Sonic Classic Collection Brings Genesis Sonic To DS

By Spencer . December 1, 2009 . 11:56am

imageAfter two leaks, Sega officially announced Sonic Classic Collection for Europe.


And it’s exactly what it sounds like, classic Sonic games on a Nintendo DS cart. The compilation includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. What no Sonic Spinball?


Sega says the games will be “optimised to take full advantage of the Nintendo DS” and include a quicksave feature. Sonic fans can look forward to unlocking goodies like videos and pictures. Europe gets the game in March 2010. We’re asking about a possible North American version.


Update: Confirmed for North America as a “spring 2010” release.

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  • No Sonic 3 & Knuckles? :(

  • lordgeo

    What’s with the first screenshot showing Sonic and Knuckles at the same time during the first Eggman battle from Sonic & Knuckles? That’s not possible in the original game, unless Sega is adding in a special co-op mode for some of these games… Which would be very cool.

    • EdgeKun

      Was wondering the exact same thing! What manner of Black Magic is this???

      Also, a cart with specifically S1 -> S&K seems like it’s begging for all the different lock-on carts. Sega, you had better not ditch S3&K and fail me. D:

  • eliel


  • Saturnus

    Sweet. I remember I got a Sonic mega collection for PC and played it all the time. ahh, such good memories…

  • Chow

    I wonder how the scaling is in this game, like, if it will be squashed lossy scaling, smooth scaling, or just plain cropping of the original. Or maybe a mixture of both.

  • malek86

    Only those four games? Bah.

  • “Sonic Spinball”. Oh, that game drove my 8 year old brain up the wall.Sean Ratcliffe, Vice-President of Marketing for SEGA America, already commented on this so I guess that kind or seals a U.S. release.

  • maxchain

    Eh, wake me up when they announce they’re giving this one the Sonic Jam treatment, with Time Attacks and a museum you navigate on foot. Heck, just port Sonic Jam.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I love the classic Sonic games, but seriously, why can’t Sega remake them instead of re-releasing the same ones? Wouldn’t a Sonic 3/Sonic & Knuckles DS remake be perfect? Like, New Super Mario Bros-style.

    Or even the first Sonic… Or the second…

  • Do Want.

  • Kuza21

    This is all cool and stuff but seriously, I have all the classic sonic games on my PSP already so I’m not buying this. and what the hell happened to the sonic game they announced back in early September!?

    • It’s “targeted” for 2010, and there’s not much else said about it.

      Maybe Sega is pushing this Sonic DS game to keep part of the new game in people’s mind till release? I don’t know, but I love these games so much and the music that appeared in 1 through K are my all time favorites, it’s just hard for me to refuse a port of them. The only port that didn’t work out so well was the GBA one.
      I’m also interested in seeing what slight changes there are in these.

  • Joanna

    oh those screenshots bring back memories. I no longer have my genesis so I’ll be picking this up. :D

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