Sega Add-On Compact Discs

On December 12th 1991 Sega Japan released an Add-On peripheral for the Megadrive console designed to make use of emerging media formats and also make sure their 16-bit system competed with NEC and Nintendo.

 

With a CD-ROM as it's storage and format the Mega-CD looked to give Sega fans games up to 320 times bigger than those on cartridge and allow them to experience new techniques like Full Motion Video (FMV). Unleashed on the North American market in October 1992 and in early 1993 for European gamers it never lived up to it's potential from a sales and userbase point of view.

 

Those who took a chance on this expensive piece of kit however found numerous exceptional games to play.

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RGG's Top 5 Mega-CD Must Play's

8 Great Platform Games

Final Fight CD

Snatcher

Sonic CD

Shining Force CD

Thunderhawk

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Earthworm Jim S.E.

Mickey Mania

Flink

Wonder Dog

Wolfchild

Chuck Rock II

8 Great Beat Em Up's & Fighting Games

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Mortal Kombat CD

Spider-Man VS. The Kingpin

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Eternal Champions CD

Samurai Shodown

Prize Fighter

Supreme Warrior

8 Great Sports Games

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NHL '94

Fifa Soccer CD

World Cup USA '94

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NBA Jam

Sensible Soccer

Bill Walsh College Football

ESPN Baseball Tonight

8 Great Action Adventure Games

8 Great Puzzle & Arcade Games

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Time Gal

Rise Of The Dragon

The Secret Of Monkey Island

Jurassic Park

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Puggsy

Flashback

Heimdall

Adventures Of Willy Beamish

8 Great Miscellaneous & Other Games

RGG's Top 5 Hidden Gem Games

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Syndicate

Double Switch

Popful Mail

Dracula Unleashed

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Sewer Shark

Road Avenger

Shadowrun

Mansion Of Hidden Souls

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Dune

Lunar: Eternal Blue

Theme Park

Dungeon Master II

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Eye Of The Beholder

Lunar: The Silver Star

Might & Magic III

Powermonger

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Batman Returns

Jaguar XJ220

Heavenly Symphony

Road Rash

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B.C. Racers

F1-Circus

Racing Aces

Megarace

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Cliffhanger

Prince Of Persia

Heart Of The Alien

8 Great Shooters & Shmup Games

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Robo Aleste

Soul Star

Lethal Enforcers

Silpheed

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Bloodshot / Battle Frenzy

Keio Flying Squadron

Battlecorps

Tomcat Alley

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The Ninja Warriors

Switch! / Panic

Sherlock Holmes Vol I

The Lawnmower Man

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The Terminator

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WWF - Rage In A Cage

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Power Rangers

Fatal Fury Special

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Ecco II: Tides Of Time

Night Trap

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Ground Zero Texas

Cobra Command

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Dark Wizard

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Pitfall

Hook