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Mark's Top 25 Sega Genesis Games - Page 3


#15.
ALISIA DRAGOON
Alisia Dragoon
#15.
ALISIA DRAGOON
Alisia Dragoon

This game has you playing as a female sorceress who uses lightening spells and familiars to try to save the world. This game is one of the best examples of the Genesis having amazing music. The music from this game is a delight to listen to and the protagonist is both cute and powerful. The game can be quite challenging since enemies can flood the screen at any time and Alisia's rather large sprite is prone to getting hit if you don't watch yourself. Fortunately if you level up your familiar, they can watch your back and grow in power with you. This is an underrated gem of a Genesis game and I wish more people knew about it.


#14.
ROCKET KNIGHT ADVENTURES
Rocket Knight Adventures
#14.
ROCKET KNIGHT ADVENTURES
Rocket Knight Adventures

Once upon a time, Konami would deliver amazing games nonstop instead of disappointment (cough Silents Hills cough firing Kojima cough). [EDITOR'S INTERJECTION: Great, now I'm sad again.] Sparkster is an opossum that dons Jetpack armor and a cool sword who sets off to save a princess from an invading kingdom. The game is what you would expect from a Konami release: amazing graphics, a character that's lovable and badass at the same time, and a soundtrack that immediately is pleasing to the ear. The game had a sequel on both the Genesis and SNES, entitled Sparkster, that is good as well, but the original is still the best in my opinion and is a Genesis exclusive.


#13.
BATMAN: THE VIDEO GAME
Batman: The Video Game
#13.
BATMAN: THE VIDEO GAME
Batman: The Video Game

This game is one ofthe reasons I am a huge Batman fan to this day. My brother and I would often wait at a friend's house for the bus during elementary school, and my friend John had this game in his collection. I remember thinking how amazing the first stage looked and sounded: Batman walking the streets of Gotham in the dreary rain, the soundtrack setting the mood that he was here to deliver justice and stop the Joker. The game is based off the 1989 Tim Burton film of the same name, and it really captures the feel of the movie. All the levels are based around the film, so it really feels like you are inside the movie as the caped crusader. The same composer who did the music for the NES version of Batman also lends his talents to this game, and it really helps make you feel like you are in Gotham. Even though the NES version of Batman might have better gameplay with its timed wall jumps and additional gadgets, I have played this version so much growing up that it was my favorite Batman game until the Arkham series arrived on the scene.


#12.
ARCUS ODYSSEY
Arcus Odyssey
#12.
ARCUS ODYSSEY
Arcus Odyssey

This is one hell of an underrated gem. This plays like a cross between Gauntlet and Diablo and holy moly is it amazing. The game also supports two player co-op and my brother and I would always pick the chain warrior amazon and the wizard. The soundtrack is amazing and the anime opening screen really pumps you up to dark down this evil goddess before she can be resurrected. The soundtrack to this game also pushes the Genesis sound chip to its limits and the overall feel of the action is one of frantic destruction like Gauntlet. This game never lets up but it does have a password save system so you can come back and resume your quest where you left off.


#11.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE HYPERSTONE HEIST
TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist
#11.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE HYPERSTONE HEIST
TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist

My friend David claims this game is tougher than Turtles in Time. I am not sure about that, but we both agree this version of the popular Turtles beat em up is awesome! Konami once again shows that they can make the same game different enough to satisfy fans of the Turtles and the Genesis. The Genesis exclusive version has different stages and bosses than Turtles in Time and also has an amazing soundtrack courtesy of Konami. Although Turtles in Time seems to get more love from fans, I feel Hyperstone Heist is just as good and a must have for any fans of beat em ups. It is not the king of beat em ups on the system, but it is a strong contender.

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-Mark Steenburn 4/24/2017

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