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Retro Console Gaming => Sega Chat => Topic started by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 13:04:09 PM

Title: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 13:04:09 PM
I am genuinely after suggestions for what are the must have games for the Mega Drive as I may look to buy, so please read on :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 13:43:40 PM
How in living hell do you not own Streets Of Rage 2?  ???



In my opinion the best game you own is Golden Axe.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 14:07:27 PM
hmm... Pretty sure I owned Streets Of Rage 2 when I originally had the Mega Drive, bear in mind this collection now has been brought back since about 2004, I sold all my original stuff in 1998 to buy games for my saturn and a second hand ps1... I know, unforgivable lol

I did like Streets of Rage 2 though it did frustrate me slightly. Must admit I never saw Toe Jam and Earl, is that actually any good? I have Wonderboy and the Dragons trap on Master System, is that the same?

"EDIT" hey, pretty sure I'm not going nuts, Wonderboy 3 was only on Master System right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy ... gon's_Trap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy_III:_The_Dragon's_Trap)

which I have ;)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 15:12:07 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
hmm... Pretty sure I owned Streets Of Rage 2 when I originally had the Mega Drive, bear in mind this collection now has been brought back since about 2004, I sold all my original stuff in 1998 to buy games for my saturn and a second hand ps1... I know, unforgivable lol

I did like Streets of Rage 2 though it did frustrate me slightly. Must admit I never saw Toe Jam and Earl, is that actually any good? I have Wonderboy and the Dragons trap on Master System, is that the same?

"EDIT" hey, pretty sure I'm not going nuts, Wonderboy 3 was only on Master System right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy ... gon's_Trap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy_III:_The_Dragon's_Trap)

which I have ;)

Toe Jam & Earl is one of the greatest and most original games ever made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9pBTmPEqY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9pBTmPEqY)

Wonderboy 3 on the Mega Drive is a totally different game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBuOeb4Bmw8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBuOeb4Bmw8)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 15:26:54 PM
oh right, cool, I didn't realise there was a version on Mega Drive, thats pretty awesome. Have you played it personally? I had a look at Toe Jam and Earl, looks cool.

anyone else got any other suggestions?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 15:31:18 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
oh right, cool, I didn't realise there was a version on Mega Drive, thats pretty awesome. Have you played it personally? I had a look at Toe Jam and Earl, looks cool.

anyone else got any other suggestions?

I own it, hence why I recommended it  ;D

I could probably recommend 10 more games that you don't have with ease!!!!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 15:31:46 PM
you own it? wow, isn't it like, an RPG or platformer? which I seem to recall you hating? lol
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 15:33:12 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
you own it? wow, isn't it like, an RPG or platformer? which I seem to recall you hating? lol

It's one of the VERY few platformers I like! That's how good it is!!!!  8)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 15:40:16 PM
wow, thats impressive lol, might try it out. only problem with these games is finding them at a reasonable price

I saw mercs on ebay for Master System and Mega Drive, MS is cheaper, might watch out for it, I need to go back to car boots etc to find some proper deals lol
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 15:59:37 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
wow, thats impressive lol, might try it out. only problem with these games is finding them at a reasonable price

I saw mercs on ebay for Master System and Mega Drive, MS is cheaper, might watch out for it, I need to go back to car boots etc to find some proper deals lol

Both Mercs and Wonderboy III are very common so should be able to be picked up for less than a fiver.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 16:02:39 PM
mercs isn't too bad but wonderboy at the moment is expensive, a full one is a tenner + P+P and a cart is 7.99 on ebay lol, I'll keep looking

meantime, feel free to list the others you mentioned you could suggest lol

I wanna get the Mega Drive E-swat version, the SMS one I have is a bit poo
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: tomwaits on August 28, 2012, 16:06:22 PM
Ghouls n Ghosts is probably my personal favorite of the games you have so far.

But, it's easy to list dozens of quality games that you're missing... first 5 that I thought of: Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes, Thunder Force 3, Shinobi 3, Streets of Rage 2.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 16:10:52 PM
Shadow Dancer
Super Fantasy Zone
Granada
Crackdown
Gynoug
Mazin Wars
Bio Hazard Battle
Mega Turrican
Red Zone
Zero Tolerance
Dick Tracy
Forgotten Worlds
Rambo III
Thnderforce II, III & IV
Rolling Thunder II
Splatterhouse 2
Empire Of Steel
Smash TV
Predator 2
Robocop Vs. Terminator
Xenon 2
The Punisher
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: tomwaits on August 28, 2012, 16:17:45 PM
And... there are a couple dozen. ;)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 16:23:08 PM
what game was it I saw recently where a character or robot had to fly around a map and find enemy points/locations etc, can't remember which one it was

I'm definitely tempted to look into the following:

(I have the SMS versions of Xenon 2 and Rambo 3)

Mega Turrican
Shadow Dancer
Zero Tollerance (wow FPS??)
the punisher

theres a few others I wanna look into, is Battletech any good? I saw a vid of that and the graphics look excellent
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 16:30:58 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
what game was it I saw recently where a character or robot had to fly around a map and find enemy points/locations etc, can't remember which one it was

I'm definitely tempted to look into the following:

(I have the SMS versions of Xenon 2 and Rambo 3)

Mega Turrican
Shadow Dancer
Zero Tollerance (wow FPS??)
the punisher

theres a few others I wanna look into, is Battletech any good? I saw a vid of that and the graphics look excellent

No idea what game you are talking about!

Not played Battletech.

