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Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:10 pm
by SpecChum81
While going through some of my old gaming magazines - Something I do fairly often - I came across an issue of Sega Power from December 1993.

In it they had a guide to the best ever Sega games.

I thought it would be interesting to give you their countdown of Mega Drive games.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I'll begin...

100: Columns
99: Decap Atack
98: E.S.W.A.T.
97: Elemental Master
96: LXH Attack Chopper
95: Zero Wing
94: Pac-Mania
93: Block Out
92: M1 Abrahams Battletank
91: Corporation
90: Mazin Wars
89: Indiana Jones 3
88: Bio-Hazard Battle
87: David Robinson's Basketball
86: Olympic Gold
85: Marble Madness
84: Kid Chameleon
83: Gadget Twins
82: Super Hang-On
81: Ghouls N' Ghosts
80: Chuck Rock
79: Gley Lancer
78: Pit-Fighter
77: The Immortal
76: Mick & Mack
75: Fantastic Dizzy
74: WWF Royal Rumble
73: The Aquatic Games
72: James Bond
71: Krusty's Fun House
70: The Terminator
69: Atomic Robokid
68: Super Monaco GP 2
67: Point Break
66: Galahad
65: Thunderforce 3
64: James Pond 2
63: Alisia Dragon
62: Chakan
61: Lotus Turbo Challenge
60: Sunset Riders
59: Powermonger
58: Toejam And Earl
57: Phantasy Star 3
56: Golden Axe 3
55: Buck Rogerd
54: Rolo To The Rescue
53: Gauntlet
52: Joe Montana
51: PGA Tour Golf
50: General Chaos
49: Alien 3
48: Terminator 2
47: Gunstar Heroes
46: Dungeons & Dragons
45: Tazmania
44: Castle Of Illisuion
43: Cool Spot
42: X-Men
41: Another World
40: Rocket Knight Adventures
39: MIG-29
38: Muhammad Ali Heavyweight Boxing
37: The Humans
36: Hellfire
35: Fatal Fury
34: Chuck Rock 2
33: Amazing Tennis
32: Tiny Toons Adventures
31: Battletoads
30: Dragon's Fury
29: Shining In The Darkness
28: Thunderforce
27: Super Kick Off
26: Streets Of Rage 2
25: Zombies
24: Micro Machines
23: Mortal Kombat
22: Speedball 2
21: Populous 2
20: Lemmings
19: Ranger-X
18: Quackshot
17: Mega Lo Mania
16: Shining Force
15: Davis Cup Tennis
14: F1
13: World Of Illusion
12: Desert Strike
11: Road Rash 2
10: Sonic The Hedgehog
9: Ecco The Dolphin
8: NHL Hockey '94
7: John Madden '93
6: Landstalker
5: Jungle Strike
4: Aladdin
3: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
2: Street Fighter 2
1: Flashback

And breathe!!

A most interesting list.

Some timeless classics of course, a few strange choices, one or two turkeys, some games I have very little memory of and some games I've never even heard of!

The Mega Drive still had a few years to run post 1993 and there were of course more great games to come.

It was great to read through, even though these lists are made to spark debate as much as anything else.

They also had top 30 lists for the Master System and Game Gear, but I'll leave those for now.

What do you think?

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:32 pm
by RodimusPrime
Truthfully, horrendous list.

Flashback at no 1, streets of rage at 26.

Humans, mig 29 all ahead of the likes of castle of illuision.

Davis cup tennis at 15? ahead of the likes of rocket knight adventures.


yeah, not impressed in any way whatsoever.

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:17 pm
by RetroBob
Point Break? Not heard of that one.

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:14 pm
by SpecChum81
Well, I did say the list was interesting!

Games that I would have put in my top 10 aren't even in their top 30! :shock:

But it was great to find the countdown and I shall be emulating and checking out the titles I've never player or heard of.

As for Point Break - It was a movie from 1991 starring Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. I haven't been able to find any info on the game, but I guess it was released as a tie-in to the film...

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:59 am
by NickThorpe
This is a top 100 Mega Drive games list, and it doesn't include Revenge Of Shinobi anywhere?

Invalid.

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:28 pm
by English Invader
NickThorpe wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:59 am
This is a top 100 Mega Drive games list, and it doesn't include Revenge Of Shinobi anywhere?

Invalid.
I couldn't find Shadow Dancer either. Both games are also criminal omissions from the Ultimate Mega Drive Collection on XBox 360/PS3.

I'm also bemused as to why they included Golden Axe 3. I'm a big fan of the game but I remember a Sega Power review from back in the day that gave it 34% :roll: .

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:50 pm
by Ryan GH
No Spell Caster?????

EDIT - oh wait, that's master system....

EDIT 2 - No Shining Force 2??? It was iterated upon and massively improved. I love that censored game....

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:00 pm
by Carrot007
SpecChum81 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 10:10 pm
99: Decap Atack
The original was better. And a bit mental!

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:44 pm
by Ryan GH
You mean Psycho Fox? I used to play that every weekend. I could only ever get to the Ice Level's Big Boss.
How do you defeat that censored?

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
by crusto
I understand phantasy star 4 not being there because it wasn't released yet. But why isn't buck rogers on there? Awesome game.

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:34 pm
by Ryan GH
Nice to see Krusty's Fun-House on the list, that game was tightly designed.....

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:17 pm
by kiwimike
Ha ha I vaguely remember this top 100 and remember getting shitty at the time over it.

I love Flashback, although still wouldn't have it at one. Plenty of glaring omissions

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:23 pm
by SpecChum81
crusto wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
I understand phantasy star 4 not being there because it wasn't released yet. But why isn't buck rogers on there? Awesome game.
Buck Rogers is in at 55

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 pm
by crusto
SpecChum81 wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:23 pm
crusto wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
I understand phantasy star 4 not being there because it wasn't released yet. But why isn't buck rogers on there? Awesome game.
Buck Rogers is in at 55
Ha, must get to specsavers :D

Re: Sega Power's Guide To The Best Ever Sega Games

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:35 pm
by SpecChum81
crusto wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 pm
SpecChum81 wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:23 pm
crusto wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
I understand phantasy star 4 not being there because it wasn't released yet. But why isn't buck rogers on there? Awesome game.
Buck Rogers is in at 55
Ha, must get to specsavers :D
Hee Hee, you could also pick up a nice pair of Shades, like Cool Spot or Earl!! :D 8) :D