15 of the best Sega Genesis games of all time
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The 1990s were a seismic shift for video games, as Sega’s Genesis console took the world by storm as soon as it started. In contrast to Nintendo’s NES and SNES hardware, the Genesis is cool system. It has a consistently quality title line and digitally sampled audio made to make great tracks, even if some of its hardware components are inferior to Nintendo’s SNES. Powered by the infamous ‘What does Genesis do Nintendont’ advertising campaign, Genesis cements itself as a bold new brand for game developers to release their titles.
And what a selection of games there is! From Sonic the Hedgehog’s domination of mainstream culture to those blistering fingers you’d be proud to show off after spending a weekend of action with Contra: Hard Corps, Genesis has something for for everyone. Here are 15 of the best Sega Genesis games that defined the era of 16-bit blast handling and goodness. Our picks are listed in alphabetical order.
If you feel nostalgic after reading this list, many of these games are available in Sega Genesis Classics Collection.