What are the best SEGA games?
Sega has been around since 1960. Its most popular console “Genesis” was released in 1988 in Japan. It was one of the ultimate video game consoles during the 1990s. Its direct competitor was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The company has released other consoles like Dreamcast and Saturn, but the Genesis console was definitely the most popular one.
Here are the best SEGA games ever released.
- “Sonic 3 & Knuckles” (1994) – technology was impressive for its time. It allowed the players to stack two different games Sonic the Hedgehog 3″ and “Sonic & Knuckles.” This made possible to play the Knuckles character, which was released months after the Sonic 3 and Sonic 2, in the old versions (Sonic 2 & 3).
- “Gunstar Heroes” (1993) – In this arcade-style game you have four weapons, different combinations and seven fun levels to keep you entertained.
- “Streets of Rage 2” (1992) – the best game in the “beat 'em up” series. Its four playable characters overthrow a criminal syndicate, that has taken over their city. Even some of the songs in its soundtrack were heard on the radio.
- “Disney's Aladdin” (1993) – a well-known Disney game released for the Genesis and Nintendo consoles, it is also very difficult.
- “NBA Jam Tournament Edition” (1994) – this arcade-style basketball game gained popularity at a time when video game creators were struggling to create sports simulators.
- “Golden Axe” (1989) – a side-scrolling, “beat 'em up” game which incorporates fantasy elements. It was imported from arcade to the Genesis console like other games.
- “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” (1992) – although it wasn't the most popular of the Sonic series, this expansion introduces some of the most epochal songs and stages.
- “OutRun” (1991) – it was one of the first racing games to feature 3D graphics, which made it very popular at the time it was released.
- “Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master” (1993) – a side-scrolling game with satisfying difficulty and speed. The whole series was created for arcade games and eventually it transitioned into home consoles.
- “Ghouls ‘n Ghosts” (1990) – it was remembered with its memorable level design and difficult levels.
- “Road Rash 3” (1995) – a more angst-filled version of OutRun
- “Earthworm Jim” (1994) – an attitude-filled game. It was originally created to “poke the popular cliches plaguing video games in the 90s”.
- “ToeJam & Earl” (1991) – Genesis original characters, the alien rap duo trying to repair their ship and return home.
- “Super Street Fighter 2” (1994) – for many people it was the ultimate 2D fighting game.
- “Ecco the Dolphin” (1992) – a bizarre action-adventure game. The main character is stranded and starts a Nemo-like adventure.
- “Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine” (1993) – a combination of two Saga series games – “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Puyo Puyo”.
- “Shining Force II” (1994) – a TBS RPG game.
- “Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium” (1995) – a uniquely designed shared universe set in an alien system.
- “Gain Ground” (1991) – strategy combined with difficulty across 50 levels.
- “Comix Zone” (1995) – a “beat 'em up game with a comic book art style and voice clips.