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.
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.