The Punisher might be a bit out of your price range . . . .
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Vyothric on August 28, 2012, 16:35:18 PM
Not yet mentioned:

Streets of Rage 1 (  :P )
Castlevania
Mega Bomberman (not the best version, but it's still Bomberman)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 16:36:42 PM
its strange, I can't remember what system it was for now, I'm pretty sure its a 16bit game or possibly Master System, its a top down perspective and it looked like really good fun, you pilot something around a map and have to kill enemies and avoid their fire, though its mission based and not a scrolling Shmup

I'm gonna look into Mega Turrican now actually
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 16:45:58 PM
How is Cannon Fodder for the Mega Drive?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 16:47:50 PM
pretty good I'd say, though I do slightly prefer the Jaguar version because of the improved sound and what not but theres really not a lot of difference between gameplay/graphics at all

Punisher is going for 1,000!!! holy fcuk, and Mega Turrican is nowhere to be seen, though I SERIOUSLY remember that front cover (googled it) think I may possibly have owned it or been tempted to buy it in the past
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 16:53:04 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
pretty good I'd say, though I do slightly prefer the Jaguar version because of the improved sound and what not but theres really not a lot of difference between gameplay/graphics at all

Punisher is going for 1,000!!! holy fcuk, and Mega Turrican is nowhere to be seen, though I SERIOUSLY remember that front cover (googled it) think I may possibly have owned it or been tempted to buy it in the past

I was lucky with my Punisher, I got it for 28 when it usually goes for over 100!!!  :o

I picked up Mega Turrican a while back but can't remember how much I paid.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 16:54:01 PM
think I worked out what game I was thinking about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxbcvNjq1Ns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxbcvNjq1Ns)

lol, couldn't for the life of me remember the name, that does look good

so far none of the games I'd be interested in are coming up at good prices, nothing for Granada either :(
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on August 28, 2012, 16:55:05 PM
Yes it does!

I have played the 3DO version of Cannon Fodder. I was not sure what Genesis games were not released as Mega Drive games and vice versa. I do have Toe Jam & Earl. So I will second that game.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 17:01:38 PM
Granada is amazing, the scaling and rotation effects on the bosses are amazingly impressive!!!

It was only released in the US and Japan so you will need to seach worldwide, I paid about 10 for mine and the exchange rate is great at the moment too.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 17:35:44 PM
so which T & E game is it I should look at, the first one?

oh and will this allow me to use any region games that have protection?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Action-Re ... 717wt_1298 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Action-Replay-Sega-Megadrive-Complete-/280949852604?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item4169ea89bc&_uhb=1#ht_717wt_1298)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Vyothric on August 28, 2012, 17:38:29 PM
I think most people prefer the first one. I actually quite liked the second though.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 17:40:43 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
so which T & E game is it I should look at, the first one?

Yeah the first one, second one is ok but quite a different game and nowhere near as good.

Quote from: "dcultrapro"
oh and will this allow me to use any region games that have protection?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Action-Re ... 717wt_1298 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pro-Action-Replay-Sega-Megadrive-Complete-/280949852604?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item4169ea89bc&_uhb=1#ht_717wt_1298)

Yes, that is the exact one that I have!

Most US games will play fine without it though.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 28, 2012, 19:20:04 PM
Getting this topic back on track,
The best game for the Mega Drive is of course Shadowrun!!!!   
You guys should really know that   :P
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 22:01:05 PM
I'm bidding on the following on Ebay after peoples suggestions:

Alisia Dragoon
Mercs
Toe Jam And Earl
Wrestle War (not a suggestion, I had it before; Nostalgia lol)
Asterix and the Great Rescue
Shadow Dancer
Zero Tolerence
Vectorman


please keep the suggestions coming!

whats shadow run like? and has anyone played Battletech? Saw the graphics of that and if I can find it reasonably priced I might buy it
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 28, 2012, 22:07:49 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
I'm bidding on the following on Ebay after peoples suggestions:

Alisia Dragoon
Mercs
Toe Jam And Earl
Wrestle War (not a suggestion, I had it before; Nostalgia lol)
Asterix and the Great Rescue
Shadow Dancer
Zero Tolerence
Vectorman


please keep the suggestions coming!

whats shadow run like? and has anyone played Battletech? Saw the graphics of that and if I can find it reasonably priced I might buy it

Shadowrun is a cyber punk adventure / RPG. Awesome game!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 28, 2012, 22:10:30 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
I'm bidding on the following on Ebay after peoples suggestions:

Alisia Dragoon
Mercs
Toe Jam And Earl
Wrestle War (not a suggestion, I had it before; Nostalgia lol)
Asterix and the Great Rescue
Shadow Dancer
Zero Tolerence
Vectorman


please keep the suggestions coming!

whats shadow run like? and has anyone played Battletech? Saw the graphics of that and if I can find it reasonably priced I might buy it

Alisia Dragoon is pretty good, if you like that then you will like a game called Jewel Master too.

I remember you saying earlier about ESWAT, if you like that them you will love Rolling Thunder 2.

I picked up Wrestle War a while back as I LOVED it when I was younger, sadly it has aged terribly!  :(
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 28, 2012, 22:13:13 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"

Alisia Dragoon is pretty good, if you like that then you will like a game called Jewel Master too.

I remember you saying earlier about ESWAT, if you like that them you will love Rolling Thunder 2.

I picked up Wrestle War a while back as I LOVED it when I was younger, sadly it has aged terribly!  :(

I'll bet it hasn't lol, ok cool I'll have a look around
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 31, 2012, 12:42:04 PM
I've put an offer in on Battletech on ebay, I want the following ones sometime but doubt I will ever buy them:

Castlevania Bloodlines                    (buy it now 99)
Granada                                      (buy it now 17.99)
Gunstar Heroes                             (40/50)
Mega Turrican                              (40)
Shadow Run                                 (45-149... there is also a Mega CD version? WTF??)
Wonderboy 3 Monster Lair               (bidding on a cheap auction)

any others I should consider that might be closer to my price range? I've downloaded all of them as ROMs to try out and so far all of the above are pretty good
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 31, 2012, 12:52:37 PM
Do you have Wolfchild? I reckon that is your sort of game, the Mega CD version is the best to go with.

