I am a firm believer in the fact, at least a fact to me, that using an emulator or virtual console (i.e. Wii/Wii U) is just the same as playing on the original system. I'll even throw compilation discs, like "The Ultimate Genesis Collection" into the grouping of emulator. These games are typically a 100% copy version of that gem we played on Genesis or Sega CD or NES. The key word in that last sentence was "typically".
PlayStation NOW went live the day of this writing. PS NOW is a subscription-based cloud service from SONY which lets you play a variety of PSOne, PS2, even PS3 games on the PS3 & PS4. The game I played first, both to test the service (free one-week trial,
baby!!) and play the game I've been itching to play was "Sonic CD". Now... now just wait for it...
"Sonic CD" debuted on the Sega CD console in North America on November 19, 1993. For 7,726 days (as of press time) "Sonic CD" was one of the best games in history. IT is certainly the best Sonic game... ever! The graphics were spot on, especially for 1993. The music should of been released as a separate soundtrack. If memory serves me, I think you could play the music from the game on a regular CD player (I may be wrong there. Ahhh the music... the music... the music that is now MISSING from the PlayStation NOW version!!
WHAT THE DEUCE?!? That theme song ("Sonic Boom" by Pastiche. Trust me... YouTube it) was gold! The level songs were dynamite! I start this PS3 version of the game and I get a tune whihc just doesn't sit right with me. Something is off. OK, maybe I just forgot what it sounded like. LEt me start the game and get ready to sing alon... WHAT! WHERE IS THE SONG?
Stupid copyrights, I'm sure, got in the way of allowing the "Sonic CD" music to play and bring a smile to my face. I am so mad at this. Why have to change a great thing? Why change anything?
Pretty much, what I'm trying to say is... I will be hooking up my GameCube to play "Sonic Gems Collection".