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The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Are you wondering if your Sega Genesis collection has any valuable treasures in it? This month we take a look at Sega’s most popular console of all time and its most desired games. Since the console wasn’t a huge success in Japan, we will find quite a few rarities in its library, but there are some other gems from the rest of the world as well. Update: Prices Current As of 04/02/2013 In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare [...]

The Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Shmup Library

The Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Shmup Library

presented by Brickiemart, Adam Sarson, BulletMagnet, and Racketboy Be sure to check out similar guides in our Genre Guide Collection Even though I have been a Sega Genesis fan from the beginning, I didn’t quite realize how many Shooters the console had in its library until I saw this guide taking shape.   I always looked at systems like the Saturn, Playstation, TG16, and the Dreamcast as being the primary resources for the genre.  While that may be true, the [...]

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

The Best Sports Games on the Sega Genesis

Note from racketboy:  Even though sports games are the first to end up in eternal bargain bins once they are more than a year old, they do still hold some value to retro gamers that can appreciate the game mechanics these games hold.  Even though the rosters are well out of date and the simulations of newer games are much more realistic, it doesn’t mean these older games aren’t worth playing.   To start out or exploration of vintage sports game [...]

The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10

The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10

The next update to the Cheapest Games series is a look at the Sega Genesis and it’s wonderful 16-bit library.  In previous versions of this list, I showed prices of games that included a case and manual.  Not only is it getting very hard to find complete Genesis games on the store shelves of indie game store (even though loose carts are usually common), the collectable market for complete games has really taken off in recent years. So, much like [...]

The Best Sega Genesis Emulator for the DS – jEnesisDS

The Best Sega Genesis Emulator for the DS – jEnesisDS

While Genesis emulation on the DS isn’t as perfect as you can have on a PC, it has a level of quality that justifies the little trouble that it takes to set it up – depending on the games that you want to play on it. jEnesisDS (by Lordus) is arguably the best choice for the DS at the moment, and it is likely to remain so. You may want to try PicodriveDS but it does not support sound and [...]

The Best Undiscovered Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Have you already explored all the big-name games for Sega’s 16-bit powerhouse? (if not, check out the best Games That Defined the Sega Genesis and The Best Sega Genesis Games Under $10)  The following mega-list will help you explore some of the under-appreciated gems in the Genesis/Megadrive library. Note from Racketboy: Almost 4 Years ago, I started the Hidden Gems series with the Sega Genesis guide.  I didn’t quite have a feel for what I wanted to do with the [...]

The Sega Genesis / Megadrive RPG Library

Presented by Ack Most people I know don’t automatically think of RPGs when they think of their Genesis.  But there is actually a large number of titles available on the console.  Add in the Sega CD, which I outlined earlier, and you’ve got a hefty selection available, spread across a variety of different types of RPGs.  Just take a look at your options.   (This is a rather lengthy post and we had to divide it up to two pages until [...]

The Sega Genesis / Megadrive RPG Library – Pt 2

This is a continuation from page 1 TechnoClash (NTSC-U, PAL / 1993) This title is also sometimes written as Techno Clash.  In a world full of magic, a mysterious portal opens, and forbidden machines start pouring through.  To stop the ensuing war between magic and mechanics, the wizard Ronann, along with apprentice Chaz and mercenary Farrg, must venture through the portal into the machine world to find the “Machine Man,” who apparently lives somewhere near Las Vegas.  This action RPG is [...]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Japanese Mega Drive Games

Now you may remember that nearly a year ago we looked at the rarest and most valuable Genesis & Megadrive games. That guide obviously had a primary focus on North American releases and wasn’t quite complete in terms of games released in Japan and the UK. Now, with the help of our newest contributor, johnnydoyle123, we have a more complete and accurate listing of the treasured Japanese releases for the Megadrive. We aren’t yet finished with guides of rare US [...]

Sega Genesis / Megadrive 101: A Beginners Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to Scooter for putting this guide together! The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured machine, I encourage you to add any information that you think would be beneficial into the comments section. If you are new to the featured [...]

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD Remix May Become Reality

Remember my post, “If Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Was in HD“? That image got salivary glands working overtime for old-school Sonic fans and turned into one of my most popular posts of all time. Now is turns out that a number of people in the Sonic homebrew community are working on bringing that vision to reality. Of course it is in the early stages at this point, but there are a number of established people involved already. (thanks to LewieP [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Ristar

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. After the challenge of the first two club installments of Defender and Kid Icarus, we thought we would have something a bit more lighthearted but still full of fun. And now that we are progressing to the 16-bit era, we thought that Ristar would be a worth candidate that not everyone has [...]

Sega Neptune Reborn In Genesis & 32X Hardware Mod

The Sega Genesis was the first console I ever owned and as a young teenager, I bought into the hype of all of Sega’s technological promises such as the Sega CD and 32X.    OK, so I didn’t actually buy all the add-ons for myself since they were way out of my video game budget, but I lusted after them and tried them out at friends houses on numerous occassions. I can’t quite remember where I first saw a picture [...]

Games That Defined the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive

As a child of the 80’s, the NES and all the great games it brought to the 8-bit generation littered my elementary school days with many fond memories. However, I can still remember the fall of of 1989 when the Sega Genesis (known as the MegaDrive outside of the USA) and its initial library of games had a multi-page layout in the JCPenney’s Christmas Wishbook. I could help but be in awe of the screenshots of games that looked like [...]

Playing Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Imports With Game Genie

While most of us probably just boot up an emulator to try those MegaDrive games that were never released in our native countries, there are sure to be some retro gamers that insist on playing the real cartridges on the real machine. I’ve had a couple of people email me recently about how to play Genesis imports, so I thought I would compile some answers and share them with everyone. What Keeps Us From Playing Imports? The cartridge slot on [...]