30 Day Gaming Challenge: #11 – Gaming System Of Choice

Day 11 of the 30 Day Gaming Challenge has rolled around already, and this time we’re looking at my Gaming System Of Choice.
This is an easy question. Though I love playing on all manner of systems, old and new, it’s the Megadrive/Genesis that I return to the most, whether it be through the actual console or retro game collections on newer machines. My brother and I received a Megadrive II with Sonic 3 as a joint Christmas present one year, and never looked back. This was the system of my childhood, and it is still the system of my adulthood.
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As to why I keep coming back to it, it all comes down to the games. Not only did it have some great titles that Nintendo didn’t (Sonic, Comix Zone, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Decap Attack, Haunting Starring Polterguy etc.), but it did a great job with the shared titles too. Games like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Desert Strike, Another World, and Rock N Roll Racing were terrific fun on SEGA’s last successful console.
 

  1. I unfortunately never had the honor of playing on this game system. Which is a real shame, as I have heard so many cool things about it. I did eventually play a few of the games with the release of the Sega megadrive collection back on the old PlayStation 2 system 😀

      1. Haha: I have this one on both the PS2 and Psp, so that is very recognisable 😂😂 I always enjoyed playing Altered Beast, Comix Zone and Columns. (The last one being especially addictive 😊).

  2. Great choice for a favourite machine, so many great games! I think a lot of people grew up with the Mega Drive, and that’s another reason why it’s so fondly remembered.

  3. I owned a Megadrive too and loved it. Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, NHL Hockey, Sensible Soccer were all fun multiplayer experiences. Based on what I saw, on my uncle’s SNES, Nintendo had better graphics. We however got the Mortal Kombat with blood.

    1. I think that the SNES was slightly more powerful, which would about for the graphics. All the above named games we great though. Micro Machines was anther fun one to do multi player, and I remember being impressed that Violet Berlin was in it.
      MK with the blood was a bonus for sure, as that was one of the game’s selling points.
      EA used to go all out on the system too, and these some really quirky ones that wouldn’t have fit with the SNES, like Haunting Starring Polterguy and the Mutant League series.

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