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[Poll] Genesis/ Megadrive

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Jason Liang, Dec 10, 2019.

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Which are your 10 greatest Genesis games? (choose 10)

  1. Phantasy Star 4

    35.7%
  2. Shinobi 3 Return of the Master

    16.7%
  3. Ecco the Dolphin

    14.3%
  4. Gain Ground

    2.4%
  5. Streets of Rage 3

    19.0%
  6. Shining Force 2

    23.8%
  7. Castlevania Bloodlines

    26.2%
  8. Steel Empire

    2.4%
  9. Shadowrun

    28.6%
  10. X-Men 2: Clone Wars

    2.4%
  11. Phantasy Star 2

    9.5%
  12. Phantasy Star 3

    9.5%
  13. Shining Force 1

    21.4%
  14. Shining in the Darkness

    11.9%
  15. Warriors of the Eternal Sun

    9.5%
  16. Sonic the Hedgehog

    16.7%
  17. Sonic 2

    28.6%
  18. Sonic 3

    19.0%
  19. Revenge of Shinobi

    14.3%
  20. Shadowdancer

    2.4%
  21. Streets of Rage 2

    23.8%
  22. Contra Hard Corps

    21.4%
  23. Battletech

    2.4%
  24. Desert Strike

    9.5%
  25. Jungle Strike

    9.5%
  26. Urban Strike

    2.4%
  27. Gunstar Heroes

    9.5%
  28. Target Earth

    2.4%
  29. Herzog Zwei

    2.4%
  30. Quackshot

    2.4%
  31. Aladdin

    9.5%
  32. The Lion King

    2.4%
  33. Castle of Illusions

    9.5%
  34. Beyond Oasis

    4.8%
  35. Golden Axe

    19.0%
  36. Golden Axe 2

    7.1%
  37. Golden Axe 3

    11.9%
  38. Thunder Force 3

    2.4%
  39. Madden '94

    7.1%
  40. NHL '94

    7.1%
  41. Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. Eternal Champions

    11.9%
  43. Toejam and Earl

    4.8%
  44. Mega Bomberman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  45. Zombies Ate My Neighbors

    2.4%
  46. Earthworm Jim

    21.4%
  47. Earthworm Jim 2

    19.0%
  48. Strider

    9.5%
  49. Strider 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  50. Comix Zone

    11.9%
  51. Vectorman

    7.1%
  52. Warsong

    4.8%
  53. Mutant League Futbol

    2.4%
  54. Adventures of Batman and Robin

    4.8%
  55. Bio-Hazard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  56. TMNT Hyperstone Heist

    7.1%
  57. Splatterhouse 3

    4.8%
  58. Alisia Dragoon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  59. Sword of Vermilion

    2.4%
  60. Gaiares

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  61. MUSHA

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  62. Road Rash 2

    11.9%
  63. Robocop vs Terminator

    4.8%
  64. X-Men

    2.4%
  65. Landstalker

    11.9%
  66. Death and Return of Superman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  67. Another World

    2.4%
  68. Flashback

    7.1%
  69. NBA Jam

    11.9%
  70. General Chaos

    2.4%
  71. Ghouls 'n Ghosts

    7.1%
  72. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

    9.5%
  73. Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition

    2.4%
  74. Might and Magic 2 Gates to Another World

    4.8%
  75. Streets of Rage 1

    7.1%
  76. Sonic + Knuckles

    11.9%
  77. Rocket Knight Adventures

    7.1%
  78. Ecco: The Tides of Time

    14.3%
  79. Master of Monsters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  80. Jurassic Park

    7.1%
  81. Jurassic Park Rampage Edition

    7.1%
  82. Dragon's Fury/ Devil Crush

    7.1%
  83. Battletoads & Double Dragon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  84. Spiderman and Venom: Maximum Carnage

    4.8%
  85. Batman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  86. Batman: Return of the Joker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  87. Wings of Wor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  88. Sonic Spinball

    2.4%
  89. Lemmings 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  90. Thunder Force 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  91. Ristar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  92. Wonderboy in Monster World

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  93. Monster World IV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  94. Langrisser 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  95. um... Cyborg Justice

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Seigneur Voland Novice

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    Gynoug/Wings of Wor (US) was one of my favorites, this game was pretty hard and weird.

