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Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection for IPhone Cancelled

#1 User is offline RGamer2009 

Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:53 AM

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Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection cancelled

Announced as a free app from which you could download classic games like Sonic The Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, and Golden Axe, Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection has been slated for release before the end of February.

Well, February came and went without the game appearing on the store, let alone any word from Sega.

Despite enthusiasm for the concept, Sega has decided to pull the plug on the in-app purchase anthology. The decision had less to do with the actual game and more with general struggles the company wants to remedy in its general iPhone and iPod touch gaming strategy.

In short, Sega is completely re-evaluating its approach to iPhone games, and this just wasn't a part of that picture.

Before the tears start to roll, this is actually great news. Kudos to Sega for making quality a priority and working to deliver better games to the iPhone community. I know I speak for a lot of us in saying that I'd love to see well-made Sega games hit the device.

This seems like good news. Sega is putting quality before quantity in this case.

Better evidence for Sonic 4 coming to IPhone?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:14 PM

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I'm actually wondering if this had more to do with Apple's general stance on emulators on the iPhone, actually. Quote: "App Store policies prohibit software that could run downloadable code" - after all, not only did this get pulled (OK, that one wasn't with the approval of Nintendo), but this one has had a very turbulent history as well (and this one WAS officially sanctioned).

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:24 PM

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As far as I know, OL, they changed that policy. I could be wrong, though.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:29 PM

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FUCK YOU IT'S CANCELED



Seriously though, I don't see the connection between this and Sonic 4. The only reason they'd cancel such a basic cash cow of a title is if they didn't think it would do well, if you ask me.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:23 PM

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I've actually been waiting for this, it just seemed like a better way to purchase old MD ROMs on the iPhone. I believe the original pricing scheme would have been near enough £5 for the Genesis emu app with game, then £1-2 for more ROMs. I refuse to pay £5.99 for just S1, haven't you flogged that game to death yet Sega?
I hope that they do something worthwhile, I can really see classic RPGs working with touch controls, Ecco with touch controls and MCD soundtrack could probably get me to part with £3.50.
Some Apple policies have been rather strange of late, wtf have Apple got against porn?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:24 PM

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That is sort of too bad, Shining Force on the iPhone would be fun. smile.png

However, if it is going to be slow and buggy like most of their older iPhone emulators, it would be a good idea.

And the C64 app was banned at first because of a hidden BASIC program.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

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I was actually hoping to convince my mom to let me put Shining Force on her iPod Touch and allow me to play it sometimes when we're far away.

Ah well.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

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I was wondering what had happened to it. Oh, well.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 09:13 AM

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QUOTE (SteelBrush @ Mar 27 2010, 02:23 AM)
I've actually been waiting for this, it just seemed like a better way to purchase old MD ROMs on the iPhone. I believe the original pricing scheme would have been near enough £5 for the Genesis emu app with game, then £1-2 for more ROMs. I refuse to pay £5.99 for just S1, haven't you flogged that game to death yet Sega?
I hope that they do something worthwhile, I can really see classic RPGs working with touch controls, Ecco with touch controls and MCD soundtrack could probably get me to part with £3.50.
Some Apple policies have been rather strange of late, wtf have Apple got against porn?

Sonic 1 on iphone has been £3.49 for quite a while now, the collection app was going to be free with a copy of space harrier thrown in, then the games would cost.

Since this is now more or less cancelled I'll have to bite my lip and buy the stand alone sonic, I love the game enough but wanted it in the collection app. Quite scary that it's still nearly always in the UK top 100 sales list since launch!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:12 AM

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Crap, I'd forgotten about this. Didn't they already have After Burner for free?

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:23 AM

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QUOTE (Neo Hazard @ Mar 27 2010, 04:12 PM)
Crap, I'd forgotten about this. Didn't they already have After Burner for free?

No afterburner on iTunes.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:17 AM

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Just another reason to jailbreak your iPhone.

Personally I plan on getting an iPad and jailbreaking it - as you may know, Sonic for iPhone OS is just a Genesis emulator. You can easily replace the ROM on a jailbroken phone. It plays Sonic 1, 2 and Ecco.

There's also Genesis4iphone

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