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Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:17 pm
by Ack
BogusMeatFactory wrote:
Ack wrote:I think in general the Shadowrun games were glossed over until the recent run of computer games. All of the early '90s games are very different animals (and we don't talk about the FPS), but all three are worth playing on their own merits and for the fascinating world they showcase. I haven't gotten to spend enough time with the Genesis game to add it to a top 10, but odds are if I did ever beat it, it would be up there.

Truth is, I've actually never heard anyone praise the SNES game over the Genesis one, and I've always been told the Mega CD game was the best of the three. I love the Shadowrun world though. That might be an idea for a potential future TR event...


Oh the debate over the better shadowrun is very heated and divisive to be sure. As for the Sega cd shadowrun game, it is very much an interactive novel with a grid based and dice based combat system. Lots of dialog, lots of menus. I don't know if I would say it is better than either the snes or genesis. I've been contemplating a category that would put it in the running to be played, but I also have a billion categories to choose from for my month.


Well, dice-based combat and lots of dialogue is pretty much how Shadowrun tabletop plays, so that makes sense.

Ha, that said, the discussion has wet my appetite. I just ordered the Genesis game on eBay.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:38 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
YAS! Just be warned the game is a bit slow to start as you grind some basic missions to get money and xp but it moves at breakneck pace after you get moving. Building up reputation and earning contacts and resources is a lot of fun and has a bit of that, "gotta catch em all" mentality and it really captures the tabletop feel with random events that happen on the street.

It will be a good skull to add to your pile.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:18 am
by pierrot
Ack wrote:I've always been told the Mega CD game was the best of the three.

Really? I guess I don't need to mess with the rest, if I've already played the best then. I like Shadowrun on the Mega CD, because the end of it was pretty exhilarating, story-wise, but the RPG aspects were kind of an after-thought, and the hacking was also a little lame.


Ack wrote:Ha, that said, the discussion has wet my appetite. I just ordered the Genesis game on eBay.

That's awesome, Ack! :lol: I was looking at listings for it on ebay earlier today, but didn't really find one that suited me. Bogus put together a pretty fine sales pitch for it.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:04 pm
by Sload Soap
This is my humble list in no particular order.

1. Streets of Rage 2
2. Sonic 2
3. Dragon's Fury
4. Rocket Knight Adventures
5. Castle of Illusion
6. Strider
7. Thunder Force 4
8. Gunstar Heroes
9. Aladdin
10. Desert Strike

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:12 pm
by PresidentLeever
Wily Wars and Rent a Hero, is that with or without codes/hacks?

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:41 pm
by Gunstar Green
No particular order, though my top 10 for Genesis could change every time a stiff breeze rolls through because I have so many favorites.

Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Lots of personal nostalgia attached to this one. One of my favorite platformers of all time.
Streets of Rage 2: Still one of my favorite beat'em ups.
Ghostbusters: Ultimately a kind of middling platformer but near and dear to my heart.
Road Rash 2: The best of the Genesis trilogy. Just a fun game with a lot of memories attached.
Mega Turrican: My favorite game in this franchise and a run 'n gun I just enjoy playing.
Lineage 2 Classic: Best MMO on the market.
Rolling Thunder 2/3: Difficult to pick which one as they both have a lot to offer. I love this oft-forgotten franchise.
MUSHA: Fun gameplay, great music, great graphics and cool robots. It's just everything I want form a 16-bit shmup.
Shinobi III: One of the best ninja action games anywhere.
Thunderforce III: Fun, casual shmup that's not as pretty or exciting as its sequel but I always have the most fun with it.
Gunstar Heroes: Natch'.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:01 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Also...great choice on Road Rash II. I almost put it in my list.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:31 pm
by pierrot
PresidentLeever wrote:Wily Wars and Rent a Hero, is that with or without codes/hacks?

Without. I've only played them in physical form.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:01 pm
by Jagosaurus
Assuming no Sega CD… In no particular order:

• TMNT Hyperstone Heist
• Sonic 2
• Streets of Rage
• Road Rash
• Phantasy Star IV
• Shining Force 2
• Mutant League Football
• Revenge of Shinobi
• Street Fighter II CE
• Castlevania: Bloodlines

Love all these but need to beat before they crack my top 10. Consider them honorable mention:

• Crusaders of Centy
• Vectorman
• Dynamite Headdy
• Pulseman
• Ristar
• Dinosaurs for Hire
• Rocket Knight Adventure
• Decap Attack
• Dune
• Herzog Zwei
• Super Hang On
• NBA Jam
• Mega Bomberman
• Kid Chameleon
• McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure

Plenty more in my backlog that I haven’t played… and sure I'm forgetting some. This was off the top of my head. Will look through my ROM list later 8) . While I was a NES & N64 guy, this generation I definitely preferred the Genesis. Will dig in further later.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:20 pm
by strangenova
This thread is giving me the itch to get back on my Genesis collecting