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Mark's Top 25 Sega Genesis Games - Page 2


#20.
KID CHAMELEON
Kid Chameleon
#20.
KID CHAMELEON
Kid Chameleon

Even though Alex Kidd was created on the Master System to compete with Mario, I feel that Kid Chameleon did a much better job at imitating Nintendo's juggernaut. Kid Chameleon has you playing as an 80s greaser kid who gets trapped in a VR game and has to don different suits granting abilities to get out. The game has a really cool soundtrack and is stock full of secrets. This game is very long and one thing that hurts it is that there is no way to save, so you will have to beat this all in one sitting (sort of like how Blaster Master on the NES also needed a way to save but didn't have that feature either). I play this game from time to time, and I seem to find something new every time.


#19.
ALADDIN
Aladdin
#19.
ALADDIN
Aladdin

This version is hands-down better than the SNES version. Now don't get me wrong, the SNES version by Capcom isn't bad, in fact it is polished as well, but this one lets you actually use a sword, turning it into a great action platformer. There is also a lot of humor put into the background of levels as well as an amazing soundtrack to the Genesis soundchip. This was one of my favorite games growing up and was a Christmas gift during the 90s Disney renaissance.


#18.
JURASSIC PARK: RAMPAGE EDITION
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
#18.
JURASSIC PARK: RAMPAGE EDITION
Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

In this version of Jurassic Park, Grant actually gets real weapons to fight off Dinosaurs run amok. The story shares some similarities with The Lost World (even though the game came out first). Weapons like the flamethrower and shock rifle make short work of even the raptors (which you can also play as if you want) and seeing a spitter dino turn to ash is still satisfying to this day. My brother and I would have fun stocking up on weapons and then wasting every dino we came across. This is the best version of Jurassic Park in my opinion.


#17.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALKER
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
#17.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALKER
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

I picked up this game from a retro shop shortly after MJ's death in 2009, and it has since grown to be one of my favorite games. I can't help but smile at the goofiness of it when every level plays a 16-bit rendition of his famous songs, like "Billy Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Another Part of Me," and "Bad." There's even a "Thriller" level where MJ attacks zombies with his Pop Magic (yes it's all here). When I invite people to play the Genesis, I always recommend this game, as it has to be played to be believed, but it exists, and oh man is it amazing!


#16.
QUACKSHOT (STARRING DONALD DUCK)
QuackShot
#16.
QUACKSHOT (STARRING DONALD DUCK)
QuackShot

Indiana Jones + Donald Duck = Awesome. This game is fantastic, and once again has a soundtrack that utilizes the Genesis soundchip in the right way. In some ways this game resembles Ducktales on the NES, in that you travel around the world for treasure (I think Scrooge is even in the intro), but instead of bouncing on enemies, you shoot them with a plunger gun. I have loved this game since I was a kid and replay it every so often.

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-Mark Steenburn 4/24/2017

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