So I logged on this morning and saw two new things on the arcade section marketplace that sparked my interest
SEGA VINTAGE COLLECTIONS
The first one has :
ALEX KIDD IN MIRACLE WORLD
REVENGE OF SHINOBI
The second one is a wonderboy special, although INEXCUSABLY, it is missing my favourite one, the original Wonder Boy Arcade game:
WONDERBOY IN MONSTAND LAND (Arcade)
WONDERBOY IN MONSTER WORLD (Mega Drive)
WONDERBOY V (Mega Drive)
They are both 800 points, and come with extras like screen changing options, online leaderboards and mini games etc
There is also news of two more: STREETS OF RAGE COLLECION and GOLDEN AXE COLLECTION forthcoming, though these are all available already on the excellent SEGA MEGA DRIVE COLLECTION, so are utterly pointless apart from the online scoreboards etc (Microsoft also are apparently making these two 400 achievement points each as an extra 'incentive' to get these new packs - note the wonderboy and alex kidd ones out today are only 200 achievement points)
So are these worth it?
Well the Demos are shocking stingy, only letting you play one game of the three in each edition. It should have just let you play all three for a few minutes or something.
The first one sucks because Alex Kidd has aged horribly and hold no appeal to me, Super Hang-On I never liked. revenge of Shinobi is great, and SHOULD have been included on the SEGA MEGA DRIVE COLLECTION. I think 800 points is far too high for this.
The second one is better as the games are good, but for me they belong in the past and I wouldnt pay 800 points for them. You can play them on emulators anyway if you feel the need to revisit them as none of the games warrent an online scoreload or anything, they just arent suited to that. I guess if you are a big fan and want to play WB V which was only released in Japan then it could be worth a shot, though 800 points is still slightly too much..
Overall they should have just made a follow up to the MEGA DRIVE COLLECTION with all of these games and more.
The Streets of Rage / Golden Axe ones to come are a waste of time u nless you simply MUST have scoreboards that you can compete with your online friends..
It's a shame they didn't choose more obscure / hard to find mega drive games, and put more of them on each pack.. 5 at least.. and most importantly.. WHERE THE HELL IS TOEJAM & EARL???