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Sonic Gems Collection
North American GameCube cover art
North American GameCube cover art
Developer(s) Sonic Team, Sega-AM2, Traveller's Tales, H.I.C. Co., LTD, VR-1 Japan, Inc., Comolink Inc.
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Yuji Naka (Chief Producer) Yojiro Ogawa (Producer) Mizuki Hosoyamada (Director)
Hideaki Moriya (Graphic Designer)
Artist(s) Yuji Uekawa (Illustrator)
Composer(s) Naofumi Hataya (Sound Director)
Tatsuyuki Maeda
Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Tomonori Sawada
Takeshi Ioszaki
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) GameCube
JP August 11, 2005
NA August 16, 2005
PAL September 30, 2005
PlayStation 2
JP August 11, 2005
PAL September 30, 2005
Genre(s) Compilation
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: U
CERO: A
ESRB: E
OFLC: G
PEGI: 3+

Sonic Gems Collection is a compilation of some of the more obscure titles from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was released for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2 in Japan on August 11, 2005 and in Europe on September 30, 2005. In North America, only the GameCube version was released on August 16, 2005.

Contents

Games

The collection also includes the six Game Gear games that were absent in the previous Sonic compilation, Sonic Mega Collection Plus:

Sonic Gems also includes unlockable games. The unlockable games in all three regions are:

Four unlockable games are only available in the Japanese version:

SegaSonic the Hedgehog was expected to be included on the collection, but Yuji Naka stated in an interview that it was omitted due to the original game being controlled by a trackball.[1]

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 66%[2]
Metacritic 64 out of 100[3]
MobyGames 64 out of 100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 6.17 out of 10
GameSpot 6.3 out of 10[5]
GameSpy 3.5/5 stars[6]
IGN 7.5 out of 10[7]
Nintendo Power 8.5 out of 10
Play Magazine 8.5 out of 10

Reviews of Sonic Gems Collection were mostly positive, with most of the praise due to the inclusion of Sonic CD. Opinions were mixed on the remaining content in the compilation. It sold very well and the Gamecube version received Player's Choice status.

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