Genesis/MegaDrive

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Sega Genesis Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound

See Other Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series I have been recently been fascinated by the history of the various machines that have battled for our living rooms. Each machine has had its strengths and weaknesses, and as a programmer, I’m amazed by some of the ways developers have harnessed the power […]

Virtua Racing Arcade & Console Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder which version is the best. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then I stumble across someone who is dedicated to a certain game and documents […]

Get A Mini Sega Genesis/MegaDrive for $10

Those of you who have been around the site for a while may remember me mentioning this little device a couple of times. Much like many of the other plug-in-and-play TV Games available, this little Sega Genesis comes with a few built-in games (including my favorite, Sonic 2). However, those of you who like to […]

Sega Vintage Collection Revealed for XBLA

It looks like Sega is helping the XBox Live Arcade show up the Wii’s Virtual Console again. According to SegaOnline & XBox360fanboy, Sega will be releasing a series of their Genesis/Megadrive titles on the XBox Live Arcade under the name of “Sega Vintage Collection”. The collection will be started with the release of the original […]

Sega Genesis/MegaDrive Emulation on Windows PC: KEGA Fusion

Note from racketboy: “For those starting out in the world of classic gaming, emulation is one of the first places people start out in order to get their feet wet. While emulators may be a bit more work to set up and use than the original console, it lets curious gamers play around with the […]

Top-Notch Sega Genesis Games Finally Coming to the Virtual Console

Over the last few months I’ve been complaining about the lack of interesting titles on the Wii’s Virtual Console — at least to the point of making them worth paying for them again. Well, for Sega fans, this drought may be coming to an end soon. OFLC has updated its website with some more Virtual […]

The Cheapest Sega Genesis / Megadrive Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

Review: Phantom 2040 – Sega Genesis / Super Nintendo

Even though the Super Nintendo and Genesis both have a number of forgotten gems in their library, Phantom 2040 has to be one of the most under-appreciated games from the 16-bit era. In fact, I was not even aware of its existence until recently. If you enjoy action games with exploration elements such as Metroid […]

Review: Forgotten Worlds – Sega Genesis / Megadrive

With so many unique and interesting games from the past out there, I obviously don’t have time to review them all myself. This time around we have racketboy.com contributer, Mega-Dan reviewing one of his favorite under-appreciated gems, Forgotten Worlds for the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive. Introduction Forgotten Worlds is similar to a horizontal scrolling shootem’up style (shmup) […]

X-Play Reviews Sega Genesis Collection

The Sega Genesis Collection has apparently emerged as one of the best classic game compilations of all time. (If there was a Gamecube version, I would buy it for myself). I was pretty happy to see our friends at X-Play have taken the time to share the Genesis Collection with its television audience and provided […]

The Best Undiscovered Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Sega CD, and 32X Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Platformers Obvious Choices: Sonic […]

Review: Beggar Prince – Sega Genesis / Megadrive

With all the praise we give the Dreamcast for staying alive with new commercial releases, we sometimes forget about other older systems that have a new game released. In this case, racketboy.com contributer, retrogamer, shares his review of the recent Sega Genesis release of Beggar Prince. Introduction: Beggar Prince is a rare and obscure title […]

Meta-Review: Landstalker – Sega Genesis / Megadrive

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, The Legend of Zelda has been flattered many a time. Starting with Golden Axe Warrior on the Master System and Beyond of Oasis on the Genesis, Zelda has had many a clone. Landstalker is yet another action RPG from Climax Entertainment that hit the […]

Meta-Review: Beyond Oasis / Story of Thor – Sega Genesis / MegaDrive

As any classic gaming fan knows, Sega and Nintendo had quite a rivalry in the early days of console gaming. Even though Sega had some great franchises of its own, it was still envious of some of Nintendo’s franchises like Zelda and Metroid. Near the end of the Genesis’ successful lifespan, Sega attempted to capitalize […]

Meta-Review: Alien Soldier – Sega Genesis / Megadrive

Most Sega Genesis fans remember Gunstar Heroes as the premier run-and-gun shooter from Treasure. Inside the US, this is definately the case, but our friends in Europe and Japan were priveldged to experience a challenging and impressive game by the name of Alien Soldier. The cartridge is very difficult to find in either region and […]

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