Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Model 2 Collection

I'm digging these Sega Ages re-releases, but you know what I'd rather see? An entire Model 2 Collection.

Imagine being able to play Daytona USA, Virtua Fighter, Sega Rally, Manx TT, Fighting Vipers, Last Bronx, and Virtual On all in one collection. Now, throw in some of the games that never had home conversions, like LA Guns or Indy 500. Sound good? Of course it does, but could it happen?

Looking to the past for an answer, history says it won't happen... yet. Back in 2006, Sega had released the Genesis collection, over fifteen years after some of the games originally became available. While it might be possible technically, it won't happen until the games can't make some cash when sold individually. The Sega Ages line-up is proof that Model 2 games can still be sold one-by-one, albeit at cheaper prices. But the series also provides hope. Several of the Model 2 games on the PS2 are emulated instead of being programmed from scratch. If the PS2 can handle emulation of these games, then the current systems should have no problems. While the time may not be right just yet, I wouldn't be surprised if we see a Model 2 compilation released at the end of this generation (PS3, X360, Wii).

I can at least dream, right?

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