Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection 2

Retro Video Game CollectionOn Saturday I managed to grab a copy of the much awaited (by me, at least) Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection. A disc filled with over 40 classics from the 16-bit era. Being the nostalgic nutter that I am, I was in heaven.

Okay, I was almost in heaven. This “ultimate” collection of games isn’t quite what I would consider ultimate. Infact, with little effort I actually managed to think up over 40 games I felt were missing.

These were as follows (in no particular order):

  • Desert Strike
  • Wonderboy in Monster World
  • Super Hang On
  • Out Run (arcade)
  • After Burner (arcade)
  • Zombies (Ate My Neighbours?)
  • General Chaos
  • Mortal Kombat 1, 2, (ultimate 3 already on Xbox live arcade)
  • (street fighter 2 also already on Xbox live arcade)
  • Sonic 2 + Sonic & Knuckles (combined – I’m aware they are on the disc separately)
  • Sonic 3 + Sonic & Knuckles (combined)
  • Castle of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse)
  • World of Illusion
  • Micro Machines
  • The Revenge of Shinobi
  • Eternal Champions
  • Two Crude Dudes
  • Rocket Knight Adventures
  • Road Rash 1, 2, 3
  • Captain America and The Avengers
  • Chuck Rock 1, 2
  • The Chaos Engine
  • Quackshot
  • Earthwork Jim 1, 2
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • The Immortal
  • Lemmings 1, 2
  • Lotus Turbo Challenge
  • Mega Bomberman (although Xbox live has a 3D one, this was awesome)
  • Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
  • Mutant League Football
  • Rolo to the Rescue
  • Sword of Vermillion
  • Terminator 2 (T2): The Arcade Game
  • Tiny Toon Adventures Busters Hidden Treasure
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Batman (possibly a slightly biased addition)

Okay, so Sega doesn’t own the rights to re-distribute all of these (I think?), nor are all of them classics in everyone’s eyes, but you get the general idea. There are plenty of games to warrant the release of Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection 2 or possibly even some DLC to add a few of these to the archive. So Sega, if you manage to stumble accross this page, please make my dreams come true. If you are a Nintendo employee, please also release a NES/SNES collection (eventhough I know it’s 99.9% unlikely). Still, a man can dream.

In the meantime, I am going to enjoy playing through the current Sega Mega Drive: Ultimate Collection

Matt has been hooked on games since he received his first console (a SEGA Mega Drive) for his 7th birthday. He now spends most of his time on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS, but will use any excuse for a retro gaming night.

Posted on March 2, 2009 | Last modified: 11th March 2015