Back in the day Sega and Nintendo were the two gaming giants. There was even a short time that Sega outsold Nintendo. The Sega Genesis system was the high point for Sega. Now Sega no longer makes its own consoles. The Sega Genesis or Megadrive for the Europeans was the best console that Sega ever made. Some of the Sega games could be considered the best games of all. In honor of the Sega Genesis here is a top 10 list of the 10 best Sega games.
10. Kid Chameleon
Kid Chameleon had a couple of things going for it. It was an early Sega game but at the time it was released it was a top of the line game. The graphics, and sound were the best you could get. What really made Kid Chameleon such a good game was the power ups. Everyone loves power ups and the crazier and stronger the better. Kid Chameleon had some crazy power ups and that is the reason it was able to make the list.
9. Golden Axe
Golden Axe was a great port of a great arcade game. Golden Axe was just one of many ports that Sega would have that showed that Sega could give a similar gaming experience to the arcade. Giving you multiple players to choose from was good. One of the best things about the game was beating up the dwarfs that gave you stuff. Golden Axe was another one of the early Sega games that helped to establish the system.
8. Streets of Rage II
Streets of Rage II was one of the best beat em ups ever. This is another one of the early games that established the popularity of the Sega. Streets of Rage II also established the Sega as a console for a more mature audience while the SNES was a system for kids and families.
7. X-men 2: Clone Wars
X-Men 2 was a better game then the original X-men because it was made later so it had better graphics. Not only were the graphics improved but the game mechanics were slightly improved. Many fans fill the character choices were better including the ability to play as Magneto later in the game.
Aladdin may be the best movie based game or at least the best cartoon movie based game ever. Disney made some great games for the SNES and the Sega including the Lion King and the Jungle Book but this was their best. The Sega version of the game was better then the SNES version. Aladdin had lots of hidden secrets. Not only were there secrets to get extra lives or play the game better but there were many in game jokes like Mickey ears, Sebastian the crab cameo, and even the dog from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Aladdin was a great all around game with great graphics, sound, and gameplay.
5. Mutant League Hockey
Mutant League Hockey is one of the best sports games of all time. You do not have to like hockey to love this game. There was also a Mutant League Football game but that was more complicated and for a game that is more about the wacky concept of monsters and hurting each other then the actual sport aspect you want a simple game you can pick up and play with no difficulty. The only bad thing about this game is they have not made more games like it after this game was released. The best thing about the game was the chainsaw and being able to win by using the chainsaw to kill a few goalies.
4.Mortal Kombat II
I am not a fan of gratuities violence and never really personally liked this game but lets face it most people did. This game was what got many kids to buy a Sega instead of a SNES. What Mortal Kombat had on the Sega that the SNES did not was the graphic violence. The games were about the same but on Sega there was blood. Mortal Kombat is one of the big names in fighting games and this is the game that put Mortal Kombat in that position.
3. Road Rash 3
I am not a racing game fan but this game was one of my favorite on the Sega Genesis. You did not have to like racing games or even sports games to enjoy Road Rash 3. The reason that Road Rash 3 was such a great game was similar to why Mutant League Hockey was so fun, the cattle prod. The cattle prod was the Road Rash 3 equivalent of the chainsaw. If you wanted to win you did not have to be fast or good at riding you just had to cattle prod your competition. Being able to upgrade your bike also added a small RPG element to the game which did improve the game slightly as well. Road Rash 3 came out at a time when the full potential of the Sega was finally being used so it had great graphics, and sound for the system.
2. Super Street Fighter II
This was probably the game I spent the most time playing of any game. This was the first fighting game I actually learned how to do any of the characters moves. Learning the moves for this game would prove to be valuable as many other fighting games used the same moves. I actually ended up beating this game with every character on the highest difficulty and to this day I can beat most people. This is another example of the Sega having a better version of a game then the SNES had. The SNES may have been the system for RPGs but the Sega was the console for fighters.
1. Sonic 3
Sonic was Sega’s answer to Mario. For a time Sonic was as popular. Sonic even had multiple TV shows and multiple comics. The sonic games were fast and this was the fastest of them all. This game had everything that makes ad great Sonic game and added to it with the 3-D bonus stages. Sonic 3 came out toward the end of the Sega’s life so it had the best graphics, sound, and control. The soundtrack was even written by Michael Jackson. This game was an all around great game.
With over 700 titles to choose from it is tough to make a list of the top 10 Sega games. No one will agree on a list but at least we can agree that these were some great games. You are sure to have a blast with these games today thanks to good old blast processing.