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#1 Yurkie ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:53 PM

I would be grateful for game suggestions, of really fun Sega Genesis titles. It can be a list or just your favorite.

I am checking out the A+ thru B- graded games on this website.

http://videogamecritic.net/gen.htm

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:00 PM

Hmm.. I'll list off some favorites I really enjoyed, all basically action games. This is just a really small list though, there are so many fun Genesis games I could theoretically list:

Mega Turrican, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Risky Woods, Contra: Hard Corps, Castlevania Bloodlines, X-Men 2: Clone Wars, Streets of Rage 2, Lightening Force (Thunder Force IV), MUSHA, Splatterhouse 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Hyperstone Heist, Sub Terrania, Vectorman, Out Run, etc., etc.

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:47 PM

Below are my top picks...BOLD titles are so awesome I cannot control myself.

Target Earth
Ranger X
Mega Turrican
Gunstar Heroes
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Rocket Knight Adventures
Sol-Deace
Shinobi III
Contra: Hard Corps
Castlevania Bloodlines
Streets of Rage 2
Red Zone
Adventures of Batman & Robin
Lightening Force
Dune
MUSHA
Shining Force 2
Tyrants
Rolling Thunder 2
Sub Terrania

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:45 AM

Some essentials off the top of my head that nobody has mentioned yet:

After Burner II
Earthworm Jim
Phantasy Star IV
Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition
Thunder Force III
Toejam & Earl

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:48 AM

You can't go wrong with the Road Rash series. My favorite is the 2nd but they're all very well done and a lot of fun

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:35 AM

Thanks guys.

I am starting to have fun with some games, but they sure seem fast paced. They make me feel old.

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:03 AM

Genesis does that.
I'm a bit slower-paced myself these days.

Fatal Labyrinth, has become my favorite genesis game. Great roguelike that makes dying and restarting easy and efficient.
Starflight, space exploration goodness--very similar to Star Control 2 (but without any of the star control bits)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday. Give this one a longer look--the first 2 missions are not an indication of how awesome this game is.
Dune, really captures that early RTS magic.

For a little faster one (possibly because of using NTSC machine), Micro Machines Turbo Tournament '96--the best of all the Micro Machines games, but euro-only. It even has a track editor.

I really consider most of the 'traditional' genesis AAA titles to be fair to good at best.

Edited by Reaperman, Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:06 AM.


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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:41 AM

If you want something a little slower paced, try Starflight. Classic 8-bit space RPG updated for the Genesis. The combat is real time, but you can mostly avoid it until you're beefy enough to handle anything easily. Lots of exploration, resource collection, and a great plot. Get a copy with the manual, it's the thickest manual I've seen on a Genesis game and it's filled with backstory and clues.

Oh, I see Reaperman beat me to it. Consider this a strong second.

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:15 PM

Thanks to both you (Reaperman, Hatta) I think with some practice I can build up to the faster games, it is just a shock going from CV to Genesis.

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:25 PM

Man, you guys nailed most of my favorites. Haven't seen a mention of Kid Chameleon, Revenge of Shinobi, or Shadow Dancer, though.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:56 AM

You can't go wrong with the Road Rash series. My favorite is the 2nd but they're all very well done and a lot of fun


I wish they would make a Road Rash 4.....bringing back Motorcylce racing and weapons galore on the new consoles!

Love that series!


Overall my favorite genesis games were the RPG games.....you name it and it was a goodie....Phantasy star series....SHining Force series......Landstalker.....Shadowrun!

Try them out for kicks!

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:59 AM

Oh yeah, nobody's said Beyond Oasis or Generations Lost yet.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:14 PM

I wish they would make a Road Rash 4.....bringing back Motorcylce racing and weapons galore on the new consoles!

Love that series!


Can you shoot in Road Rash?

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:32 PM



I wish they would make a Road Rash 4.....bringing back Motorcylce racing and weapons galore on the new consoles!

Love that series!


Can you shoot in Road Rash?


Don't think so. Also, there was a fourth Road Rash on the 3DO that kinda fills the Road Rash 4 spot.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:20 PM

One really good game is Zombies ate my neighbors

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:06 PM

If you want something a bit more leisurely, there are some Disney games that are beautifully crafted and fun to play. World of Illusion is probably my favorite of the bunch -- it's mostly very easy, but can be played through in three different ways, so it has decent replay value. Gorgeous music, especially near the end.

OTOH, Castle of Illusion (the earlier game of the two) gets a lot of praise, but personally I didn't like it that much. Too many cheap hits from offscreen enemies. Fantasia is terrible, but I actually liked Ariel: The Little Mermaid.

I'm also fond of the Wolf Team games like El Viento, Granada, Sol-Deace, and Earnest Evans. The latter is kind of a mess, but it's an entertaining mess IMHO. Granada is probably the "objectively" best of those four games -- it's an easy 9/10, and a great free-scrolling shooter.

