Parents' Guide to

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fantastic set of classic titles updated for today's gamers.

Game Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

this is usually a good game

i like this game because i once again played sonic the hedgehog 2 because the game had sonic 2 sometimes the game has animated blood & violence but still it still is a very great game

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 10+

10 and up.

this arcade game sonic's ultimate genesis collection is a great and fun demo game from the year 1991 back when the sega genesis games came out this demo game is good for your young kids to enjoy the only thing this arcade game has is some cartoon violence.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (8):

Unlike some other older game collections that tend to get pushed out the door with minimal updates, the games in this collection run as smooth on the PS3 and the X360 systems as they did 15 years ago, even down to the choppy graphics when too much happens onscreen. In order to update things to today's graphical standard, each title comes with an option to turn on a smoothing filter that actually works very well and makes looking at these normally choppy graphics quite easy on the eyes without drastically changing the retro appeal.

Without a doubt this collection is one of the best values for the dollar when it comes to retro gaming. Plus, you get developer interviews and the ability to save a game so you can come back to it later. The sheer number and variety of games will not disappoint anyone who has an interest in this era of video games, either for nostalgia purposes or to help introduce the younger generation to games that Mom and Dad might have played.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: February 10, 2009
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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