Retro Wrap-Up: SEGA Genesis Edition

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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Sega Genesis | Retro Wrap-Up

A couple months ago, I did a Retro Wrap-Up centered around Nintendo and I noticed that we seem to have a lot of Nintendo games and systems for this feature. It shouldn’t be too surprising for regular readers of the site, as it’s not really a secret that we like Nintendo around here. Personally, I was practically raised on Nintendo. Growing up, I had an NES, SNES and a Game Boy (there was also an Atari 2600, but that’s not relevant here). What I didn’t have, was a system from the other big console maker of the time, SEGA.

So, I thought that it would be a good idea for the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–to break out of my comfort zone and dedicate this week to one of SEGA’s most successful systems, the SEGA Genesis.

Aside from bringing us classic retro game series such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage, and the Shining games, the Genesis had two major hardware add-ons which updated its technical capabilities: the SEGA CD and the SEGA 32X. Today, SEGA itself may have fallen off the console wagon, but the ones they did make live on in the hearts of their dedicated fans.

Below you can find some classic TV moments promoting the SEGA Genesis. Enjoy!

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About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.




  • ragunaxl

    There was also the Power Base. It allowed you to play master system games on your genesis. It fit in just like a 32x. There were many great games kid chameleon, alex kidd, outrunners, road rash, eternal champions, ballz, landstalker, light crusader (by treasure) ,pacmania, mega bomberman, ecco the dolphin, and the hardest metroidvania game ever ‘Chakan the forever man’ as well as some great snes-to-genesis renditions… castlevania bloodlines, tmnt:hyperstone heist, Spider-Man/Venom Separation Anxiety, Street Fighter II:Special Champion Edition.