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Sega Smash Pack Volume 1
Smashpackv1
Developer(s) Sega
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) January 31, 2001
Genre(s) Compilation
Players Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E), Teen (T)
Media
Input
System Dreamcast
Preceded By
Followed By

Sega Smash Pack is a series of game compilations featuring mostly Sega Genesis games. Sega Smash Pack games have been released for the PC, Sega Dreamcast, and the Game Boy Advance.

In 2006, a similar collection named Sega Mega Drive Collection was released for Playstation 2 and PSP.

VersionsEdit

PCEdit

The first Sega Smash Pack was released in 1999 for the PC.
It was a compilation of eight emulated Sega classics.
It contained the following games:

Its follow-up, known as Sega Smash Pack 2, was released in 2000.
Again, it was a compilation, containing the following games:

In 2002, Sega Smash Pack: Twin Pack was released on PC, and it contained both of the above collections combined.
However, the game had issues when it was played on the Windows XP operating system.
One of the issues is that when a user plays Sega Smash Pack 1 under XP, Games suddenly quit without error after a certain amount of time.

Sega DreamcastEdit

A similar game was also released for the Dreamcast in 2001 in North America only. It was called Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 and featured twelve emulated games, although eight of them had been included in the PC versions. These games were:

The four games new to the Smash Pack compilations were:

Virtua Cop 2 was based on the PC port (which in turn is based on the Saturn port of the arcade original) and supports the light gun.
The collection was criticized for its poor emulation and poorly remixed music.
An interesting notepad document is included on the game's GD-ROM,
written by a Sega employee and elaborating on the emulator used in the Dreamcast version, however, at the end it states "Pay your respects to Uncle Sonic, Sony just doesn't get it," alluding to Sega's dropping out of the hardware business after the debut of the PlayStation 2.


Game Boy AdvanceEdit

It was ported a second time to consoles, this time on the GBA as Sega Smash Pack and was released in 2002. It featured three games, two of which had been in previous Smash Packs. These two games were Golden Axe and Sonic Spinball, and the third game was Ecco the Dolphin. This collection was criticized for several technical issues and lack of cooperative multiplayer in Golden Axe.

The three games included are:

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