Xbox Goes Way Back With Dreamcast Classics

You gotta respect something that refuses to die. Like Sega’s Dreamcast console. Widely considered ahead of its time (it was the first console to connect to an online network), it debuted not long before the PS2, GameCube, and the original Xbox. But even though it was Sega’s last entry in the console wars, it’s proven to have remarkable staying power among its dedicated fans.

Today Sega announced that it’s compiling four fan-favorite Dreamcast games into a collection of games for Xbox 360 and PC. Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Sega Bass Fishing, and Space Channel 5: Part 2 are the titles included in The Dreamcast Collection, which arrives in stores February 22nd in America and the 25th in Europe.

Sega has “enhanced” the graphics of all four games for this new release, and is adding support for Xbox Live and Windows Live achievements and leaderboards. While the included games represent a nice variety of play styles, the selection arguably leaves plenty to be desired. Where’s Shenmue and its sequel? Where’s the original Marvel vs. Capcom? Skies of Arcadia? Jet Grind Radio? Virtua Tennis or Soul Caliber or that weird fish-with-a-man’s-face pet sim SeamanRez???

In any event, if your Dreamcast is long dead, this little collection — which will likely retail for far less than the standard $60 price point — may be your only way of reliving the glory days. Until the next collection is released, anyway.

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Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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