Have you checked out Mazin Wars too?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on August 31, 2012, 14:49:49 PM
I have got Wolfchild yeah on Mega CD, Mazin Wars? hmm...
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 31, 2012, 15:15:34 PM
Wow, I can't believe how much shadowrun goes for in the UK.
I guess that's because it was never actually released on the Mega Drive, just the Genesis. You can buy a copy on ebay.com ( the US site ) for way less. Even with shipping it shouldn't cost anywhere near the prices you mentioned.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on August 31, 2012, 18:56:27 PM
I do not own Herzog Zwei but I have often heard good things about the game.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: dcultrapro on September 01, 2012, 11:44:31 AM
not that I'm nitpicking or having a go but when you say not released on the Mega Drive I assume what you mean is it was not released in Europe, because obviously Mega Drive and Genesis are the same machine, right?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on September 01, 2012, 11:48:22 AM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
not that I'm nitpicking or having a go but when you say not released on the Mega Drive I assume what you mean is it was not released in Europe, because obviously Mega Drive and Genesis are the same machine, right?

I am not nit picking but Mega Drive was only called the Genesis in North America, it's the MD in the rest of the world  :P
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on September 01, 2012, 19:16:24 PM
Yeah but Genesis sounds cooler ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Vyothric on September 01, 2012, 19:48:23 PM
Mega Drive is possibly the best console name ever.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on September 01, 2012, 19:58:09 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
Mega Drive is possibly the best console name ever.

I was thinking the same
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 01, 2012, 21:07:08 PM
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
not that I'm nitpicking or having a go but when you say not released on the Mega Drive I assume what you mean is it was not released in Europe, because obviously Mega Drive and Genesis are the same machine, right?

Yes I meant not released in Europe.
As for the name I actually like Mega Drive better, even though it wasn't released under that name where I live.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on January 12, 2013, 22:14:40 PM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Quote from: "dcultrapro"
not that I'm nitpicking or having a go but when you say not released on the Mega Drive I assume what you mean is it was not released in Europe, because obviously Mega Drive and Genesis are the same machine, right?

Yes I meant not released in Europe.
As for the name I actually like Mega Drive better, even though it wasn't released under that name where I live.

The original name for the Sega Genesis in North America was the Atari Tomahawk!

Sega wanted to call it something "American" and chose that name but Atari hated it and told Sega they thought it was a bit offensive (to Native Americans). As they were the ones set to release the machine in the US at that time they got to change the name and one of their programmers called Steve Rhyno (who programmed Toki on the Lynx) came up with Genesis and it stuck, even when the deal with Sega fell through. He chose it because it was supposed to represent a new start, being the first fully 16-bit console on the market, not for any religious reasons.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on January 13, 2013, 04:27:30 AM
Now there's some obscure trivia! Atari made the right choice, the Tomahawk is a terrible name lol
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Crusto on February 18, 2013, 00:06:29 AM
If you like your RPG's then get buck Rogers. It's a bit different from the like of phantasy star, but equally if not more enjoyable. Graphically awful and sonically mediocre, but massively playable.

Mega lo mania is another great title..
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 18, 2013, 20:03:46 PM
Quote from: "Crusto"
If you like your RPG's then get buck Rogers. It's a bit different from the like of phantasy star, but equally if not more enjoyable. Graphically awful and sonically mediocre, but massively playable.

Mega lo mania is another great title..

Well said that man.

Couple of others i really liked  on Megadrive:

Corporation (Core) and Predator 2.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 18, 2013, 20:15:21 PM
Battletech got a snip of a look in SEGA Magazine Issue 3:

'Battletech:it's utterly Brilliant' they say Absolute Entertainment did'nt have a licensce to produce Sega games in Europe.

Sega magazine felt Battletech was better than Desert Strike due to:clearer strategic gameplay, larger range of weapons and abilty to stomp on smaller robots'

On different note:

I really enjoyed MD Ex-Mutants. Not a looker but had me hooked.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on March 27, 2013, 17:34:13 PM
I just came across this, an Amiga/ST style demo for the Mega Drive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bSYNuqBIvs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bSYNuqBIvs)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on March 29, 2013, 19:52:22 PM
Floating Mega Drive. Then a massive visual headache. Finally, a cool demo!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: nakamura on March 30, 2013, 10:16:57 AM
I have also heard good things about Buck Rogers.

Thoughts on TMNT The Hyperstone Heist?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on March 30, 2013, 10:41:25 AM
Quote from: "nakamura"
I have also heard good things about Buck Rogers.

Thoughts on TMNT The Hyperstone Heist?

I have it, excellent game but its going for very high prices these days for such a common game. I was lucky as I managed to snag one CIB on a BIN for 20! I have seen it go for 50 boxed!  :13:

It's not as good as Turtles In Time on the SNES though.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: nakamura on March 30, 2013, 10:44:13 AM
Ah I wondered how it compared to Turtles in Time. I will give it a go though. :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 01, 2013, 19:44:38 PM
I bought a copy a few years ago and it seemed to be holding its value then. Big TMNT fan so any game with them is good.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: 64bitRuss on July 02, 2013, 00:03:06 AM
I like Tyrants: Fight Through Time as an early and good real-time strategy game. I wrote a review of this game and Rambo III for the Genesis for Sega16.com a few years back. Also wrote reviews for Space Harrier and Doom for the 32x.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on July 03, 2013, 21:27:04 PM
Quote from: "64bitRuss"
I like Tyrants: Fight Through Time as an early and good real-time strategy game. I wrote a review of this game and Rambo III for the Genesis for Sega16.com a few years back. Also wrote reviews for Space Harrier and Doom for the 32x.

Rambo III is a great game, I must review that myself.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on August 11, 2013, 15:54:36 PM
An early article on the Mega Drive from UK magazine The One that I just came across:

(http://i.imgur.com/iw0532f.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/B4KaUpT.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: davyk on August 11, 2013, 23:35:23 PM
The first model is so much nicer looking. I've both models - the model 2 is unmodded so doesn't get any use really.

