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Sonic Classic Collection (DS)

Sonic Classic Collection (DS)
alaScore 88

55 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the story and gameplay. The value for money and controls are also appreciated.

graphics, controls, value for money, gameplay, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Sonic Classic Collection (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 55 reviews)

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Sonic Classic Collection - Nintendo DS Review


Sonic Classic Collection features a good selection of 2D Sonic games. Unfortunately, this compilation is marred by poor presentation values and a lack of content.

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I find it very interesting that Sega just doesn't know what to do with its mascot. On the one hand, the company keeps releasing repackaged versions of the characters early 2D exploits because those are the games that fans want. On the other hand, there...

Solid Sonic fun

Rereleased again ; Multiplayer taken out (not true ports)

So, is Sonic Classic Collection worth picking up? If you have a Nintendo DS and not one of the other previously released compilations. These are fun games, and it’s nice to see them out in front of gamers again, but something new really needs to happen.

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Sonic Classic Collection Review [NDS]


Sonic the Hedgehog's early adventures are deeply engraved into the minds of the  majority of twenty-something gamers whose first experiences with a gaming platform was to jump and spin-dash through Marble or Star Light Zones. It's likely that at some...

Includes all early Sonic games including 'lock-on' ability with Knuckles ; Gameplay remains true to the originals and is mainly smooth ; Robust save system allows a game save for each title

Menus are basic and lack imagination ; Some games suffer from slowdown when hit by enemies ; Touch screen options are limited

Sonic Classic Collection offers all of the original Sonic games on a single cartridge in their original forms. Expect nothing more than this though as there are no extras worth mentioning besides a save system that fits the portable nature of the DS.


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Sonic Classic Collection Review


A solid compilation, despite some technical hiccups.

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Sonic Classic Collection


A bit more bang for your buck would have been great, but retro gaming still doesn't get much better than this.

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Sonic Classic Collection DS Review


Some Classics never get old and Sonic is one of them. It doesn't matter how many games get released, the original Sonic will always have a special place in my heart. The graphics don't look dated, the game play is still immense and it never gets old....

All the Classic Sonic Games on one DS Cartridge ; Retro Gaming at its best ; Save System ; Controls feel fluid

Save system needs work due to you cant save in the middle of a level ; Artwork feels added for no real reason ; No Sonic Spinball

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Sonic Classic Collection


The speedy hedgehog has been doing quite well for himself of late, with games such as Sonic Rush, Sega All-Stars Racing and the day levels of Unleashed reminding us why the spiky one became such a beloved icon all those years ago. Now Sega hopes to...

Fun, challenging and frustrating in just the right measures, the collection highlights the respect Sonic holds as an old-school entity, even though the years that followed spelt disaster and led to his dethroning as a modern icon. The games here do...

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Popping the Sonic Classic Collection cart into my DS and turning it on was strangely troubling. Despite Sega having been out of the hardware market since the ill-fated (but fantastic) Dreamcast there's still something weird about playing their most...

I love the early Sonic games as much as the next gamer but honestly, does the world really need another port to another console? It's not that the port itself is poor (no frills yes, but not poor) it's just that its all going to feel a little pointless...

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Sonic Classic Collection


There are some things in life that will always be true. Us Brits will always moan about the weather, good or bad. Manchester United will always get a minimum of 5 minutes additional time at Old Trafford and, most importantly, Sonic will always be one...

Six games for the price of one, bargain ; Improved graphics ; Ability to save games ; Fills the gap until Sonic 4 nicely ; Controls work well

Not clear how to actually start games initially ; No touch screen controls

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Sonic Classic Collection [DS] Review


Another day, another retrotastic compilation. This time, it's the original speed freak himself, blazing his way across your DS

Shows most recent Sonic games how it should be done; A collection of four of the finest games ever to grace a console

which are emulated horribly.; What in the name of hell were you thinking with that pause button?!  We have a Start button that works fine!  Use it