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2021-09-23 11:31:28 PM  
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Sonic Lewis and the News
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2021-09-24 3:21:07 AM  
no genesis collection is complete without

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2021-09-24 3:30:26 AM  
Where's Altered Beast?
 
2021-09-24 8:18:05 AM  
Good selection of games, but I'm not sure if it's enough to justify paying more for NSO.  It's not like the current service is anything amazing.

Also, I'd be tempted to get the controllers if they were under $40, but not at $50 for just a novelty like that.
 
2021-09-24 9:41:27 AM  
Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.
 
2021-09-24 9:46:02 AM  

clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.


The N64 version was never localized for the West.  The Gamecube version was the first.  Maybe somewhere down the line they'll do it (at least on the Japanese version of the app), but they're not going to do that at launch.

At least they chose the right Streets of Rage game.
 
2021-09-24 9:58:43 AM  
Except, being Nintendo, they'll charge way too much for them. As usual.
 
2021-09-24 10:02:04 AM  

WilderKWight: Except, being Nintendo, they'll charge way too much for them. As usual.


It will likely be an additional 50% per year.  I can't see it being anything less than $5/year.  I'm guessing it will be an extra $10/year or $1/month.
 
2021-09-24 10:07:40 AM  

clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.


2 came with my Genesis, and as a little kid, my budget to actually buy games was very limited, so I only had a handful of regular games and the games I rented from the video store.  As a result, I played the absolute hell out of 2, but only ever rented 3 a couple of times (and only ever got to do the full "3 & Knuckles" on emulators later on).  It adds up to give me a lot more fond memories of 2.
 
2021-09-24 10:38:47 AM  

NeoCortex42: The N64 version was never localized for the West.  The Gamecube version was the first.  Maybe somewhere down the line they'll do it (at least on the Japanese version of the app), but they're not going to do that at launch.


Oh that's right. There is a fan-made translation out there for emulators, but nothing official.
 
2021-09-24 10:55:12 AM  
The SEGA Genesis collection for the Switch is $30 if you want to play those and a wider selection of SEGA games on your Switch right now.
 
2021-09-24 11:50:54 AM  

invictus2: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

[YouTube video: Sonic Lewis and the News]


One of my favorite games.  They have the Nintendo version on it already, but still.

I'll pay more for switch online when Nintendo actually runs a farking online service.
 
2021-09-24 1:24:31 PM  
Nice to see Winback get some love.
 
2021-09-24 3:02:52 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Where's Altered Beast?


Power Up!
 
2021-09-24 4:28:06 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Where's Altered Beast?

Power Up!


"Wize fwom yo dwave"

Yes, I know it's "Rise from your Grave"
 
2021-09-24 4:55:43 PM  

Night Night Cream Puff: Space Station Wagon: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Where's Altered Beast?

Power Up!

"Wize fwom yo dwave"

Yes, I know it's "Rise from your Grave"


Seriously, I was making Elmer Fudd jokes about that line back in the day.  Still a great game.  Also one of my favorite possible cheats where you can change what beast you are on certain levels.  Makes some areas exceedingly easy.
 
2021-09-24 5:31:06 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Where's Altered Beast?


Way back in the day, a friend and I rented a Genesis and a couple of games(including Altered Beast). We only received one controller though. Hooked up an Atari 2600 controller to port two. It worked but made the game impossible for player two, since they only had one button, which I think was attack. Player two was out of the game at the first jump.
 
2021-09-24 6:38:30 PM  
PHANTASY STAR IV. TAKE ALL MY MONEY.
 
2021-09-24 8:56:49 PM  
So the same games that are part of every bargain SEGA collection of games?
 
2021-09-24 9:08:25 PM  
Do they have to a decent n64 controller?
 
2021-09-24 9:25:27 PM  

clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.


Sonic 3 is held up over the music that Michael Jackson worked on for the game.
 
2021-09-24 9:26:05 PM  

imaconnect4guy: Do they have to a decent n64 controller?


Ideally, something that doesn't resemble an N64 controller, like the Hori N64 controller.
 
2021-09-24 10:19:51 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: So the same games that are part of every bargain SEGA collection of games?


Yeah, that hurts the appeal for me. I have most of those Sega games in that Sega collection already on Switch, plus Mario 64 from the All Star collection. So I probably won't be jumping at the chance to pay more for these anytime soon.
 
2021-09-24 11:35:32 PM  

Krab: clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.

Sonic 3 is held up over the music that Michael Jackson worked on for the game.


Wait, really? I didn't think he was ever officially credited with any of it... That they pulled his name after the child molestation stories broke and never admitted any of the finished product was his. And his bandmates said that Jackson himself wanted his name removed since he didn't like how it actually sounded on the Genesis' sound chip. Doesn't seem like his estate would have any legal ground to demand royalties.

There were also rumors back in the day that he designed the entire Carnival Night zone, not just the music. Never did hear anyone confirm that independently.
 
2021-09-25 1:12:06 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: So the same games that are part of every bargain SEGA collection of games?


As far as I can tell the only people buying retro games on the Switch are hipsters and children with no sense of money. What's that, you'd like to buy second tier Taito games for $11.99 a piece? Certainly!
 
2021-09-25 2:10:37 AM  

clkeagle: Krab: clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.

Sonic 3 is held up over the music that Michael Jackson worked on for the game.

Wait, really? I didn't think he was ever officially credited with any of it... That they pulled his name after the child molestation stories broke and never admitted any of the finished product was his. And his bandmates said that Jackson himself wanted his name removed since he didn't like how it actually sounded on the Genesis' sound chip. Doesn't seem like his estate would have any legal ground to demand royalties.

There were also rumors back in the day that he designed the entire Carnival Night zone, not just the music. Never did hear anyone confirm that independently.


They talked about it on an episode of the Wulff Den podcast during the Sonic anniversary.https://youtu.be/G0tHIBEw​3VE
 
2021-09-25 11:05:01 AM  

Krab: clkeagle: Sonic 2 but not Sonic 3? No thanks. I've never understood the love for 2 compared to 3.

I'm also surprised Animal Forest isn't part of the N64 lineup, given the popularity of New Horizons. I bet a decent number of modern players would like to take the original game for a spin.

Sonic 3 is held up over the music that Michael Jackson worked on for the game.


No, they are obviously still working out the technical details of how to do a Lock-On Sonic & Knuckles MicroSD card.
 
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