Best classic Sega franchise?

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Best classic Sega franchise?

Sonic
34
41%
Streets Of Rage
18
22%
Golden Axe
2
2%
Shinobi
7
8%
Out Run
18
22%
After Burner
3
4%
Alex Kidd
1
1%
 
Total votes: 83

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Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Tue May 04, 2010 2:55 pm

For the forum poll bit for Let's All Play next month. Of the seven IP's listed which is the best Sega franchise?

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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by jdanddiet » Tue May 04, 2010 2:59 pm

SOR - bit of a no-brainer really, for me anyhow.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Smurph » Tue May 04, 2010 3:09 pm

I'd have said Shinobi or Sonic (pre-3D awfulness), but then Afterburner Climax came along and made love to my eyes.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by RMLF » Tue May 04, 2010 4:23 pm

As much as I like SOR series

My heart is with Afterburner and its associates

Afterburner, Afterburner II, G-Loc, Afterburner III/Strike Fighter, Afterburner: Climax, Afterburner: Black Falcon

From the incredible soundtrack has taken me to finding out more about the S.S.T and tracking down the live performances especially the Afterburner Medley.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 04, 2010 5:48 pm

There's only one of those games making a splash, wave goodbye to the others, you may feel a passing breeze as they're Out Run.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by crusto » Tue May 04, 2010 5:57 pm

I've had to go with outrun. Absoloutely brilliant, not necessarily the best, but the most influential by far imo.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Joey » Tue May 04, 2010 6:13 pm

When i think of classic Sega its definitely Outrun that comes to mind.
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Post by STranger81 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:27 pm

My heart says Sonic because the original game is easily one of the best of the 8-16 bit era but on the whole id say Golden Axe.

Purely for Nostalgia because Golden Axe is the first game I ever played on the Megadrive.
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Post by NonShinyGoose » Tue May 04, 2010 7:36 pm

Sonic, easily - when I first saw it running I dribbled all over Rumblerlow's windows.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Megamixer » Tue May 04, 2010 7:46 pm

While I like all of the games in the poll, Streets of Rage is the one that I always come back to the most. Classic 90's Sega and a true example of what they could do before they went down the toilet.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by sirclive1 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:47 pm

Streets of rage - the whole series is pure class .
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by lanky316 » Fri May 07, 2010 11:25 am

The Sonic name was eventually badly hit by changing what made it work so well but there's a reason the average person when hearing the word Sega will mention Sonic. That or "doesn't that mean something offensive in Italian?" anyway.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Sepp Salerno » Wed May 12, 2010 9:27 pm

My head says sonic, but my heart says Shinobi
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Roo » Thu May 13, 2010 9:50 am

While I'm aware that Streets of Rage and OutRun have near-perfect records, the original Sonic games on Mega Drive are, to my mind, simply untouchable.
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Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Post by Mire Mare » Thu May 13, 2010 3:08 pm

Outrun! It's the perfect arcade racer.

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