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Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)20:43 UTC+1 No.1712982 Report

Just bought a Sega Genesis. Can someone recommend me some must have games? My favorite genres are RPG, Fighting, Shoot em up.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)20:49 UTC+1 No.1713000 Report
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Phantasy Star IV is mandatory, and easily one of the best RPGs of the 16-bit era.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)20:59 UTC+1 No.1713038 Report

Do I need to know anything about the previous games before I play, or does it have nothing to do with the other games?
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)21:01 UTC+1 No.1713048 Report

It concludes story arcs started in 1 & 2 but they're not necessary reading or anything. You could go back to them and see what those side stories were all about.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)21:02 UTC+1 No.1713053 Report

It can stand on it's own, it's not a direct sequel.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)21:06 UTC+1 No.1713069 Report

Alright then. I'm gonna grab a copy if I can find one cheap. Ebay has become retro game hell and they stopped selling Genesis games at the retro vidya store here.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)21:07 UTC+1 No.1713075 Report

Comix Zone is pretty great.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)21:13 UTC+1 No.1713097 Report

Just looked it up. It looks fun as fuck, so I'm gonna have to grab a copy.
Anonymous 06/24/14(Tue)22:57 UTC+1 No.1713449 Report

> Some time in system with 3 planets: Palma (Earth-like), Mota (desert), Dezo (ice).
> This chick Alis has her dad killed by King Lassic on Palma.
> Swears vengeance.
> Encounters a cat, hunter, and wizard (Noah).
> Collect Laconia weapons on Mota/Dezo.
> Kill Lassic in Air Castle.
> Discovers Lassic was possessed by Dark Force.

1000 years later
> Mota now a green planet controlled by Mother Brain
> Rolf works for governer of Mota
> Gets sent on missions finding out why monsters are proliferating.
> Encounter friends who have nothing to do with advancing canon.
> Climate Control going haywire cuz Neifirst
> Gets framed for making Mother Brain go haywire while stopping the resulting flood.
> Palma gets blown up while escaping space prison.
> Go to Dezo, encounter Lutz (Noah from PS1)
> Collect Nei weapons, defeat Dark Force who antagonized it all.
> Defeat Mother Brain.
> Yfw Earth was controlling Mother Brain.

1000 years later
> On spaceships that escaped Palma.
> Game's plot has little to nothing to do with 1st two.
> Massive Civil war between magic users and non-magic users prior to game.
> Run around space ship consisting of planetoids for 3 generations.
> Defeat Dark Force who antagonized it all.

Now you're caught up.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:01 UTC+1 No.1713746 Report

Don't forget 3 never happened there is no 3 and there is no one to talk to all the empty rooms.

Weirdest fucking game I've played from a major publisher. Is it different in Japanese or is it just shit all around?
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:15 UTC+1 No.1713778 Report

Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:27 UTC+1 No.1713804 Report


It was made by a different team. And it's canon, or at least partially canon.

The ship is the reason everything's going to shit in PSO Episode 1.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:43 UTC+1 No.1713847 Report

There's tons of great shmups on Genesis but Lightening Force (Thunder Force 4) is probably the best bang for your buck. MUSHA is supposed to be awesome but good luck finding it for a decent price. Thunderforce 3 is awesome too, it's a bit easier than the 4th.

The Thunderforce games have really awesome graphics and music, some of the best presentation on the system imo.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:48 UTC+1 No.1713863 Report

I looked up Thunderforce 3, definitely gonna grab that one. Thanks for the referral.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:50 UTC+1 No.1713867 Report

Thanks man, I'm gonna screenshot this so I can look back on it once I start playing.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)01:59 UTC+1 No.1713885 Report

Check out Landstalker and Crusader of Centy.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:17 UTC+1 No.1713920 Report

streets of rage 2 / golden axe 2 are must haves for beat em ups

the shinobi games are also good

road rash 2 is good but the frame rate might annoy some people

contra hard corps and mega turrican are both good shooters but usually go for 40 bucks for just the cart on jewbay
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:22 UTC+1 No.1713941 Report

anyone know any good soccer games on the genesis? The FIFA ones are kinda lame and dont feel right
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)02:40 UTC+1 No.1713990 Report

Thanks for the referrals guys, I want all these games now. I never knew the Genesis had such a good library of games. I feel like I missed out as a kid now.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:17 UTC+1 No.1714079 Report

Earthworm Jim. Not a Genesis exclusive, but I enjoyed it better on the faster processor.

