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Sega 3D Classics Collection comes with decals and a history lesson

Come for the stickers, stay for the fun facts

Sega 3D Classics Collection is coming to Nintendo 3DS on April 26, and Sega is throwing in a set of strikingly educational stickers along with all first-run copies. The nine silver decals included with the game — that's one for each of the classics on the cartridge — are meant to add suitably vintage flair to your 3DS console while providing fans with some company history.

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The most obscure of the decals, which feature logos and images of old-school Sega consoles, is that of Professor Asobin. The rabbit might be unfamiliar to all but the most studied of Sega fans, but the company filled in his backstory for those less well-versed.

"Before Sonic, Alex Kidd, and Opa Opa, this dapper white rabbit appeared in most SG-1000 game manuals and gave helpful advice to players," Sega explained in a press release about the bonus sticker sheet. "Although he was briefly replaced by Dr. Games, he soon returned and appeared in game manuals up until the Mega Drive/Genesis era."

Speaking of mascots, the ones mentioned above are noticeably missing from the decals offered to buyers of the physical 3D Classics Collection. Fans will have to make do with the art of Sonic and Opa Opa featured on the cover, illustrated by noted Pokémon designer Ken Sugimori.

Sega 3D Classics Collection cobbles together several games, some of which are currently available for individual sale on the eShop. The inclusion of Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2 marks the first time either of those games have been available for a Western audience.

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