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Sega Smash Pack is a series of game compilations featuring mostly Sega Genesis games. Sega Smash Pack games have been released for the PC, Dreamcast, and the Game Boy Advance.

PC

The first Sega Smash Pack was released in 1999 for the PC. It featured eight games:

The second Sega Smash Pack, known as Sega Smash Pack 2, was another PC game and was released in 2000. It featured eight games:

In 2002, Sega Smash Pack: Twin Pack was released on PC, and it contained both of the above collections. However there are some incompatibility issues. When a user plays Sega Smash Pack 1, games suddenly quit without error after a certain amount of time. This is presumed to be a result of the patch used to disable CD detection.

Dreamcast

The third Sega Smash Pack was released for the Dreamcast in 2001 in North America only. It was called Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 and featured twelve games, although eight of them had been included in previous Smash Packs. These games were:

The four games new to the Smash Pack compilations were:

Virtua Cop 2 is based on the Arcade game and supports the light gun. The collection was criticized for its patchy performance and poorly emulated music. [1]

An interesting raw text document is included on the game's GD-ROM, apparently written by a Sega employee (it was signed "Gary"; the lead American coder on the project was listed as Gary Lake in the official credits on the disc) who elaborated on the internal workings of the emulator. The file was named ECHELON.TXT, surprisingly referencing one of the foremost Dreamcast piracy release groups of the day, and whose actions could be said to play a significant role in the downfall of the console (Dreamcast games were easily pirated without the need for a modchip).[2] However, at the end it states "Pay your respects to Uncle Sonic, Sony just doesn't get it", alluding to Sega's dropping out of the hardware business after the debut of the PlayStation 2. The disc was released in the last days of the Dreamcast's official lifetime.

Game Boy Advance

The fourth and most recent Sega Smash Pack, simply called Sega Smash Pack, was released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. It featured three games, two of which had been in previous Smash Packs. These two games were Golden Axe and Sonic Spinball, and the third game was Ecco the Dolphin, which seems to be based on the Sega CD version as it contains the system's start up sound. This collection was criticized for several technical issues and lack of cooperative multiplayer in Golden Axe. [3]

The three games are:

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