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Submitted by darthv72 105d ago | article

Celebrating the Sega Genesis As It Turns 25 Years Old

The Genesis, true to its name, was the dawn of a new era, not only of graphics and sound, but of the kind of attitude and maturity we see in games today. Without Genesis, the home video game console industry might not have grown up as fast as it did. All gamers owe thanks to Genesis for the influence it cast over the future of the entire gaming industry. (Retro, Sega)

darthv72  +   105d ago
It truly is one of the greatest consoles in gaming history with two of the best slogans ever coined.

"Welcome to the Next Level" and "Genesis does what Nintendon't"
ErcsYou  +   105d ago
Say it. Say it!.... SEGA!!!!!!!
ps4fanboy  +   105d ago
Seeeegaaaaaaa (say gahhhhh)
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3-4-5  +   105d ago
I loved the difference in sound/music bewtween the Sega Genesis & the SNES. Sega had a more Bubbly Tinny metallic sound to it, but it was very 80's/90's.

SNES had a more sampled instrument sound, but slightly more clean.

So many exclusives for the Genesis, even some of the bad games were still fun to play.
Cobra951  +   105d ago
The sound hardware in the Genesis was quite a bit more primitive than the SNES's, but it was also more punchy, because the SNES sound had to be filtered to be bejesus to accommodate the low-res samples. (The Genny's Yamaha chip did mostly straight synthesizing. There was only one *lousy* PCM channel available in the hardware.) Geniuses like Yuzo Koshiro were able to use it to great advantage.
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miyamoto  +   105d ago
I 100% agree with you on this, darthv72.
So glad you appreciate true greatness.

My Sega Genesis still works up to this very day. And it says there "High Definition Graphics" HD Graphics predating the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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JeffGUNZ  +   105d ago
John Montana Football = best game ever. Loved getting the kick offs and running right along the sidelines and the computer couldn't touch you. I used to just run laps around the field!

http://static.gamespot.com/...
kalkano  +   105d ago
"I used to just run laps around the field!"

Haha! Me and my brother used to do that, too. We'd just see how long we could keep going.
hduce  +   105d ago
The Genesis is turning 25 years old? DAMN I'm getting old.
darthv72  +   105d ago
What's funny and sad is this poll from gamefaqs. almost as many who never owned a sega system as there are who only owned the genesis.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/pol...
SlyGuy  +   105d ago
Ahhh, the days of Genesis vs SNES fanboys. Hard to imagine that was 25 years ago...damn!
ps4fanboy  +   105d ago
So wish I had all my ex consoles still , Atari,Nintendo(nes,SNES,64,gam ecube)Sega(megadrive,master system,saturn,Dreamcast) Microsoft(Xbox,360) all PlayStation's....
I don't think I've missed any... Though there are many more I didn't have , I also never realised there was consoles before Atari did it!! Look!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w...

Long live consoles , and Sega.
ps4fanboy  +   105d ago
Sega gave us mortal combat in the home... I'll never forget that!
Big_Boss88  +   105d ago
Oh boy...such good memories of this console :). It had huge part in my childhood and probably wouldn't be such a huge gamer now without it. Playing games like Mortal Kombat, Sonic and then 2 best games of Sega... Gunstar Heroes and Kid Chameleon. It had so many awesome games really, which I still this day sometimes play with my little bro lol.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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Truly deserves a place amongst the greatest consoles in history. Thanks Sega Genesis :) !
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Sadist3  +   105d ago
Comix Zone, Streets of Rage, Shanobi, X-Men 1 and 2, Shadow Dancer...there were a lot of great games for the Genesis.
kalkano  +   105d ago
I'll always remember the Genesis for introducing me to Shining Force, one of my favorite gaming franchises of all time...until Camelot left.
reaper602  +   105d ago
25 years? Damn I cant believe its been that long

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