A little over a week back, we featured screens of two new SEGA Vintage Collection releases. One bundles together three Monster World games, including the newly translated Monster World IV. The second collection brings together three SEGA classics: Alex Kidd in Miracle World, The Revenge of Shinobi and Super Hang On. Thanks to Siliconera, we have even more screens to show of the collections. The coolest of these screens shows off the Alex Kidd menu, which confirms that Hang On will be the arcade version, thus making the collection a sampler of Master System, Genesis and arcade SEGA classics. After the break, take a look at even more screens including more menu shots!
It should be noted that these screens come from the Japanese versions of the games, so this confirms that all regions will get the retro goodness. In Japan, SEGA is resurrecting the “SEGA AGES” name and will be dubbing these “SEGA AGES ONLINE” releases. One screen shows off what looks to be the jukebox mode. Looks pretty complicated for a jukebox, but I’m sure fans of retro game music will love all the little settings. According to Siliconera:
The six Sega Ages games will be released for 600 yen ($7.25) each on PlayStation Network. On Xbox 360, the games will be sold in bundles. The Monster World Collection includes the three Wonder Boy games and the Sega Classics Collection has the other three titles. Each bundle is 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and both are slated for release this spring.
Not too sure if that means the 3D menu interface is exclusive to XBLA or if the games will be both bundled AND separate on PSN. The pricing doesn’t really add up when you consider three games on PSN would total over $20, while the same bundle is $10 on XBLA and had the 3D menus. Best to wait until SEGA announces the collections.