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Sega Classics Arcade Collection


Sega Classics Arcade Collection

Sega Classics Arcade Collection
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega

System(s): Sega Mega-CD

Game Total: 5

Original System(s): Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Compilation














Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD JP 1993-04-23 ¥2,980 G-6012
Sega Mega-CD US 1992-10-15 $?  ?
Sega Mega-CD US (5-in-1) 1993 $?  ?
Sega Mega-CD EU 1993 £? 4127


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Sega Classics Arcade Collection is a compilation of four (or five) Sega Mega Drive games for the Sega Mega-CD. It was a pack-in game bundled with launch Mega CDs in the United Kingdom and North America, and was released separately in other regions.

Two variants of Sega Classics Arcade Collection exist; an earlier version seen in North America and Japan, which contains Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Columns and The Revenge of Shinobi, and a later version seen in Europe and later North American bundles, which throws in Super Monaco GP. In North America the older "4-in-1" variant came in the same box as Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol. I, while the later "5-in-1" one came with Ecco the Dolphin.

Each game is mostly identical to their Mega Drive counterparts, though have minor changes thanks to the Mega CD's enhancements. All digitised speech samples have been replaced with higher quality audio, the first level in Golden Axe uses different instruments and Super Monaco GP has extra drums. The Revenge of Shinobi is based on a later version than its cartridge counterparts, altering some of the bosses which infringe copyrights. For unknown reasons, Golden Axe is only a one-player game in this compilation.

Despite being the Mega CD's selling point, only two games have an updated CD soundtrack (Golden Axe in the form of music recorded from its arcade board, and Columns which has a new title theme). This means only a small fraction of the disc is used.

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Sega Mega Drive/Genesis 76 Sega Retro Average
Based on 3 reviews
Publication Score Source
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming 70 №9, p46
Sega Force (UK) 66 №16, p38/39
Sega Force (Sweden) 91
Mega-CD, US (4-in-1)
SCAC 4-in-1 MCD US Box.jpg

Cover

SCAC 4-in-1 MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Sega4in1 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, US (5-in-1)
SCAC MCD US Box.jpg

Cover

SCAC MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Sega5in1 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
SCAC MCD EU Box Back.jpgSCAC MCD EU Box Front.jpg

Cover

SCAC MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, JP
SCAC MCD JP Box Back.jpgSCAC MCD JP Box Front.jpg

Cover