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Best Mega Drive games?
« on: 16:08, 05 March 21 »
I managed to screw up my Mega Sg SD card which contained a nicely curated ROM collection so I have to start building a good list again.

I could go online and look for "best megadrive/genesis games" but I thought I'd ask my fellow-forumites: what were your favourite games? :)

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #1 on: 16:30, 05 March 21 »
A few titles which I like(d) :
  • AlienĀ³
  • Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse
  • Flashback
  • Flicky
  • Lost Vikings
  • Lotus Turbo Challenge II
  • Mickey Mania
  • SWIV (aka Firepower 2000 on Megadrive)
  • Top Gear II
  • Turrican III (aka Mega-Turrican on Megadrive)
  • World of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.
And surely many more.
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #2 on: 16:33, 05 March 21 »
The 3 games I have liked to play and replay a lot on my Mega Drive in 1989/1991.
- Golden Axe
- Ghouls'N Ghosts
- Thunder Force III

@Otto: It was Mega Turrican (really good game).
Turrican III is a port on Amiga, and not as good as the Mega Drive version.
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #3 on: 17:58, 05 March 21 »
@Gryzor I imagine that you will love Contra Hard Corps ...  ;D
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #4 on: 18:15, 05 March 21 »
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Legend Of Galahad (Leander on Amiga)
Thunderforce IV
Castlevania Bloodlines
Fire Shark
Out Run
Rolling Thunder 2
Streets Of Rage 1,2,3
Super Street Fighter 2

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #5 on: 18:32, 05 March 21 »
Oh yes @Toto, Turrican III, or Mega Turrican on the Megadrive, was a really impressive game.
 
After Factor 5's Turrican I and II for the home-computers, they created part III on the Megadrive and called it Mega Turrican, and only its ports to the Amiga and to the Acorn Archimedes were named Turrican III.
 
When I did the Turrican III conversion for the beautiful Acorn Archimedes in 1994-1995 (only half of the game, then the markets disappeared), Rainbow Arts provided to me Factor 5's Megadrive Mc68000 assembler source-code and colourful graphics, since the Megadrive version is indeed the original game, while, as you wrote correctly, only a port to the Amiga.
 
And indeed the game's graphics were much better on the Megadrive than on the Amiga because of more colours and I think also more scrolling layers. On the Amiga, they had to reduce colours a lot (to 16?) in order to get a smooth framerate. On the Archimedes with its 256 colours per pixel we had all the 50 fps and all the Megadrive's colours, and this with pure software (ARM assembler).
 
Those were the days!
 
Sorry for being carried away by memories, now back on topicā€¦ Megadrive, a great machine.

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #6 on: 18:37, 05 March 21 »
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #7 on: 18:38, 05 March 21 »
@Gryzor I imagine that you will love Contra Hard Corps ...  ;D
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #8 on: 18:39, 05 March 21 »
Please don forget the Shining Games (Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force and so on) ... GREAT RPGs ....


And of course one of the best ShootEmUps I ever played on 16Bit : M.U.S.H.A. ALESTE  8)

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #9 on: 18:50, 05 March 21 »
Soooooooo many games ....
Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Dinamyte Headdy, Castlevania, Musha Aleste, Comix Zone, Double Dragon 2, Ghouls N Ghosts, Light Crusader, Chiki Chiki Boys, Alisia Dragoon, TMNT Hyperstone Heist, Mega Bomberman , Ristar annnnd many more!


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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #10 on: 19:34, 05 March 21 »
Soleil.

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #11 on: 19:50, 05 March 21 »

@Widukind Thank you for your great post.  8)
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #12 on: 20:26, 05 March 21 »
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #13 on: 21:23, 05 March 21 »
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #14 on: 16:50, 06 March 21 »
Nobody mentioned Micro Machines and Vectorman 1/2  :o

I hated the Genesis version of Street Fighter 2. In general, I think that fighting games on Genesis were disappointing compared to their SNES's counterpart (mostly because of the controller).

Of course, the platform remains awesome and I'm in love with their audiochip (just listen to audio tracks from Jesper Kyd in Batman & Robin !)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7OIj9m_o5U
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #15 on: 21:44, 06 March 21 »
just listen to audio tracks from Jesper Kyd in Batman & Robin

Wow, I didn't know that, but the "Hardwired" touch is clearly audible. 

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #16 on: 21:58, 06 March 21 »
I did a video on some of my favorite Sega Megadrive games, I'm thinking about doing another one with commentary as to why I've chosen them above others.


Let me know your thoughts on the game selection  :)




https://youtu.be/HFACpcSwX9o

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #17 on: 22:32, 06 March 21 »
Wow, I didn't know that, but the "Hardwired" touch is clearly audible.
Yep! That was the time where some demomakers tried (with success) to enter the video-game industry..
Regarding Jesper Kyd, you can also check for Sub-Terrania (sort of Inertie clone)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCPgPENPT7w
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #18 on: 03:56, 07 March 21 »
+ Jim Power.
Its gameplay has nothing special (the "infamous" french touch  :picard: ), but I keep getting back to this game. Code+Music+Visuals are incredible.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqzSCB_MZis

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #19 on: 08:49, 07 March 21 »
Best to play all those games on Amiga to enjoy them. The Mega Drive has better original games than occidental micro-computer ports.
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #20 on: 09:09, 07 March 21 »
Yeah, but I'm building a list for my Mega Sg, remember🙂

Last night we were playing Alex Kidd 3 on it, damn fine fan game (SMS of course, not SMD)

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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #21 on: 09:21, 07 March 21 »
What I mean is, no real interest to play Amiga ports game on Mega Drive.
They are not the best Mega Drive games and not representative of the system.
It is like always playing the same games by moving from CPC to Amiga by nostalgia.


Play Vector Man, Comix Zone, Mega Turrican, Gunstar Heroes, Street Of Rage I, II, Thunder Force III, IV, Musha Alest, Sonic may be ...
To discover new games that was made for the Mega Drive first. :)
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #22 on: 09:47, 07 March 21 »
I have around one hundred of Mega Drive games, mostly Japanese, with few exceptions like those four Genesis titles.
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Re: Best Mega Drive games?
« Reply #23 on: 09:57, 07 March 21 »
Here, few of the visible games that I own and play since 30 years ago.
OK, I play less since 10 years...  ;D


Play WonderBoy III and many other arcade games from your childhood.
About Batman, I love the SunSoft version (they does the NES game too).
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« Reply #24 on: 11:14, 07 March 21 »
I hated the Genesis version of Street Fighter 2. In general, I think that fighting games on Genesis were disappointing compared to their SNES's counterpart (mostly because of the controller).


It is true that with 3 buttons pad, but if you have a 6 button one the experience improves a lot  :)