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.
(Mult cut source: GoNintendo)
(Release date source: ONM)
(Bottom Screen details: Siliconera)
I’m not sure if we have any members from Spain. In case you do happen to be from Spain and happen to like Sonic as well, you may want to grab the limited edition version of Sonic Classic Collection for the DS.
In addition to the game, which has the original three Genesis / Mega Drive Sonic titles along with Sonic & Knuckles, players will be able to grab themselves a tin case, a small Sonic figure (5CM), and five cards.
As of right now this deal is exclusive to Spain, so be sure to cross your fingers that the limited edition heads to your region.
Sonic Classic Collection currently has a March 2010 release window.
(Source: Escudaron Pikmin)
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Early next year you will be able to take Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles on the go with your Nintendo DS. Four classic Genesis/Mega Drive sonic titles all in one cartridge.
Also included in the package will be some special videos and pictures that you can look at while you aren’t reliving the early 90’s.
Sonic Classic Collection is due out some time in March 2010 for Europe. Release dates have not been announced for any other regions.
You can check out some screens after the jump….but chances are you probably already know what it looks like.
(Source: Sega and Sega Europe Blog)
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