The Sega CD has a great selection of RPGs, but most were sadly left in Japan. Those willing to brave the language barrier should consider playing Shin Megami Tensei, an installment in the long-running and popular series that was never brought to the West. It’s a great upgrade over the Super Famicom version, and there are FAQs online to help with the plot!
Gunstar Heroes was an amazing game, and the Game Gear version is virtually as good as its Genesis counterpart. A Japanese exclusive, it received some changes that may not appeal to fans of the original. Still, it’s portable Gunstar! What more could you want?
The Game Gear gave Sonic’s sidekick Tails a chance to shine, and he was featured in several different types of games. A Japanese exclusive, Tails’ SkyPatrol was a shooter that’s as short as it is colorful. It may not be a long ride, but what’s there is worth looking into.
Technos has released lots of games in its famous Kunio-kun series, including the famous River City Ransom. There were sports games too, like dodgeball. The Genesis version of the NES dodgeball game isn’t necessarily bad, but it will leave you wishing we’d gotten River City instead.
Fans of the Shining Force series should definitely try out Lord Monarch. Despite the language barrier (there’s help for that online), the game is a solid entry into the strategy genre that is highly reminiscent of Sega’s seminal franchise.