Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection hits Golden Axe, Comix Zone with ugly filter

Sweet baby Jesus. What on Earth has Sega done to these screens of Comix Zone and Golden Axe (I, II, and III), taken from the upcoming Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year?

The filter applied to these games to make them look less “16-bit” and more, uh — damn, I don’t even know … well, it’s hurting my brain. The good news is that it can be turned off, giving the games a more classic Genesis look and feel. Phew. 

It’s a good thing, too, because the collection looks crazy good, featuring over 40 Genesis classics from Altered Beast to Sonic the Hedgehog, and E-SWAT to Streets of Rage. The full list (minus the unlockables) can be found after the jump, and it’s a damned fine collection that any fan of Sega or the Genesis is going to put on their “DO WANT” list.

But this filter needs to go, Sega. Seriously. My eyes. Am I the only one who’s thinking this?

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bonanza Bros.
Columns
Comix Zone
Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
Dr. Robotnik’s MBM
Dynamite Headdy
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco II: The Tides of Time
E-SWAT
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe I
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Ristar
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Vectorman
Vectorman 2

Nick Chester