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Old 04-16-04, 09:40 AM
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What are you favorite Genesis games?

Well since I cleaned out all the good SNES games at the Gamestops around here due to their good sales (ie: trying to get the f* rid of these old games) I figured I'd run the gauntlet again and clean out the Genny stuff. Problem is, I was always a Nintendo boy, my friend had a Genesis so I got some exposure but my knowledge is not nearly up to speed.

Here are my favorites for the system:
Gunstar Heroes
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Flicky
Shining in the Darkness
Shining Force I/II
Streets of Rage 2
Ghouls and Ghosts
Phantasy Star III

So.. just wondering what are some good games, sleeper hits, etc.. so I can keep my eyes open this weekend.

I hate Sonic games.

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Old 04-16-04, 09:47 AM
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..forgot to mention I have a Master Base converter so I can play Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, and Wonder Boy Dragon's Trap. So if you know any really good MS games, let me know too, though Gamestop doesn't even know what a Master System is..



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Old 04-16-04, 10:25 AM
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Landstalker and Shadowrun
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toejam and earl
comix zone
beavis and butthead on the genesis is better than the one on snes
the Haunting starring poulterguy
vectorman and vectorman 2
kid chameleon is one of my favorite games
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mutant league football and hockey if you like sports games
beyond oasis
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I own a bunch of genesis games, those, along with the ones you listed, are my favorites
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Old 04-16-04, 11:22 AM
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there was an alladin game that I really liked
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Old 04-16-04, 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
there was an alladin game that I really liked
Yeah, Aladdin was cool. The SNES version was better, it was a more creative and fun game, but the Genny version had some bad ass animation for the time. It was just more "generic" than the SNES version was.
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Old 04-16-04, 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by ElementZ
Landstalker and Shadowrun
Excellent choices. I just got Shadowrun on SNES, but I do recall the Genny version of that being MUCH better (at least, to Shadowrun nuts).
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Originally posted by DiabolicalBunny
toejam and earl
comix zone
beavis and butthead on the genesis is better than the one on snes
the Haunting starring poulterguy
vectorman and vectorman 2
kid chameleon is one of my favorite games
zombies ate my neighbors
mutant league football and hockey if you like sports games
beyond oasis
general chaos
bonanza brothers

I own a bunch of genesis games, those, along with the ones you listed, are my favorites
TJ&E is good (repetive, but fun). Beavis & Butt-Head was awesome on Genesis, SNES version sucked!! Zombies, have it on SNES, only difference is game over screen is red, not green (I think). Beyond Oasis.. I think I played it, what's it like? The rest I've maybe heard of or not, but never played.
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Old 04-16-04, 11:45 AM
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Pirates! Gold would be my #1 choice. Good luck finding it outside of ebay though.
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Old 04-16-04, 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Excellent choices. I just got Shadowrun on SNES, but I do recall the Genny version of that being MUCH better (at least, to Shadowrun nuts).
The SNES and Gen version of Shadowrun were 2 completely different games, thats what I liked about it. Games were haaaaaard back when I was young.

Landstalker is a Zelda type game
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Old 04-16-04, 05:19 PM
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Well I got Final Labyrinth (nice Rouge game) and Thunder Force II for like $3.
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Old 04-16-04, 07:06 PM
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My favorite Genesis games are:

Gunstar Heroes
Comix Zone
Crusader of Centy (total Zelda rip off)
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Old 04-16-04, 11:01 PM
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Streets of Rage 2
Phantasy Star 2 (Paid $70 bucks for this one..)
Joe Montana Football (The original)
NHL Hockey (Ok, not really, but it was in Mallrats, and I love that movie)
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Originally posted by Silly Burrito NHL Hockey (Ok, not really, but it was in Mallrats, and I love that movie)
NHL Hockey was an incredible game!

I always preferred the older Genesis versions to the modern PS2/Xbox hockey attempts. (and I agree, Mallrats was a good movie)


But I am amazed that the thread has gone this long and no one has mentioned Herzog Zwei.

I also loved Target Earth.
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Originally posted by Silly Burrito
NHL Hockey (Ok, not really, but it was in Mallrats, and I love that movie)
Actually, Sega's first hockey game for the Saturn (I don't remember what it was called) was in that movie. It's been a while since I listened to the commentary, but IIRC Kevin Smith said something about why EA's game (that they loved) wasn't in it: Sega was supposed to promote the movie on some tour in exchange for having their game in the movie.

EA's hockey game was in Swingers though.
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Shining Force 1/2
Alien Syndrome - the best shooter ever for Genesis.
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Old 04-18-04, 12:03 AM
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EA's NHL Hockey for Genesis was in Chasing Amy. I can undertand the confusion since it's the same director. And actor.

MY favorite Genesis games are/were:

Sonic- All the "real" Sonic games. 1-3, Sonic CD, Sonic & Knuckles. None of that Sonic 3D Blast or Spinball or anything.

Gunstar Heroes- Probably my favorite side scroller ever

Earthworm Jim -This was on SNES too, but for some reason I remember it being considered more of a "Genesis" game due to some factor)

Dynamite Headdy- Another game by Treasure. I never beat this one. It was quite a bit harder than Gunstar Heroes despite its lighter tone.

Ecco the Dolphin- A beuatiful, original game for its time. There really weren't many games around at the time where you weren't running and jumping and/or shooting things. A Fine example of how and why Sega were able to stand on their own during the 16-bit era by taking a few chances.
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Landstalker and Shadowrun
I believe you read my mind.....I still have these two games and have been playing Landstalker as of recent times. Going to start Shadowrun once I have finished Landstalker.
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Old 04-18-04, 10:11 AM
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Most of my favourites have already been listed, but also try Ranger X. It's a remarkably polished side-scrolling, transforming robot action game. It was a late release in the lifetime of the Genesis, but the graphics and style were INCREDIBLE. You have to see it in motion to truly appreciate. I think it was made by a Brit developer, but it feels like it's a Treasure game (Gunstar Heroes). It's also incredibly hard.

Contra and Lightening Force (aka ThunderForce IV) were also extremely polished shooter games. TFIV had AMAZING, rousing music, on par with Streets of Rage 2 except more like rock than techno. It's also the only Genesis game that has graphics which could be mistaken for an upper tier SNES game. The other TF games get a lot of hype, but they didn't seem that great to me. Maybe because I played IV first.

My favourite games:
1. Streets of Rage 2
2. Thunderforce IV
3. Shadowrun
4. Landstalker
5. General Chaos (only with 2 player co-op)
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Old 04-19-04, 08:33 AM
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Me and my dad (Who is a big Genesis fan himself) were always big on Granada. Kind of a free roaming overhead view tank shooter from the old Wolfteam company (Mainly known for their anime video Sega CD games such as Time Gal and Road Avenger).

BTW Pixy, I have a few SMS games in their original cases most with instructions. I got these about 14 years ago from a neighbor I knew who used to work for Tonka at the time. Some corporate guy. Anyway Tonka at the time was marketing the Master System till about the end of the 80's and he had every single SMS game released in the US and gave me a bunch. So I ran out and bought that Power Base converter. Really cool at the time, I was hooked on Phantasy Star and this other RPG whos name eludes me at the moment though....I think it was something Warriors. I can see why the system failed though, it was no match whatsoever for the NES. Of the 20 or so games I had at the time, I thought most of them were honestly pretty horrible. R-Type was pretty sweet though for a arcade port, not nearly as nice as the PC Engine version though.
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