The Sega Mega Drive Classics released on the Nintendo Switch is a collection of perfect ports of fifty-one classic games from the classic Sega console. It is a great selection of classics, spanning different genres from action to puzzle and strategy. This compilation features some all-time favourites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets of Rage 2, as well as favorites such as Ecco the Dolphin and Phantasy Star IV. This review will discuss the range of games available, the controls and gameplay experience, and the overall value for money.
The Sega Mega Drive Classics offers a variety of great titles from different genres. Fans of platformers can enjoy iconic classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2, Streets of Rage 2, Altered Beast, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and Golden Axe. There are also plenty of sports games like Joe Montana Football and NBA Jam Tournament Edition. For more strategic options there’s Civilization or Herzog Zwei; for puzzlers there’s Columns III; and for fighting game fans there’s Eternal Champions.
The game also provides additional content such as fan-favourite Japanese releases that weren’t made available in western territories during their time, which include Rent A Hero No 1., Super Fantasy Zone or Ristar The Shooting Star. All in all, there’s something here for everyone no matter what kind of player you are.
Controls & Gameplay
The game controls are simple – press A to confirm your choices or jump with B – which makes it easy to pick up any title without having to learn new controls each time you switch games. You can map controller buttons to suit your personal preference too if desired. The games look just like they did back in their day on standard definition televisions – complete with scanlines –