Genesis was a bit lacking in the fighter category (the head-to-head type) because it only had 3 buttons on the main controller. It was best known for arcade style beat-'em-up games (Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Altered Beast, many others I haven't played) and sports games (NHL/Madden series most notably).
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:21 UTC+1 No.1714089 Report

Oh, also RPGs:

> Shining Force, Shining Force 2
> Sword of Vermillion

And random good game platformer mention:
> Castle of Illusion
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:25 UTC+1 No.1714096 Report

Ghouls n' Ghosts
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:27 UTC+1 No.1714097 Report

Damn straight.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:37 UTC+1 No.1714136 Report

>Shoot em Ups
Contra: Hard Corps.
Get it now. It's badfuckingass.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:41 UTC+1 No.1714143 Report

Dynamite Headdy
World of Illusion
Castle of Illusion
Decap Attack
Mcdonald's Treasure Land (Made by Treasure so it's good)
Earthworm Jim 1 & 2
Rocket Knight Adventures
Revenge of Shinobi
Shinobi III
Adventures of Batman and Robin
Batman (Sunsoft)
Robocop vs Terminator
Alien Solider
Gunstar Heroes
Contra Hard Corps
Shining Force
Phantasy Star II and IV
Sword of Vermillion
King Colossus
Light Crusader
Beat Em Ups
Streets of rage 1 & 2
Golden Axe
Comix Zone
TMNT Hyperstone Heist
Yu Yu Hakusho Sunset Fighters Only one unless you like
Street Fighter
Mortal Kombat I (Get only one on Genesis since it had blood)
Super Hang On
Dr Robotnik Mean Bean Machine
Zero Tolerance
Demolition Man
Shoot em ups
Panorama Cotton
Fire Shark
Grey Lancer
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:44 UTC+1 No.1714151 Report

Pulseman and Alien Soldier
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:50 UTC+1 No.1714168 Report

Y-Yes sir! Right away sir!
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:53 UTC+1 No.1714174 Report

Oh shit, thanks for the list man. Looking these up right now.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:55 UTC+1 No.1714186 Report

not a problem man there's more to the list but decide this was already good enough. Get the 6-pak as it will contain some of the games mentioned there. /v/ recommended list of Genesis titles as well. Get as many games before the prices go up even more.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)03:57 UTC+1 No.1714191 Report

>Shoot em up.
Ready your wallet to buy overpriced and rares games for this genere.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:01 UTC+1 No.1714202 Report

We're talking Genesis here, not Saturn.

Only MUSHA is overpriced on Genesis.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:04 UTC+1 No.1714208 Report

>what is flashcart
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:07 UTC+1 No.1714213 Report

>What is emulator
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:20 UTC+1 No.1714242 Report

Shinobi 3
Zombies are my neighbors
Toe jam n earl
Shadow run
Robocop vs terminator
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:23 UTC+1 No.1714258 Report


How is babby formed
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:32 UTC+1 No.1714284 Report


International Superstar Soccer Deluxe.

Also disregard americans, it's called "football".
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:38 UTC+1 No.1714301 Report

What's taters, precious?
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:44 UTC+1 No.1714323 Report


>I feel like I missed out as a kid now.

Yes, you did. You will be fixing that, though.

>Shoot em ups
The best game OF ALL TIME! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psSamm93uCE

Also Wings of Wor, Thunder Force 3, Bio Hazard Battle, Gley Lancer, Eliminate Down.
Two of those are nippon only so emulate them.

There's like 70 others that rang from decent to awesome - those are top-notch.

Not an expert by any means, but Fatal Fury 2 and Samurai Showdown are must-gets.
So is the 6 button controller.

Also Light Crusader. And Landstalker.
I don't like turn based RPGs, but you also have Shining Force 1&2, if you want something other than the always mentioned Phantasy Star.

Platformers and run and gun, which you didn't ask for, is something Genny excels at:
Mega Turrican, Mega Man Wily Wars, Contra Hard Corps, Monster World IV, Rocket Knight Adventures, Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Castlevania Bloodlines...

Also, don't buy on what they say about Genesis audio:

Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:48 UTC+1 No.1714339 Report

>So is the 6 button controller.
I would go a step further and say the 6 button arcade stick.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)04:58 UTC+1 No.1714376 Report

Shadowrun was an excellent game. You should play it.
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)05:42 UTC+1 No.1714487 Report

Ghostbusters is awesome get the japanese megadrive version to save some money it's all in english anyway
Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:34 UTC+1 No.1716437 Report

Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:52 UTC+1 No.1716492 Report

One more vote for Crusader of Centy.
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