For the past few years, ever since the 3DS came out, Sega has been remastering various 8-bit and 16-bit games from its library and republishing them with 3D effects. The line is called Sega 3D Classics, and the company recently announced it’ll be bundling up a lot of these games and publishing them physically in one collection.
What’s inside? Here’s the full list:
- Power Drift (Arcade)
- Puyo Puyo 2 (Arcade)
- Maze Walker (Master System)
- Fantasy Zone 2: The Tears of Opa-Opa (Master System)
- Fantasy Zone 2 W (Master System/Arcade)
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
- Thunder Blade (Arcade)
- Galaxy Force 2 (Arcade)
- Altered Beast (Genesis)
Right off the bat, something seems odd. For one thing, several games that have already been released in the eShop aren’t in this collection. Where’s Sonic 2? Where’s OutRun? (This is a dealbreaker for me — no OutRun, no purchase.) Another thing…other titles in this list haven’t been released yet. In the case of Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, their digital releases were outright skipped in America — I guess we get them now.
Whether your favorites are in the box or not, Sega 3D Classics Collection is coming to a game store rack near you on April 26. Said box is at least worth a glance: it’s got art from Ken Sugimori, otherwise known as the original Pokemon artist.