Genesis/MegaDrive

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The Rarest and Most Valuable Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games

Presented by Racketboy and G to the Next Level 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 […]

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 […]

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  Even though the rosters are well out of date and the simulations […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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