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Games I played on the Sega Genesis that I really enjoyed and probably would never make anyone's Top Ten Video Games list, unless that person was a five year old kid:

  • Tiny Toons Adventures
  • The Berenstain Bears Camping Adventure
  • Aladdin
  • Mickey's Ultimate Challenge
  • Talespin

I always hated the Berenstain Bears on principle. Too preachy. Too trite. I remember reading a couple of the books to Nat once and she said, with a hint of both boredom and disgust, "Do all these books have to end in a lesson?"

Yet, somehow we ended up with Berenstain Bears Camping Adventure. And somehow I ended up in front of the tv at 2am, trying like hell to get through that cave and get all the diamonds. Just like when I ended up in front of the tv at 2am trying to get all those carrots for Buster Bunny.

There were some points in Bears when I just let Sister Bear hang out on the tree limb and get stung by bees and I'd be whispering,"there's your lesson, Sister Bear!" I never did beat that game. And all these years later, I still think about that. A game meant for 5-9 year olds and I didn't beat it? What's wrong with me? Too much time trying to make Sister Bear have an allergic reaction to bee stings, that's what.

I was thinking about downloading a Genesis ROM, but I'm going to go one better than that and dig the old Sega out from storage. It's time to free Sister from the bees and finish off the game.

Ohh, I hope Aladdin is in that box. (Flashback: A, B, B, A, A, B, B, A. Skip level.)

That's pathetic.

(Yes, this was an invitation to list your favorite stupid but loveable Genesis games)

Comments

StarCommand

Man, I loved that game. I was a certifiable menace with the Vux.

Take the lipit! Take it like a bitch! Mwah hah hah hah!

Yeah, I've got issues.

We never had a Genesis. Lucky!

/Napoleon

(P.S. Anybody know how to get fakie HTML tags past Movable Type, to make them look like tags?)

Sega Hockey.

I'm not a sports game afficianado but that game rocked.

"Watch me make Wayne Gretsky's head bleed."

Renee: What are you doing? You promised me breakfast.
Brodie: Breakfast, shmreakfast. Look at the score, for Christ's sake. It's only the second period and I'm up 12 to 2. Breakfasts come and go, Renee, but Hartford, "the Whale," they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

Lessee...an R-Type clone called Hellfire and every game for the Sega CD (they don't get much chessier than Ground Zero Texas, folks).

Never played Sega much until University, and then, if we're talking hockey, it was NHL 95 all the way.

Got the emulator now and tons of games and love playing Snow Bros. and Golden Axe.

"Ren and Stimpy" and "Itchy and Scratchy" suck, but they're fun as time wasters for a few minutes.

four words:

toe jam and earl

NHL-PA, and EA's subsequent Sega releases consummed so mmuch time during my teenage years.

Life was simple then. Go to school, drive to my cousins house after school, play NHL till nightfall.

No politics, terrorism or job to worry about.

If I could only go back..

/me looks for crystals for e-bay time machine.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, the second best Genesis game evar (next to EA's NHL series), Herzog Zwei.

My cousin and I would play 2 hour long stalemate games that were so pressure filled and full of adrenaline, that we'd have to call a draw because we'd both develop pressure headaches.

Okay I'll bite. I was a Sonic fan. Hardcore. There was a Tazmanian Devil game that was fairly fun. Of course Mortal Kombat because, with the blood code, it rocked. The Genesis holds a special place in my heart because it was the first game system I bought with my hard earned money.

Boz beat me to it.
"Boogeyboogeyboogey!"
"Moneeeey!"
Honk*Honk splat "Stupid ice cream truck"

If I recall, there's a game that shows up if you turn the console on without putting a cartridge in the machine. A snail maze game.

Ok, other than that, Safari Hunt, with the Sega gun.

"If I recall, there's a game that shows up if you turn the console on without putting a cartridge in the machine. A snail maze game."

That was the old 8-bit sega master system.

I had both the Master System and Genesis. The Alexx Kid games for the Master System- particularly the original and Alexx Kid in Dream World- were incredible.

I still think "Eternal Champions," for Genesis, is the best game made for anything ever. They crammed more stuff into that one cartridge than most PS2 games today have.

I have a still working and still used 16-bit system (the 7 year old is the only one into games). Her favorites are Tiny Toons and Mickey's Magical Adventure. She kills at Sonic. In fact, she is calling me now to play her. Time to get my butt kicked by my offspring...

The was a really silly RPG called Shining Force that I enjoyed the heck out of even though the plot was horrifically stupid.

What might be sad is Genesis is the latest console I own (and I also have Aladdin for it).

BUt, I have game boy advance as well, and a truckload of games for that. It's good for traveling. I really like RPGs.

Faery Tale Adventure.

Oh, and Super Hydlide.