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Sonic Classic Collection (Nintendo DS)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
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Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.7


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83
Official Nintendo Magazine
It's not a great port and we'd have liked more content, but the quality gameplay shines through.
80
Kombo.com
Despite a bad sound effect here and a dropped frame there, this is still Sonic the Hedgehog at his old fashioned finest. All of the single-player levels, playable characters, reliable physics, and bonus games are joyfully intact. Young players who have never been to Green Hill Zone nor explored Sandopolis Zone should not hesitate to dig into these adventures, while those who remember and still enjoy these games from years ago will still find fun here even if the experience isn't 100% faithful to the original Genesis rendition. It seems like a cheap shot to tear apart little inconsequential glitches in such detail, but when a classic game like Sonic the Hedgehog that is so deeply ingrained into gamer DNA is presented with even minor defects, one's gaming "Spidey sense" can't help but tingle that something is just not right. Still, it's perfectly enjoyable and probably as good as it gets from the modern incarnation of Sega.
80
videogamer.com
Sonic Classic Collection, despite being bare bones in the extreme, still comes recommended. You're getting four great platform games from the Mega Drive, playable on the DS for the first time. A bit more bang for your buck would have been great, but retro gaming still doesn't get much better than this.
80
Fragland.net
Do we need to say a lot more about Sonic Classic Collection? Sonic is extremely well-known, it's a top platform title, you get four of the best titles of the series on one cartridge and you can now take the blue hedgehog anywhere you want. That's all we need, I would think! Only fans who have played the games already tons of time will be left sitting on their hunger a bit.
78
GamingXP
Was macht die Faszination der „Sonic“-Reihe aus? Ich denke, es ist der Mix aus Punktejagd, wahnwitziger Geschwindigkeit (Speedruns sei eingedenk!), abgedrehten Elementen und klassischem Jump 'n' Run gemixt mit Bonuslevels und vielen Geheimnissen in jedem Teil der Reihe, der es geschafft hat, weltweit Millionen Fans hinter sich zu versammeln. Sega bringt nun alle vier Spiele zu einem Preis mit Bonus und einsteigerfreundlicher Anleitung und Menüführung neu auf den Markt – diesmal für den NDS. Für Jump 'n' Run-Fans, die das Original noch nicht kennen, aber auch für Retra-Liebhaber ist die Sammlung mehr oder minder ein Pflichtkauf – auch wenn es technisch manchmal etwas ruckelt. Das Flair stimmt auf jeden Fall ... der blaue Igel als Original ist zurück!
75
Meristation
Sonic Classic Collection es un recopilatorio interesante, con un puñado de títulos de alta calidad que mantienen su carisma a pesar de los años transcurridos. Divertidos, largos, con un gran diseño y una jugabilidad intensa e inolvidable, no nos cansaremos nunca de disfrutar de las joyas de Sonic. No obstante, se echan en falta extras en este recopilatorio, ya que simplemente se han cogido los títulos originales y se han emulado en una Nintendo DS; tal vez se podría haber incluido algún otro juego más para suplir la ausencia de galerías de imágenes más completas o vídeos. Pese a todo, sigue siendo una gran alternativa para los amantes del erizo azul y para aquellos que no hayan disfrutado nunca de las entregas originales. Además, la edición española exclusiva viene acompañada de cinco tarjetas y una figura de Sonic, lo cual es muy de agradecer. Un buen homenaje al erizo azul.
75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Sonic Classic Collection isn’t the best Sonic compilation around (those would be Sonic Jam and Sonic Mega Collection). There are many other ways to play and enjoy these classic games (that too in HD), courtesy of XBLA, PSN, WiiWare and the many other Sega Mega Drive compilations. That said, Sonic Classic Collection still successfully accomplishes what it meant to do, which is to provide some of the greatest platformers of all time in one convenient portable package. So for now, there is no better way to enjoy the Mega Drive Sonic games in portable form than with Sonic Classic Collection.
73
Vandal Online
Es una pena que la compañía nipona no hubiese aprovechado la ocasión para trabajar un poco más en el resultado final, mejorando la presentación y añadiendo algunos extras o logros que motivasen un poco más al jugador, como podría ser diferentes personajes del universo Sonic para pasarse los juegos. Tampoco sobraría la inclusión de un modo para dos jugadores en los títulos de Sonic 2 en adelante, que hiciese uso de la conectividad inalámbrica entre portátiles, permitiendo jugar una misma fase mientras que un jugador maneja a Sonic y otro, por ejemplo, a Knuckles. Habrá que esperar a la aparición de Sonic 4 para ver cómo evolucionará la mascota de Sega y en qué plataformas lo hará, y para amenizar la espera nada mejor que darle un buen repaso a sus inicios en Green Hill.
70
3D Juegos
Sonic Classic Collection es una recopilación de los mejores Sonic de la 16 bits de Megadrive que han sido devueltos a la vida en Nintendo DS. El cartucho no aporta nada nuevo ni aprovecha las capacidades técnicas ni jugables de la consola, aunque el juego tiene un pequeño valor añadido en ilustraciones y su propia edición en caja de juego, pero su interior se presenta algo escaso. Una serie de fallos gráficos y prácticamente ninguna novedad destacable no van a ayudar a que este recopilatorio pase a la historia, aunque sí será bien recibido por los muchos seguidores de los Sonic de antaño.
70
Gamer.nl
Sonic heeft de tand des tijds goed doorstaan. De vier Sonic-spellen in deze verzameling bieden liefhebbers van de klassieke Sonic-ervaring precies wat ze willen, maar geeft ons nergens iets wat we nog niet eerder op een andere console gespeeld hebben.
