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Just Bought a Megadrive - recommendations please?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:32 am
by GovanGer

Just picked up a MD2 with the following games for £24.99: (MD is unboxed but all games are boxed with manuals)

Sonic Compilation
Quackshot/Castle of Illusion
World of Illusion
Chuck Rock
Mortal Kombat 3
Earthworm Jim

Since it's a good 15 or so years since I originally had a MD, help me to remember what awesome games I should be looking out for!

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:36 am
by Type2XS
Okay, just the ones, that are popping in my head right now:

Revenge of Shinobi
Shinobi III
Shining Force
Phantasy Star II-IV
Galaxy Force IV
Golden Axe
Streets of Rage I-III
Sonic I-III

Of course there are loads of others out there :)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:47 am
by rupert
Comix Zone
Toe Jam and Earl

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:55 am
by Beef
I could recommend all day...

My personal favourites are:

Shining Force I & II - Won't come cheap... (Hint* DO NOT start playing Shining Force II on an emulator, i haven't found one that plays the whole way through, it crashes when you get to Taros)

Toejam & Earl - Won't come cheap again, but cheaper then Shining Force

Landstalker - RPG... won't come cheap

Phantasy Stars - Won't come cheap (Seems that the better games are rarer)

Bare Knuckle or Streets of Rage I-III - I and II you can get for a reasonable price

Buck Rogers - Pick this one up Cheap/Reasonable

Mega Bomberman - Play with a friend!!! Reasonably priced

Street Fighter II - The New Challengers - Pick this up for a little more then the normal version

King of the Monsters - Don't get 2! Stick to the original! Gets boring, but i like it. Cheap

2 Crude Dudes - Unusual Streets of Rage style game. Cheap

Paperboy - Classic! Reasonable price

Gunstar Heroes - Expensive. One of the ultimate arcade games! You can pick up a cheap version if you buy "Classic Collection" where it comes with 3 other games and there are loads of these knocking about

Shining in the Darkness - Definitive Reasonably priced RPG

There's so many more, i might update this later, but i'm at work and the boss is getting annoyed... I'd start by printing off a list of fatalities for MK3 and playing that, that's always fun for a few hours.


Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:58 am
by Type2XS
I think Landstalker can be bought for a good price. Around 10-13 Euros on ebay... :)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:53 am
by GarryG
Another World

(if you get a mega-cd later on)
Heart of the Alien
Final Fight

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:40 am
by Beef
[quote="Type2XS"]I think Landstalker can be bought for a good price. Around 10-13 Euros on ebay... :)[/quote]

Yeah, but i'm always reluctant to buy from Europe. I have seen French and German versions of Landstalker about, and i don't think GCSE French and German covers me for that...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:42 pm
by pipoldchap

Altered Beast

Golden Axe 1 & 2

Well, I like em...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:56 pm
by TMR
On the shooting front, Thunderforce 3 and 4 are well worth getting (i prefer the older title personally, but they're both good blasters), Truxton isn't at all bad, Raiden Trad is even less bad and i'm rather fond of Eliminate Down, Gaiares and Gley Lancer m'self...

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:03 pm
by learnedrobb
Alisia Dragoon.
John Madden 93 (my personal fave version).
Splatterhouse 2 and 3.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:12 pm
by Smurph
Thunderforce IV

And Gunstar Heroes, Rocket Knight Adventures...

Balls to it, there's far too many to list.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:24 pm
by The Master

All your Megadrive are belong to us!!

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:28 pm
My Mega-Drive recommendations:

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Mortal Kombat 2 & 3
(any Sonic game will do - they're all good)
Super Hang-On
Space Harrier II

& that's all I can think of at the mo'

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:26 pm
by Smurph
Oh, and Ranger X. Yup. Its brill.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:09 pm
by SpecChum81
Aha! Welcome to the world of Megadrive

Some games I could reccomend are

Golden Axe
Altered Beast
Toe Jam & Earl
Toe Jam & Earl II
The Immortal
Road Rash
Streets Of Rage
censored Tracy
Sonic The Hedgehog
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat II
John Madden '92
Haunting Starring Poulterguy
WWF Royal Rumble

There are dozens of others of course,

I shall think of more along the way, but those are some of my favourites...