The Micro Machines games are the business on Megadrive.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 10, 2013, 22:15:11 PM
Look what I just found: Unreleased Mega Drive Prototype of 'Putty Squad' On eBay (http://http). Looks like it already sold for 815.17. Anyone heard of this game before?

[align=center:1djzliw8](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/PuttySquad_zps5187f9b4.jpg)[/align:1djzliw8]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Bobinator on September 10, 2013, 22:36:48 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Look what I just found: Unreleased Mega Drive Prototype of 'Putty Squad' On eBay (http://http). Looks like it already sold for 815.17. Anyone heard of this game before?

[align=center:77mualmc](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/PuttySquad_zps5187f9b4.jpg)[/align:77mualmc]

It actually came out in Europe for the Super Nintendo, but apparently, nobody played it, because it's still pretty hard to find around, ah, my usual places. It was... all right, from what I played of it, I suppose. Basically felt like the original Putty if the levels scrolled in every direction, instead of just up. And it still has that fucking cat I hate that fucking cat so much.

I can't imagine that the Genesis/MD version could be that much different, really. Hopefully we see the prototype, anyway, just for completion's sake.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 10, 2013, 22:37:52 PM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
And it still has that fucking cat I hate that fucking cat so much.

Looks like you really are into this game, Bob!   :24:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on October 11, 2013, 22:19:36 PM
One of the greatest "what ifs?" in video game history, the true story of the Atari Genesis (http://http).
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on October 11, 2013, 22:36:43 PM
Another great article Laird, you sure get around!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: zapiy on October 11, 2013, 22:58:02 PM
Now that's what I call spam posting lol. Way to introduce a new site you biz natch lol. Great article by the way.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on October 11, 2013, 23:11:17 PM
Very interesting! 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: davyk on October 12, 2013, 23:04:07 PM
Didn't Nintendo approach Atari a gen before about a deal to distribute the Famicom too? Atari could have been rolling it in one way or another.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: AmigaJay on October 12, 2013, 23:46:04 PM
Thank The Lord the deal fell through  :21:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on October 13, 2013, 01:02:17 AM
Quote from: "davyK"


Didn't Nintendo approach Atari a gen before about a deal to distribute the Famicom too? Atari could have been rolling it in one way or another.

Yes they did.  Also makes you wonder what would have happened!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: zapiy on October 13, 2013, 02:00:33 AM
With the same people in charge I am certain the same outcome.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on October 13, 2013, 02:33:19 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
With the same people in charge I am certain the same outcome.

Maybe, maybe not.  It would have depended on how much Nintendo pushed Atari's leadership.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: zapiy on October 13, 2013, 02:50:55 AM
Agreed but that's the whole problem. The leadership chose not to in the first place hence the downfall I suspect.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on October 13, 2013, 14:08:07 PM
It was Warner Bros. Atari that were approached to distribute the Famicom/NES in America though (who chose the 7800 instead) and it was Tramiel Atari who were going to sell the Genesis.

So completely different people involved each time.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on November 09, 2013, 21:44:13 PM
Absolutely classic Sega Genesis video I just found:

Sega Genesis (1990) (http://http)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2013, 03:31:31 AM
That video is a classic, indeed.  I did not know that Michael was himself involved in the development of Moonwalker but I admit to not being surprised.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on November 10, 2013, 03:39:25 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That video is a classic, indeed.  I did not know that Michael was himself involved in the development of Moonwalker but I admit to not being surprised.  :)

Yes, Jacko himself was a massive Sega fan!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: triverse on November 10, 2013, 23:49:47 PM
I read something, probably in the book Game Over, that Atari was only really interested in the NES so that they could bury it and leave the market open to their 7800.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 11, 2013, 00:33:47 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That video is a classic, indeed.  I did not know that Michael was himself involved in the development of Moonwalker but I admit to not being surprised.  :)

Yes, Jacko himself was a massive Sega fan!

Cool!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 28, 2013, 18:08:21 PM
Does anyone have the Mega EverDrive for the Mega Drive/Genesis?  I found this video review of the flashcart and I wanted to know what the experience was for anyone who has this.  I think this is the only flashcart for the system.

[align=center:1y9dio9o]LGR - EverDrive-MD Crimson Sega Genesis Flash Cart Review (http://http)[/align:1y9dio9o]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on November 28, 2013, 19:26:05 PM
I don't have one but I have plenty of experience using them at various shows I attend, they are excellent.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on November 28, 2013, 19:27:12 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I don't have one but I have plenty of experience using them at various shows I attend, they are excellent.

That's good to know.  The NES Everdrive works great so I figured this one would too.  It's just that it is a bit more expensive than the N8 and I wanted to check before spending the money.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 21, 2014, 15:54:16 PM
Just found this video and thought it cool to share.  Let's have a look at the Genesis Model 3...

[align=center:f00lkw35]Sega Genesis 3 (MK-1461) - The Gaming Historian (http://http)[/align:f00lkw35]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on February 21, 2014, 16:02:34 PM
You just reminded me Trek, I keep meaning to ask you what you think of the Genesis/Mega Drive being a new owner.

What are your thoughts on the system in general and what are your favourite games?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 21, 2014, 18:29:42 PM
I must say that I love it!  It is a fantastic system and I'm quite glad I got it.  The controller is great also.  It is just right in terms of size and shape so that it is comfortable to use.  I'm still trying out the games but I do have a growing collection.  I have more stuff coming and I'm eager to get the Mega Everdrive but it is sold out.  It came back in stock but it was gone before I could order it. 

So, the titles I've enjoyed the most so far:  Altered Beast, Batman Forever, Battletoads/Double Dragon, Gauntlet IV, and Vectorman.  I plan to play several other titles this weekend so that list will likely grow.  I am waiting on some Sega CD titles as well.  :) 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on February 21, 2014, 18:38:17 PM
Awesome! Will be interested to hear your opinions on more games, have you played TMNT yet?
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 21, 2014, 18:42:56 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Awesome! Will be interested to hear your opinions on more games, have you played TMNT yet?

