Two collections of Sega's classics was released today on Xbox Live, The Monster World series, and Alex Kidd & Company. But is it worth shelling out the hard earned cheddar to help you enjoy this retro sandwich?
With all the recent collections that have been released, Sega has decided to bring some nostalgic games over to a more high definition experience. Included in these download-only games are sets of different series made popular in the Master System and Mega-Drive/Genesis era.The first collection is a mix of Monster World titles, whereas the second is a bit more random. It includes Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-On and Revenge of Shinobi. Revenge of Shinobi looks to be a port of the Genesis classic, minus the original version that came equipped with pop-culture infused characters. Difficult to track down, Revenge of Shinobi's original version had many comic book and geek-related villains who were actually (normally,) good guys. Such heroes as Batman, Spider Man and even Godzilla were fighting one of our favorite ninjas from the late 1980s to early 1990s. The Alex Kidd game is fun yet repetitive, and Super Hang-On seems too random to be included in this collection.
Monster World's collection is more than worth the price of 800 points for the unreleased Japan-only title Monster World IV. It's the first time this title has been brought to Western shores, and with the other titles included, it's quite the bargain.
Final verdict: Grab the Monster World Vintage Collection. Everything else you can easily get on a normal cart for your collection.
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