TOP 10 SEGA GENESIS GAMES PART 2

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

I absolutely love Sonic the Hedgehog, I really do! But Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is where it's at! In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, you now have a partner in Tails- which can allow for some interesting 2 player co-op. Sonic 2 was also the first game where you could do the spin dash on command, rather than just rolling into it like in the first Sonic the Hedgehog. The level design in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is great and the music is astounding. If you aren't diggin' Chemical Plant Zone, then there's probably something wrong with you! I rank 2 just above the rest of the Sonic entries on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. This is one classic that your collection cannot be without!

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4. Shining Force 2

As I write this blog post, I'm also in the process of writing a full fledged review for Shining Force 2. Simply put this is one of the finest strategy RPGs of all-time and it's not even close. Shining Force 2 took the formula from Shining Force one and only added to the greatness of the first. You toss in some better graphics, better music, more characters, more battles, and open world elements and you have yourself a timeless RPG on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.

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3. Quackshot

Yet another game that I already made a review video for, but nevertheless Quackshot on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive is a timeless classic. To me this is the peak of the Disney-based games on the Sega Genesis. The graphics, sound, controls, and fun factor are all on point. Quackshot requires some unique and surprising unannoying backtracking in order to obtain certain items to advance further in the game. So many of the levels are just awesome and memorable (Duckburg, Transylvania, Viking Ship, and so on). I have yet to play a better platformer on the Sega Genesis and I encourage you to watch my in depth review below if you already haven't!

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2. NHL 94

NHL 94 is the best game in the entire NHL franchise, and that includes the modern games as well. The era of hockey is amazing, the addition of the one-timer is game changing, and the gameplay in general is just second to none. This is the finest sports game in the entire Sega Genesis / Mega Drive library. With a wide variety of gameplay settings and modes, you can stay pretty involved into NHL 94 for quite some time. To nitpick: they removed fighting which stinks and a full season mode wasn't added until the following year (but the gameplay suffered from 94 to 95 anyway). After I got that out of the way, why don't you check out my review below and find out more about this hockey masterpiece!

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1. Shining Force

That's right- this is the grandaddy of them all on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive... Shining Force! While I explained above that Shining Force 2 has ehanced graphics, music, more characters, and so on... there is something missing that just simply isn't there when comparing it to Shining Force. Maybe it's the fact that it was pretty much the first of its kind- but this strategy RPG takes the cake to me when it comes to the discussion of best Sega Genesis / Mega Drive game of all time. Shining Force is rather linear and features a chapter system, many of which are filled with epic battles, plot twists & turns, and areas/characters that will stick with you even after you have moved on to other games. I play through this game almost once a year and it never gets old- that's the true mark of a great game to me. For a full review, please check out my Shining Force review below and thank you so much for reading my Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Top 10 Games of All-Time list!

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