I am against them releasing the rarer games somewhat, as I feel it is to an extent, shitting on the fans that have purhcased thme first time round. After all if the game is sought after, many fans will have paid a fair bit for it, and will be proud they own something uncommon that not everyone can play. IF the game was unpopular at the time or whatever, why should people be given another chance to ignore it? Those that want these games are likely to be huge fans like ourselves and would put in the effort to search for and find them. They shouldn't reproduce the games making thme so common that everyone has them.
I paid £40 for my copy of Kuckles' Chaotix, I also spent the past couple of years hunting down the rarer Sonic game gear titles. I would be pretty pissed off, if they re-released Knuckles Chaotix, and wasn't pleased when they bundled the whole set of game gear games in with SADX.
Having said that I was pretty chuffed at being able to play Sonic the fighters on Sonic Gems Collection, but I am searching for the original arcade PCB of this, and last year I purchased a PCB of SegaSonic the hedgehog, the Rev A version, however sadly it is a converted board (was originally Spiderman, another game on the Sega System 32 hardware), though I still paid a lot for it and still spent time getting everything needed to make it playable in the way it was meant to be played. (Shameless plug: If anyone is ever interested in selling an original Sonic the Fighters/Championship PCB or an original SegaSonic PCB please let me know, I am interested in purchasing)
Back on topic...point is that, releasing all these games can sometimes to an exten their void the efforts of fans to track down them in their original form. However if they do it for the right reasons it makes sense, to benefit the fans. But releasing the main Sonic games repeatedly, does get irritating, 'cause they sodding know we will all buy it? Admittedly I'll probably love the ocllection if they release it, but it would be better if they spent time on something new.
Sorry my post is a bit...>>
Just venting frustration...