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Sonic Mega Collection is a video game compilation that collects the classic Sonic the Hedgehog video games that first appeared on the Sega Genesis. The game was released first on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002, and an updated version, titled Sonic Mega Collection Plus, came out in 2004 on the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.

Besides the games themselves, the collection also contains bonus content, the most noteable of which is a section dedicated to the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic books, which not only contains a (near) complete cover gallery of the comics (both from the main series and various spin-offs) released up to that point, but also allows players to read a full digital copy of the Sonic Firsts graphic novel.

The original GameCube release contained all the main series covers up to #115, and the later PS2 and Xbox releases expanded the gallery with covers up #139.

For unknown reasons, there are covers missing from the gallery in both versions: those being the Original Sonic Miniseries (though #0's cover can be seen within the Sonic Firsts book), the Sonic's Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles miniseries, and the Knuckles' Chaotix and Super Sonic vs Hyper Knuckles specials.

Background Information

  • This game is one of the earliest known instances of the Archie Sonic titles being actively promoted outside of America and Canada, with the game being released all across the world, including the Sonic franchises native country of Japan.
    • The game (specifically the Mega Collection Plus version) was also ported to PC in some parts of the world.
  • Two of the covers in the gallery were edited slightly: the cover for Sonic Super Special #7 had the Image Comics superheroes blacked-out, most likely for copyright reasons (bizarrely, Particle, who hails from Ken Penders original, Image-published comic book project, The Lost Ones, still appears unedited), the Sonic the Hedgehog #104 cover has Robolactus blurred out, the reason for which is unknown.

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