If you say “DreamCast” around the right people, you might see a tear come to their eye as they fondly remember Sega’s last console. I would be included in the group as it was easily in my top 5 all time favorite consoles, but, alas, the “dream” came to an end, and it is now just a distant memory of some great games lost to the mists of time.
Luckily Sega realizes some of us miss those great games, and to that end they will be releasing a Dreamcast Collection next month for the Xbox 360 and PCs. Both versions will release in the United States on Feb. 22nd, with the PC version being download only. For those of you in the United Kingdom, you only need to wait an extra three days to relive the memories as the game will launch on Feb. 25th for you. If you need a deciding factor to make you choose one version over the other, the console version will include achievements for you to unlock.
So, what games can we expect?
- Crazy Taxi
- SEGA Bass Fishing
- Sonic Adventure
- Space Channel 5: Part 2
I was a huge fan of Crazy Taxi, but I heard the recent download version had changed music and removed corporate signs from the game, so I’m not sure how much I’ll enjoy this if it follows in the same vein. Luckily I still have my DreamCast (and a backup) so I can still play the original game, but if you’ve never tried it, you won’t miss the things I will, and you’ll probably still have a great time with it.
To be honest, I never played the other three, but I always heard good things about them, so it sounds like a pretty solid package overall.
No pricing has been announced as of yet, but considering you are getting four games, albeit dated ones, we’re guessing in the $40 range.
What say you? Will you give these games a try?