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SEGA Smash Pack (Windows)

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Written by  :  MasterMegid (897)
Written on  :  May 07, 2006
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Summary

What a smashing compilation!

The Good

Sega Smash Pack, packs 8 classic Sega Genesis games. It retailed at budget game price. I bought this collection mainly for Phantasy Star II. But you that all the games packed hours upon hours of entertainment. Sega Smash Pack is a cheap and legal alternative to emulation

Altered Beast, Super Shinobi, Columns, Vectorman, Outrun, Golden Axe, Sonic Spinball, and Phantasy Star II, all on one disc for 20 bucks! All the games play great as good as the originals but with better resolution due to the PC’s monitor. These games were all great when they were new a still pack loads of fun. Phantasy Star II alone packs about 40 hours of gameplay.

The Graphics are still good. This is probably because they were ahead of there time, so do not look that bad even by today’s standards. Some games look better than others. Shinobi looks better than Altered Beast for example.

All the music and sounds are intact and still sound good. Particularly Yuzo Koshiro’s Shinobi score. And Bo’s Phantasy Star II score.

All the classic games are here and play as well as they did a decade ago.

The Bad

The bad. On some systems the sound screws up. And there could have been more games.

The Bottom Line

Overall I would recommend this one to fans of older games. If you loved these games 10 years ago you still will.