Sonic Classic Collection Locking On To DS

By Spencer . November 19, 2009 . 11:48pm

image Another Sonic the Hedgehog collection? Yep, it looks that way since Australia’s OFLC rated a game called Sonic Classic Collection for the Nintendo DS.


Sega has yet to announce it, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a bunch of Genesis era Sonic games on a Nintendo DS cart. With all of the other Sega re-releases on the market, Sonic Classic Collection needs something to make it standout. Something like Knuckles’ Chaotix or a prototype to play with. Wishful thinking, I know.

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  • speedstersonic

    How about actually making Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles actually connectable!? This has been the most annoying thing about all the Sega Collections. Is it really asking that much? Knuckles Chaotix would also be awesome as that’s the only Sonic game I haven’t played.

  • malek86

    Honestly, we’ve played the Megadrive-era Sonic games in different patforms, more times than we’ve got the Master Sword in any Zelda game. And that’s saying a lot.

    They really need to put in there something not many people have played. Like Sonic-R, Sonic CD, or Chaotix.

    • Tokyo Guy

      How about Sega actually puts in a good NEW Sonic game to surprise everyone? I mean seriously, you have a good point. When will this company stop porting old games that people actually liked and wake up to reality that everything it makes now is crap. Can anyone actually name a GOOD Sonic game made…since the 16-Bit era? (Though I suppose the first Sonic Adventure was OK).

      • speedstersonic

        Sonic CD, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Advance 1,2,& 3, Sonic Rush, Sonic Pocket Adventure. I personally liked Adventure 2 and Dark Brotherhood, but I do realize those aren’t many fans’ favorites. Project Needlemouse is sounding to be pretty promising as it’s supposed to be all the good parts of Unleashed, AKA the 3D side-scrolling parts.

        • Tokyo Guy

          OH I totally forgot about Sonic Pocket Adventure. That game was reason enough to own the NGPC. FANTASTIC. (But IIRC wasn’t it just a remix of Sonic 2?). And yes, Project Needlemouse does indeed seem promising; I liked Sonic Unleashed but the pointless town segments killed it for me. Why can’t we just have a Sonic game that is about the stages themselves, and the speed? Why has the series been transformed into some kind of action-RPG?

          • malek86

            I liked the Sonic/Shadow levels in SA2. There was a sense of speed. Maybe they should have done a game about those – and just those. No other crappy gameplay mechanics.

      • “Can anyone actually name a GOOD Sonic game made…since the 16-Bit era?”Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, Heroes, Advance games, Rush games, Secret Rings, HD Unleashed..Hit or miss for many but damn, there’s only like 2-3 lately that deserved the hate. It seems while many side games in the past were hated now it is the main game’s turns… what a rollercoaster.And Needlemouse will be fine, most of the complaints have been for the 3D games with 3D gameplay. Needlemouse is 2D.

        • lostinblue

          Secret Rings was AWESOME.

          I want more Sonic games like that.

      • kupomogli

        Now I agree with the Sonic thing and that Sega has been porting over the same Sonic games for years now. PS2, 360, PS3, GBA, NES(jk) and every Sonic game they’ve pushed out since the Dreamcast died has sucked, but all the games they make don’t suck.

        Feel the Magic, Rub Rabbits, Virtua Fighter 5, Valkyria Chronicles, Phantasy Star Portable, and Yakuza 3 are really good games. I haven’t played Phantasy Star 0 yet but also getting mixed reviews from people(may be good but just not on a PSO level.)

        • I don’t think anyone was questioning Sega in general.
          But all of the Sonic games? I can understand the 3D games but the handheld platformers are far from bad, maybe except Advance 2..

          • kupomogli

            Maybe not all. In this gen I’ve only played the console Sonic games and really didn’t like them.

            I have played all the GBA ones though.

  • jarrodand

    I’m cautiously excited. Hopefully it’s M2 though, if it’s Backbone then forget it.

    • Yeah seeing what happened to the GBA port I would be worried too.. but then again this needs something to tempt me to own the games yet again.

      • jarrodand

        Well, if it’s M2 I’d expect some nice bonus content (and probably all regional versions of Sonic 1-3k) considering how they handheld the Sega Ages Collections on PS2. Actually, I’d really like to see M2 transition the Sega Ages line wholesale to DS in the future, since they seem to have stopped PS2 production.

  • EdgeKun

    As long as Sonic 3 & Knuckles is included in such a collection, I will be satisfied.

  • Chow

    Hopefully, this won’t play like “Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis” on the GBA and be truthful to the originals.

  • lordgeo

    Hopefully this is true and ends up being a great collection. I would hope for these titles (some are true hopes, others are just expectations):
    Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles (plus the lock-on games), Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Spinball, Sonic 1 (Master System), Sonic 2 (MS), Sonic Chaos (MS), Sonic Triple Trouble, and Knuckles’ Chaotix… And bit on high hopes, but we’ll just have to see. Either way, I would not expect Sonic CD to be in this collection by far.

  • maxchain

    Since we’re waxing hypothetical, if I were behind the wheel of this one, I’d adopt that superb hack Sonic 1 Megamix and make it the headliner. Now there’s a true labor of love, which is more than can be said for, well… most of these compilations.

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