No, not yet.  I'm hoping this weekend.  I'm also glad I got the original console and not models 2 or 3. 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on February 21, 2014, 18:43:58 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Awesome! Will be interested to hear your opinions on more games, have you played TMNT yet?

No, not yet.  I'm hoping this weekend.  I'm also glad I got the original console and not models 2 or 3.

Cowabunga dude!  :113:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 21, 2014, 18:48:40 PM
[align=center:1eh2dfg2](http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130828015958/tmnt/images/3/34/Cowabunga.jpg)[/align:1eh2dfg2]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2014, 03:16:31 AM
While playing with my Genesis today, I ran into some issues with the two controllers I have.  The 6-button controller wasn't as precise for controlling Ms. Pac-Man and the 3-button controller has some buttons that won't work.  So, I looked up videos for fixing them.  I found these two nice videos on how to fix and restore the controllers. One focuses on cleaning the plastics while the other focuses on cleaning the circuit board/contacts.  Here they are...

[align=center:1aomgbeq]How to Open and Clean a Genesis Controller (http://http)

Cleaning 1: Fix Sticky Sega Genesis Controller (http://http)[/align:1aomgbeq]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on March 03, 2014, 21:03:11 PM
One of the very first things I do when I get a new machine is take apart the controllers and clean them.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2014, 21:14:33 PM
I want to clean mine to see if I can make them look as nice as in the video.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 08, 2014, 23:17:38 PM
Allow me to introduce you to a very special version of the MegaDrive, the Megatron MegaDrive! This is a prototype of the Takara Tomy ARTS MegaDrive Megatron! You can't do this with Nintendo!  :21:

[align=center:pdrn9qkr](http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430198d1396971269-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500037512902463768_1396973880.jpg)

(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430199d1396971273-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500066612902462808_1396973880.jpg)

(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430200d1396971280-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500037512902463770_1396973880.jpg)[/align:pdrn9qkr]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on April 08, 2014, 23:18:55 PM
So awesome!!!!!!!  :69:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 08, 2014, 23:20:23 PM
I have to wonder if the controller will become a weapon or something else of use to Megatron! 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 09, 2014, 11:29:31 AM
THe MEgadrvie ius one of my favorite console.

i specially like

Sonic 2
Thunder force 4
Soleil
Shining force 2
European Club Soccer
Theme park
Rocket Knight Adventure
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2014, 04:13:01 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Allow me to introduce you to a very special version of the MegaDrive, the Megatron MegaDrive! This is a prototype of the Takara Tomy ARTS MegaDrive Megatron! You can't do this with Nintendo!  :21:

[align=center:10kuur97](http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430198d1396971269-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500037512902463768_1396973880.jpg)

(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430199d1396971273-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500066612902462808_1396973880.jpg)

(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/8/0/5/0/7/27430200d1396971280-megadrive-megatron-prototype-photos-o0500037512902463770_1396973880.jpg)[/align:10kuur97]
I like this but Soundwave would have been a better choice. Then the carts could have been Ravage, Rumble, Frenzy, Ratbat, Lazer Beak and Buzzsaw.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2014, 04:13:45 AM
Quote from: "Arethius_RGC"
THe MEgadrvie ius one of my favorite console.

i specially like

Sonic 2
Thunder force 4
Soleil
Shining force 2
European Club Soccer
Theme park
Rocket Knight Adventure
A nice mix of games. :113:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on April 10, 2014, 04:14:13 AM
Megatron will prevail!  LOL
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: onthinice on April 10, 2014, 04:16:04 AM
:21:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Arethius_RGC on April 10, 2014, 06:12:52 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Quote from: "Arethius_RGC"
THe Megadrive  is one of my favorite console.

i specially like

Sonic 2
Thunder force 4
Soleil
Shining force 2
European Club Soccer
Theme park
Rocket Knight Adventure
A nice mix of games. :)


Envoy de mon iPhone l'aide de Tapatalk
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on May 07, 2014, 13:13:46 PM
[align=center:1lrb04s0]Beavis & Butthead (Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)) - Leftover Culture Review (http://http)

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)) - Leftover Culture Review (http://http)

[/align:1lrb04s0] (http://http)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on May 07, 2014, 20:57:44 PM
Nice reviews.  I was never into Beavis & Butthead, though.  I was not aware of the cart linking with Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles.  That's nifty.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on May 29, 2014, 19:12:20 PM
I just saw this video from Classic Game Room.  I wasn't even aware there had been sequels to Rolling Thunder!  This really looks fantastic!  Does anyone own it?  I want this!  Gotta find it!  I also saw there is a Rolling Thunder 3.

[align=center:xogh78ul]Classic Game Room - ROLLING THUNDER 2 review for Sega Genesis (http://http)[/align:xogh78ul]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on May 29, 2014, 19:31:21 PM
Yep, I own Rolling Thunder 2 and it's an excellent game but be warned - it's also a very hard one!

I don't have the third game though, really need to pick that up.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on May 29, 2014, 19:33:10 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Yep, I own Rolling Thunder 2 and it's an excellent game but be warned - it's also a very hard one!

I don't have the third game though, really need to pick that up.