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:15 PM

Aladdin's good, too.

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Posted Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:15 PM

I'm just going to glance over at my Genesis shelves and list out everything I think is awesome. Chances are, most of them have been mentioned already, but I don't want to be tainted by reading other peoples' lists.

Ghouls N' Ghosts
Phantasy Star II-IV
Golden Axe I + II
Sonic 1-3
Sports Talk Baseball
Kid Chameleon
Arnold Palmer's Tournament Golf
Super Monaco GP I + II
The Revenge of Shinobi
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Ecco the Dolphin
Streets of Rage I + II (and Bare Knuckle III)
Pirates! Gold
Castlevania Bloodlines
Shinobi III
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday
Starflight
John Madden Football '93
Insector X
Chiki Chiki Boys
Ms. Pac-Man
Street Fighter II
Fire Shark
Phelios
Flashback
PGA Tour Golf I - III and European Tour
NHL 94 and 97
Truxton
Toejam & Earl
Sunset Riders
Valis III
Splatterhouse III

That's all I've got to say right now.

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Posted Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:36 PM

Some of my favorites are
Zero Tolerance
Lightening Force
Truxton
Thunder force 2 and 3
Comix Zone
Mega Turrican
Doom Troopers
Raiden Triad
ToeJam and earl
Gaiares

Very shooter heavy but I love the shooters on the Genny.

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Posted Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:13 PM

Some great ones listed there, great thread guys! I consider myself a true Genesis guy and to be fairly knowledgeable, but I hadn't heard recommendations for several of these that I'm now trying out and really enjoying.

Some others that I would add to / second the motion if they're mentioned above:
Rock and Roll Racing (early Blizzard game, hilarious midi versions of Black Sabbath and Deep Purple)
Death and Return of Superman (also an early Blizzard game, you get to play as Steel and Super Boy on some stages)
Dragon's Fury (pinball port from TG-16, completely awesome)
Tiny Toons Acme All-Stars (features maybe the best basketball game ever)
Skeleton Krew
Monopoly
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Championship Pro-Am
Road Blasters (very near arcade perfection)
Adventures of Batman & Robin
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Golden Axe 1 and 2
Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:56 PM

Of what's already been mentioned, my favorites among them are Lightening Force, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Dragon's Fury, Pirates! Gold, and Starflight for something nice and relaxing. (The rest of what's mentioned are just a half-notch barely below my favorites list, are simply not my style or I haven't played yet.)

Of what hasn't been mentioned yet:
Herzog Zwei - Action/Strategy hybrid. Brutal Legend's stage battles tried to be this game, but failed.
General Chaos - Fast-paced, small-scale RTS where losing a battle doesn't mean the end of the war. No bases or economies, just 5-man squads and medics!
Mutant League Football: - Conventional American football, but with lots of blood, nasty plays, ref bribes and DEATH!
Mutant League Hockey - Think Mutant League Football but with hockey instead of football.
Terry Glanville's Pigskin Footbrawl - Cartoonish vikings playing pigskin. Said to be more like rugby. Is this why the game never stops?



I wish they would make a Road Rash 4.....bringing back Motorcylce racing and weapons galore on the new consoles!

Love that series!


Can you shoot in Road Rash?

No shooting, but you can steal melee weapons from other bikers. (Club and chain in Road Rash II, lots more in III.)

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:04 PM

I would be grateful for game suggestions, of really fun Sega Genesis titles. It can be a list or just your favorite.


As mentioned on a few lists, Gunstar Heroes, Earthworm Jim, and Raiden Trad are a few of my favorites.

There were some good early titles, Buster Douglas boxing and Cyberball were good arcade ports. The graphical style of Buster Douglas was well done, and translated nicely to the home system.

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Posted Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:23 AM

Micro Machines Turbo Tournament '96 - Best Mega Drive game there is whether you're alone or with friends.

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Posted Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:38 AM

Great shooters:
Gaiares
Thunder Force series
Insector X
MUSHA
Truxton
Gunstar Heroes
Phelios
Space Harrier II

Great platformers:
Strider
X-Men
Sonic games
Kid Chameleon
Castle Of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
Ghouls 'N Ghosts
Revenge Of Shinobi
Aladdin
Earthworm Jim 1&2
Vectorman 1&2
ESWAT

Great RPG/strategy/puzzle games:
Starflight
Phantasy Star series
Sword Of Vermillion
(kinda strategy) Target Earth
Shining Force II
Columns

Sports:
Madden series
NHL (EA Sports) series
Tecmo NBA Basketball
World Series Baseball series
Super Hang-On
Budokan

Beat 'em ups:
Beyond Oasis
Streets Of Rage series
Altered Beast
Golden Axe

Other:
Out Of This World
Flashback

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:33 PM

I was always quite fond of Flicky :-D .




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