Genesis Does. . .EFFING RULE!

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6 of a *MASSIVE* 10-part countdown of the console's most memorable titles!


NOTE: JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LAST FIVE INSTALLMENTS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO, I DON'T KNOW, READ THE FIRST FIVE INSTALLMENTS BEFORE YOU READ THIS LATEST ONE. YES, IT'S A CRAZY CONCEPT, BUT I STILL ADVISE IT. WEIRD, I KNOW.

Part One:(#100 - #091)
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Part Two:(#090 - #081)
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Part Three:(#080 - #071)
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Part Four:(#070 - #061)
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Part Five:(#060 - #051)
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uh, so a mega-epic James Cameron movie is doing gang busters at the box office, Bret Hart is headlining Monday Night Raw, and Brett Favre is making another run at the Super Bowl . . .did we actually time warp to 1997 or something?

Regardless of the deja vu we are all feeling at the present, it is ALWAYS open season for widespread, mass Sega loving, and what do you know? We are officially PAST the halfway marker of my gargantuan, super-colossal countdown of the 100 most memorable Genesis offerings. That means that if this long-in-the-tooth project were a Sonic the Hedgehog stage, we would have just hit one of those funky looking checkpoint things: I assure you, the rest of the countdown is NOT to disappoint, and the final Throwdown with Dr. Robotnik? It is going to be SUH-WEET.

As always, before we jump back into the countdown, a few rules and regulations and technical sounding words must be expressed. Hit my freaking music!



1. Note that I call this a list of 100 of the Greatest Sega Genesis games of all time and not the list of THE 100 Greatest Sega Genesis games of all time. This is not a list that reflects an unbiased standing of the technically important or mechanically significant. It is simply a listing of the 100 Genesis games from my youth that provided me with the most entertainment. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A LISTING OF THE 100 BEST GENESIS GAMES OF ALL TIME. If that were the case, the totality of the order would be way off and assuredly, half of my ballot would be excised. In fact, in hindsight, a lot of games on this list, incontrovertibly, suck and a lot of really kick-ass games did not make the list. I am, simply, measuring the games by their sentimental, nostalgic worth to MY being. Your list is sure to differ.

2. As something of an addendum to the above, I only listed Genesis games that I played PRIOR to my middle school sojourns, which was circa 1997. By then, the machine was basically dead in the water anyway, so that means that I am NOT counting games that I discovered post the release of the movie Titanic. If you are wondering as to why Kid Chameleon did not make the list. . .well, eff it, let's just quantify that one as an unofficial #101 selection. How it pains me that I somehow managed to forget that one.

3. Hey, 8 Year Old Me had some fickle tastes. If you think there are too many sports games on the list or not enough role playing games, I say build a time machine in your garage and take it up with my 1994 being when you get there. I am not revising history, no way, no how.

4. This list is only counting North American SEGA GENESIS titles and NOT the MEGA DRIVE releases in PAL regions. There is ONE exception on this list, so if you played a really kick ass game and you live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and you are wondering as to why it did not make the list, that is why.

5. I STILL say that the original Genesis model is the best of the bunch. Nothing says "I am an elitist gamer" quite like having the grapefruits to BOAST about your graphical processing power RIGHT there on the god damned console, does it?



All right, enough gum flapping and whatnot. Shall we hop back into the Jacuzzi? OF COURSE WE SHOULD! Back to the OFFICIAL COUNTING OF DOWNESS. . .