Trailer utilises samples and graphics from retro classics.

With the release of SEGA Mega Drive Classics for the home consoles, SEGA has collaborated with video remixer Eclectic Method for a special launch trailer for the retro classics compilation.

The trailer uses audio samples and graphics from various titles included in the compilation and everything is tied together with an original track composed of 16-bit sounds.

Eclectic Method spoke about the collection’s release on his website and gave a little explanation to how the video was produced and put together.

“As a 90’s kid who owned both a Mega Drive and a Game Gear I am super excited about my latest video with SEGA,” said Eclectic Method. “SEGA have relaunched a bunch of the classic games on multiple platforms with the SEGA Mega Drive Classics collection. To celebrate I mashed up the games blending levels and characters to create a musical video score with the characters and levels playing the music. The sounds are created using only sound effects from the original games, no added drums, synths or preservatives. Technically this video could be performed on a Mega Drive in the early 90s. The forests of Golden Axe are blended into the urban sprawl of Streets of Rage where ToeJam and Earl go clubbing.”

The collection contains over 50 retro titles covering a wide range of genres which can be accessed via a hub designed like a ’90s bedroom. The games have also been updated with modern features including online multiplayer, achievements, mirror mode, rewind, and save states.

SEGA Mega Drive Classics is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both physically and digitally. The physical edition available from select retailers comes with a double-sided Golden Axe and Streets of Rage poster as seen in the game hub.

The Steam version will also be getting a free update to bring it more in line with the console versions. Full details can be found here.

For more information on SEGA Mega Drive Classics, please visit the official product page.