if you never could quite master any of the 40+ titles here on the Megadrive when they first emerged, you are now about to get your revenge! Read morePublished on 4 April 2013 by The BlackFerret
Nostalgia trip failed because I cannt get it to install it on my windows 7 pc. Yet another beer-rmat joins the collection!Published on 9 Mar. 2013 by keith b
This collection of games is dated by modern standards but on the plus side you dont get this many games for well under a tenner very often . Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2013 by adrian