SEGA 3D Classics Collection


Let’s start this review by saying that we prefer our games on physical media! Nothing beats holding something tangible in your hands. We already downloaded some of the games from the SEGA 3D CLASSICS COLLECTION, but having all games bundled on the one cart, some that had never been released outside of Japan, was a temptation too great to pass.

This highly anticipated COLLECTION is available now at all good gaming stores around Australia. The compilation consists of nine classic SEGA titles, all beautifully remastered in stereoscopic 3D with some extra bells and whistles (features) thrown in for good measure.


The CLASSICS COLLECTION hosts SEGA favourites like Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, Altered Beast and never-before-released Nintendo 3DS games including Puyo Puyo 2, Power Drift, Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II (W and The Tears of Opa-Opa).

The big question now is, how do these SEGA classics play on Nintendo’s 3DS? Well, let’s just say that SEGA has not disappointed. With pretty much every genre covered, from driving, platforming, shoot’em up, to side-scrolling beat’em ups, maze crawlers and head-to-head puzzle games, there is something for everyone. You may have heard or read that Altered Beast and Thunder Blade are the weakest of the 3D remastered SEGA games, but let us assure you, they are faithful arcade conversions, that play, look and sound even better than their arcade counterparts! You’ll be hard pressed to find a weak game in the lineup, with your only problem being, what to play first. With that said, the stand out game of the COLLECTION for us is Power Drift! It is as close to having the real arcade driving experience without having the bulky machine in your living room – and you can play it on the go!

With 9 classic games remastered in 3D, multiplayer (local 2-player) mode on Puyo Puyo 2 and Altered Beast, pack art design by Ken Sugimori (Pokemon Art Director), plus Power Drift (and Puyo Puyo 2) making their Western debuts, there is only one logical conclusion, the SEGA 3D CLASSICS COLLECTION is a must get for your Nintendo 3DS!

source: SEGA Europe

Review copy supplied by Five Star Games.


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Coming To America: Sega 3D Classics Collection

Sega3DClassicsTITLEJust like Eddie Murphy did in Coming To America, Sega is coming with its Sega 3D Classics Collection to North America on April 26, 2016 (pre-orders have already started!). We did ask Sega if there were plans on releasing this awesome retro collection in Australia, alas, we are still waiting on a response.

Taking a peek inside this collection, we find that Sega has thrown in five of their previously released 3D titles, two never released outside-of-Japan 3D titles, and a pair of rarities never before released on the 3DS! For those inquisitive types, here is the breakdown of games in the collection:

Previously released titles:

  • Fantasy Zone II W
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Thunder Blade
  • Galaxy Force II
  • Altered Beast

Two never released outside-of-Japan titles:

  • Power Drift
  • Puyo Puyo 2

Two bonus (never released) titles:

  • Fantasy Zone II
  • Maze Walker

The  Sega 3D Classics Collection will be released at a price of USD$29.99 and CA$44.99 for the Nintendo 3DS system in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The superb retail packaging will feature original artwork by Pokémon art director, Ken Sugimori.

Wow! For the time being this Sega 3D Classic Collection looks like it will be exclusive for our very lucky North American friends. We all hope that Sega don’t forget the rest of us!

Image source: Sega Of America


Console War: 3DS vs PS Vita


Finally, we are privy to the conversation between Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s PS Vita. So what is the conversation about? Let’s just say that the poor little PS Vita is after some friendly advice from the 3DS. This may start a Nintendo vs Sony war!

source: The Warp Zone