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|Developer: Sega of China|
|System(s): Xbox 360, PC, Steam|
|Original system(s): Sega Dreamcast|
|Number of players: 1-2|
Dreamcast Collection (game) is a compilation of Sega Dreamcast games for Windows-based PCs and the Xbox 360. It contains four games; Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2 and Sega Bass Fishing all originally developed by teams within Sega.
Some versions of the game were bundled with a special edition Dreamcast collection vinyl, similar to the previously released Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection. Australians could get their hands on the record by pre-ordering the game through JB Hi-Fi, however it was also available for France and Spain. Other regions of Europe did not receive this gift.
Despite its name, it is unlikely that any of the games in this compilation could be described as being ported directly from the Dreamcast. Sonic Adventure is a stripped down version of the 2003 release of Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Crazy Taxi has been altered to overcome licensing issues (similar to Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars), Space Channel 5: Part 2 did not see an English Dreamcast release and Sega Bass Fishing has been altered to remove references to the Dreamcast Fishing Controller. Crazy Taxi and Sonic Adventure were previously released separately on Xbox Live Arcade in 2010.
The quality of the ports varies between games. Some force a 4:3 aspect ratio, while others allow for 16:9. In all cases, the games have been "enhanced" by stretching the visuals to widescreen 720p, though sans borders, this is realistically more like 960p - double the original Dreamcast resolution of 640x480. No textures or 2D graphics have been re-drawn, leading in some cases to blurry and distorted pictures. This is particularly noticable in Crazy Taxi's menus (also stretched to meet the 16:9 ratio) and the pre-rendered video in Space Channel 5: Part 2, designed to be displayed at the original 480p resolution.
|Xbox 360, DE|
|Xbox 360, ES|