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The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

The Best Sega CD Games Under $10

For my next revision to the Cheapest Games series, I wanted to revisit the Sega CD (the last revision was in 2007, so it was very due for an update).  While they haven’t been as drastic of an increase in price as the Sega Saturn games, it is getting harder to find low prices on complete copies of Sega CD games.   This is probably due to more collectors holding onto their complete copies and more collectors joining the scene. [...]

The Sega CD / Mega CD RPG Library

Presented by Ack When considering reasons to get a Sega CD, RPGs are often one of the foremost genres in consideration.  And why not, some of the RPGs released on it were absolutely phenomenal and well respected titles that regularly go for decent amounts of money.  Unfortunately, many of them never made the leap to our shores, and in some cases information is extremely limited.  While this list is in rough order of quality, the majority of the RPGs on [...]

Sega CD 101: A Beginner’s 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.  After Sega established a strong lead in the console market in the early 1990’s, the company saw the possibilities that the new CD-ROM format could bring to gaming.  Sega produced the Sega CD add-on for [...]

The Sega Hype Machine and the Sega CD

Oh Sega… you were such cunning marketers in the early 1990’s. We all love the Sega Scream campaign and Sonic’s extra ounce of attitude that, in our minds, gave him the advantage over Mario. However, once Sega attempted to move faster with their technology in order to stay a step or two ahead of their competition, some of the advertisements tended to exaggerate reality a bit more than normal. Take a look at this ad I pulled out of one [...]

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 the Hedgehog,, Toe Jam & Earl, Featured Game: Ristar Platformers were all the rage in the 16-bit era, so there were a number of gems [...]

Games That Defined the Sega CD

The Sega Genesis was a killer console in its day and even though the Genesis add-ons got a bad reputation, the Sega CD actually had a number of worthwhile games to amuse those who invested in one (the 32X wasn’t as bad as you might think either). Looking back over the Sega CD game library, one may conclude that most of the games were just simple upgrades of Genesis titles and “downgrades” of games from the PC or 3DO. Much [...]

Meta-Review: Snatcher – Sega CD

I’m always fascinated by cult clasic games. I can’t help but be drawn in by titles that the majority of gamers have only heard in passing, but genuinely derseve to be played to their fullest extent. Snatcher is the classic example of a low-profile game that comes out during the final days of a short-lived console (actually an add-on in this instance) and is only discovered by hardcore gamers. Developed by Hideo Kojima (of Metal Gear Solid fame) and his [...]

Review: Silpheed – Sega CD

The Sega CD is one of those consoles (even though it was just an add-on) that took a lot of beating over the year for not fulfilling its potential. However, there are a few great Sega CD games (many of which were Sega CD exclusives in the US for some time) that made a Sega CD worth owning. Silpheed is one of those great titles because of its solid gameplay and presentation that still is entertaining to this day. This [...]

Review: Sonic CD for the Sega CD

Although it may not mean a whole lot, Sonic CD is definitely one of the top 5 games on the Sega CD. If you owned a Sega CD, you probably bought Sonic CD. It is a traditional Sonic game featuring colorful graphics, a quality soundtrack, smooth control, a vicious sense of speed, and wicked-cool level design (or crack-headed, depending on who you ask). Sonic CD still holds its own against modern platformers — It took everything that made the original [...]