Game compilations tend to be popular because of the value they represent. Who can resist lots of games bundled together on a single cartridge? Value is what the Mega Games series was meant to promote, but the first installment’s paltry three game selection may not be all that enticing.
The Mega Drive in Europe received a series of Sega compilations that had some classic games on them. Some were even packed in with the hardware, giving new owners and instant selection of titles. Though many of these games have been released many times in the decades since, at the time it was a great deal to get them all in one place.