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Super Hang-On

Super Hang-On

Super Hang-On was released in 1989 for the Sega Genesis and was one of the first motercycle racing games ever released for that system. It’s a great version of the arcade classic that’s perfectly adapted for the Genesis, and the new original mode adds a ton of replay value to an already great title.

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Ristar

Ristar

One of the best platformers on the Genesis, Ristar is a wonderous journey composed of brilliant presentation and level design all rolled into one. If you own a Genesis and even have a passing liking for the genre, then this one needs to be in your library. It’s just that good.

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Dark Wizard

Dark Wizard

Dark Wizard is the kind of game you quickly overlook, but love once you actually begin playing it. It’s very well done and has a deep and involving storyline that will enthrall RPG and strategy gamers alike. It’s a shame it was released so late into the Sega CD’s life span, as I’m sure more gamers could have enjoyed it had the soon-to-be-released Saturn not killed the momentum of everything Genesis-related.

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Golden Axe III

Golden Axe III

The third installment in the Golden Axe series never left Japan, and with good reason. Aside from a few good ideas, such as branching paths, the game comes off as extremely watered-down when compared to the original, which came out half a decade before it.

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Pulseman

Pulseman

Pulseman is an import-only platformer that came out late in the Mega Drive’s life span. As one of the many triple A-quality games that SOA either didn’t promote (Ristar) or ignored altogether (Monster World IV), Pulseman lost much of its intended audience. Over the years it became one of those import gems that leaves one wondering what the heck Sega of America was thinking.

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