    It's a shoot 'em up with horizontal scrolling mostly, a bizarre cosmetic part including man-machines bosses, and a (neo) classical/baroque unusual soundtrack.

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  2. cosmicray Learned

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    Wind & Wuthering
     
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  3. Jason Liang Arcane

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  4. Silentstorm Learned

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    No Ristar or any Thunder Force, and Strider 2 of all games is on the list, that game is just awful as hell.

    Anyways, in no particular order, my top 10 would be:

    Castlevania Bloodlines
    Gunstar Heroes
    Thunder Force IV
    Streets Of Rage 2
    Shadow Dancer
    Ristar
    Musha
    Elemental Master
    Devil Crush
    Quackshot...though World Of Illusion is better, i just have a really soft spot for Donald Duck, and this is basically Donald Duck as Indiana Jones:The Game, and Donald makes any decent game a few dozen times better by himself.

    Honestly, the Genesis was pretty damn good for shmups, also, i prefer the Shinobi series to Sonic and Shinobi was on fire in the Genesis, i just prefer Shadow Dancer even if i don't think it's the actual best game, because it was the first Shinobi game i played, and you have a dog sidekick which you can order to bite your foes.
     
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  5. Ash Arcane

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    SNES was notably better than competing Genesis Drive, which had no truly outstanding games, yet it still had plenty good games. Narrowing them down to a top ten isn't easy.

    1. Streets of Rage 1
    2. Streets of rage 3
    3. Sonic 1
    4. Shadowrun
    5. Sonic Spinball
    6. Ghouls and Ghosts
    7. Earthworm Jim
    8. Toe Jam and Earl
    9. Robocop vs Terminator
    10. Lemmings 2: Tribes

    I can't vote until the poll is updated to include what's missing from my list.
     
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  6. Jason Liang Arcane

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    Silentstorm I have Thunderforce 3. Love Quackshot. The mix of action and puzzles made it a very satisfying game to complete.

    Ash Not enough space on the poll for all of the PC ports like Lemmings, but I added that and Sonic Spinball for you
     
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  7. Ash Arcane

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    My bad. I was specifically aiming for exclusives (exception for arcade ports like Ghouls & Ghosts). I overlooked Tribes as I got lazy towards the end of the list. I guess I'll throw in Eternal Champions in its place instead. Feel free to remove from the poll.
     
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  8. Jason Liang Arcane

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    Genesis actually had a ton of PC ports, for example Populous and Warmonger as well as the entire Koei opus. I only added Might and Magic 2 since for a lot of people that was their first Might and Magic game. Same with Flashback, I'm sure a lot more people played the Genesis port than the PC version back in the day.
     
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  9. Wyatt_Derp Cipher

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    Sonic 2
    Golden Axe
    Smash TV
    Mortal Kombat trilogy
    Liberty or Death
    Mutant League Football
    Romance of the Three Kingdoms II
     
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  10. SausageInYourFace Angelic Reinforcement Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Poll includes Warsong but not Langrisser 2 for some reason (probably due to it having no release in the West?). There are translated ROMs available tho and the sequel is one of those sequels that improves on pretty much everything that made the prequel already great. It has a more extensive story, better graphics, more unit types, more classes .. more and better everything. Can wholeheartedly recommend this game, one of the best games on the Genesis imo.

    There is a SNES version out there which I have not played, it seems to be different in some regards, particularly it offers diverging paths due to choices made, but I am not sure it has many new battles/maps.

    Edit: also add Wonderboy in Monster World and Monster World IV, the latter being another of the greatest Genesis games that has seen no Western release (until recently, I think? Wasn't it included on the Genesisi Mini?)
     
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  11. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Poll is shit, no Cyborg Justice.
     
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  12. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Jurassic Park on MD is awesome. I remember figuring out the password system and starting each level with no ammo. Good stuff.
     
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  13. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    List lacks Punisher.

    Genesis port is waaaay below CPS1 arcade quality but still, it's best beat'em up on that console.
     
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  14. samuraigaiden Savant

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    List lacks The Immortal, Pulseman, High Seas Havoc, Taz-Mania, Phantom 2040, Chakan, El Viento, Earnest Evans, Zero Tolerance, Kid Chameleon and DecapAttack.
     
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