SEGA 48-Game Mega Arcade Pack [Online Game Code] Review

SEGA 48-Game Mega Arcade Pack [Online Game Code]

The SEGA 48 Game Mega Arcade Pack contains:

  1. Golden Axe
  2. Altered Beast
  3. Comix Zone
  4. Ecco the Dolphin
  5. Gain Ground
  6. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  7. VectorMan
  8. Crack Down
  9. Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
  10. Space Harrier II
  11. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  12. Bonanza Bros.
  13. Columns
  14. Ecco Jr.
  15. Eternal Champions
  16. Fatal Labyrinth
  17. Galaxy Force II
  18. Kid Chameleon
  19. Ristar
  20. Super Thunder Blade
  21. Alien Storm
  22. Bio-Hazard Battle
  23. Columns III
  24. Sword of Vermilion
  25. Virtua Fighter 2
  26. Ecco: The Tides of Time
  27. Decap Attack
  28. Flicky
  29. ESWAT: City Under Siege
  30. Golden Axe II.
  31. Alien Soldier
  32. Gunstar Heroes
  33. Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
  34. Light Crusader
  35. Shining Force
  36. Shining Force II
  37. Shining in the Darkness
  38. Streets of Rage
  39. Streets of Rage 2
  40. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
  41. Sonic 3D Blast
  42. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  43. Sonic Spinball
  44. Sonic the Hedgehog
  45. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  46. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
  47. ToeJam & Earl
  48. ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron

System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP   Windows Vista   Windows 7      

Steam account required for game activation and installation

System Requirements:
Supported OS:  Windows XP,Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows
Processor:  none specified
RAM:  none specified
Hard Disk:  none specified
Video Card:  none specified

List Price: $ 69.92 Price:

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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If this is still on sale... buy it., May 26, 2014
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It was very hard not to give five stars, but the main menu interface leaves quite a bit to be desired.

First of all, this is all going to be managed through Steam. When you buy the pack Amazon will give you a steam code. Enter it and it will download the Sega Interface. It will appear as though it's only given you one game: Toejam and Earl. DON'T PANIC - CHECK YOUR E-MAIL.

In your e-mail you'll have received an order summary from Amazon with all the rest of your Steam codes - twelve total. Some are for individual games (like Toejam and Earl, Sonic 3, etc...) while some are for collections. The nice thing is that Steam packages them all together into "SEGA Genesis & Mega Drive Classics", one entry in your Steam Library, so it's not clogged up with 48 different sega games.

Or it would be nice. You'd better keep track, because going to your Sega entry doesn't give a list of the games you already have. And here's where the interface really takes a dive: you only have to launch one program, the Sega Collection, to access your Sega games. So far so good. But you cannot simply get a list of your games to pick from - you have to scroll through all of them. Every time. And they're not in alphabetical order either... some are, but the rest are in "sega pack" order. The program does give you some basic configurability options - you can configure two controllers, adjust the default resolutions... basic stuff but good enough.

I had a lot of fun playing some old-school games though, when I should have been doing research. Well worth but but it really warrants a warning about the interface. If you buy more Steam-managed Sega Games in the future, they will be folded into your package. For instance, this deal comes with Classics Packs 1 through 4. But if you like, you can go on to buy Classics Pack 5 to get Phantasy Star IV, Dynamite Headdy, and some other gems added to your collection.

A lot of fun and an awesome deal, but one star off for the navigation interface.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ol' Genesis Glory Days, here we come!, May 18, 2015
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Man, feel like I'm a kid again! I've been playing the Sonic the Hedgehog series again thanks to this collection, and I finally beat all the sonic games (something that's kind of difficult as a child, no?). Streets of Rage takes me waaaaay back, too bad I don't have an extra controller to co-op with a friend!

This collection has all your favorite classics in it. Not only that, it has some very critically acclaimed games in it. Vectorman, Ecco the Dolphin, Altered Beast, you name an acclaimed Genesis game, this collection most likely has it! I play it with my Xbox wired controller which works with PC, however you can use virtually any game pad for the computer and plug it in, and just configure the controller to the desired settings!

I gave 4 out of 5 stars for two reasons. One, the menu interface is not ideal. You have to scroll through each and every title (of which there are MANY, the amount is not something I can complain about) to get to the game you want to play. For example, Sonic games are closer to the mid-end of the collection. I'd have to scroll through each title to get to them! I wish there were icons, or a drop down menu somewhere.

The other reason I gave 4 stars is because of some titles... I WISH I could play Shinobi I and II BEFORE jumping into III, but this pack only has III! Also, I'd LOVE Streets of Rage 3 to be on this, but alas, all we get is 1 and 2. Still, I'm being critical. This collection is just what you need to relive the ol' glory days of Sega Genesis! Have fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Grandson, September 23, 2015
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I waited to install these until my grandson came over & picked the ones he wanted. (he doesn't like any shooting things etc...) Just with the ones he did pick this was a great buy & I thank my friend for alerting me to it! He hasn't been over a lot since school so to my knowledge they work fine or did mid-summer.

I would advise parents NOT to load all but look at the content of each game- this is what we did and decided from there if it was a fun, will benefit you knowing at least some content of what they're playing. Some games while rated G where not 'our G so it is an individual thing. Overall I would surely recommend WITH GUIDANCE just so parents know as is their responsibility to & not the gamers or the raters.
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