[Essentials] Genesis / Mega Drive *NEW*

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Mar 31, 2010
  1. Takeshi
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    This is the new and updated Sega Genesis / Mega Drive-Essentials topic.​

    The layout will be the same as that of my other lists and the rules are:
    All games will be sorted alphabetically as I decided that I won't show the exact number of votes for each game.

    Feel free to add 32X and Mega CD games aswell.

    Used game codes are:
    (32X) = 32X
    (MCD) = Mega CD
    (Unl) = Unlicensed
    (PD) = Public Domain




    Essential Games [10+ votes]
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3











    Recommended Games [5+ votes]
    Comix Zone
    Gunstar Heroes
    Revenge of Shinobi, The / Super Shinobi II, The
    Rolling Thunder 2
    Sonic and Knuckles
    Streets of Rage / Bare Knuckle
    Streets of Rage 2 / Bare Knuckle II
    Streets of Rage 3 / Bare Knuckle III
    Toejam & Earl











    Noteworthy Games [3+ votes]
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    Altered Beast
    Battletoads and Double Dragon
    Beyond Oasis / The Legend of Thor
    Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
    Castlevania - Bloodlines / Castlevania - The New Generation / Vampire Killer
    Contra - Hard Corps
    Cool Spot
    Decap Attack
    Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf
    Disney's Aladdin
    Earthworm Jim
    ECCO The Dolphin
    Golden Axe
    Herzog Zwei
    Jungle Strike
    Landstalker - The Treasures of King Nole
    Mega Bomberman
    Megaman - The Wily Wars
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat II
    Phantasy Star - The End of the Millenium
    Pulseman
    Quack Shot Starring Donald Duck
    Ristar / Ristar - The Shooting Star
    Road Rash
    Road Rash 3
    Road Rash II
    Rocket Knight Adventures
    Shinobi III - Return of the Ninja Master / Super Shinobi II, The
    Sonic CD (MCD)
    Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers
    Taz-Mania
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist
    Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster's Hidden Treasure
    Toejam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
    Urban Strike
    Vectorman
    Wonder Boy in Monster World / Wonder Boy V - Monster World III
    World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho - Makyou Toitsusen











    Other Games [<3 votes]
    Adventures of Batman and Robin, The
    Alien 3
    Alien Soldier
    Alisia Dragoon
    Anetto Futatabi (MCD)
    Animaniacs
    Another World / Out of this World
    Arcade Classics
    Ariel - The Little Mermaid
    Art of Fighting
    Battletoads
    Beavis and Butt-head
    Bio-Hazard Battle
    Blackthorne (32X)
    Bonanza Bros.
    Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
    Bubsy II
    Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday
    Cannon Fodder
    Chakan - The Forever Man
    Chuck Rock
    Chuck II - Son of Chuck
    Columns
    Columns III - Revenge of Columns
    Cosmic Spacehead
    Crusader of Centy / Soleil / Ragnacenty
    Cyborg Justice
    Desert Demolition
    Double Dragon 2 - The Revenge
    Double Dragon 3 - The Rosetta Stone
    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    Dragon's Lair (MCD)
    Dune - The Battle for Arrakis
    Dynamite Headdy
    Earthworm Jim: Special Edition (MCD)
    Earthworm Jim 2
    ECCO - The Tides of Time
    El Viento
    ESWAT Cyber Police - City Under Siege
    Eternal Champions
    Eternal Champions - Challenge From The Dark Side (MCD)
    Fatal Fury
    Fatal Fury 2
    Fatal Labyrinth
    Final Fight CD (MCD)
    Flashback - The Quest for Identity
    Forgotten Worlds
    Gargoyles
    Gauntlet 4
    General Chaos
    Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    Golden Axe II
    Golden Axe III
    Great Circus Mystery, The - Starring Mickey & Minnie
    Greatest Heavyweights of the Ring
    Greendog - The Beached Surfer Dude
    Gynoug
    Hard Drivin'
    Hard Wired (PD)
    Heart of the Alien (MCD)
    High Seas Havoc
    Immortal, The
    James Pond - Underwater Agent
    James Pond II - Codename RoboCod
    James Pond 3 - Operation Starfish
    Jurassic Park
    Jurassic Park 2 - The Lost World
    Keio Flying Squadron (MCD)
    Kid Chameleon / Chameleon Kid
    King of Fighters '98, The (Unl)
    Knuckles' Chaotix (32X)
    Lemmings
    Lethal Enforcers
    Light Crusader
    Lion King, The
    Lotus II RECS
    Lotus Turbo Challenge
    Lunar - Eternal Blue (MCD)
    Lunar - The Silver Star (MCD)
    Mamono Hunter Yohko - Makai Kara no Tenkosei
    Mercs
    Mega Turrican
    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
    Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators
    Micro Machines
    Micro Machines - Turbo Tournament '96
    Micro Machines 2 - Turbo Tournament
    Midnight Resistance
    Misadventures of Flink, The
    Monopoly
    Monster World IV
    Mortal Kombat II (32X)
    Mortal Kombat 3
    Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing
    Mutant League Football
    Mutant League Hockey
    NBA Jam
    NBA Jam Tournament Edition
    NHL 94
    NHLPA Hockey '93
    Ninja Gaiden (Beta)
    Ooze, The
    OutRun
    OutRun 2019
    OutRunners
    PGA Tour Golf III
    Phantasy Star II
    Phantasy Star III - Generations of Doom
    Phelios
    Pirates! Gold
    Pit Fighter
    Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure
    Power Monger
    Popful Mail - Magical Fantasy Adventure (MCD)
    Prince of Persia (MCD)
    Puyo Puyo Tsu
    Ranger-X / Ex-Ranza
    Robo Aleste (MCD)
    Robocop Versus The Terminator
    Rock n' Roll Racing
    Rolling Thunder 3
    Rolo to the Rescue
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms III
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms Part 5
    Samurai Shodown
    Shadow Dancer - The Secret of Shinobi
    Skitchin'
    Snatcher (MCD)
    Soleil
    Sonic 3D Blast
    Sonic Classics (Compilation)
    Sonic Spinball
    Shadowrun
    Shining Force
    Shining Force II
    Shining in the Darkness
    Side Pocket
    Space Ace (MCD)
    Space Harrier II
    Sparkster
    Speed Ball 2 - Brutal Deluxe
    Spider-Man - Web of Fire (32X)
    Spider-Man and Venom - Maximum Carnage
    Spider-Man vs The Kingpin
    Spider-Man vs The Kingpin (MCD)
    Splatterhouse 2
    Splatterhouse Part 3
    Star Wars Arcade (32X)
    Steel Empire, The
    Street Fighter II' - Special Champion Edition
    Strider / Strider Hiryuu
    Strider II / Journey From Darkness - Strider Returns
    Sunset Riders
    Super Smash TV
    Sword of Vermilion
    T2 - The Arcade Game
    Tale Spin
    Tempo (32X)
    Terminator (MCD)
    Theme Park
    Thunder Force II
    Thunder Force III
    Thunder Force IV
    Time Gal (MCD)
    Trouble Shooter
    Truxton
    Turrican
    Twinkle Tale
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Valis III
    Vectorman 2
    Virtua Fighter (32X)
    Virtua Racing
    Virtua Racing Deluxe (32X)
    Warsong
    Weaponlord
    Wings of Wor
    Wiz 'n' Liz - The Frantic Wabbit Wescue
    Wonder Boy III - Monster Lair
    World Series Baseball
    X-Men
    X-Men 2 - Clone Wars
    Zero Wing
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors










