Sega of America today announced the release of Sonic Gems Collection exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. The exciting compilation features the critically-acclaimed Sonic CD; the cult arcade hit Sonic The Fighters; and Sonic R, formerly exclusive to SEGA Saturn. Long-time fans, collectors, treasure hunters, and newcomers can now play Sonic games which were once only available in the arcade and on Sega hardware platforms.
In Sonic CD, which debuted on the SEGA Saturn, gamers are introduced to Sonic’s love-interest, Amy, and his arch nemesis, Metal Sonic, in a legendary time-traveling adventure. Sonic The Fighters makes its first home-console appearance ever on this compilation, and brings together a fan-favorite cast of characters including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Bean, Espio, Bark, and Dr. Eggman in this 3D arcade fighting game. And finally, gamers can race against each other in Sonic R, in which Sonic and his pals speed through crazy corkscrews and across treacherous platforms on foot!
“While games continue to evolve, Sonic The Hedgehog classics remain as fun to play today as they were over a decade ago,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “SEGA is proud to bring such a strong and recognizable character to Nintendo fans of all ages.”
In addition to Sonic CD, Sonic The Fighters, and Sonic R, Sonic Gems Collection includes six unlockable Game Gear games including Sonic Spinball, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic The Hedgehog Triple Trouble, Sonic Drift 2, Tails’ Skypatrol, and Tails Adventures.