Favorite SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games?

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Apr 3, 2013
  1. Chary
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    Way back when I was a little toddler, I had a SEGA Genesis. It was the first game console I ever owned. I remember buying so many games for it, back before they stopped selling such old games in stores. Fast forward 14 years later, and the system and all its games still sits proudly in my room. But, looking at it made me realize. There were a lot of amazing games on that console. Which ones are your favorites?

    Personally, I'll be cliche. My all-time favorite is Sonic 3. It was the first video game I ever played. I still play it to this day.
     


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    Sonic 2 and uh.....................
    Yeah, I didn't do much with my Genesis before my Mom donated it without my permission.
     
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    So many games to chose from, i find it tough to remember one game i didn't enjoy playing.

    The main games that stick in my mind and which i really enjoyed playing where, Desert/Jungle Strike, Shining Force 1 & 2 and Toe Jam & Earl.
     
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    Sonic 3 and Knuckles, i never actually sonic and knuckles to lock sonic 3 on, but a few years ago my then gf had both of em so i finally was able to play it the way it was meant to be played.
     
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    Sonic 1-3 not forgetting Knuckles (I still remember how I had a hard time saving my money for Sonic & Knuckles) best combination is Sonic 3&Knuckles
    Gaiares (Out of these 2 Shooters this one is my favorite, have good memories playing this with my dad so yea)
    Wings of Wor
    Contra Hard Corps

    There's more i'd mention but these are my favorites.
     
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    Sonic 3 and Knuckles is generally regarded as a MUST for Genesis owners. I'd say it's the most no-frills, best platformers on the system, refining the gameplay of the previous Sonic games to a razor-sharp point of near-perfection. It's a robust, satisfying platformer of quality often regarded as unmatched by any subsequent Sonic title.

    Gunstar Heroes is a thrill to play as well, particularly with a partner. This game tosses enemies and new gameplay mechanics at a merciless rate, and won't have time to blink from start to finish! In addition to the envelope-pushing gameplay, the game was also a technical marvel at the time, with throngs of onscreen enemies, plenty of parallax scrolling, faux-3D effects in every corner, and even instances sprite-rotating trickery (which by all accounts should be impossible on the Genesis!)

    Finally, I personally regard Ristar a Genesis must-play. It's an endearing, challenging, incomparably unique platformer with a ton of gameplay twists. Not to mention the splendid soundtrack, which is enough to dispel any criticism that the Genesis gets for its sound capabilities! In my opinion, this game is criminally underplayed and under-appreciated, and it's a standout title in the Genesis library.
     
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    Genesis specific games:

    Beyond Oasis
    Blaster Master 2
    Chakan
    Disney platformers
    Greendog
    Kid Chameleon
    Mutant Leage games
    Sonic games
    Streets or Rage games
    Strike games
    Vectorman games
     
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    Too many to list:

    *MUSHA
    *Comix Zone
    *Lightening Force
    *Shinobi III
    *Ranger X
    *Streets of Rage 2 and 3
    *Starflight (sure, it's on other platforms, but it was more playable here)
    *Vectorman
    *Ristar
    *Various Sonics

    ...and on and on and on.
     
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    I can't name just one!

    Gunstar Heroes
    Toe Jam and Earl (The two player 3D one and not the side scrolling platformer.)
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3 with S&N attachment
    and Desert/Jungle/Kingkong Strike

    I put so many hours into those alone, despite beating them numerous time. I still play them, yay for emulating on the go! Honorable mention is King Salmon I think it was called? I sunk a lot of hours into that too, being an avid fisherman as a kid, however trying to replay it, I hate it haha.
     
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    When I had my MegaDrive:

    Road Rash
    Virtua Racing
    Micro Machines 96

    Now:

    Road Rash II
    James Pond 3
    Vitrua Racing
    Micro Machines 96/Micro Machines Military



    Sonic games of course go without saying..!
     
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    Sonic 1.
     
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    Road Rash 1 and 2 and even 3 although it was not as good as the first two.
    Sonic 1 and 2

    I wish I had a chance to own a SegaCD and a copy of Snatcher that game in it's time looked amazing to me :( and I never have had a chance to play it.

    I am sure there are a ton of great Sega Genesis games but I own so few Genesis games it is pathetic :( (I am slowly collecting them though lol)
     
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    Phantasy star 3 and 4 were my favorites
     
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    Sonic 2
    Sonic 3 & Knuckles (keep away from regular Sonic 3, it's meh)
    Shinobi's Revenge
    Shinobi 3
    Street of Rage 3
    Super Street Fighter 2 (one of the most impressive accomplishments on the console, it's mostly on pair with the Snes version, save for the music)

    Yeah, the S letter is where the best Genesis games are located...!
     
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    I forgot about the two Shinobi games yes those where and still are fantastic games!
     
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    Shinobi 3 is hands down my favorite Genesis game ever.

    21:10 my favorite boss in the game.
     
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    Oh! Road Rash! I totally forgot about that game. That was a great game.
     

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