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XBLA Monster World and Alex Kidd Vintage Collections Revealed

Posted by Barry the NomadFollow Barry the Nomad on Twitter! on Mar 23rd, 2012

Thanks to the spoileriffic xbox360achievements.org, two XBLA SEGA Vintage Collections have been revealed! Unlike past Vintage Collection releases, these bundle three games in one. The first collection is Alex Kidd & Company. A weird collection, the release combines Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Revenge of Shinobi and Super Hang-On. Because, you know, those all go well together. Thankfully, this odd assortment will have some cool features: an option to turn on the original Japanese dialogue in Alex Kidd, a 3D mode for Super Hang-On and in-game juke boxes.

The second collection is really exciting: Wonder Boy’s Monster World trilogy! The Monster World collection has Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World and the long awaited english version of Monster World IV. Screens reveal an awesome 3D menu of a Monster World themed room, complete with an arcade machine and two Genesis consoles. Both collections will have leaderboards, achievements, recordable and downloadable game sessions and new trial modes. SEGA has not officially announced the titles, nor have they mentioned a release date, but they’re sure to soon. After the break, check out the many screens!

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  1. personal note: The Alex Kidd collection has good games, no question, but I’d MUCH prefer all the Alex Kidd games in one like the Monster World release. Imagine an Alex Kidd themed 3D menu with the Master System and Mega Drive releases? That would have been awesome.

  2. SEGA MAN says:

    That 3D menu reminds me of the Xbox Live Game Room, that had other console classics. I also thought SEGA said they were going to release Monster World 4 on PSN, wonder where that went. Anyway I’ll have to pick these up when they get released. I wonder what the in-game juke boxes will be?

    1. I was a big Game Room fan, probably spent $60 over the year of its existence. I wished SEGA joined in, but this is almost as good.

  3. Centrale says:

    Ah, interesting, so they’re going to have the coin-op version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land, rather than the Master System version. Very cool collection.

    I’m close to finishing the fan translation of Monster World IV right now, and I can tell you it’s worth whatever they’re gonna charge for it! This whole collection is fantastic.

    The Alex Kidd collection is certainly a bit more random, but all three are superb games. I’m guessing it’s the Genesis version of Super Hang On, and not the coin-op?

  4. PAPI MAGNUM says:

    It’s probably the Genesis port of Super Hang-On with the easier tracks and crappier music and worse graphics :(

  5. Shinobi100 says:

    Why doesn’t Sega ever bring these juicy retro Genesis titles to handhelds like Vita and 3DS which are perfectly designed for retro goodness??

  6. Hergen says:

    it’s a shame Dragon’s Trap/Curse didn’t make it into the collection. Nice bundle nevertheless.

  7. I Want SUPER HANG ON & REVENGE OF SHINOBI But I Have absolutely no Interest whatsoever In That Shitty Alex Kidd game which i Played on SONICS UGC before Throwing up at how Shit It was!

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