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Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm
by pierrot
Racket-folk! I know it's an impossible task, but rank your top ten Genesis/Mega Drive games. No honorable mentions, please. Embrace the pain of leaving something out.

After much deliberation, I have (probably) settled on:

  1. Monster World IV
  2. Light Crusader
  3. Contra: Hard Corps
  4. Rocket Knight Adventures
  5. Surging Aura
  6. Rockman Mega World
  7. Ranger X
  8. Rent a Hero
  9. Ristar
  10. Crusader of Centy

The scary thing to think about is the number of games that could potentially be on this list that I still haven't played.


Also, here's a fun nostalgia read of an in-progress, top 200, community generated list: https://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=36432&p=574327&hilit=top+genesis#p574327

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:14 pm
by Ack
Can I just put Weaponlord ten times?

I kid, but I think it's tough to put such a list together with so many good games.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:21 pm
by Jmustang1968
I think we had a discussion about this in the racket slack chat recently. But here is mine as of today, I think it could easily change day to day im order.

1. Shining Force 2
2. Streets of Rage 2
3. Phantasy Star IV
4. Pirates! Gold
5. Shining Force
6. Shadowrun
7. Gunstar Heroes
8. Desert Strike/jungle Strike
9. Buck Rogers
10. Gain Ground

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:25 pm
by pierrot
Ack wrote:Can I just put Weaponlord ten times?

No, but you can have Ballz 3D followed by Weaponlord nine times.


Jmustang1968 wrote:9. Buck Rogers

I am intrigued. Is Buck Rogers that good, or is there some nostalgia tied to it for you, mustang? Also, I really need to play the Genesis version of Shadowrun at some point.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:45 pm
by Ack
pierrot wrote:
Ack wrote:
Jmustang1968 wrote:9. Buck Rogers

I am intrigued. Is Buck Rogers that good, or is there some nostalgia tied to it for you, mustang? Also, I really need to play the Genesis version of Shadowrun at some point.


It's much more of a deep cut for an RPG enthusiast. Buck Rogers is something that would get passed over by most folks, but if you get into it, it's worth it.

I guess I will give the list a try:

1. Streets of Rage 2
2. Shining Force 2
3. Phantasy Star IV
4. Castlevania: Bloodlines
5. Comix Zone
6. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
7. Splatterhouse 3
8. Gain Ground
9. Flicky
10. Golden Axe II

I was never heavy into the Genesis, so most of these are probably obvious choices or oddballs based on my tastes.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:49 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Are there even ten good games for the Sega Genesis???...<runs for cover>

In alphabetical order:

Atomic Robo-Kid
Castlevania Bloodlines
Gunstar Heroes
NHL ‘94
Rocket Knight Adventures
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Streets of Rage 2
Super Fantasy Zone
Thunder Force III
Wonder Boy in Monster World

Of these, Gunstar Heroes is easily the very best, and it is the only Genesis game I have ever truly loved. Admittedly, however, there are a lot of games for the system (e.g., Herzog Zwei, PSIV, Ristar, etc.) that I haven’t really played enough to appreciate.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:16 pm
by strangenova
I like lists

1. Sonic the Hedgehog
2. Streets of Rage 2
3. Shinobi 3
4. Toejam and Earl
5. Gunstar Heroes
6. Ristar
7. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
8. Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
9. Elemental Master
10. Streets of Rage

So many Genesis games I still need to get around to playing.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:17 pm
by prfsnl_gmr
Moonwalker is such a bold choice. I have played that one. Curious why you listed it.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:19 pm
by strangenova
prfsnl_gmr wrote:Moonwalker is such a bold choice. I have played that one. Curious why you listed it.

It's not for the gameplay i assure you, it's purely the music, aesthetics and just plain fun of beating up people with dance as Michael Jackson. I always have a huge grin on my face when I play this game, and it's so short that the charm doesn't wear off as you play through it.

Re: Top Ten Sega Genesis Games

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:25 pm
by Ack
It's interesting to me to see where we overlap and yet note the individual differences in each person's list based on personal preferences.