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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Your top five/ten Genesis/Mega Drive/Sega CD/32X games.

In this thread, list and discuss your top five or top ten games for the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive, for you European and Japanese fans). Please feel free to include Sega CD and 32X favorites as well.

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My top ten, keeping in mind that I was a SNES kid during the 16-bit era:

1. Lunar: The Silver Star (CD) - Working Designs/Game Arts
2. Lunar: Eternal Blue (CD) - Working Designs/Game Arts
3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sega
4. Shining Force II - Sega
5. Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega
6. Phantasy Star IV - Sega
7. Contra: Hard Corps - Konami
8. Vay (CD) - Working Designs
9. Castlevania: Bloodlines - Konami
10. Mortal Kombat 1 - Acclaim

1.- Phantasy Star IV

1.) Shining Force II
2.) Phantasy Star IV
3.) Ristar
4.) Sonic 3 & Knuckles
5.) Shinobi III
6.) Sonic 2
7.) Kid Chameleon
8.) Landstalker
9.) Phantasy Star II
10.) Golden Axe II

Not really a fan of shooters or fighting games so my list reflects that.

Extremely Honorable Mentions:

Gunstar Heroes, Monster World IV, Wonderboy V, Crusader of Centy, Castlevania Bloodlines. The Genesis was awesome. 

Last edited by Ljink96 - on 07 September 2020

Rough draft. Will revise later. More to come.

Shining Force 2

Revenge Of Shinobi

Star Control

Thunder Force 2

M.U.S.H.A. ( Thanks @Leynos! )

Phantasy Star II

NHL Hockey ( The Original 92' and 94' )

Shadow Dancer

Herzog Zwei

Target Earth

Unknown Side Scolling Game With A Mech. I think it's spiritual successor was on SNES.....Leynos? Any Idea? I'm trying to get the name by looking around on the google machine. Definitely Japanese in origin. It wasn't a forced scroll. You could go in any direction you wanted to, and some levels had up/down with some platforming elements. Like one mission set in space on the outside of a large ship. It was like Metal Warriors and Cybernator on SNES. I keep editing as I get closer.

I did it! Target Earth! Which is called, of all things, Assault Suit Leynos in Japan. That's just too rich. I looked at 150 games on 2 lists before finding this post on gamefaqs.

I guess I now have to buy the Assault Suit Leynos game currently on sale on PSN.

Honorable mentions

Whip Rush


Last edited by COKTOE - on 07 September 2020

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No real order.



Ranger X


Wonderboy in Monster World

Phantasy Star IV

Assault Suit Leynos

Monster World IV

Gunstar Heroes

Mazin Saga Mutant Fighter

Rocket Knight Adventures


Robo Aleste

Lunar Silver Star


Lords of Thunder

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Streets Of Rage
Streets Of Rage 2
Ghouls`n Ghosts
Castlevania Bloodlines
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Earthworm Jim
Sunset Riders
Final Fight CD

Not sure about the order, but thats at least ten of my favorites.

Shining force 2
Shining force
Shining force cd

Nothing else matters

1. Streets of Rage 2
2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
3. Phantasy Star 2

I'll think of some more. Trying to go all exclusive.

Twitter: @d21lewis

Will there be a game gear round as well? I played some Sega games but actually owned a Game Gear :P