March 12th is when Sonic fans in Europe will want to mark their calenders for Sonic Classic Collection on Nintendo DS. The collection includes ports of the major Sonic Genesis / Megadrive titles including Sonic the Hedgehog 1 through 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, but there is some good news and bad news about this compilation.
The good news, there is a added quick save and quick load feature available that players can use almost all the time on the bottom screen. A few exceptions being certain hazardous areas. The bottom screen also contains story bits or other information related to the title.
The bad news, which honestly isn’t all that bad, is 2-player support has been dropped from the games in the collection that featured it. Honestly, you never really hear anyone talk about the 2-player mode in Sonic games nowadays, so I doubt it is a deal breaker. It might have been nice for some 2-player single cart play or something of the sort though.