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best sega games ever?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
by d3adf001
im trying to make a list so i can download them. so far heres my list:
contra
heddy
gunstar heros
streets of rage
golden axe
sonic2 and sonic and knuckles
mortal kombat 2
and f22

if you have another, help me

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
by lorenith
Ecco the Dolphin and Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of time.

Warning before you play them, they're not your average video game, they're tricky, and sometimes frustrating, but definitely worth playing.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:05 am UTC
by FACM
Add Phantasy Star 4 to that list.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:27 am UTC
by AKAnotu
all the recent sonic games :D

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:58 am UTC
by SecondTalon
....

Am I the only one who liked Fatal Labyrinth?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:12 am UTC
by Cai
Toejam and Earl, obv.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:32 am UTC
by DesperatMezures
Sonic 3 And Knuckles

I seriously spent three years on that game, but only because I got the game when I was five and sucked at it.

I adored hyper sonic. It was the most gamebreaking, fun super form I ever played.

Carnival Night Zone Act Two Barrel... how you tormented me so...

*kudos to anyone who knows what I'm talking about*

EDIT: no idea how that code tag got there...

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:22 am UTC
by muteKi
RISTAR, FTW. And Rocket Knight Adventures, too, which is a *bit* similar.

In addition to what everyone else has mentioned, I have a list:

Other "Must-Haves":
Also, one of the Maddens, maybe '93 or '95, and NHL 95, Virtua Racing (32X), Phantasy Star II (not for the casual gamer; 's hard), Shining Force II, Alien Soldier (the "Boss Rush" game by the makers of Headdy and Gunstar.), Earthworm Jim (I recommend the Sega CD version, though), Comix Zone, Vectorman, Beyond Oasis

Some "Maybes":
Castlevania Bloodlines, Chakan, Kid Chameleon, Out Run, Puggsy, Shinobi II (a.k.a. Revenge of Shinobi / Super Shinobi), Shining Force, Sparkster, Puyo Puyo / Mean Bean Machine, EWJ2 (though here I think the Saturn version is slightly enhanced, so you may want a different emulator entirely here), Street Fighter II, Vectorman 2, After Burner (32X is better, though the SCD version isn't a true After Burner), Sonic Spinball

Some "While You're At It's":
Phantasy Star 3, Shinobi 3, Super Hang-On, Altered Beast, Blackthorne 32X, Columns, Cool Spot, Chaotix, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (32X has better graphics, SCD I think has CD audio, both have extra levels), Shining in the Darkness (I'm not a big fan of first-person dungeons), The Ooze, Zero Tolerance (which is actually Public Domain, and a decent FPS (for its time, on the hardware), reminds me of a souped-up version of corridor 99, a TI calc FPS) , Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Some "Tech Demos -- Cool to Investigate, not so much to play":
Sonic 3D Blast (not Sonic fast but it's VERY pretty, prerendered like Donkey Kong Country)
F-117 Nightstorm (Hey, it's 3D just on the Genesis hardware, no 32X or SCD)
Sub-Terrania (It's interesting what they did with the often panned Genesis sound hardware, though Vectorman did about the same thing anyway)
Maybe something related to the Sega online services (i.e., SEGANet), too.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:27 am UTC
by Rasputin
Zombies Ate My Neighbors :)

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:44 pm UTC
by mosc
Shining Force 2
Phantasy Star 4
Eternal Champions
NHL 95
Madden 93
Streets of Rage

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:14 am UTC
by Nobo
If you're considering Sega CD, Snatcher is a must play. Lords of Thunder is decent as well, but mainly notable for its soundtrack. As for the Genesis itself, some moderately obscure stuff... Thunder Force III, Lightening Force, M.U.S.H.A. and Gley Lancer are nice shmups. Strider, Mega Turrican, Alisia Dragoon and Ranger X are nice action platformers. Herzog Zwei is a real time strategy game that seems to be well respected, but from the short while I played I didn't really get into it. Finally, Action Soldier was mentioned already, but it deserves another recommendation for being awesome.

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:45 am UTC
by semicolon
sega what? genesis? master system? game gear? saturn? dreamcast? all of the above?

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
by Pobega
Phantasy Star Online, by far the most addicting game I've ever played. A good change from the boring Phantasy Star series as well (I'm not a fan of traditional RPGs).

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:42 am UTC
by BoomFrog
Hello? Shadowrun? anyone? awsome video game form of a great setting.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
by teamcorndog
Skitchin' is the best racing game ever.
Haunting : Starring Polterguy is a source of endless giggles/ fear for me, even now.
Toejam & Earl 2 is way fun.

MuteKi--- I'm glad i'm not the only one in the world who loves Ristar! :o

Re:

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
by danb
DesperatMezures wrote:Sonic 3 And Knuckles

Oh, yes. Yes yes yes.

Also: NBA Jam. The early one, not Tournament Edition.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
by Stief
Dragon Crystal for the master system.... :mrgreen:

cool spot...paperboy etc.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
by jtniehof
Sega-developed or on Sega platform? If latter, Sakura Taisen....

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:06 am UTC
by tmad40blue
SONIC 3 AND KNUCKLES. The game got an entire new dimension once the Super Emeralds' quest was added in.

Also, who said "all the recent Sonic games"? That person fails. The only fairly good recent Sonic game was SA2, which in my opinion was the last of the series.

That's right, the new ones don't count.

Also, who could forget ZERO WING? :p

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:22 am UTC
by Ishindri
DesperatMezures wrote:Carnival Night Zone Act Two Barrel... how you tormented me so...

*kudos to anyone who knows what I'm talking about*

Arrgh! I LOATHED that place! I couldn't figure out how to get it to work! I thought it had something to do with timing your jumps correctly. It stumped me for (literally) YEARS. (In my defense, I was like ten years old.)

