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Best Games for Mega Drive | Retro Gaming Console

The Sega Mega Drive is a Retro Gaming Console or The Genesis was the childhood for many people. It is one of the best things that ever happened to many people who used this machine in their youth.

The Mega Drive has been hailed as one of the best retro gaming console with dozens of best-selling games that influenced players across the globe. Although it has been slated as a retro machine, many people have been enjoying classic games until now.

Whether you are a retro lover or just an avid fan of the Mega Drive, the list that we are about to show you will surely bring back the nostalgic feelings of playing the games with your fellow pals. But perhaps there are some games that you missed back then. Either way, please enjoy the list below.



Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes - retro game console

The Gunstar Heroes is a  must-play game that you can play on your Retro Gaming Console if you are a huge fan of shooter games.

It retained the cartoonish graphics. But when you look at the gameplay, there was nothing “cartoonish” about this.

It allowed the players to mix and match weapons systems, viewing the game with different scenarios to try out. You won’t ever get enough of playing this game.


Phantasy Star IV

Phantasy Star IV - retro console

For RPG lovers, I’d recommend this game. The Phantasy Star IV had graphics that every anime lover would love to see. But we are not only talking about its representation. The game also came up with great storytelling in the manga-style panels. However, many people were yearning for the continuation of the series since it was the latest. The RPG with many sci-fi components like this won’t be missed from our list of the games for the Mega Drive played on your retro gaming console.


Super Street Fighter II

Super Street Fighter II - retro gaming

Super Street Fighter II was the reason why I wrote this post. It was often a part of my childhood memories. I guess most folks who played Mega Drive back then have also given the nod to this fantastic game. It is indeed one of the best fighting games ever made. And I still couldn’t believe that this game was released 28 years ago!

The game has such fantastic gameplay with perfectly balanced rosters. Back then, it was challenging to balance all of the characters who had different fighting styles.


The Golden Axe

The Golden Axe - retro gaming console          

The Golden Axe was cruel to casual players played in a Retro Gaming Console. It was not for everyone but loved by most Mega Drive players. We may never have seen a fantasy brawler like this during that timeline. It requires a solid playstyle to overcome the challenges in the game. You can find it on Steam if you don’t have a Mega Drive right now.

 

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

NBA Jam Tournament Edition - Mega Drive

NBA Jam Tournament Edition was the fairest game for all players who want to have fun. It has such simple mechanics with numerous cheats to try out. Only through this game will you be able to power dunk or have the buzzer beat with the best claps from the audience. As a bonus, you could also unlock an All-Star team to max out the influential players on your team, making your opposing teams withdraw.

 

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament - Mega Drive

It is a unique racing game that gave new life to racing fans back then. Codemasters delivered the breakthrough elements of the racing genre.

Unlike the prequel, this edition improved many elements in the original, making the multiplayer game much more desirable in the community of Mega Drive users.

The sequel has more vehicles to choose from. Although it was great for its solo play, the critical reason why people bought it was because of its powerful multiplayer performance.

 

The Revenge Of Shinobi

The Revenge Of Shinobi - Mega Drive

The premise was about a ninja who had a unique name: Neo Zeed. This game has such incredible levels. I’ve never completed the final boss. Perhaps you’ve been there? Please let us know in the comment section below.

 

Mickey Mania

Mickey Mania - Mega Drive

Mickey Mouse has been an integral part of many people’s childhoods. It is because of the characters that exist everywhere. That includes the players in Mega Drive as well.

Through this game, you’ll be invited to the fun Mickey’s adventure. The materials are closely tied to the classic Mouse cartoons. Perhaps that was the reason why many folks didn’t think twice about purchasing this game to play on their Mega Drive.

 

Toejam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron

retro gaming console - Toejam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkotron

Toejam and Earl 2 has come up as one of the most successful games in the Mega Drive industry. The premise is about a pair of aliens, namely Toejam and Earl, involved in a great adventure. In the sequel, there are many bonuses and extras for the avid players of the game. Don’t forget the fantastic boom box mini-games, which add more spice to the game.

 

Streets Of Rage II

retro gaming console - Streets Of Rage II

The sequel to the series was released in 1992. At that time, it was indeed one of the best games for most folks. The sequel offered more features and fun factors to enjoy by all of the players. It was starting from individual specials, physical handicaps to lethal and sharp weapons.

 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

retro gaming console - Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The fight between the Hedgehog and the Italian plumber was a bizarre yet funny premise for gamers across the globe. Most of us must remember that “Mario” was not the only iconic name back then. Sonic the Hedgehog sold over 14 million copies worldwide and 6 million copies on the Mega Drive alone.

 

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

retro gaming console - Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is one of the best of the classic consoles. It still retains the explorative gameplay but adds more thrills and challenges.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles extra are must-have collections for Mega Drive true fans. The Sonic 3 & Knuckles extravaganza offered access to hidden places, routes, as well as bosses that you couldn’t find in the Sonic 3. Sonic three has been slated as one of the most ambitious games that the Sonic Team ever made. You must take a look at this game in your retro gaming console to know what I mean.

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