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  • MysticDefender - March 6, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    At least GameRadar got this list right, not like there list for Sega Master System that was so wrong
  • heelstarkiller - March 6, 2014 12:03 p.m.

    Comix Zone Is Way Too Low.
  • DirkSteele1 - March 6, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    A few unexpected choices among the 50 as well as many predictable ones, but that is because they are great. I might have ordered some of the top few a little differently but I am pleased to see Virtua Racing in there. Viewing it with PS360 visuals in mind as many do, I feel this one gets a bit of the cold shoulder in retrospective looks, but if you were there when that came out, it was absolutely mind blowing. Having sunk a lot of £1 coins in the arcade machine I was more than happy to hand over £70 for slice of that magic at home. Imagination might have filled in a bit of the missing detail, but it looked great (importantly for a Sega fan, way better than Stunt Race FX on the SNES) and it played great.
  • newmachine - March 6, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    Not on the list, but Vectorman and Vectorman 2 was my favorite!
  • Relayer71 - March 6, 2014 6:28 p.m.

    Vectorman should have been on the list! It came out at the end of the system's lifespan though, so I can see many not having played it. That was a very cutting edge game, graphically speaking, for a 16 bit system. Sort of taking the baton from Donkey Kong Country and the SNES, and proving these systems still had plenty of surprises left in them in their respective twilights.
  • winner2 - March 6, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    BOOM SHAKALAKA
  • Darkhawk - March 7, 2014 5:40 a.m.

    He's heating up...
  • SouthTippBass - March 6, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    Loads of games missing from this list. Rocket Knight Adventures, Ecco, Another World, Eternal Champions, Shinobi 3, Lost Vikings, Vectorman, Dynamite Heddy, Alien Soldier, Probotector (seriously, Probotector should be in the top 5) Thor. Seriously, this list needs to be revised.
  • SouthTippBass - March 6, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    And God dammit let me edit my comments already, I used seriously twice in that post.
  • DirkSteele1 - March 6, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    Thor is in there at number 38. Known as Beyond Oasis in some regions. Certainly agree with some of your choices there. Just tells you there were a lot of great games on Sega's 16-bit machine.
  • shotgunalchemist - March 6, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    Really good list, totally agree with the top 10, but you left one one of my favourite games of all time that always gets left of these lists; Dynamite Heady. It was released right at the end of the cycle but was, arguable, the best looking game on the console and had the gameplay to back it up. The hoover head alone should have earned it a space.
  • GR_JustinTowell - March 6, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    Haha ahh the hoover head :P It was considered but we had to leave out a lot of very good games to get the list to 50. I think the Game Gear Dynamite Headdy had aged better, and that's represented on that list. But yes, Mr Headdy almost made this list, just got edged out by other games.
  • thombilous - March 6, 2014 8:22 a.m.

    There's some good games on this list, and Streets of Rage 2 is a deserved winner. But no Shining Force (1 or 2)…well that's a crime. I still play that now. Shining in the Darkness isn't the worst, but it can't hold a candle to those later games!
  • NinjitsuEvolved - January 8, 2014 4:18 p.m.

    No Kid Chameleon... No Shadow Dancer (although there is a screenshot at the end)... (sigh) at least Shinobi III is there, classic...
  • HERETICPRIME - November 22, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    How can you have a top 25 Genesis Games countdown and not have M.U.S.H.A?
  • Levontaun - June 17, 2013 3:44 a.m.

    First of all, seriously.. where is number 6? You skip from 7 to 5 in the list. Not cool. Secondly, I hope you're saving that number 6 spot for Herzog Zwei, which is easily one of the best Genesis games and virtually invented the RTS genre.
  • Tarasov - May 14, 2013 2:29 p.m.

    I'm surprised Beyond Oasis didn't make it to top 10. It is one of the most amazing games I've ever played. Road Rash 3 is also superb.
  • mrsegagenesis - October 28, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    Streets of rage 2 was uncanny! Mortal kombat 2 was untouchable! super Street fighter 2 was amaziing! Sonic 1 was a classic! Altered beast too! Pro quarterback was 1 of the best football games ever! Nba jam! Batman returns! Nba jam tournament edition! Eternal champions!
  • ThePesmergia - October 15, 2012 1 p.m.

    1) Shining Force 2 was great, but you use a Shining Force 1 screenshot? 2) Any list without Shadowrun in the top 5 is void. Seriously, Shadowrun is like 100 times more deep than any of these games, with way more replay value.

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