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best sega games ever?

Postby d3adf001 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:12 pm UTC

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

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Postby lorenith » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

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.

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Postby FACM » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:05 am UTC

Add Phantasy Star 4 to that list.

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Postby AKAnotu » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:27 am UTC

all the recent sonic games :D
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:58 am UTC

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Postby Cai » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:12 am UTC

Toejam and Earl, obv.

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Postby DesperatMezures » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:32 am UTC

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*

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Postby muteKi » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:22 am UTC

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.
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Postby mosc » Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:44 pm UTC

Shining Force 2
Phantasy Star 4
Eternal Champions
NHL 95
Madden 93
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Postby Nobo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:14 am UTC

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.

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Postby semicolon » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:45 am UTC

sega what? genesis? master system? game gear? saturn? dreamcast? all of the above?

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Postby Pobega » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:09 pm UTC

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).

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Postby BoomFrog » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:42 am UTC

Hello? Shadowrun? anyone? awsome video game form of a great setting.

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Postby teamcorndog » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:52 pm UTC

Skitchin' is the best racing game ever.
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Postby danb » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:38 pm UTC

DesperatMezures wrote:Sonic 3 And Knuckles

Oh, yes. Yes yes yes.

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

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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby Stief » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:41 pm UTC

Dragon Crystal for the master system.... :mrgreen:

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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby jtniehof » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

Sega-developed or on Sega platform? If latter, Sakura Taisen....

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Postby tmad40blue » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:06 am UTC

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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Postby Ishindri » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:22 am UTC

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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Postby sillybear25 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:27 pm UTC

Cai wrote:Toejam and Earl, obv.

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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby existential_elevator » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:33 pm UTC

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.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:21 am UTC

GREAT. I just *didn't* buy a sega today because I thought "ah can't be that great" and now you post this. *cries*

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Postby Ian Ex Machina » Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

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.
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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby yellie » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

STREETS OF RAAAGE.

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

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:16 am UTC

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)

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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby Eleven » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

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?
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Postby pieaholicx » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

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...
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Postby CrackTheSky » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:59 pm UTC

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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Postby Skateside » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

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

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Postby Robin S » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

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.
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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby Eleven » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:01 am UTC

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.
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Postby Robin S » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:37 am UTC

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.
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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby Eleven » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:30 pm UTC

Huh. I might try after all.
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The game, not the hacking. That does mean I'd have to open the case. I didn't even tear off the plastic yet.
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Postby Robin S » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:56 pm UTC

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).
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Postby ChooChoo » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:20 pm UTC

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.

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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby muteKi » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:12 pm UTC

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.)
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Re: best sega games ever?

Postby Shabooty » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:13 am UTC

Nobody mentioned Road Rash yet. Also, I miss Sega Channel so much.
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