Sega Genesis Collection, Playstation 2 PS2, Game Complete (SLUS-21542)

Product Information:
This collection includes games created for Sega's 16-bit Genesis, emulated for play on PS2. Featured are 28 ready-to-play titles, including old favorites such as Columns, Flicky, Kid Chameleon, Virtua Fighter 2 (2D), and Altered Beast, and multiple games in the Golden Axe, Ecco the Dolphin, Phantasy Star, Shinobi, and Sonic the Hedgehog series. Emulations of Sega's arcade games of the era, along with Genesis developer interviews and bonus preview content, can be unlocked through diligent play. Complete with disk, manual, case, and original artwork. Guaranteed to work!

Product Identifiers:
Publisher: Sega of America, Inc.
Game: Sega Genesis Collection
UPC: 010086631111
MFG Serial Code: SLUS-21542

Key Features:
Platform: Sony PlayStation 2
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
ESRB Descriptor: Animated Blood, Violence
Genre: Compilation

Tech Details:
Control Elements: Gamepad/Joystick
Number of Players: 1-2
Release Year: 2006

Game Special Features:     
Play alone or challenge a friend to several different types of gameplay
Unlock several bonus arcade games, videos, interviews, and artwork
Play through a variety of classic Sega Genesis games including Columns, Comix Zone, and Golden Axe

Review:
This is one of the best collections out there - you get 28 games plus a ton of extra features for about sixteen to seventeen bucks, that's like 60 to 65 cents per game! Aside from the 28 Genesis games you also get 5 original Sega arcade games along with 10 different interviews and a couple of trailers. You can access the options screen at any time during the game by pressing the select button. This is where you can access the control, video, save/load game, reset/exit game options.

For each main game, you can press the triangle button to access some background info on that paticular game. Here are some cheats:

To unlock Zaxxon:
-play Sonic the Hedgehog and collect one chaos emerald. You need to get 50 rings during a stage and then jump thru the giant ring at the end of the stage, then you'll get the emerald.
To unlock Phantasy Star IV Sound Test:
-beat the game then at the title screen press button B. A menu will pop up and all the music in the game will be available.
To unlock Tac-Scan:
-make it to the bonus stage in the first level of Ristar.
To unlock Altered Beast Arcade:
-try every game on the list including the arcade games.
To unlock Phantasy Star Universe Trailer:
-play Phantasy Star 2,3,& 4
To unlock Virtual Fighter 5 Trailer:
-play Virtual Fighter 2

All the games are quick to get into and out of. There are many options to customize the screen size/position and controller input. The emulation is spot on, the games are just like I remembered. Any negatives? Yeah, wished there were some liscensed games(also, where's the sports games); but then the collection would probably be more exspensive, so I'm not complaining. Overall a terrific deal with many fun games to choose from for the retro gaming crowd.