Dreamcast Collection Is A Paltry Four Game Package

By Spencer . January 14, 2011 . 1:21am

sonicaSega formally announced Dreamcast Collection today, which Gamestop leaked much earlier. With only four games, Collection probably wasn’t the best subtitle choice.

 

You get Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5 Part 2, and Sega Bass Fishing on disc. All four titles will also be available as Xbox Live Arcade downloads for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) a piece. I suppose that makes Dreamcast Collection a "deal," if Sega sticks to the $29.99 price Gamestop had the compilation listed for.

 

While Gamestop pegged Dreamcast Collection for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the press release only lists PC and Xbox 360 title. Dreamcast Collection makes its debut in North America on February 22 and February 25 in Europe.


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  • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

    This is pathetic. I really do feel Sega has dropped the ball on this one.

    Perhaps it’s a lot of work to port Dreamcast titles over to XBLA but when you plan to release something called “Dreamcast Collection” with little information till now, your bound to get us Dreamcast fans hopes up :(

    Also, could we pick up steam on Dreamcast games comng to XBLA :D

  • krokounleashed

    Uh, nice rip-off SEGA. When they’re 16:9 then maybe I would consider to buy it. But I guess the will have just the crappy xbla/psn-ports in there.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/innocent_sin Gyro Zeppeli

    Wait, who actually got their hopes up for this? It seemed pretty obvious that it would just be a compilation of Sega’s PSN and XBL DC ports.

    • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

      Yeah there was always that thought. But you know most of us Dreamcast fans… Rose tinted specs, head in the clouds and so when something called “Dreamcast Collection” comes along we start giving Sega the benefit of the doubt. Sigh.

  • kupomogli

    Release a 720p Phantasy Star Online/Shenmue Collection, Sega. We don’t care that it’s only six games(four games if you count that PSO 2 and 4 are technically expansions.) That’s what you call a real collection. Not this crap.

    I heard great things about Sonic Adventure so when Sega recently had a PSN sale purchased both Sonic Adventure and the additional DX upgrade. I’ve only played Sonic the Hedgehog(PS360) one time but I can probably say the game is far better than Sonic Adventure. There is one thing from all this I can safely assume. Most gamers have no taste at all when it comes to good games.

  • Perpetual636

    I still play my Dreamcast to this day. I think it would of been great if Jet Grind Radio was on there. I recently picked it up on Amazon and would love to see an HD remake or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shiloh-Emerald/100001426346359 Shiloh Emerald

    Wheres Skies of Arcadia and Jet Grind Radioooooooooooooooooooooo?!!

  • malek86

    Oh, Sega, just do a JSR + JSRF compilation and sell it for $30 or something. It will be totally worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    You know how normally I’d be all, “Where’s the PS3 version?”

    Well, I’m not doing that this time. In fact, I can’t see how anyone with any system would want this. Sega Bass Fishing?!? Really, Sega? Out of all the vast Dreamcast library, THAT is one of the games you thought you should give us? Not to mention the fact that Sonic Adventure has aged horribly and Crazy Taxi was never really good. As someone who proudly bought a Dreamcast first day, this collection is a disgrace.

    No Skies of Arcadia. No Jet Grind Radio. No Shenmue. No House of the Dead 2. Instead, we get the bottom of the barrel. No, this isn’t even the bottom. This is the barnacles that are UNDER the barrel.

    • krokounleashed

      Dude, I’m gonna up down up down chu chu chu~ you for this comment. beside this fact: Yes, this collection sucks. But not because of the quality of the games. Because they are already on psn/xbla or will be released there. Also not 16:9 sucks.

    • Zero_Destiny

      lol Bundle is lame, way better games to chose from but I still think Sonic Adventure hasn’t aged as bad as you make it out (though maybe it’s because I’m comparing it to the horrible recent games) and I still love Crazy Taxi. But yeah these are definitely not the games I would put in this kind of bundle.

    • mirumu

      I agree with you, although I have to say Sega Bass Fishing is still a pretty fun game in it’s own way. I can’t fathom why they’d have put it in this collection though as you say.

      I really liked Crazy Taxi, in part because it’s tied in to memories at a great time of my life, but by changing the music and removing the real-world company names it’s not the same experience it was in 99.

      Any of the other games you mention would have made it a must buy. Instead it’s just…meh.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

    What a stupid choice of games for this so-called, “collection”, lol. If you were going to add four, you know what would have made people happy? I’ll tell you.

    1. Shenmue
    2. Jet Grind Radio
    3. Skies of Arcadia
    4: Street Fighter IIIrd Strike

    Don’t even try to deny it either. People would have creamed their pants for that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      Street Fighter is a Capcom game, not a Sega one. Same with Power Stone, so neither could be in a Sega collection, anyway.

      Not to mention there are plenty of places to get SFIII (SF Collection, the upcoming online version, etc…). If you were going to list a Capcom fighting game for the Dreamcast, there’s a lot better ones that are harder to acquire.

      • neo_firenze

        There’s also the issue that the DC Third Strike is not as good a port as the PS2/360 versions. And Capcom is releasing Third Strike online on XBLA/PSN this year.

        • krokounleashed

          Dude, the Xbox-Version sucks balls. DC-Version > Xbox.

