Review by Ggultra2764

Reviewed: 06/25/02 | Updated: 06/25/02

A perfect collection for nostalgic Genesis game owners.

Sega 6-Pak offers 6 classic Sega Genesis games made between 1989 and 1991. The games consist of Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Columns, Super Hang-On, Golden Axe, and Revenge of Shinobi. For those who have no idea on what each game is about, here is a quick run down.
-Sonic the Hedgehog- The cool hedgehog's first ever game for Sega. If you don't know of this one, you should play it to experience the classic.
-Streets of Rage- A crime syndicate has overrun the city and its up to 3 cops to stop them. You can choose from 3 heroes each with different stats based on Power, Jump, and Speed. You battle hordes of goons like on Final Fight and clobber them with weapons plus you get special attacks from police weaponry in 8 stages.
-Columns- Sega's earliest attempt to create a Tetris clone with gems. Two players can play in competition with one another or go one player to see if they can handle the game.
-Super Hang-On- A motorcycle game with an Arcade mode where you go through a course playing against the clock to land at checkpoints. Also, an Original mode is available where you can get funding from different organizations, have rivals, engage in a race, and earn money to improve or repair damaged parts on your bike. The Original mode runs on a password system that allows you to keep track of game progress.
-Golden Axe- One of Sega's first releases on the Genesis where you play as one of three warriors trying to rid the kingdom of Death Adder and his minions. The warriors vary in effectiveness of weaponry and magic. Besides an Arcade mode, a Practice mode allows you to get use to the basics in the game with the difficulty much easier than the Arcade mode and a Duel mode where you battle through 12 levels against Death Adder's minions in a gauntlet or battle a friend on the mode.
-Revenge of Shinobi- Sequel to Shinobi where the evil ninja clan, Neo Zeed, returns killing your sensei and kidnapping your wife. Using your shurikens, ninja skills, and ninjitsu magic, you have to go through Zeed minions through 8 stages to get to their ninja master and free your wife.

This collection is nice though the only flaw of it was that Revenge of Shinobi was put in the collection instead of Shinobi which can make no sense to some people but will be forgotten overtime. The graphics are dead on to their old glory days of first and second generation Sega Genesis game along with sound which is good for the times each game was made. Controls are highly responsive and you will immediately adapt to each system's control systems.

Overall: Sega 6-Pak offers 6 classic games in one cartridge which is the most promising classic collection of games seen on the Genesis. If you crave the old Genesis games like Sonic, Golden Axe, or Shinobi, then this game is all the rage for you.

Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

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