http://www.gamesetwatch.com/ristar.jpg You may have seen this on a few other sites, but 1UP has written it up in super-cute style with nice screenshots and everything, and first-ish - the full info on Sega's Genesis Collection for PS2 and PSP, due out later this year, and sporting 30 pretty darn cool classic titles.

1UP's Sam Kennedy notes of the titles: "There are the games that birthed franchises that live on today -- Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi, Phantasy Star, and Golden Axe (which will see a sequel on PS3 and 360) -- but also the greats that have for one reason or another long been forgotten -- Vectorman, Sword of Vermillion, Comix Zone, or Alex Kidd. There's also a lot of great history to many games found in the collection."

Like what? "One of the titles, Ristar, was once planned to be the next Sonic the Hedgehog-style success story for Sega (in fact, the idea for the character Ristar actually predated Sonic -- he evolved from the character designs of what Sonic was originally to be: a rabbit). Unfortunately, the game never achieved such success, but it's interesting to now play the game that was once supposed to be the next Sonic." Also, it's nice when that character doesn't own an Uzi and rotating rims!