Most of us had to sell our Megadrives to get a Saturn, although we might not have wanted to. That's why this game comes as such a relief to retro fans, because Sonic Jam includes all four of the classic Sonic 2D platform games. All this AND a 3D world in which you can learn about Sonic's home and history!
The graphics in the 2D are pretty drap for Saturn standards - not surprising considering they are Megadrive games. But playing them on the Saturn really makes you realise how addictive and fun they really are, even now. The 3D World is OK, but it looks a bit fuzzy and the polygon Sonic is just crap. No Sonic Team, we aren't convinced by your pathetic Sonic.
There are all the levels in the actually games for the 2D, but some difficulty settings for some reason actually get rid of some of the levels. I don't have a clue why, but there you are. The 3D section is just one big level in which there is a game, where you have to go round and collect some assigned objects or complete missions, then return to where you started. Apart from that, you just explore, go into buildings and look at some things from Sonic's past and present, which basically is more fun.
The sound is pretty good in Sonic Jam. The 2D platform game music is as catchy as it always was (well... it's the same actually), but the 3D world music is not quite as fun. But it is still very good and the music doesn't affect the gameplay.
There are,... let's say, 'sufficient' options in this game. Meaning that for this thing you only need difficulty options, and that's all there is. Not many, but not too little either.
If you are a retro fan, this game is definitely for you. It has some of the best games ever all packed into one CD and more. If you're not, however, try it first. But either way, it is a great game and you will like it if you like Sonic.
Review By: Joel Stanier