70
InsideGamer
Sonic Classic Collection is een mooie verzameling van vier goede oude Sonic-games, die je heel wat uren kunnen vermaken. De kans is groot dat je ze al een keer op een ander platform hebt gespeeld, maar toch blijven de Sonic-games uit de MegaDrive-periode vermakelijk genoeg om ze ook op de Nintendo DS te spelen. De collectie excelleert nergens, maar straalt pure degelijkheid uit.
70
D+PAD Magazine
Fun, challenging and frustrating in just the right measures, the collection highlights the respect Sonic holds as an old-school entity, even though the years that followed spelt disaster and led to his dethroning as a modern icon. The games here do have their flaws – for example, there’s no charge spin in the first game, spikes pop out just when you’ve picked up a reasonable speed and the projectiles are even more irritating than before as you struggle to make them out on the smaller screen – but they remain the pinnacle of 2D gaming irrespective of this and represent the best that gaming had to offer in the early-to-mid 90’s. With Sonic 4 looking to bring our hero speeding into the modern era minus the bloated cast of unwelcome characters, there’s never been a better time to take one of gaming’s most cherished mascots for a spin.
70
Nintendo Life
Sonic Classic Collection could have been a true must-have for DS-owning Sonic fans, but sadly it’s marred by enough small issues to put you off playing for too long. The games themselves still shine, just not as brightly as they should.
70
IGN
Sonic Classic Collection is a good, but flawed compilation for the Nintendo DS that just screams “small budget, short development cycle!” It is what it is: four great Sonic games accurately ported to a half-assed compilation.
65
Play.tm
I love the early Sonic games as much as the next gamer but honestly, does the world really need another port to another console? It's not that the port itself is poor (no frills yes, but not poor) it's just that its all going to feel a little pointless to the majority of gamers who are likely to be interested. If you want a Sonic game on your DS and accept that its offering nothing new then fine, this is perfect for you. However, despite the undeniable quality of the games themselves, for everyone else who's probably played these exact games various times before, the motivation to put your hand in your pocket is probably a lot weaker.
65
GameFocus
If you are a die-hard Sonic Classic fan that owns a DS and you have managed to avoid every single re-re-release of Sonic The Hedgehog known to man, yes, this DS collection might be worth checking out. Just be prepared to see your heart break into little pieces of disappointment.
60
N-Europe
While the look, sound and feel of these classics evokes many memories; the quality of the port brings this excitement down. There are much better ports and compilations on other consoles, and the original games and a second hand Mega Drive are cheap. So the only reason to purchase this collection is if you just need to own Sonic the Hedgehog on every device in creation.
55
JeuxActu
Par cette note, ce n'est pas la qualité intrinsèque des titres, excellente au demeurant, qui est critiquée mais plutôt la démarche qui se cache derrière. SEGA surfe sur la notoriété de Sonic, de la DS et sur la fibre nostalgique des joueurs pour sortir une énième compilation qui ne propose rien d'original. Ajouter un système de sauvegarde est une bonne idée mais amputer ces titres des modes multijoueurs reste un coup bas. Difficile aussi de ressentir une grande satisfaction au regard du frame rate qui est inférieurs aux versions des années 90'. Et ce ne sont pas les quelques artworks qui réconforteront les joueurs. On préfèrera donc ressortir notre bonne vieille Megadrive en attendant Sonic 4 the Hedgehog.
50
AceGamez
While there’s some fun to be had revisiting Sega’s favourite mascot in his original adventures there are better ways to do it than on DS. For the same price, you can probably find a secondhand Genesis and enjoy the game as it was meant to be, scan lines and all. With only a handful of character art, all of which is unlocked from the start, making up the promised extra features, the Classic Collection reeks of a project with a rushed development cycle that was slapped together at the last minute to cash in on the attention Sega have received thanks to the upcoming Sonic 4. This really is nothing more than lazy emulation of a much loved series. My childhood friend may not have betrayed me totally but I certainly don’t trust his family any more.
50
Eurogamer.es
No basta con incluir joyas así tal cual y realizar una adaptación de cualquier manera. Siguen siendo jugables, divertidos e intensos pero no deja de resultar un pequeño desastre en comparación con sus versiones originales y ese aura de excesiva dejadez que rebosa al ser jugado es desgraciadamente inconfundible.
27
4Players.de
Für die Sonic Classic Collection spricht, dass Sonic in 2D immer noch besser aussieht als jede seiner Verwurstungen in der dritten Dimension - daran kann nicht mal die zerstückelte Auflösung etwas ändern. Außerdem ist es außerhalb von Emulatoren eine der wenigen Möglichkeiten, die Klassiker auch unterwegs zu spielen. Aber die Lieblosigkeit der Umsetzung vermiest mir die Freude deutlich: Die hochgepriesene Speicherfunktion ist ein Hohn und kann geflissentlich ignoriert werden, die Abwesenheit des Sonic 2-Mehrspielermodus' wird zähneknirschend hingenommen - aber die ruckelige Grafik kann und darf einfach nicht sein, wenn es auf blitzschnelle Reaktionen bei Höchstgeschwindigkeit ankommt! Ohne Frage sind die vier Spiele Klassiker, die jeder gespielt haben sollte - aber verzichtet man auf das Pro der Mobilität, sollte man lieber zu den XBLA-Fassungen greifen, die in jeder Hinsicht tausend Mal besser sind. Diese Sammlung braucht kein Mensch, nicht mal der härteste Sonic-Fanboy.