          • Zero_Destiny

            lol As someone who still has and loves his Dreamcast your so right. Forget the Xbox versions nothing bets owning the games themselves lol

          • neon6

            You mean how the DC/PS2 versions having the most consistent speed (offline Xbox 360 matches have some lag), custom color editing, custom music (that you can edit to start and stop for every match), and many other benefits better that make it better than the newer versions? With the only real improvement with newer versions being online play?

          • neo_firenze

            Um… sorry but if you’re talking arcade-perfect, DC is the worst port of 3rd Strike. This is not a very controversial statement in the hardcore SF community, it’s pretty well accepted as PS2>Xbox>DC, just ask around on shoryuken or similar community sites.

            I’ve actually own it in four forms – Japanese DC release, US and JPN PS2, and US Xbox. Xbox 360 does have some problems with emulation of the Xbox version, but on an original Xbox it’s perfect (as is the PS2). DC has some graphical issues, the sound is different, and there are some slight timing difference.

            Now, for MvC2 or CvS2, DC is THE way to go because those games were on the Naomi arcade platform (essentially the same as a DC). But 3rd Strike was on Capcom’s CPS3 hardware and it wasn’t as perfect as Capcom’s Naomi > DC ports.

      • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

        Oh yeah. You mean kind of like how Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection was just for Sonic games on the Genesis? Oh, that’s right..there were games besides Sonic on there too :P

        Sega should know better than anybody that they only had a handful of good titles on their own console, the Dreamcast. They would be stupid to not add something into that collection outside of Sega titles. However, if the last game MUST be a Sega title, then I retract Street Fighter IIIrd Strike and say we replace it with Phantasy Star Online.

        Oh and just as a note to the dudes arguing about what port is better, it doesn’t matter if the PS2 is or isn’t. This is a “collection” for DREAMCAST games, so your point is moot. If it was up to me though, I’d throw in Project Justice for the fighting game, but IIIrd Strike was more popular *shrugs*

        /rant

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

          Uh, what are you talking about? There are NO third party titles on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. It’s all first party titles. Any collection put out by Sega would have to be one of first party only titles.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jstack Jon Stachewicz

    You can get a used Dreamcast with all the bells and whistles for less than that. It’s a much better investment too

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Great just great, I already have Sonic Collection and people said Crazy Taxi was modified from its original form in music or something so I would just wanna play it in its unadulterated form.

    Why not skies of arcadia? Im tired of having to search stores for the gamecube version to come up short.

    • thebanditking

      I don’t think “unadulterated” would be the right word for Crazy Taxi, lol. They did take out all of the licensing for KFC, Pizza Hut, Fila and replacedall the original punk rock tracks

  • http://www.facebook.com/Robborboy Paul ‘Chinny’ Chinn

    Three awesome games and one pretty good game is paltry for a “collection”? Are you kidding me? Sure it may lack a few other games that I would like to see, but all of these are one I want as well. And it’s likely should this sell well they will put together another set.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Quick, Capcom, capitalize on Sega’s idiocy and release a DC’s Lost Fighting Gems Collection with Powerstone 2, Project Justice, Tech Romancer, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure! (As some have noted, all the SF games have tons of ports already)

    …So many things wrong with Sega’s collection, for reasons which Charles has already noted. Also, chances are, if you wanted Sonic & Crazy Taxi you’ve probably already bought the them on XBLA and would be hard pressed to pay $30 for Space Channel 5 and Bass Fishing.

    Just look at the Genesis collection for the Dreamcast. That was awesome and this should have been like that.

    • mirumu

      Oh wow, great suggestion. I would buy that fighting gems collection in an instant. It may only be four games, but four of the best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

      Good suggestion on the Capcom front.

    • daizyujin

      Add me in as well. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

  • thebanditking

    Yeah this is really weak, I mean come on. Dynamite Cop would have been a better addition then Bass Fishing or the horrible Crazy Taxi port. Honestly they should have put Sonic Adventure 1&2 Jet Grind Radio, House of the Dead 2 (move support), and Skies of Arcadia just to round it out.

  • doubleO7

    If thats all thats in this set, then there will likely be a “Dreamcast Collection 2″ or 3 (or more).

    They have so many great DC games at their disposal that I find it unlikely that this will be the only one of these collections. I hope the next one will have Sonic Adventure 2 and/or Shenmue.

  • PrinceHeir

    where the hell is Pepsiman, Shenmue, Jet Set Radio?

  • Guest

    Great, selling yet another port of Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure. Fucking game companies, how do they work?

  • cj_iwakura

    Space Channel 5 Part 2 is a fine choice. One for MJ.

  • daizyujin

    Four titles would be fine but making them such a disjointed collection is crazy. Sonic Adventure is a worthy title, Crazy Taxi would be if it was actually a good port but with the music removed, it ruins it IMHO. Sega Bass Fishing? Really? And even more strange, where the heck is Space Channel 5 Part 1?

    I understand why Power Stone isn’t coming as that is not a Sega property, but where is Shenmue, Jet Set Radio, Sega Rally 2, Skies of Arcadia, or one of the tons of other games that are more highly rated and more fitting for a port. Hell it would have been better had they just replaced Sega Bass Fishing with SC5 Part 1.

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