Top 10 Sega Mega Drive games

Spurred on by @rewindgaming‘s massively misguided (I’m kidding!) top 10, I feel the need to set my stall out and tell you all what I consider to be the finest Sega Mega Drive games ever crafted.

I’d be struggling to put them in some kind of numerical order, so alphabetical it is.

  • Bare Knuckle II
  • Devil Crash MD
  • EA Hockey
  • Elemental Master
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Sonic 2
  • Strider
  • Street Fighter II – Special Championship Edition
  • Thunderforce III

Had to miss out some right stonkers too, like Golden Axe and The New Zealand Story!

What makes my list better than @rewindgaming‘s is that all these games mean so much to *me*, which is part of the fun when arguing about games! The name of each one conjures up a time and a place that I remember well, and the box art just leaps into my mind. I remember completing the games, or beating friends, hours and hours spent in front of my old 14″ Sony Trinitron memorising enemy ships and bullet patterns, until Thunderforce III could be completed without so much as a scratch on my shields… yeah, I’m a shmup fan. No apologies.

However misguided he was, he got Sonic 2 right, Soleil was fun, and I’d never heard of or played Light Crusader, despite being by one of my favourite gaming houses, the Japanese legend that is Treasure.

Fairly sure my mate Ian would come up with a completely different list from this, all based on his favourite memories too.

Oh, and I reserve the right to come back and change this list as I see fit, as I discover more gems via my collecting of Japanese Sega Mega Drive games!