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SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection announced

Sega announced earlier this week that they will release SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection  for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 early next year, 2009. It will contain over 40 Mega Drive games including Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. There will also be bonus with some Master System and arcade games.

This will be a great collection of games, and I will get it when it comes out. I wonder how the impliment gamerscore with over 40 games.

Well, here is the full press release from Sega.co.uk:

SEGA MEGA DRIVE™ ULTIMATE COLLECTION ANNOUNCED FOR THE XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION 3

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2008) – SEGA® of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc today announced the development of SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. This compilation will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast,” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “Fans will get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games in HD format.”

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection contains over 40 celebrated SEGA classics in one package; making it the largest collection of SEGA first party games ever offered. Featured games include; Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to commend their originals. In addition, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection can output the games in 720p with higher resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to these classic titles.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 is scheduled for worldwide release in early 2009.

Here is the complete list of Mega Drive (aka Genesis) games:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Storm
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Beyond Oasis
  5. Bonanza Bros.
  6. Columns
  7. Comix Zone
  8. Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
  9. Dr. Robotnik’s MBM
  10. Dynamite Headdy
  11. Ecco the Dolphin
  12. Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  13. E-SWAT
  14. Fatal Labyrinth
  15. Flicky
  16. Gain Ground
  17. Golden Axe I
  18. Golden Axe II
  19. Golden Axe III
  20. Kid Chameleon
  21. Phantasy Star II
  22. Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  23. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  24. Ristar
  25. Shining in the Darkness
  26. Shining Force
  27. Shining Force 2
  28. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  29. Sonic 3D Blast
  30. Sonic and Knuckles
  31. Sonic Spinball
  32. Sonic The Hedgehog
  33. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  34. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  35. Streets of Rage
  36. Streets of Rage 2
  37. Streets of Rage 3
  38. Super Thunder Blade
  39. Vectorman
  40. Vectorman 2

Wii: Virtual Console, Europe – Friday September 19, 2008

Friday September 19, 2008 Europe got three new Virtual Console games to download on Nintendo Wii.

Boulder Dash
Commodore 64 – 1984 – Commodore Gaming – puzzle/arcade – 1-2 players – 500 points – age 7+

Originaly released in 1984, Boulder dash is well-known as one of the greats of the classic era of compuer games. It is one of the very few computer games ever to be prted from home computer to arcades, rather the other way around.

The hero of the game is the brave prospector Rockford. His mission: to dig through caves collecting diamonds. But it’s not as easy as it might seem! Rockford must stay constantly on the lookout for various types of dagnerous creatures and obstacles, like falling roks, which threaten his underground mission. He is in constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalance, or being killed by and underground explosion.

Strategy and planning are the key to master the “physics” of Boulder Dash. Once the indicated amount of Jewels have been collected, the door to the mysterious escape tunnel is revealed, and Rockford can pass through into another cave, filled with precious stones and dangerous traps! So what ate you waiting for? The diamond rush is upon us!

Jumpman
Commodore 64 – 1983 – Commodore Gaming – arcade/platformer/other – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+

The enemy has infiltrated Jupiter Headquarters! Alienators have planted bombs throughout its thrirty levels and are ready to ashes at any moment. Can they be stopped?

Already, Jupiter #1 is starting to crumble. Can it be saved? And can the other two command centres be secured before the Alienators overrun their defences? It’s up to you!

You, trained as the goverment’s top secret weapon, are the only one able to defuse the boms and restore the communication systems. You are Jupiter Jumpman! You have the speed, skill and seven lives necessary to outwit the Alienators. You have the ability to scale ladders, girders and ropes, and traverse mysterious maxes to quickly find the bombs. Only you know how to defuse them.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Master System – 1991 – Sega – action/platformer – 1 player – 500 points – age 3+

Got ready for a second helping of the original Sonc the Hedgehog with the Sega MAster System remake of Sonic’s debut adventure! This version of the classic platformer game sports new stages, mew bosses and a level map.

Remember hunting through the Special Stages for Chaos Emeralds? Now they’ve hidden in the regular stages, so get hunting! But don’t worry, the Special Stages are still here with other prizes for you to pick up.

With a host of new Zones exclusive to this version and a showdown with the evil Dr Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnic) at the end of each Zone, what are you waiting for? Let’s get to it!