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Sega Classics Arcade Collection
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Game total: 5 (4)
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Original system(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Compilation






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥2,980 G-6012
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? ?
Sega Mega-CD
US (5-in-1)
$? ?
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£? 4127
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4127
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? 4127
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4127



Sega Classics Arcade Collection (セガクラシック) 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.

Games included

Two variants of Sega Classics Arcade Collection exist.

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.

Versions

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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Classics Arcade Collection/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №9, p46
91
66 №16, p38/39[2]Media:SegaForce UK 16.pdf
Sega Mega-CD
76
Based on
3 reviews

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
SegaClassics MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
SegaClassic MCD JP manual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. File:SegaVisions US 10.pdf, page 52
  2. File:SegaForce UK 16.pdf, page 38