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Mega Drive game recommendations

Post by Kai » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:54 pm

Hi!
Just bought a mint Mega Drive on eBay. Now I'm looking for a bunch of must-have games. I already have:
- Sonic 1+2
- Shinobi III
- Ecco the Dolphin
- Columns
- Golden Axe 1+2
- Phantasy Star III + IV
Which ones do you recommend?

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Post by Scooby1970 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:55 pm

Streets Of Rage 1 & 2
Comix Zone
Super Monoco GP
Outrun
Flicky ;)

There's 6 to get you going, which I played intensly at the time, and still play now!

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Post by Cabal » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:59 pm

Forgotten Worlds
Ranger X
Streets of Rage 1
Phantasy Star 2,3 & 4
Alisa Dragoon

...damn, I could be here all night! :shock:

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Post by Belgarath » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:35 pm

Warsong
Thunderforce III & IV
Shining Force
Rocket Knight Adventures
Landstalker
Gunstar Heroes

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Post by Sureshot » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:46 pm

Of what hasn't been said:

Ristar
Soleil (Crusader of Centy)
Story of Thor (Beyond Oasis)
Shining Force 2
Toejam & Earl
General Chaos
NHL '94
Herzog Zwei
Gain Ground
Strike series (Desert, Jungle, Urban)
Kid Chameleon
Flashback
Another World
Growl
Golden Axe 1 & 2
Mutant League Hockey
Dynamite Headdy
Cool Spot
Psycho Pinball
Sonic Spinball
Rings of Power
Rolo to the Rescue
The Chaos Engine
Syndicate
Sensible Soccer
Wiz 'N' Liz
Arcus Odyssey
Sunset Riders
Rise of the Robots (I kid, I kid)
Skitchin'
Ballz
Bubba 'N' Stix

More when I get home probably ;)
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Post by bolda » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:46 pm

Some popular games which will be easy to get hold of and cost pennies...

Revenge of Shinobi
Desert/Jungle/Urban Strike
John Madden's Football (American Football)
EA Hockey
Shadow Of The Beast
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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:12 pm

Flashback
Splatterhouse 2
Donald Duck in Quackshot
Gynoug
Thunderforce IV
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Post by CrookedMouth » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:39 pm

Road Rash 2, not 1 or 3.

I also thought Pirates! Gold for the MD was the most playable version of Sid's awesome hybrid. I notice a lot of people disagree.

try to find a 32x with Starwars Arcade. Personally I think it was worth the insanely stupid looking upgrade.

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Post by pottyboy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:43 pm

- Super Hang-On
- Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- World Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck
- Aladdin
- Lion King
- Toy Story
- Jungle Book
- Alien 3
- Micro Machines '96
- Virtua Racing
- Boogerman
- Street Fighter 2
- Mortal Kombat 1 and 2
- Primal Rage
- Earthworm Jim 1 & 2
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:47 pm

Of the 75 directly in front of me (on the bookshelf) I would suggest :

Hellfire
Strider
Road Rash 3
Streets of RAGE 2
The Chaos Engine
Castlevania : The New Generation
Ghouls N Ghosts
Sword of Vermilion
Phantasy Star 2
Tiny Toons : Busters Hidden Treasure
Ristar
Shinig Force (all of them) :lol:
Alien Soldier
Probotector
Gunstar Heroes
Soleil
The Story of Thor
Gynoug
Michael Jacksons Moonwalker
Lemmings
Flashback
Revenge of Shinobi
Landstalker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : The Hyperstone Heist


That lot should keep you entertained for a while!

More to follow :P
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:24 pm

Zero Wing
Kid Chameleon
The Immortal - Should have been renamed as Well 'ARD :lol:
Thunderforce 3 + 4
Eswat
Spiderman
Rolling Thunder 2
Forgotten Worlds
Flicky
California Games
Afterburner II
Mortal Kombat II
Alien 3
Urban Strike
Syndicate
Micro Machines Military
Sparkster + Rocket Knight Adventures
Earthworm Jim 1 + 2
Mercs
Exo Squad
Cyborg Justice
Mega Bomberman
Chakan


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Post by Kai » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:08 am

Wow! I think I'll be busy with lots of great MD games for quite a while :D Thank you all for your great help!

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Post by russgalleywood » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:17 am

Don't forget the megadrive version of Star Control!

One of the best two-player games ever in my opinion (but quite hard to find now).
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Post by thl » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:12 am

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Columns 3 - Revenge of Columns
Dynamite Duke
Gods
Mega Turrican
Megaman - The Wily Wars
New Zealand Story
Punisher
Rainbow Islands
Robocop vs. Terminator
Rolling Thunder 3
Shadow Dancer
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Sonic and Knuckles
Space Harrier II
Sparkster
Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challenger
Tetris
Traysia
Turrican
Two Crude Dudes
WWF Royal Rumble
WWF Raw


Also if you're lucky, you can get the Master System Converter if available.

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:38 am

Well, from the list you supplied THL :


Alien Storm Do you smoke?
Altered Beast You'd recommend THIS??
Dynamite Duke Got to be KIDDING
Shadow Dancer Very average.
Space Harrier II Oh Dear :cry:
Tetris Unlikely :D
Turrican Poor

If you would seriously recommend any of the above titles, you obviously haven't played them for longer than about 5 mins!

Also, New Zealand Story, Rainbow Islands and Tetris are only available as Jap imports.
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