Its Best Games Are Better Than Their SNES Counterparts
A lot of the games that came out on both the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis were in most cases superior on Mario’s console but in a few rare occasions, the Megadrive had better ports and usually these games are the best of the best available on the 16bit.
Early Greatest Hits
Very early on in its lifecycle, the Sega Genesis had some popular hits from arcade conversion to more unique games and for the first two years of its life, its only competition was the 8bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
Sega’s Classic Franchises From The Start Of The 16bit Generation
All of Sega most iconic franchises were brought to the Genesis and very early on too. These games were already showing how Sega wasn’t trying to appeal to children but to a slightly older audience.
AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF FIRST-PARTY GAMES THROUGHOUT ITS LIFETIME
For years, Sega has supported its console and not just by releasing add-ons to extend its lifespan; many games released later in the life of the Genesis were system-sellers.
The Rise Of What Would Become The Most Hated Company In America: Electronic Arts
Once upon a time before EA’s bread and butter was annualized franchises filled with obnoxious micro-transactions, the publisher offered a wide portfolio of games and its sports ones were definitely better on Sega’s console.
Hidden Gems From An Underappreciated System
Because the Genesis was mostly seen for Sega and Sports games, many good games in other genres were glossed over.
Some Of My Personal Favorites
Here are some of my favorite games on the console I grew up knowing as the Sega Megadrive.
Sega CD Rhymes With FMV
The CD-Rom add on released for Sega’s console was home to some of the most iconic and infamous games using Full Motion Videos.
The Best Versions Are For The Ill-Fated 32X Add-On
If the 32X was a desperate attempt to extend the life of the Genesis while waiting for the Saturn to come out, some of the games released for the add-ons are the best versions released on the console.
All The Games Requiring Both The Sega CD And 32X Add On.
If you wonder how many games required both the Sega CD and the 32X add ons, all the North American releases are here, including the legendary Night Trap.