Well, it's not like the first one is any easy!   :21: 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Bobinator on May 30, 2014, 17:40:26 PM
How was RT3? Never really touched the series beyond the NES port of the first game, (I probably need to, sometime) so I'm curious.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 02, 2014, 20:02:26 PM
[align=center:1k94s9uv]Back to the Future Part III (Sega Genesis) James & Mike Mondays (http://http)[/align:1k94s9uv]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 02, 2014, 23:58:43 PM
That is not an easy game by any means! 
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 06, 2014, 19:24:08 PM
[align=center:39mt1alw]Some new Sega Mega Drive reviews from Retro Asylum:

Revenge of shinobi - Megadrive (http://http)

Sonic 2 - Megadrive (http://http)

Arcade Megadrive Comparison - Golden Axe (http://http)[/align:39mt1alw]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 11, 2014, 16:22:42 PM
[align=center:1zsb7fs8]Toki - Megadrive (http://http)[/align:1zsb7fs8]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 11, 2014, 20:58:05 PM
That's cool.  I, of course, have the Lynx version but I was not aware the game had been ported to the MD.  Something to check out.  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 11, 2014, 21:03:13 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
That's cool.  I, of course, have the Lynx version but I was not aware the game had been ported to the MD.  Something to check out.  :)

Definitely, it's much easier and a different game too.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2014, 21:51:15 PM
I'm thinking of getting a 6-button arcade stick for my Genesis and found both a Sega branded and an ASCIIWARE stick.  They both look good and reviews on YouTube say they are both good.  Does anyone have any of these?

[align=center:2quqqmsj]Classic Game Room - SEGA GENESIS 6-BUTTON ARCADE STICK joystick review (http://http)

ASCIIWARE FIGHTER STICK SG-6 REVIEW (SEGA GENESIS) (http://http)[/align:2quqqmsj]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: 64bitRuss on June 18, 2014, 21:57:52 PM
I very much prefer the Sega official sticks, both of them, even the original 3-button arcade stick was a rock solid piece of hardware, very durable and comfortable to use. I have one of those Asciiware sticks and hate it, as I find the buttons can easily wedge themselves in the housing and not pop back up sometimes.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2014, 22:00:41 PM
Cool, thanks for the feedback.  I have the 3-button Sega arcade stick and I think it is fantastic but several of the games I have work better with the 6-button controllers so I'm looking into getting the 6-button version.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 18, 2014, 22:04:04 PM
I have the official Sega one, it's a wonderful controller!   :8:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2014, 22:05:18 PM
Another vote of confidence for the Sega controller.  Good!  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 19, 2014, 20:54:45 PM
[align=center:1xijkul8]Haunting - Megadrive (http://http)[/align:1xijkul8]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 19, 2014, 21:26:10 PM
That does look like fun!  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Mr1280 on June 20, 2014, 17:43:50 PM
This is the 1st game I bought when I bought my megadrive, I was only playing it the other day!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 24, 2014, 19:30:02 PM
Some of us have been chatting about getting reproductions carts for some of the harder to find games for the Genesis/MD and making inserts for cases.  I found this video that may be helpful...

[align=center:29a4l96i]Print your own MegaDrive covers for your loose carts (http://http)[/align:29a4l96i]
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 25, 2014, 00:24:20 AM
All you need are 2 things:

This website! (http://http)

and

The dimensions: 27cm x 17.2cm
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 25, 2014, 00:40:11 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
All you need are 2 things:

This website! (http://http)

and

The dimensions: 27cm x 17.2cm

And the empty cases!  ;)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 26, 2014, 23:23:38 PM
On Facebook earlier somebody was asking me what happened to all the articles I wrote for the Revival Gamer website that now seems to be offline. They were asking about one article in particular - the story of the Atari Mega Drive (http://http) so I thought I would post it on here for people who might not have read it before!  :16:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 26, 2014, 23:31:14 PM
Nice read.  Always fun to see what could have been!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: WiggyDiggyPoo on June 27, 2014, 17:42:35 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
On Facebook earlier somebody was asking me what happened to all the articles I wrote for the Revival Gamer website that now seems to be offline. They were asking about one article in particular - the story of the Atari Mega Drive (http://http) so I thought I would post it on here for people who might not have read it before!  :16:

Oddly when I click this link from Tapa it tells me to download later^-^

I'll read if later at home
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 27, 2014, 18:19:18 PM
Works fine from my phone, weird.
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 27, 2014, 19:21:34 PM
Great read, thanks for posting it  :)
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 27, 2014, 21:51:33 PM
Just read this thread from the start. Great stuff! That tech demo is cool and the clip of Peter Griffin playing Moonwalker, lol. Also the Atari Tomahawk, WTF! I'm loving the insane Mega Drive knowledge.

One thing that does concern me however is the recommendation to buy some of the more obscure and rare games. They command some hefty prices and appear a little elitist. Are they actually any good or is it purely because they're rare? Basically, is it more style over substance (willy waving 'look what I've got' ammunition)?

In other words, they're out of my price range and I'm jealous  :21:
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TL on June 27, 2014, 22:07:26 PM
Quote from: "JoeMusashi"
Just read this thread from the start. Great stuff! That tech demo is cool and the clip of Peter Griffin playing Moonwalker, lol. Also the Atari Tomahawk, WTF! I'm loving the insane Mega Drive knowledge.

One thing that does concern me however is the recommendation to buy some of the more obscure and rare games. They command some hefty prices and appear a little elitist. Are they actually any good or is it purely because they're rare? Basically, is it more style over substance (willy waving 'look what I've got' ammunition)?

In other words, they're out of my price range and I'm jealous  :21:

With the Mega Drive at least, some of the rarer games are among the system's best. Thankfully if you are not bothered about having originals then repros can be picked up very cheaply indeed. See the latest retro purchases thread for some images of the ones we have been buying. I myself just picked up the superb Snow Bros. for less than 10!
Title: Re: The Mega Drive Thread
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2014, 23:51:07 PM
You can find reproductions of the rare games for a good price if you get carts only.  It is well worth it. :)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TL on July 03, 2014, 18:32:41 PM
[align=center:fywqkcew]Sonic The Hedgehog Games (Sega Genesis) James & Mike Mondays (http://http)[/align:fywqkcew]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on July 05, 2014, 04:21:49 AM
[align=center:135j68ui]841 Sega Genesis Box Art Scans (http://http)[/align:135j68ui]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TL on July 06, 2014, 20:24:58 PM
That must have taken a while to put together!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on July 07, 2014, 02:28:44 AM
Without a doubt!  At least this is nicer art than that SMS boxes!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on August 05, 2014, 21:16:32 PM
[align=center:23shpq87]New PowerBase Mini Adapter Review: Play SMS Games on Your Genesis - Gamester81 (http://http)[/align:23shpq87]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: onthinice on August 06, 2014, 03:27:06 AM
Good review and glad to see the Sega Master System still being supported with such an adaptor.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on August 06, 2014, 03:55:06 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Good review and glad to see the Sega Master System still being supported with such an adaptor.

