Back in the early nineties if you'd told a gaming geek that one day it would be possible to shoehorn Sonic's Mega Drive classics, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic Spinball, and Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine into a self-contained joypad that simply plugs into the telly, they would've said that was about as likely as Ross & Rachel getting togther in "Friends" and that thing called the "Internet" taking off.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Originally launched by Sega in 1989 UK for £190 (and that only included 1 game!), the mighty Megadrive was the first the first console that could genuinely mix it up with the coin-op behemoths down the arcade, and is fondly remembered by gaming aficionados as the platform that brought Sonic the Hedgehog to the masses.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Mega Drive could display up to 64 colours on screen from a 512 colour pallette and featured a separate 8-bit processor dedicated to sound. All of this computing power translated into games with larger and more detailed characters, more complex graphics, faster action and a home games console that could finally compete with the coin-operated machines in the arcades.
Our new Super Sonic Gold games unit crams four classic Megadrive titles into one self-contained Plug 'n' Play joypad. This fabulous little box of gaming nostalgia plugs directly into your TV via handy AV cables, and it's so compact you can take it anywhere there's a TV on hand. Which is just about anywhere, let's face it. No swapping games cartridges over, no fuss.
Mean Bean Machine
Although they're knocking on a bit, these console classics are more than mere blip blop, 'yeah, I remember that one' five-minute wonders. They're visually impressive adventures with genuine depth and infuriatingly addictive gameplay. Which is why we confidently predict the Super Sonic Gold Plug 'n' Play will rocket into our best-sellers list faster than you can say 'Dr Robotnik's got his mechanized mitts on me Chaos Emeralds!'
This bundle of four games and controller would have set you back over £200 back in the early nineties:
Sonic The Hedgehog
Once voted the World's Most Popular Computer Game, Sonic The Hedgehog was designed as Sega's answer to Nintendo's mascot Mario and was largely responsible for the success of the Mega Drive.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic returns with his new pal, Tails, in what most fans regard as the best in the series. The pinacle in speedy platform-jumping goodness.
In this classic spin-off (geddit?) Sonic spins, nudges and flips himself around a giant pinball machine.
Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Match the coloured beans before they pile up to the top of screen in this addictive puzzle game.