Assessment: SEGA AGES (Sonic the Hedgehog/Lightening Pressure: Quest for the Darkstar)

Assessment: SEGA AGES (Sonic the Hedgehog/Lightening Pressure: Quest for the Darkstar)

A brand new console technology, a brand new Sega compilation. That appears to be the mantra Sega has adopted with its again catalog. In contrast to Nintendo’s drip-feed strategy to Digital Console (RIP) or Sony’s refusal to even enable for backward compatibility, Sega has ensured its greatest retro video games can be found on each platform possible.

For the Nintendo Swap, not solely will the just lately launched Sega Genesis Classics compilation be accessible, however particular person recreation releases are coming to the eShop. Branded the SEGA AGES assortment, these ports of the classics act like compendiums of the completely different variations every title noticed. Arcade ports, Genesis, and even Mega Drive (worldwide) variations are all collected into one obtain with a couple of bonus options thrown in for good measure.

The primary two of those releases, Sonic the Hedgehog and Lightening Pressure: Quest for the Darkstar, present promise for what may very well be coming sooner or later. The one actual draw back is the worth tag, which can flip many a participant off.

Review: SEGA AGES (Sonic the Hedgehog/Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar) screenshot