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Sega Genesis Collection Hits PSN, Free For Plus Members

I still have the Sega Genesis Collection for the PS2. It's just one of those compilations any hardcore gamer really needs in his library.

But if you'd rather take the digital route, Sony has great news, especially if you're a  PlayStation Plus member. The aforementioned Collection is headed to the PlayStation Store; as of March 29, Sega will start releasing various titles, beginning with the first two Sonic the Hedgehog installments. They'll all be playable on the PS3 and they'll have Trophy support. Plus members really get some special treatment, too: the games will be available several weeks early and entirely free to download for one month.

The list of titles and their respective release dates is below; we'll start with the free Plus releases:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Available March 1 – April 5
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Available April 5 – May 3
  • Streets of Rage 2 – Available May 3 – May 31
  • Golden Axe 2 – Available May 31 – July 5
  • Comix Zone – Available July 5 – August 2
  • Altered Beast – Available August 2 – August 30

And here are those titles for regular Store browsers; the retro games will cost you $4.99 each:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – March 29
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 19
  • Streets of Rage 2 – May 17
  • Golden Axe 2 – June 14
  • Comix Zone – July 19
  • Altered Beast – August 16

Ready to jump back in time? Or maybe you already have a Genesis hooked up somewhere...

Tags: psn, playstation plus, playstation store, sega genesis collection

2/16/2011 10:23:18 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:43:27 AM
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I'd rather just buy the 'SEGA Mega Drive(Genesis): Ultimate Collection' on the PS3. Much more games for a much cheaper price. I'm a bit confussed to why they've done this instead of releasing the Ultimate Collection on the PS Store.

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:42:31 AM

That's what I was wondering, you can pick up that collection for like $20 new now, it was only $30 when it released like over a year ago.

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Cavan1
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:47:54 AM
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i love altered beast, Worth getting plus just for this, Glad i upgraded last week!

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Shams
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:15:34 AM

"Welcoooome to your doooom!!!"

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:36:14 AM

"RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!"

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Cavan1
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:05:11 PM

@shams
@ultimadream

The best two lines in gaming! lol

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Temjin001
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:58:54 AM
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But are they still free once you're not a PSN PLus member? Doesn't Sony shut off your free access at that point?

I seem to remember that's how it worked.

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Sunni_Boi
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:01:57 AM

Yes You Are Right And It Sucks!

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coverton341
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 3:05:40 PM

Once your subscription to PS+ expires all free games are unavailable, but if you re-subscribe they are all available to you again and you don't have to worry about spending money on them.

So far I have well over $100 worth of free content from PS+ and I still have over half of my subscription to go. So, I would not in any way consider that sucking, but I suppose to each their own.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:14:15 AM

I doubt many will want to keep or continue playing ALL the free games and content people got a year or two from now when people no longer want to use Plus.

That's the good thing about Plus, the hardcore gamer who is always busy can get free stuff, play it then move on. If you truly loved it, continue playing and are no longer subscribed to plus, you can just buy it outright. The purchase is justified cos you love the product so much!! There's no down-side to using Plus!!

Come to think of it, I might go sign up for Plus myself soon. Much more tempting after that little comment I gave. :D

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:18:17 AM

Thanks guys.

I also wish the full game trials gave you more than an hour of play. 3 hours sounds about right to me to get an accurate assessment of the overall game experience. For example, the first hour of ME2 is simply not enough to grasp the scope of the game's design.

If Sony made that upgrade, I'd probably become a member.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:16:39 AM
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Oh yeah. Just got PS+ a few weeks ago and I thinks its already paid of for in free content if not it definitely will be.

Only disappointed by plus because only the one account that purchased it can become a member, no other profiles on your PS3 nor the users' sub accounts will be plus members.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:30:02 AM

Yeah that would be nice to let any account on YOUR PS3 have PSplus rights as well!

Last edited by Snorge on 2/16/2011 11:30:07 AM

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:43:42 AM
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I have the ps3 genesis collection which has all of those games and a lot more and trophy support and it was much cheaper than that when it first came out.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:54:54 AM

That's what I was about to say. I remember playing a demo that had all of those and all the Streets of Rage installments as well..

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Ludicrous_Liam
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:18:53 PM
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Ah...my first console :) Don't remember much though, just remember this airplane game...thats it xD (I was like 4)

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frylock25
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:29:59 PM
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so sweet that its free for plus. i havent picked up that collection yet so this will be some old school fun for free. having plus has paid for itself months ago. i didnt go crazy on the psn buying stuff so i have yet to get something through plus i already had.

i really hope they plan on giving us the rest of the sonic games and a few more in a later month or something.

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Zen_Zarab
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:43:37 PM
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I'm curious to see what altered beast's trophies will be.

Bronze Trophy
"Rise from your grave!"

xD

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Temjin001
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 10:20:23 AM

"POWER UP!"

*Bronze Trophy Unlocked*

=p

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:12:50 PM
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Finally! Plus has paid off!

Not

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:17:18 PM
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That's all well and good, but Sega needs to get moving on more Dreamcast games on PSN.

*Crosses fingers for Skies of Arcadia*

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Lemon_Saint
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 9:35:20 PM

... and I want "Seaman"!!

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:41:38 PM
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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is the way to go. I just bought it for $15 off of Craig's List. All games are 720p too. Phantasy Star II look great. I still think this is great. I just think you can do better and then you don't have to wait for your favorite game to be released.

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Lemon_Saint
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:09:21 PM
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Like so many others here, I bought the Ultimate Sonic Collection forever ago, (I think for only $30.00). It's the only game I have a Platinum trophy for. Now, Sony is giving a small handful of these games to Plus subscribers, which, according to their inflated digital release prices, comes to a $30 value. Also, plus subscribers never really own the games ... they have to keep shelling out $50 a year to have the privilege of playing the games on their systems.

I don't know about you, but this seems like a bum deal to me. If at any point PS Plus seemed like a good value, I would be the first to jump aboard, but so far I haven't seen anything to allow me to commit.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 5:33:51 PM

What is on your avatar?

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Lemon_Saint
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 9:33:25 PM

It's the album artwork for the band "Six O'clock Saints - Exculpation".
Look it up online to see a big version ...

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 5:43:15 PM
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it a 3 eared bunny.

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Riku994
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 9:48:58 PM
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My Genesis is actually still hooked up in my room.

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psxjunkhead85
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:59:31 PM
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I have the mega drive collection and platinum it already.
That was like my 9 platinum in. I have 17 now.
What happen to sega releasing dreamcast games and how about
giving them trophy support. I would love to platinum timestalkers
or egg. How about dynamite cop love that game.

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556pineapple
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:44:20 AM
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I would be more excited about this but I already have the Genesis Collection. Good for those who just want some of the games though, especially if they are plus members.

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