Sega Brings Arcade's Home 

In October 1988 Sega released their third home console in Japan. The follow-up to the Master System it was a full on 16-Bit games console designed to bring the numerous games from their arcade division into people's homes.

 

An enourmous step up in both graphics and sound it transformed the videogame landscape from a Nintendo dominated arena, especially in North America where shortly after release there in 1989 it destroyed the house of Mario's total dominance, kickstarting the best battle of the Golden Era war.

 

In 1990 Virgin mastertronic released the system in Europe and Brazil also got their hands on the system that one day would bring a Blue Hedgehog into everyone's home.

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RGG's Top 5 MegaDrive Must Play's

8 Great Platform Games

Sonic 2

Phantasy Star IV

Thunderforce IV

Gunstar Heroes

Streets Of Rage II

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Quackshot

Disney's Aladdin

Ristar

Castle Of Illusion

Kid Chameleon

Dynamite Headdy

8 Great Beat Em Up's & Fighting Games

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Super Street Fighter II

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

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TMNT: Hyperstone heist

Eternal Champions

Alien Storm

Golden Axe

8 Great Sports Games

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PGA Tour Golf II

Mutant League Football

California Games

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NHL '94

NBA Jam - T.E.

Madden NFL '94

Speedball II

8 Great Action Adventure Games

8 Great Puzzle & Arcade Games

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Comix Zone

Castlevania Bloodlines

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Gauntlet IV

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Alien Soldier

Alisia Dragoon

Strider

Mega Bomberman

8 Great Miscellaneous & Other Games

RGG's Top 5 Hidden Gem Games

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General Chaos

Devil Crash

Pulseman

Aero Blasters

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Buck Rodgers

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Rolling Thunder 2

DecapAttack

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8 Great RPG's & Strategy Games

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Shining Force II

Story Of Thor/Beyond Oasis

Dune II

Phantasy Star II

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Starflight

Populous II

Shadowrun

Herzog Zwei

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8 Great Driving & Racing Games

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Road Rash II

Micro Machines 2

OutRun

Championship Pro-Am

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Road Blasters

F1 - World Championsip

Street Racer

Virtua Racing

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Landstalker

Vectorman

Flashback

8 Great Shooters & Shmup Games

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Ranger X

Jungle Strike

Gynoug / Wings Of Wor

Super Fantasy Zone

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Mega Turrican

Hellfire

Contra: Hard Corps

Tatsujin / Truxton

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Mean Bean Machine

Midnight Resistance

Mercs

Lemmings

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Soleil

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Sensible Soccer

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Adventures: Batman & Robin

Mazin Saga

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Toejam & Earl

Puggsy

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Haunting

Aerobiz

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Monster World IV

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Earthworm Jim II

Rocket Knight Adventures