Just Bought a Megadrive - recommendations please?

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Post by TMR » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:49 pm

Ooh, thought of another one; Insector X. It's an older Megadrive title so it's nothing special technically, but it's a great little horizontal blaster and even if you've played the NES or arcade versions, even looks different since it's not cutesy on the Megadrive!

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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:58 pm

as some have said:

Streets of Rage 1-3
Golden Axe 1-3
Sonic (any)
Zero Wing (what happen? All your base are belonging to us! are they? do i really give a sh!te?)
Thunderforce 3 and 4
the immortal
Zombies ate my neighbors
Ranger X (totally excellent game! worth tracking down at any price!)
T2 The Arcade Game (if you get a Menacer light gun, too! Trust me, its worth it!)
Alien 3 (....i liked it!)
Aladdin (if you like platformers)
BATMAN (1989 Sega release)
i also have to agree with Gunstar heroes. I was lucky enough to get it in the Classic collection with three other games mentioned. Totaly excellent blast! only managed to comlpete it once! but its recommened in two player mode

if i think of more, ill post.
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Post by thl » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:01 pm

Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Castlevania: The New Generation
Chaos Engine
Columns
Desert Strike
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Gods
Gynoug (import)
Hellfire (import)
Jungle Strike
Kid Chameleon
Probotector
Rocket Knight Adventure
Shadow Dancer
Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
Strider
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure
Traysia
Urban Strike
WWF Raw


Also don't forget the Mega Drive Game Adapter which may come in handy.

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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:31 pm

thl wrote:Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Castlevania: The New Generation
Chaos Engine
Columns
Desert Strike
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Gods
Gynoug (import)
Hellfire (import)
Jungle Strike
Kid Chameleon
Probotector
Rocket Knight Adventure
Shadow Dancer
Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe
Strider
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure
Traysia
Urban Strike
WWF Raw


Also don't forget the Mega Drive Game Adapter which may come in handy.

you know, i totally forgot about Desert Strike, Urban Strike and Gynoug! three games that zapped my youth away from me! did anyone have the amiga version and if so, did it crash at mission three like my three copies did?
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:38 pm

Aladdin is one (if not the?) best FUN platformer - although I guess you already know that seeing as you've got it!

I have not played It Came From The Desert on the MD , but if it's anywhere near as good as the Amiga version (with no disk swapping!) then it's got to be a consideration (that's if you can find it for sale)
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Post by SpecChum81 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:15 pm

Jungle Strike, Desert Strike and Urban Strike. In the words of Smokey Robinson I Second That Emothion!

How could I forget thos?
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Post by Madge » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:26 pm

paranoid marvin wrote: I have not played It Came From The Desert on the MD
I have. It's an APPALLING overhead shooter. Apparently it was never actually released but you can get the ROM, legally, from the Cinemaware website along with most of their other games from that era. Registration required.

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Post by Sabreman » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:16 pm

Well, my absolute favourite game on the Megadrive is Granada X. Some nice tactical gameplay, great visuals with some neat effects and a top soundtrack.

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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:19 pm

Streets of Rage 1 to 3
Sonics- Why not get all of them on standerd MD for a full set
Zero Tolerance- If you loved DooM you'll love this
Dragons Fury- May be better to get in its Devil crash form if possible
Thunderforce 4
Castlevania- Awsome, Challangeing but not as annoying as the first
Mega Games series- 3 games on 1 cart, with some great games
Street Fighter 2
Comix Zone- If you dont like this, you have issues
Ghost Busters- Best of the tie in
Pirates- Sid Miers classic without loading times
MJ's Moonwalker- Very very cheesy but a bit of a laugh
AfterBurner- Its ok, but to be honest get Sega ages for the Saturn if you have one as its an arcade perfect port minus the hydralics

Theres many more to chose from, I may take a look through my HD for some hidden gems tomorrow and get back to you

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:24 pm

Madge wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote: I have not played It Came From The Desert on the MD
I have. It's an APPALLING overhead shooter. Apparently it was never actually released but you can get the ROM, legally, from the Cinemaware website along with most of their other games from that era. Registration required.

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ICFTD for MD is an overhead shooter?
The screen shots I saw of it made it look identical to the Amiga version
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Post by thl » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:17 pm

Few more MD games to add:

Dynamite Headdy
ESWAT
Flashback
Forgotten Worlds
Pac-Mania
Pete Sampras Tennis
The Punisher
Robocop vs. Terminator
Sparkster

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Post by djcarlos » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:08 am

Did no-one else notice this a few posts up....

"Censored Tracy"

:lol:
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:14 am

djcarlos wrote:Did no-one else notice this a few posts up....

"Censored Tracy"

:lol:
:D

Perhaps he should have put Willy Tracy
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Post by SexyWayne » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:00 am

Smash TV - a excellent conversion, more challenging than the arcade version imo, as you have limited continues

Road Rash II

Thunderforce II & III

Contra: Hard Corps

Gunstar Heroes

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Post by GarryG » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:58 am

Oh, I forgot to reccomend: Herzog Zwei

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