Underrated and/or challenging (but still fun) Mega Drive/Genesis/MCD/SCD/32X Games

elixir

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Fantastic Dizzy for Megadrive. You can't save, at all, at any point, and the game is a solid 5+ hours. The person in this vid gets it done in under 2 hours:


EXCELLENT game. Some of the most memorable and enjoyable 68k music I've ever heard. I never did beat this.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, Dizzy was available for the A500 as well, or at least I recall a similar kind of game with a Humpty Dumpty -like main character.
 

Takumaji

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Alisia Dragoon - quite underrated in the West, excellent action-platformer.

Granada - great maze shmup, gives me that oldschool vibe.

Thunder Force II - some say it's the weakest of the TF games but I love it a lot, it's a free-roaming top-down view shmup with hori parts and overall high difficulty, maybe it's this what drives people away.

Metal Head (32X) - visually, it's one of those super-blocky early 3D titles but still quite playable.

Wiz'n'Liz - high-speed platformer with excellent graphics and cool gameplay made by Psygnosis.
 

WoodyXP

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If I'm not mistaken, Dizzy was available for the A500 as well, or at least I recall a similar kind of game with a Humpty Dumpty -like main character.

Dizzy was on there. The C64 got a few Dizzy games as well.
 

Dr Shroom

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If I'm not mistaken, Dizzy was available for the A500 as well, or at least I recall a similar kind of game with a Humpty Dumpty -like main character.

I remember Treasure Island Dizzy which was not that bad.


There's about a dozen dizzy games out there.
 

complexz

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bought gaiares yesterday which is pretty awesome and I haven't heard a whole lot about it compared to thunderforce or something like that (also got thunderforce 3 yesterday! :) )
 

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Alisia Dragoon - quite underrated in the West, excellent action-platformer.
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I agree there highly over looked in it's day even now it sells for dirt cheap prices.Just afther getting a genesis again,i went ahead and got alisia dragoon right away.Even today i still find alisia dragoon playable to bad gamearts couldn't have made a follow up to it.
 

LoneSage

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bought gaiares yesterday which is pretty awesome and I haven't heard a whole lot about it compared to thunderforce or something like that (also got thunderforce 3 yesterday! :) )

you will never be able to beat that game
 

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Neo Alec

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(Knuckles) Chaotix. Poor level design but the tether system was a great way to make a team-based Sonic game. I adore the music as well.
 

Liquid Snake

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Alisia Dragoon - quite underrated in the West, excellent action-platformer.

Granada - great maze shmup, gives me that oldschool vibe.

Thunder Force II - some say it's the weakest of the TF games but I love it a lot, it's a free-roaming top-down view shmup with hori parts and overall high difficulty, maybe it's this what drives people away.

Metal Head (32X) - visually, it's one of those super-blocky early 3D titles but still quite playable.

Wiz'n'Liz - high-speed platformer with excellent graphics and cool gameplay made by Psygnosis.

Agree, I think most of telenet/renovation games are underrated.
 

terry.330

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Cool Spot- Wayyyy better than any game based on the red dot from the 7UP logo has any right to be. It's also pretty damn challenging.
 

Michael Yagami

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Ranger X/ EX Ranza for the Genesis/Megadrive. One of the best Genesis/Megadrive games in every aspect.
 

NeoSneth

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I have to concur with these two.
Wiz'n'Liz
Ranger X

I would also add:
Arcus Odyssey. Co-op or solo. Isometric-Gauntlet-RPG
 

LoneSage

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Predator 2. Isometric (smash tv-esque, but not quite) shooter with gore.
 

Kid Panda

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ghostbusters, pretty decent platformer, and lets not forget herzog zwei, alot of people havent played due to it being overtly expensive :/
 

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Long as ya play it with a multitap and four friends then it's fun.

Also has some of the best music i've ever heard on a genesis.
 

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Haunting starring polterguy. Point. game. Set. Match.
 
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