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    *Last updated on 2011-05-19 - post 15
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    Special thanks to Bitbyte and dice.

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    Keep voting guys, don't forget about the other essentials lists and most of all: have fun playing the games listed here.

    P.S.: Constructive criticism is always welcome!
     


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    +1 for NHLPA 93 by EA Sports
     
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    votes by myself:
    Beyond Oasis
    Lotus II RECS
    Lotus Turbo Challenge
    Sonic the Hedgehog 1
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Toejam & Earl
    Toejam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron


    List updated; keep 'em coming!
     
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    Sonic and Knuckles
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    Knuckles Chaotix (32x)
    Contra Hard Corps
    Streets Of Rage 2
    Castlevania - Bloodlines
    Ristar
    Gunstar Heroes
     
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    The list is up to date and we've got our first Mega Drive/Genesis essential: "Sonic The Hedgehog 2" [​IMG]
     
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    Altered Beast
    Road Rash
    Road Rash 3
    Road Rash II
    Rocket Knight Adventures
    Skitchin
    Sonic 3D Blast
    Sonic and Knuckles
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    Streets of Rage
    Streets of Rage 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist
     
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    List updated.

    Keep voting guys, there has to be more than one essential game for this great console.
     
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    Streets of Rage 1-3
    Shinobi 1-3
    Battletoads and Double Dragon
     
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    Columns III - Revenge of Columns
    Comix Zone
    Earthworm Jim
    Earthworm Jim 2
    ECCO The Dolphin
    ECCO - The Tides of Time
    Golden Axe
    Gynoug
    Landstalker - The Treasures of King Nole
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Mortal Kombat 3
    NBA Jam
    NHL '94
    Revenge of Shinobi
    Road Rash
    Road Rash 2
    Road Rash 3
    Sonic and Knuckles
    Sonic CD (MCD)
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    Street Fighter II' - Special Champion Edition
    Streets of Rage / Bare Knuckle
    Streets of Rage 2 / Bare Knuckle 2
    Streets of Rage 3 / Bare Knuckle 3
    Sunset Riders
    Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers
    Taz-Mania
    Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster's Hidden Treasure
    Vectorman
    Vectorman 2
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors
     
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    Oh Genesis, how I miss you buddy...
    Ok, here's my list (Beware, wall of text):