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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:27 pm UTC
by sillybear25
Cai wrote:Toejam and Earl, obv.

QFT

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:33 pm UTC
by existential_elevator
Panzer Dragoon, on the Sega Saturn

The originals were slightly lousy shoot-em-ups, but they did a limited release of one which was, well, awesome. I only got to play the first disc, and, years on, I'd kill for the opportunity to play the rest of that game.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:21 am UTC
by TheKhakinator
GREAT. I just *didn't* buy a sega today because I thought "ah can't be that great" and now you post this. *cries*

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:10 pm UTC
by Ian Ex Machina
Sonic and Knuckles
By far, I mean you could put the other sonic games in (such as Sonic 2) and just breeze through levels with the glide ability and wall climbing. (Chemical Plant zone)
When added to Sonic 3 is where it excelled itself, you could actually then get a Super Tails (woo and yay).
The modern sonic games are way too easy, and emeralds are needed to actually win the game and not a fun little side quest bit.

Also who are all these random new characters (Here's looking at you Sonic Racers with your silly boards that Sonic can't keep up with, and random bird people).

I <3 Sonic

Apart from sonic I'd say Phantasy star online, purely for being able to hit people with a frying pan or a wok.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:23 pm UTC
by yellie
STREETS OF RAAAGE.

I will never, ever get sick of Streets of Rage. Epic game.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:16 am UTC
by Amnesiasoft
I'm going to repeat many games that were already mentioned, but that is just to reinforce their awesomeness.

Toejam & Earl
Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkatron
Rocket Knights Adventure
Sonic 2
Comix Zone
Ecco the Dolphin

But in addition:
Introducing the Humans (Crazy puzzle game with about 80 levels)

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:35 pm UTC
by Eleven
But...but... Skies of Arcadia? It was the only reason I wanted a Dreamcast. Arguably one of the best RPGs available at that time on any console. So what happens? It comes out on Gamecube three months after I get it >_<. But still a wicked fun game. Did I mention pirates?
Also, DO NOT bother searching for an unopened copy of Phantasy Star Online version one so you can play free online. I got one for Christmas and literally read my next issue of EGM and Sega had shut down the free servers. *wail*

Re:

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:55 pm UTC
by pieaholicx
muteKi wrote:Vectorman


You mean I'm not the only person alive to have played this game? Crazy.

Anyway, I second the call for Vectorman since that game was awesome. It was a good mix of challenge, controls, and trippy. I can still remember the slow-mo effect when you took down the helicopter...

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
by CrackTheSky
pieaholicx wrote:
muteKi wrote:Vectorman


You mean I'm not the only person alive to have played this game? Crazy.

That was the first game I ever owned for my Genesis (I think it came with the system) and remains one of the system's best platformers, along with Sonic 3 and Knuckles and Ristar.

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
by Skateside
DesperatMezures wrote:Carnival Night Zone Act Two Barrel... how you tormented me so...

I actually had to look up how to get past that bit. Such fustration..... such bloodloss......... :cry:

Anyway, in terms of games to get:
Sonic 3 and Knuckles definately.
And if you've also got a Game Gear emulator, try looking out for the games Space Harrier and Devillish. Slider was also pretty addictive, if not a little cute and childish

Edit: Sorry, Super Soccer is a SNES game :oops:

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
by Robin S
Eleven wrote:DO NOT bother searching for an unopened copy of Phantasy Star Online version one so you can play free online. I got one for Christmas and literally read my next issue of EGM and Sega had shut down the free servers. *wail*
Ah, but there are other servers. Next time I'm home, if I remember, I'll find the URL with all the relevant info. Be warned, though: practically all the characters have hacked items and/or stats.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:01 am UTC
by Eleven
Robin S wrote:
Eleven wrote:DO NOT bother searching for an unopened copy of Phantasy Star Online version one so you can play free online. I got one for Christmas and literally read my next issue of EGM and Sega had shut down the free servers. *wail*
Ah, but there are other servers. Next time I'm home, if I remember, I'll find the URL with all the relevant info. Be warned, though: practically all the characters have hacked items and/or stats.

That would be great.
<cheapass>But are they free?</cheapass> Why bother hacking though? As long as it's been out there oughta have been enough time to get, you know, everything. Oh well.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:37 am UTC
by Robin S
They are free. People hack because they can't be bothered to spend thousands of hours getting stats and/or items manually.

Also, there are some items which can only be obtained by hacking.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
by Eleven
Huh. I might try after all.
...
The game, not the hacking. That does mean I'd have to open the case. I didn't even tear off the plastic yet.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
by Robin S
Hmm. The servers I know of are all for the PC version, come to think of it (the server host also has a freely downloadable ISO of the game).

Re:

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
by ChooChoo
Cai wrote:Toejam and Earl, obv.


Sorry, you're wrong.

You seem to have mixed up the best sega game ever with the best game ever.

Common misconception.

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
by muteKi
If you want some 32X fodder, the very abandoned system that it was, here are a few to consider:

1. Blackthorne. Damn awesome Oddworld-esque puzzle shooter. Gory, but some damn good artwork in this one. Kills SNES version.
2. Virtua Racing Deluxe. Pretty cool, decent graphics, and with 2 courses not in the arcade version! Worth a look.
3. Space Harrier. Sadly most of the best 32X games were merely arcade game ports. Still pretty damn nice though.
4. Virtua Fighter. Doesn't get a higher ranking because the 3D effects aren't as impressive.


Sega CD fodder?

Sonic CD.
Lunar -- both games.
(Also, a few games that were released on Gen and SNES are probably overall best on SCD. Earthworm Jim, for example.)

Re: best sega games ever?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:13 am UTC
by Shabooty
Nobody mentioned Road Rash yet. Also, I miss Sega Channel so much.