I have that one and it is a cool thing to have.  :)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on August 07, 2014, 01:29:38 AM
Yeah, never really purchased many adapters like that as i have the real hardware.. might be an idea for me to pick them up anyway.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on August 07, 2014, 02:21:27 AM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Yeah, never really purchased many adapters like that as i have the real hardware.. might be an idea for me to pick them up anyway.

I picked up one of these because it was much easier to find than the original system changer.  I guess they are not as common in the US.  Never mind the prices on ebay were absurd when I checked. 
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: onthinice on August 08, 2014, 03:32:46 AM
The only drawback is the card slot but still a must have item if you do not have an SMS or the SMS adaptor.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Ben on August 11, 2014, 12:25:34 PM
The book "The Secret History of the Sega Genesis" can now be purchased, it was originally Kickstarter only.  I'm not big on Kickstarter myself, but now I just may have to pick this up.  http://kotaku.com/you-can-buy-the-secret-history-of-the-sega-genesis-1619144836 (http://http)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: JoeMusashi on August 11, 2014, 12:47:00 PM
I backed this and I'm really looking forward to getting hold of it.
Had an email update last week to say it will be shipping out to us in a few weeks.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 11, 2014, 14:52:07 PM
I backed the Genesis book too, really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 23, 2015, 23:07:50 PM
Just saw this. Pretty cool: Krikzz Releases Reprogrammable Mega Drive Cartridge Kit (http://http).

[align=center:1y06oake](http://shop.retrogate.com/images/flash%20kit3.jpg)

(http://shop.retrogate.com/images/flash%20kit%20sega2.jpg)[/align:1y06oake]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on January 24, 2015, 09:48:45 AM
Yeah its pretty damn awesome bit of kit that is...
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on January 24, 2015, 15:23:46 PM
Yes it is.  It is similar to what was created for the Vectrex.  It's a cool way to play games that are only available in ROM.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 11, 2015, 02:17:37 AM
Well, there are so many lists of top games but here is another one to check out for the Genesis/MD.  This one has 50 games!

[align=center:ohbupmxp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHFVZsclE3s[/align:ohbupmxp]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on February 15, 2015, 18:37:37 PM
Just saw this, which I thought was interesting.  I've seen several of these games in Ebay and they are all expensive indeed!

[align=center:jca5hjq2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1oMmNg8hpQ[/align:jca5hjq2]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2015, 22:19:58 PM
I have a few of those, I always joke that if I go bankrupt I'll just sell off my old Saturn games.

EDIT:  I'm just wondering, are the Shining Force games that rare, or are they just high in demand as classics (like Earthbound)?  I remember them being pretty common at used game shops/flea markets in the 90's, either way I'm glad I loved RPGs from a young age and snagged them back then.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on February 16, 2015, 17:18:25 PM
Great video, i wish i had a few of them lol.. :21:
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on March 21, 2015, 16:51:55 PM
Just watched this.  I did not know this extender existed.  Does anyone own it?  I think I agree with him, though, best to spend the money on a game than this piece of plastic. 

[align=center:27m1c4g5]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_5zyuPY2w[/align:27m1c4g5]
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 22, 2015, 00:24:14 AM
When I bought my first Sega CD back in the early 90's it came with the extender, and since I had a model one Genesis I did use it. And yes there was a small plate that held them together, no duct tape required :21:
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on March 22, 2015, 00:38:28 AM
I did see some being sold with the metal plate on Ebay.  :)  I guess it prevents the use of ducktape!  LOL
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on July 29, 2015, 04:16:50 AM
Several pages back, we had some posts about the Genesis/Mega Drive Megatron transformer coming.  Well, it is now available and here is a video review of this Transformer!

http://youtu.be/o1NSWsWv2v8
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on September 20, 2015, 21:10:51 PM
Did you get one Trek?
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2015, 02:13:58 AM
I did not.  They are expensive!  As much as I like it, I'm not willing to pay $120 for it or for the PS1 Optimus Prime. 
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on September 21, 2015, 16:22:20 PM
Wow that's expensive.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 21, 2015, 18:54:37 PM
Yep, it sure is!  Now you know why I don't have either one.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: davyk on January 09, 2016, 12:44:00 PM
As nice as this is, I can't help being disappointed that the Megadrive isn't a working one. No technical reason why not. I suppose licence wrangling would be a problem.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: AmigaJay on September 10, 2017, 18:55:26 PM
Just a little pdf I was creating a couple of years ago just for fun not to sell was a game cover comparison for Megadrive games, planning to hit 100+ pages, only got to 23! So was going through some old bits and rather than delete it I would upload to give people something to look at for 10 mins, anyway you can view it here;

https://issuu.com/amigajay/docs/md_covers_compared (https://issuu.com/amigajay/docs/md_covers_compared)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: JoeMusashi on September 10, 2017, 21:02:59 PM
Good idea, and well laid out. I guess this is one of lifes 'time dependant' projects. I know all about those lol.
The European Crack Down cover is so shit, I love it.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: AmigaJay on September 13, 2017, 08:21:44 AM
Thanks, yeah there are some funny looking covers in there! I think in the most i prefer more of the Japanese ones if they differ from the other regions.
Title: The Sega Mega Drive Genesis Thread
Post by: guest6401 on January 31, 2019, 01:16:42 AM
Cool I always wanted a Sega Mega Drive VR headset... I guess this is probably better TBH. lol
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: sonicclassicfan90s on May 25, 2019, 23:28:46 PM
I love the Sonic The Hedgehog games on the Sega Mega Drive they are just classics. My favourite Sonic game Is Sonic 3 And Knuckles :)

