New Alex Kidd and Monster World Collection Screens Show Off Slick Menus!

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.


13 responses to “New Alex Kidd and Monster World Collection Screens Show Off Slick Menus!

  1. Scot/Pict/CaledonianSP says:

    I love how SEGA continues to show off their consoles like iconic symbols, so cool.
    It’s great that they still value their hardware console history as well as their software.

  2. Zeta says:

    WonderBoy deserved a full edition like the dedicated PS2 Sega Ages disc, not just these three titles. Moreover, the missing “The Dragon’s Trap” is the best game of the brand and the direct sequel of MW. It doesn’t make sense.

  3. crackdude says:

    is this coming to the West or am I moving to Japan?

    • It’ll be all regions, these screens are for the “SEGA AGES” branded releases in Japan. First time we reported on it they were the “Vintage Collection” releases for English markets.

      So far, the 3D menus have only been XBLA, and its sounding like PSN will get the games but not the bundles.

    • crackdude says:

      I would love if the PSN version of HangOn had that arcade cabinet menu thing. Looks bloody fantastic. Reminds me of the one I used to play as a kid

    • I think Hang-On will have a mode in which you “ride” the arcade cabinet bike because our original article noted a “a 3D mode for Super Hang-On”. I assume when you move the stick, the view of the screen will tilt as if you’re on the bike. Hope that’s the case!

    • crackdude says:


      I just imagined a new 3D version of the game. Kinda like what the Saturn game was supposed to be. They should do this

  4. stevetheman90 says:

    who is for a space harrier collection lol?

  5. Centrale says:

    Looks to me that in the jukebox mode you can adjust the volume of each individual channel of the songs… very cool!

  6. stevetheman90 says:

    Yes Fantasy Zone needs some love… We could dream, but if that would happen it would be a perfect time to release “Space Fantasy Zone”

  7. SkyBlue says:

    I hope that these are successful enough to release NiGHTs, a Panzer Dragoon Collection and even Tempo as a collection (I hear the games are good).

    Most of all I am looking forward to Fantasy Zone II DX as it’s the one game in the series that I am missing.

    • Pengo says:

      Doubt it, I mean, even if they are successful enough, are Nights and Panzer Dragoon successful in their own right? What kind of sales do they get when SEGA brings them out?

      I take it the last Panzer Dragoon release, Panzer Dragoon Orta, can’t have done any good judging on the fact that it was released in 2002 and we’ve not heard anything about Panzer Dragoon since..

      As for Nights, lets not get started on the latest entry in the series that came in 2008..the less said about it, the better.

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