Just got the Monster World collection on XBLA, and it is absolutely amazing! it has a great intro, and lots of options, a "music box" section where you can hear all the musi from the threee games, you can slect the japanese,american or european rom, can select the screen resolution up to pixel selection....very, very good collection!!! in the alex kidd one you can even play a special game mode called "trial" where you have to reach certain archievements ingame, similar to the ones in Sonic Gems Collection. Very, Very good.
here is a video of the alex kidd one, I couldn't find the Monster World one, but its very similar.
I love the intro on these new releases. On the separated PSN versions, the intro shows all six games, but silhouettes the games you don't own yet. I have picked up Monster World IV and Super Hang On so far. Love these ports, I hope they keep cranking out more of these especially of arcade games.
Ok, got Revenge of Shinobi and MWIV, just beat RoS and I have to say I'm really glad they got a new emulator around, those ports are perfect! They even have concepts art, challenges, jukebox and they even propose to select the region of the ROM!!
Finally SEGA pays a little more respect to its old games with an excellent emulator
I see the only flaw in the MWIV translation is that they used "Prapril" as the romanization instead of "Purapril" like in Wonder Boy V, but everything else feels like an official translation from back in the day. It's kind of funny how they solved the translation problems with the second Pyramid dungeon.
So I can only recommend purchasing this.
I'm playing through the game for the first time on PSN, and I thought that second Pyramid dungeon statue-puzzle was pretty clever. What was it like in Japanese and the fan-translation?
My favorite thing about all these new vintage collection releases is that they brought back an updated version of the iconic "SEEEEE-GAAAAA" jingle that most Sega consoles used to bring with. These releases are of a substantially higher quality than sega's old releases, and they stand out amongs the other retro-ports on XBL and PSN in general. Sega has been awesome on the DD front.