I love Jewel Master that game was very challenging and I love the soundtrack as well.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c6/Jewel_Master.jpg/220px-Jewel_Master.jpg)

I remember playing Ballz that game was just so fun to play back In the day.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/56/Ballz.jpg/220px-Ballz.jpg)

Another game I loved Is Zero Tolerance a brilliant game. It took me ages to get to the final boss at the end. I also loved that each level gives you the password. I remember always writing down the passwords on paper :) Love the cover art of the game as well.

(https://media.nerdscoop.com/2018/08/Zero-Tolerance-for-Mega-Drive.jpg)

Sparkster Is just a classic game to play as well. I played Sparkster a lot on the Sega Mega Drive and loved the soundtrack as well.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/30/0f/8e/300f8e5c477b7397fe54eb27b47a0812.jpg)

I love Eternal Champions as well that game was awesome to play back then :)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/EternalChampionsBox.jpg)

Those are some of my favourite Sega Mega Drive games :) And I love the Streets of Rage series as well.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2019, 22:37:01 PM
Here is a nice read pertinent to this system:  The Top 10 Racing Games for SEGA Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) (https://www.funstockretro.co.uk/news/the-top-10-racing-games-for-sega-mega-drive-sega-genesis/).  Any other games you would have included?
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: demongene on July 14, 2019, 13:27:12 PM
Ghosts and ghouls is awesome, love that game,still own the cartrage.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on July 14, 2019, 16:52:10 PM
And it is one tough game!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on August 23, 2019, 23:22:39 PM
Here is a video with games that push Sega's MD/Genesis to the limit...

https://youtu.be/cU4_kQERpUw
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on August 25, 2019, 12:12:53 PM
That a great video fella, thanks for that.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: davyk on August 25, 2019, 16:26:35 PM
Added Ghouls & Ghosts to my MD collection. In really nice condition too.

(https://i.imgur.com/F3yYFes.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wtBzUan.jpg)

I've read this is a bit more manageable than the ridiculously hard Super G&G on SNES. I play that on PS2 using the Capcom Collection which removes the slowdown that is evident on SNES.

However no G&G game is a walkover. I still play the original Ghosts & Goblins - usually on Wii's VC - but I remember playing it in the arcade too. G&G on MD is tough - have go to level 2 though which I haven't managed on Super G&G!!!!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2019, 17:57:57 PM
That does look to be in very nice condition.  All of these G&G games are tough but they keep you coming back! 
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Greyfox on September 01, 2019, 14:02:02 PM
I have plans to produce something Sega related if I can acquire the permission from Sega to do it. but not until next year. Keep watching :)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2019, 17:15:51 PM
Cool!  Can't wait to here more about it.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: davyk on September 28, 2019, 11:24:36 AM

My complete Micro Machines collection. Just because. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/JcNhTN7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on September 28, 2019, 13:15:29 PM
Very nice. I didn't even know there was more than one Micro Machines game for the system!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: TrekMD on October 07, 2019, 22:41:02 PM
I thought this was an interesting video...

https://youtu.be/sRhjzdPP91A
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: obriethe1st on October 27, 2019, 13:35:26 PM
I must say i find super g+g
Added Ghouls & Ghosts to my MD collection. In really nice condition too.

(https://i.imgur.com/F3yYFes.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wtBzUan.jpg)

I've read this is a bit more manageable than the ridiculously hard Super G&G on SNES. I play that on PS2 using the Capcom Collection which removes the slowdown that is evident on SNES.

However no G&G game is a walkover. I still play the original Ghosts & Goblins - usually on Wii's VC - but I remember playing it in the arcade too. G&G on MD is tough - have go to level 2 though which I haven't managed on Super G&G!!!!

on the saturn capcom generations 2 disc to be so much easier than both the other games. I can get to level 4 pretty easily but struggle to get past level 2 on the others.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on October 29, 2019, 21:13:01 PM

My complete Micro Machines collection. Just because. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/JcNhTN7.jpg)

I have the complete collection too, you are on a roll mate.
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: Garou on December 29, 2019, 01:46:18 AM
Gods is a great game, deep soundtrack too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-RPTtdoTK0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-RPTtdoTK0)

It is also available on the SNES but we dont speak of such things in the Sega section.  :P




Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on January 05, 2020, 23:56:40 PM
That’s a fabulous game in my humble opinion.


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Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: davyk on February 09, 2020, 15:48:00 PM
I had the SNES version!!  :)    Had it on MD too.

Sorry to say in a Sega thread but it was a bit better on SNES - or at least I preferred that version. It moved faster (which surprised me) but looked and sounded a bit better too. But a lot of this comes down to taste.

I played it to death - was able to complete it. I found some hidden sections including one that gave you an enormous weapon that gave you a chance against the last boss.   But I liked the fact it had lots of little hidden treasure rooms and secret bonuses etc.

After looking at that video it looked like it ran at similar speed to the SNES version as I remember it. Assuming that video is of the NTSC version, I wonder if the SNES version was optimised for PAL.  Or maybe I just remember things wrong. :)
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: demongene on February 29, 2020, 17:19:12 PM
Just bought the mega sg from anolouge, off ebay. Comes jailbroke with almost the whole genesis and master system games library between the sd card and the flash cart thats included. I paid a lot but cant wait to get it!!
Title: Re: The Sega Mega Drive & Genesis Thread
Post by: zapiy on February 29, 2020, 21:24:30 PM
What did that set you back mate?

Be interested in your thoughts when you get it.