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cas398 (OP)

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Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« on: October 17, 2009, 08:35:21 pm »

Hi everyone, I'm not a retro gaming expert but I have played a lot of games and done a lot of research. I hope you can give your feedback and we can put together a good list of games for the Mega Drive (hopefully other systems too).

This should help people gather some games together, and we can sort out the last according to which emu runs them better in the specific sub-section.

If we get enough votes for a suggestion we can add it to the list. Likewise if there's enough votes to take any of my suggestions off the list then so be it.

In alphabetical order:

  • Castlevania - Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra - Hard Corps
  • Earthworm Jim 1 & 2
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe I - III
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Herzog Zwei
  • Jurassic Park
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
  • Mickey Mouse - Castle of Illusion
  • Mickey Mouse - World of Illusion
  • Micro Machines
  • M.U.S.H.A
  • Out of this World
  • Outrun
  • Outrun 2019
  • Phantasy Star 1 - 4
  • Pulseman
  • Ristar
  • Road Rash 1 - 3
  • Rocket Knight Adventures
  • Shining Force 1 & 2
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1 - 3
  • Sparkster
  • Splatterhouse 2 & 3
  • Streets of Rage 1 - 3
  • Strider
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist
  • Vectorman 1 & 2
« Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 02:11:57 am by cas398 »
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Rebelphoenix

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 08:52:37 pm »
I always liked Vectorman.

cas398 (OP)

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 12:23:52 am »
I've hardly touched Vectorman yet but it is really good, will play them fully when I get some time.

Note if we also want to vote for the best games say top 10-20 then do so and we can embolden them. Means we show the best game but still maintain a big list.

I'm gonna vote for Gunstar Heroes to kick things off.
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capt_bugaloo

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 12:38:37 am »
Are there any decent racing games for the Genesis?  That seems like one genre it was a bit weak in...

cas398 (OP)

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 02:06:54 am »
Are there any decent racing games for the Genesis?  That seems like one genre it was a bit weak in...

Micro Machines - Head to Head mode is fun, used to be legendary in multiplayer, trying to beat people to the edge of the screen :D

Outrun and Outrun 2019 are good too.

All added to list for the time being.

Of sourse the Road rash games too, racing with added violence.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 02:16:02 am by cas398 »
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Meneer Jansen

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 01:49:00 pm »
Vectorman appears to be a great game. But I cannot get it to work in PicoDrive nor the native Megadrive emulator.... Anybody got it working yet on a Dingoo?
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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 02:11:34 pm »
Vectorman appears to be a great game. But I cannot get it to work in PicoDrive nor the native Megadrive emulator.... Anybody got it working yet on a Dingoo?
Mine was working until I used the MD fix. I have some games now that do not work after I installed the MD fix. I am torn between going back or sticking with the fix. There is such a difference in the video that it will be hard to go back. The fix reduced the compatibility. Or this has been my experience. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed this? I'm running on the native OS.

I think that Panorama Cotton should be on that list. It is such a fun and playable game on the MD.
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cas398 (OP)

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 06:46:11 pm »
Vectorman appears to be a great game. But I cannot get it to work in PicoDrive nor the native Megadrive emulator.... Anybody got it working yet on a Dingoo?

Might be your rom. Both work perfectly for me in Pico.

Most if not all of these games I have tested and work in Pico, haven't tried the native emus due to hardware problems.
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Meneer Jansen

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 06:49:41 pm »
Cas398: Thank you for the info. I'll try to get another version of the roms...
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minibean

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 07:54:21 pm »
Jewel Master

Probably one of my all time favorite games ever for the Genesis.
It would not win any awards for graphics however the concept of
game play was rather great. Basic elements on rings. You had to
mix and match rings on two hands for different abilities and strengths.
Game play overall was good, even on easy level it could be hard.
imho it would be worth taking a look at  :D


darfgarf

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 09:06:08 pm »
probotector (the version of contra-hard corps the UK got) you play as robots instead as people being killed by robots is bad, but robots by robots is fine apparently

and where is zero wing??? how can anyone miss that off the list?
and battletoads! though the megadrive version does kinda suck compared to the arcade one

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 09:32:38 pm »
maybe a bit pain in the arse with all its special key combinations, but a really neat classic action jumpnrun.

mega turrican - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKZhJdVfM7k

iceburgpyro

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 03:30:34 am »
Dude you def Forgot Toejam and Earl. I grew up playin that with my uncle(although nothing comes before any sonic game in my life)

daniel-ntl

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 01:49:06 am »
with the md fix.sim i cant play vectorman and virtua fighter2, is another fix for this issue?

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2010, 03:12:49 am »
No Top Gear 2?  The best racing game of the early-mid 90's? ;)

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2010, 03:31:04 am »
- Ghostbusters

A great platformer and the Mega Drive had the best version of the game (at the time). Other consoles had that crappy version where you controlled the Ghostbuster's logo and mundanely drove back and forth killing ghosts and earning money.

- Budokan

Playing it now it seems dull but back in the day I loved it. Was a master with the nunchucks. ;)

Solstice

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2010, 04:38:07 pm »
Landstalker is awesome, sorta like zelda

Shadow run , better then snes ver !

Sword of Vermilion - pretty cool action rpg

UMK3 - Runs perfect , and imo looks better then snes (on picodrive anyway) theres also a hack called UMK trilogy also,has alot more characters and extra moves ,fatalitys etc and im pretty sure its the biggest megadrive rom made

Dune 2 - classic RTS

Castlevania bloodlines - its castlevania!

Desert Strike - and its sequels

King Bounty - fun turn based game

Lost vikings

NBA jam

Shining force I and II

Two Crude Dudes

Dingoo A320 stock 1.2 + Gmenu

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mandrake88

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2010, 06:43:22 pm »
rock and roll racing!
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fenixt

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Re: Best Genesis/Mega Drive games!
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2010, 09:55:29 pm »
Adventures of Batman and Robin. Hard as heck (understatement), but a real masterpiece of graphics and soundtrack. Better than the SNES version.

Aero the AcroBat 1 & 2. Just a fun chill game.

All the "Strike" games. Desert, Jungle and Urban Strike.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2010, 10:01:09 pm by fenixt »

 

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