Retrotastic: Vinyl soundtrack for Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection for grabs

Just in case the release of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection isn’t quite nostalgic enough for you, the publisher has announced that an incredibly limited run of vinyl soundtracks are now available through eBay. Yes, a proper record and everything!

The records are limited to a mere 3500, and the very first one is now available through eBay’s Australian wing. All money made on the item will be going to the Cancer Council of Australia. Shipping is free and worldwide, just in case you thought you couldn’t bid. 

The soundtrack is pressed on blue vinyl and includes music from Space Harrier, Ristar, Vectorman, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star II and Vectorman II. Strangley, for an album titled Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, there is no mention of any Sonic music.

Still, if you have more money than sense and want to help out a good cause, go place a bid.

Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – SEGA Australia Pty Ltd today can reveal details on the SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack now listed for auction on Ebay….m=250367582769 .This is a truly unique and collectable item with only 3,500 available worldwide. Each record is individually numbered and the one up for grabs on Ebay is the first copy made of the collection!

Be the first and only person to own the ‘#1 Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack’ with SEGA donating all proceeds raised from the auction to the Cancer Council of Australia. The auction will run for seven days from today and will end at 6pm AEDST on 10th February 2009 with further details and money raised from the auction to be announced soon after.

The Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack features six tracks from the SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection compilation including: Golden Axe – “Turtle Village 1”, Phantasy Star II – “Overworld: Restoration”, Virtua Fighter 2 – “Burning”, Space Harrier – “Main Theme”, Outrun – “Passing Breeze”, Outrun – “Magical Sound Shower”.

The SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is an all-in-one package of over 40 classic titles from the golden era of the SEGA Mega Drive. This is the most complete collection to date of SEGA first party games ever offered. Featured games include; Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 is scheduled for release on 26th February 2009.

Jim Sterling