    Mega Drive / Genesis:
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    Alien Soldier
    Alisia Dragoon
    Altered Beast
    Animaniacs
    Another World (AKA Out of this World)
    Ariel the Little Mermaid
    Battletoads
    Battletoads and Double Dragon
    Beavis and Butt-head
    Beyond Oasis (AKA The Legend of Thor)
    Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
    Castlevania: Bloodlines (AKA Vampire Killer / Castlevania: The New Generation)
    Chakan: The Forever Man
    Chuck Rock
    Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck
    Comix Zone
    Contra: The Hard Corps
    Crusader of Centy (AKA Soleil / Ragnacenty)
    Decap Attack
    Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote
    Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
    Devil Hunter Yohko
    Disney's Aladdin
    Dynamite Headdy
    Earthworm Jim
    El Viento
    ESWAT: City Under Siege (AKA Cyber Police ESWAT)
    Eternal Champions
    Fatal Fury
    Fatal Fury 2
    Flashback: The Quest for Identity
    Gargoyles
    Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    Golden Axe
    Golden Axe 2
    Golden Axe 3
    Gunstar Heroes
    High Seas Havoc
    James Pond II - Codename RoboCod
    Jurassic Park
    Jungle Strike: The Sequel to Desert Strike
    Kid Chamelon (AKA Chameleon Kid)
    Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
    Light Crusader
    Mega Bomberman
    Megaman: The Wily Wars
    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
    Midnight Resistance
    Monster World IV
    Mortal Kombat
    OutRunners
    Out Run
    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
    Pulseman
    Quack Shot Starring Donald Duck
    Ranger-X (AKA X-Ranza)
    Ristar (AKA Ristar: The Shooting Star)
    Road Rash
    Road Rash 2
    Road Rash 3: Tour de force
    Robocop Versus The Terminator
    Rocket Knight Adventures
    Rolling Thunder 2
    Rolling Thunder 3
    Rolo to the Rescue
    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (AKA The Super Shinobi II)
    Skitchin'
    Sonic 3D Blast
    Sonic The Hedgehog
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    Sonic & Knuckles
    Sonic Spinball
    Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
    Splatterhouse 2
    Splatterhouse 3
    Streets of Rage (AKA Bare Knuckle)
    Streets of Rage 2 (AKA Bare Knuckle 2)
    Streets of Rage 3 (AKA Bare Knuckle 3)
    Strider
    Strider Returns: Journey from Darkness (AKA Strider II)
    Sunset Riders
    Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
    Taz-Mania
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
    The Adventures of Batman & Robin
    The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey and Minnie
    The Immortal
    The Lion King
    The Ooze
    The Revenge of Shinobi (AKA The Super Shinobi)
    Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure
    Toejam & Earl
    Toejam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron
    Truxton
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
    Urban Strike: The Sequel to Jungle Strike
    Virtua Racing
    Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair
    Wonder Boy in Monster World (AKA Wonder Boy V Monster Land III)
    World of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck
    X-Men 2: Clone Wars
    Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen

    32X (32X):
    Blackthorne
    Knuckles' Chaotix (AKA Chaotix)
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Spider-Man: Web of Fire
    Tempo
    Virtua Racing Deluxe

    Sega CD: (SCD)
    Anetto Futatabi
    Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side
    Dragon's Lair
    Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
    Final Fight CD
    Heart of the Alien
    Keio Flying Squadron
    Lunar: Eternal Blue
    Lunar: The Silver Star
    Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure
    Prince of Persia
    Snatcher
    Sonic the Hedgehog CD
    Space Ace
    Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
    Time Gal
     
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    list updated


    Thanks toguro_max for pointing out some alternative names I missed.
     
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    Sonic CD is personally the best game on any Genesis related console.
     
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    The list is up to date.
     
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    Sid Meier's Pirates! Gold
     
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    I'd vote for the following.

    - Sonic 1,2,3 and Knuckles, and maybe Sonic 3D if I'm feeling generous, it's not as bad as people make out, just not great.

    - Streets of Rage 1+2. 3 kinda sucked IMHO.

    - Castlevania Bloodlines.

    - Ristar.

    - Golden Axe 1,2 and 3.

    - Outrun.

    - Afterburner.

    - Contra Hard Corps.

    There are plenty of others but I'll leave it at that for now.
     
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    Sonic 1
    Sonic 2
    Sonic 3
    Aladin
    Sonic And Knuckles
     
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    Sonic 2(Only game on my Genesis I can't stop playing.)
    Sonic 3
    Sonic and Knuckles
    Castlevania: Bloodlines
    Sonic CD(Yeah, I had to put it.)
    Streets of Rage 2
     
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    Final Fight CD (SCD)
    Lunar: The eternal blue (SCD)
    Trampoline Terror
    Decap Attack
    Phantasy Star II
    Landstalker
    Shining Force
    Shining Force II
    Thunder Force IV
    Columns
     

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