How Much Can You Take?
A game meant to expose the present to the past. If you were growing up in the early 2000s and owned a Nintendo GameCube (or other console for if you bought one of the other versions), you might have gotten this game along with Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Other than that, there's not too much else to say about this game here. The game is a compilation of several notable Sega Genesis games with a focus on Sonic in particular. It has high-quality scans of manuals of the games included in the game, comic book covers, images of various Sonic characters with descriptions about them (including a soon to be appearing Cream the Rabbit, technically making this version of the game her first appearance) and more. But besides being able to play the games as advertised, there are hidden games able to be unlocked as well. To unlock them, all you have to do is "play" (entering the game and it registering that you entered the game) the games (certain games unlock other certain games) around twenty (for some) to thirty (for others) until it unlocks. Basically, if your missing a game just keep doing this until you have them all. Another thing that I find odd is that this is the only Sonic game for the Nintendo GameCube that doesn't have "Progressive Scan" support. Even Sonic Gems Collection has that support, and it's the same kind of game as this game. I suppose a thing that I kind of wish that this game also had was the ability to use save sates for these games, especially since I definitely know that Sonic Gems Collection had such a feature for its Game Gear games. The games are alright, but there are other games that have more of an appeal to me than most of the games here. Still, it's relatively affordable compared to buying the games listed alone. So unless you are having an issue with playing Sega Genesis games on more modern consoles, this wouldn't be a bad choice. Besides, all of the games play well, and you can change the configuration a bit if the initial configuration isn't suiting you. Could have slight improvements, but solid overall.
Reviewed by: Ryan P from Edwardsburg, MI on 12/21/2018