SEGA's Megadrive/Genesis Remembered

Up until the release of the SEGA Mega Drive (SEGA Genesis in the US). Nintendo and its NES console had a vice-lioke grip on the home console and videogame market. Having failed to make any major impact with its superior 8-bit Master System, SEGA decided to go for the jugular by releasing a substantially more powerful console, the Mega Drive.

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Relientk771350d ago

The Genesis kicks ass, so many great games and franchises.

Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
Vectorman 1 and 2
Comix Zone
Blades of Vengeance
Earthworm Jim 1 and 2
Golden Axe
TMNT Hyperstone Heist
Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
Xmen 2: Clone Wars
Zero Tolerance
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Pirates of Dark Water

Tuet0ne1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

Couldn't agree more... It was an awesome console. Lost so many hours playing sonic!

miyamoto1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

Sonic the Hedgehog
Target Earth
Shinobi III
Gunstar Heroes
Streets of Rage 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Street Fighter II SCE
Yu Yu Hakusho
Beyond Oasis
Phantasy Star IV
Streets of Rage
Castlevania Bloodlines
Shinobi II
Disney's Aladdin
Comix Zone
Herzog Zwei
Streets of Rage III
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Hyperstone Heist
Megaman Wily Wars

BattleAxe1350d ago

The NES was still a better console, despite the difference in graphical fidelity. I don't find many Genesis games all that memorable, other than Sonic the Hedgehog (1), Street Fighter 2, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage. This might be because I was playing more video games in the arcades by this point.

Rimgal1350d ago

No Streets of Rage?

You are dead to me :P

CorndogBurglar1350d ago

You have a lot of the same faorites as me:

Comix Zone
Earthworm Jim
Streets of Rage series
Golden Axe series
Altered Beast
X-Men and X-Men 2 The Clone Wars
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
General Chaos
Joe Montana Sportstalk Football (lol, i know)
Lethal Enforcers with the Light Gun

So many good memories :)

bumnut1350d ago

You missed moon walker :)

Possibly the worst game of all time!

crashbash1350d ago

Yeah but it looked so cool in all the previews in the magazines :P

And it was worth playing just to get all the enemies to dance lol.

3-4-51350d ago

* Sonic 1
* Sonic 2
* Sonic 3
* Sonic Spinball
* Evander Holyfield Boxing
* Sunset Riders
* General Chaos
* Herzog Zwei
* Monopoly
* Rock n roll Racing
* Micro Machines
* Streets of Rage 2
* Super Hang on
* Columns
* Street Fighter 2
* Aladdin
* Desert Strike
* NHL 94 & 96
* X-Men
* Star Control
* Road Rash 1,2,3
* Mutant League Football / Hockey
* Madden
* Mic & Mack: Global Gladiators
* NBA Jam
* Mortal Kombat
* Batman
* WWF Royal Rumble
* Fifa 94 & 96

I know I'm missing more....I loved Sega Genesis.

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AzurePaladin771350d ago

The RPGs!

1. Phantasy Star 2, 3, & 4
2. Sword of Vermillion
3. King's Bounty
4. Shining in the Darkness
5. The Shining Force Series
6. Beyond Oasis

KwietStorm1350d ago

So many days, locking myself in my room, and not even caring what was happening outside. And to this day I never finished Chakan D:

I loved that Sega dynamic theme on PS3 too.

Stsonic1350d ago

I love MegaDrive Sega should still be in the console war. They were pushed out by Microsoft and EA.

SideNote1350d ago

No, Sony killed them. They brought up all the games, even Tomb raider. EA was in bed with Sony, Microsoft wasn't even on the scene. My Dreamcast should have gone onto better things..the pain them memories

Stsonic1350d ago

EA cancelled all games to SEGA. Microsoft Xbox original is the evolution of the Dreamcast. They pushed SEGA out just like they now try to go for SONY.. Microsoft is a Monopoly.

1nsomniac1350d ago

It is a tuff one to consider which one was best out of Megadrive or SNES. The fact that they came out at pretty much the exact same time & are classed as 2 of the best consoles ever - We really were spoilt!

I was lucky enough to have both. Surprised I made it out the house as a child with all the awesome games. Maybe that's why I expect more of the gaming industry these days. Perhaps I just expect too much...

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