Sega Genesis

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Launch Years:
NA: 1989, EU: 1990 (Mega Drive), JP: 1988 (Mega Drive)

The Sega Genesis is where shit got real for Sega. While the Mega Drive wasn't a total failure in Europe and Japan, The Sega Genesis was kicking ass and taking names in North America. There were some periods where Sega was even outselling Nintendo, and taking a significant portion of the market for themselves.

The Genesis is the machine that Sega is best known for these days. The system was catered more towards the teenage market with its fast paced action games and arcade ports. It's still fairly easy to collect for the genesis these days. While there are exceptions, most games are still reasonable in price as they usually aren't as sought after as Nintendo games (at least in my area). Expect to find a shit ton of sports games.

Back in August of 2014, I picked up my first Sega Genesis. For some reason, I still have a pic from when I bought it. It was a model 2 with a copy of Sonic 3 for $33. In 2022 I traded that model 2 for some games after I replaced it with a non-working model 1 that I fixed. I took it apart and washed the motherboard in my kitchen sink with soap and water. Now it works great!

In the table below, I'll mention if my copy of a game is a North American (NA) or a Japanese (JP) megadrive copy. An asterisk* by the region will indicate that the game is exclusive to that region.

Predecessor: Master System

Successor: Saturn

See Also: Sega Pico

Games (24)

Title Genre CIB? Region
Aladdin Action Platformer In Box NA
Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle Platformer Loose Cart NA
Altered Beast Beat 'Em Up Complete In Box NA
Castlevania Bloodlines Action Platformer In Box NA
Comix Zone Beat 'Em Up Loose Cart NA
Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Puzzle Complete In Box NA
Megatrax Racing Complete In Box JP
Mortal Kombat Fighting Complete In Box NA
NBA Jam Arcade Sports Complete In Box NA
Outrun 2019 Arcade Racing In Box NA
Phantasy Star II JRPG Loose Cart NA
Ristar Platformer Loose Cart NA
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi Action Platformer Complete In Box NA
Shining Force Tactical JRPG Loose Cart NA
Sonic The Hedgehog Platformer Complete In Box NA
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Platformer Complete In Box NA
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Platformer Complete In Box NA
Sonic and Knuckles Platformer Complete In Box NA
Sonic 3D Blast Isometric Platformer Loose Cart NA
Sonic Spinball Pinball Complete In Box NA
Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition Fighting Complete In Box NA
Streets of Rage Beat 'Em Up Loose Cart NA
Streets of Rage 2 Beat 'Em Up In Box NA
Vectorman Run n' Gun Loose Cart NA


Genesis Arcade Power Stick

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